The Flight Goes Nowhere. And It’s Sold Out.

People who miss flying are rushing to buy tickets for flights that land in the same place they depart from.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #antarctic-regions, #australia, #brunei, #eva-airways, #qantas-airways, #starlux, #taiwan, #travel-and-vacations

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Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus On What Makes Their SPAC Different

Silicon Valley stars Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus explain what makes their blank-check company different.

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Help! My Very Direct Flight Added a Stop and So Many More Passengers

Sarah Firshein tries to resolve how a nonstop with seat selection became a packed “split flight,” with concerns over proper cleaning and an arrival two hours later than expected.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #allegiant-air, #american-airlines, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flint-mich, #international-air-transport-assn, #orlando-fla, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #house-of-representatives, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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On the Packing List This Year: Masks, Sanitizer and a Very Good Boy

Neither house sitters nor jetting off for the weekend are possibilities for most dog owners who want to travel right now. So these furry friends are increasingly curled up in the back (or front) seat, enjoying the ride.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #pets, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deliveries Slowed by Quality Concerns

The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defective-products, #factories-and-manufacturing, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace to Israeli Flights for First Time

The decision to allow all flights to and from the United Arab Emirates to cross Saudi airspace came after the first direct flight between Israel and the U.A.E. as relations warm between the two countries.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #international-relations, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #united-arab-emirates

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Jet Pack Sighting at 3,000 Feet Over Los Angeles Prompts Investigation

Two commercial pilots approaching the city’s main airport reported a man out for a high-altitude spin. The F.B.I. is looking into it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jetpacks, #los-angeles-calif

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Israeli Airliner Completes First Direct Flight to Arab Emirates

The flight carried the hope of closer ties between Israel and the Arab world, and a diplomatic delegation that included President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #airlines-and-airplanes, #el-al-israel-airlines, #emirates-airlines, #international-relations, #israel, #kushner-jared, #nasser-gamal-abdel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians

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The Runway Lights Failed, So Villagers Used Their Headlights to Aid an Airlift

A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.

#airlifts, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #all-terrain-vehicles-atv, #anchorage-alaska, #pilots, #rural-areas

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Airline Job Cuts Could Pressure Congress and Trump on Stimulus

American Airlines said it would furlough 19,000 workers if lawmakers do not extend aid to the industry, which has been hammered by the pandemic.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delta-air-lines-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #united-airlines, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Don’t Drink the Tea: Poison Is a Favored Weapon in Russia

Poison has been a preferred tool of the Russian security service for more than a century, and critics of the Kremlin say it remains in the arsenal today.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #kara-murza-vladimir-v, #moscow-russia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #targeted-killings

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5 Things We Know About Flying Right Now

As passengers cautiously return to air travel, there are a few issues worth considering — from middle-seat policies to questions about virus transmission on airlines.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #travel-and-vacations

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Fewer Airline Passengers, but a Higher Rate of Illegal Guns in Carry-On Bags

The Transportation Security Administration found three times more guns per million passengers this July than last, the agency said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #firearms, #transportation-security-administration

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Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned.

Delta’s foray into oil refining illustrates some of the reasons the business was in trouble even before the pandemic.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anderson-richard-h, #bastian-edward-h, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pennsylvania, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #refineries

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Air India Plane With 180 Passengers Skids Off Runway and Cracks in Half

The plane had been returning from Dubai when it skidded off a rain-soaked airport runway in the state of Kerala in southern India. Images from Indian media showed the fuselage had split.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #india, #kerala-india

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The Mom and Pop Factory With an Atomic Secret

Those trays that macarons come in? Plaxall makes them. But since the pandemic, it has pivoted to medical face shields. It’s not the first time the family business has done its patriotic duty.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #family-business, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #manhattan-project, #plastics, #plaxall-inc, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

Airlines are fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. This is what the new processes look like.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Alaska Midair Collision Kills 7, Officials Say

Gary Knopp, a Republican member of the State House of Representatives, was among those killed. He was piloting one of the planes.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alaska, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #caleb-hulsey, #david-rogers, #deaths-fatalities, #gary-knopp, #gregory-bell, #heather-hulsey, #kirstin-wright, #mackay-hulsey, #soldotna-alaska, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The New College Drop-Off

A bittersweet family tradition has become an exercise in risk assessment, logistics and trying to understand ever-changing rules.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #chapel-hill-nc, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #families-and-family-life, #ithaca-ny, #louisiana, #new-york-city, #parenting, #seattle-wash, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-warnings

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Plane With Six Aboard Crashes Into Backyard in Utah City

Those on board and a person who was in a house were injured, an official said. There was no immediate word on fatalities.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #private-aircraft, #west-jordan-utah

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Safe to Go Out? Republicans and Democrats Widely Split

A survey shows that the partisan divide on the coronavirus goes beyond masks. It extends to dining out, getting on a plane and resuming other activities.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #movies, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #surveymonkey

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E.P.A. Proposes Airplane Emission Standards That Airlines Already Meet

Staving off a lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new regulations to hold airlines to the carbon dioxide emissions standards they created.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #carbon-dioxide, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Worried About Crowded Planes? Know Where Your Airline Stands

Whether your flight will be jammed with passengers, or have enough empty seats to soothe virus-fearing travelers, really depends on the airline.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #travel-and-vacations

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Special Interests Mobilize to Get Piece of Next Virus Relief Package

Congress is about to start negotiating in earnest over another round of stimulus, and a frenzy of lobbying is already underway.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #campaign-finance, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mcconnell-mitch, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restaurants, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #small-business, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Southern Europe Opens Its Doors to Tourists. Not Many Are Coming.

Most tourist beds are empty in Spain’s Canary Islands. Bookings are down in Italy despite government incentives. And ferries to the Greek islands are carrying less than half the load they once did.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #algarve-portugal, #canary-islands, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greece, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #quarantines, #spain, #travel-and-vacations

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No Bleach and Dirty Rags: How Some Janitors Are Asked to Keep You Virus-Free

Planes are wiped in under 10 minutes. Many custodians have to bring their own supplies. Yet as the U.S. reopens, companies are boasting of high safety standards to lure customers.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #building-service-employees, #cleaning-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Ending an Era, British Airways Retires Fleet of Boeing 747s

The disruption of travel during the coronavirus pandemic hastened the company’s plans to pull the iconic aircraft from commercial service.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-company, #british-airways-plc, #london-england

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Boeing’s 737 Max Will Return to a Devastated Aviation Industry

Airlines have canceled orders for hundreds of the troubled jet because of its safety problems and the pandemic, but others are still eager to buy them.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #norwegian-air-shuttle-asa, #southwest-airlines-company

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Best Guess on When Business Travel Will Recover? It Could be Years

Until companies are sure they can protect workers’ health, one analyst said, “they won’t want to take the responsibility and risk of sending them back on the road.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-reporting-corp, #airports, #american-express-company, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #enterprise-holdings-inc, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rti-international, #shutdowns-institutional

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Boeing Communications Chief Resigns Over 33-Year-Old Article

Niel Golightly stepped down after an employee complained about an article he wrote in 1987 that said women should not serve in combat. He said he regretted writing it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #boeing-company, #calhoun-david-l, #golightly-niel, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls

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On Some Planes, Empty Rows While Passengers Crowd Together

Airlines vowed to bring social distancing to the air. In practice, some are and some aren’t.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #travel-and-vacations

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Pilots Were Once in Short Supply. Now They’re Losing Their Jobs.

Before the pandemic, airlines worried about not being able to replace retiring baby boomers. Eager recruits expect to bear the brunt of layoffs.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delta-air-lines-inc, #expressjet-airlines-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pilots, #seniority-systems, #southwest-airlines-company, #united-airlines

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Boeing’s 737 Max is Being Readied for a Comeback. What Travelers Need to Know.

The plane has been grounded since March 2019 after two deadly crashes, but could fly again by the end of the year. Answers to questions about the process.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #content-type-service, #federal-aviation-administration, #travel-and-vacations

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U.S. Watchdog’s Report Faults Boeing’s Disclosures on 737 Max Software

Boeing has completed a series of test flights, but a return to the skies will depend on more safety milestones.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration

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Airbus to Cut 15,000 Jobs

The European aircraft giant said it didn’t expect air travel to return to pre-virus levels till perhaps 2025.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #faury-guillaume, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantines

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Boeing 737 Max Test Flights to Begin

The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, are a major step in getting the plane flying again.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Europe Travel Ban on U.S. Visitors Would Be a Blow to Airlines

International travel, a big profit generator for airlines, has been slow to recover and will probably take a big blow from the loss of trans-Atlantic traffic.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delta-air-lines-inc, #europe, #european-union, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines, #united-states

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China Students Trapped Abroad by the Coronavirus Are Criticized at Home

Young and patriotic, overseas students often defend their nation against its critics. But when many tried to return home during the pandemic, they became targets themselves.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #united-states-international-relations

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American Airlines Bans Conservative Activist Who Refused to Wear a Mask

Brandon Straka was removed from a flight from La Guardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he told an airline employee that he didn’t like wearing a mask.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #straka-brandon

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France’s Aerospace Industry to Get $17 Billion in Government Support

A program of investment and loans, intended to preserve jobs during a severe downturn, will support Air France, Airbus and smaller companies.

#air-france, #airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dassault-aviation-sa, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #safran-sa, #thales-sa

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Flying Was Once Routine. During the Pandemic, It’s a Feat.

Masks, health checks, even worse food. Long distance travel may never be the same.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deutsche-lufthansa-ag, #dulles-international-airport-washington-dc, #frankfurt-germany, #frankfurt-airport, #quarantines, #united-airlines, #vermont

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Airlines Say Everybody Onboard Must Wear a Mask. So Why Aren’t They?

Companies are promoting new rules to reassure Americans that flying is safe. But when it comes to enforcement, they are not following through.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #assn-of-flight-attendants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #masks, #nelson-sara, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines, #united-states

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China Steps Back in Airline Dispute With the Trump Administration

Beijing will allow limited flights by international carriers to resume after the White House threatened to block Chinese passenger jets from flying to the U.S.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delta-air-lines-inc, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #politics-and-government, #transportation-department-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-airlines, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Administration to Block Chinese Airlines From Flying to the U.S.

The decision comes after Chinese regulators effectively prevented American airlines from resuming service to their country at a moment of rising tension.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delta-air-lines-inc, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #politics-and-government, #transportation-department-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-airlines, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Will It Take to Reopen the World to Travel?

Above all, it’s trust. Countries are rebuilding relationships under enormous economic pressure, while keeping a wary eye on a virus that’s not going away soon.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #auckland-new-zealand, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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Airlines Say It’s Safe to Travel. But Is It?

They’re requiring masks, taking temperatures and speeding check-ins. But as one travel expert put it, “So much is uncertain right now.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #biometrics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-air-transport-assn, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Thinking About Flying? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

Airplane travel is inching back, but staying safe remains a concern. Here’s how to think about approaching a trip.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #travel-and-vacations

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Are You Ready to Get on an Airplane Again?

Airlines are burning $10 billion a month to fly empty. This can’t go on forever.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet

The company, founded by Richard Branson, aims to show it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #branson-richard, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #virgin-orbit

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