US airlines say COVID-19 variants aren’t hurting bookings

Airlines say the current rise in new cases of coronavirus aren’t scaring away travelers.

United Airlines said Wednesday that bookings are rising and it has seen no slowdown because of the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19. Delta Air Lines says the same thing.

International travel is still sluggish, however, and airlines are lobbying the Biden administration to lift restrictions that prevent most Europeans from entering the United States. They say European countries are welcoming Americans.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the administration will be guided by advice from public-health experts.

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