Effort to Rescue Endangered Turtles Becomes a Thanksgiving Odyssey

After a plane transporting 30 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to Louisiana from Massachusetts was snagged by delays, frantic calls for help went out.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aquariums, #audubon-nature-institute, #cape-cod-mass, #chattanooga-tenn, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #gulf-of-mexico, #kemps-ridleys-turtles, #new-orleans-la, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Is It Safe to Fly During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Studies suggest that flying is a relatively lower-risk activity, and millions are traveling by plane over the holidays. But the picture is not complete. Here’s what the science says about mitigating exposure.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns

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Boeing’s 737 Max Is a Saga of Capitalism Gone Awry

A corporate culture that privileged profits over safety had terrible consequences.

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

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Appeal in Lockerbie Bombing Reaches Scotland’s Highest Court

The family of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner that killed 270 people, is seeking to clear his name, although he died in 2012.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #great-britain, #libya, #lockerbie-scotland, #megrahi-abdelbaset-ali-mohmed-al, #terrorism

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How One Airline’s Pandemic Hurt Becomes Everyone’s Pain

Virgin Atlantic doesn’t act alone to fly passengers. It relies on a constellation of companies employing people around the globe — all of whom are touched by the disappearance of travelers.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #swissport-international-ltd, #travel-and-vacations, #virgin-atlantic-airways

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Air Travel Was Gaining Momentum. Now What?

U.S. airlines expect Thanksgiving to be their busiest period since the pandemic began. But with new virus fears, a return to normal is nowhere in sight.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #winter-season

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C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Even as the White House downplays the coronavirus threat, health officials warned against traditional gatherings with those from outside the immediate household.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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Boeing’s 737 Max Will Be Flying Again. Here’s What You Need to Know

It will take weeks, if not months, for American, United and Southwest to get the plane back into service — and reassure travelers about its safety.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #delta-air-lines-inc, #federal-aviation-administration, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared by F.A.A. to Resume Flights

The U.S. agency said changes in software, design and training had made the plane safe to operate after two fatal crashes and 20 months out of service.

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

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Meet George Jetson? Orlando Unveils Plans for First Flying-Car Hub in U.S.

The “vertiport” is scheduled to be completed in 2025 in Orlando, which granted more than $800,000 in potential tax rebates to Lilium, a German aviation company that plans to build and operate the hub.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #florida, #flying-cars, #lilium-aviation-gmbh, #orlando-fla, #the-jetsons-tv-program

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Help! Where Is the Safest Seat on an Airplane?

Deciding where to sit on a plane has always been an exercise in strategy and skill: how to get the most legroom, the best shut-eye, the quickest exit. The stakes certainly feel higher now.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #delta-air-lines-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations

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Europe to Impose Tariffs in 16-Year Trade Fight With U.S.

U.S. aircraft, frozen orange juice and handbags will cost more, in an escalation of the Boeing-Airbus subsidy battle.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-company, #customs-tariff, #europe, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states

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While the Pandemic Wrecked Some Businesses, Others Did Fine. Even Great.

Third-quarter financial results suggest that strong companies have gotten stronger and that some others are in dire straits.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #recession-and-depression, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

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Hawaii’s Reopening May Be Good for Tourism. Is it Good for Locals?

The travel industry and the islands’ authorities say using testing could create a model for reopening international travel. But some locals object to being part of the experiment.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #hawaii, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Hawaii’s Reopening May Be Good for Tourism. Is it Good for Hawaiians?

The travel industry and the islands’ authorities say using testing could create a model for reopening international travel. But some locals object to being part of the experiment.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #hawaii, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Holiday Travel and Safety: 5 Things We Know

During the current pandemic surge, how risky is it to travel during what is normally one of the busiest seasons? And how is the industry making it safer? Here’s what you need to know.

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

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Glimmers of Hope for a Winter With Tropical Travel

Canada’s public health experts are researching approaches to testing and quarantine that could make travel abroad more feasible.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #calgary-alberta, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines

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Qatar Apologizes for Airport Strip Searches and Pursues Charges

The government called the invasive examinations of women on 10 flights at Doha’s airport this month “wholly inconsistent with Qatar’s culture and values.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #women-and-girls

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Slump in Air Travel Hindered Weather Forecasting, Study Shows

A decline in air traffic during the coronavirus pandemic sharply reduced the amount of data routinely collected by commercial airliners.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #research, #weather

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Qatar ‘Regrets’ Airport Strip-Searches Over Abandoned Baby

Women were pulled from a Qatar Airways flight bound for Sydney, Australia, and subjected to strip-searches after a baby was found in an airport toilet.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #australia, #doha-qatar, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #qatar, #qatar-airways, #women-and-girls

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How I Worked From Home Abroad in Mexico for 35 Days During the Pandemic

My partner and I both felt we could get away, safely. So we packed the large bottles of sanitizer, double-checked the Wi-Fi and off we went.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #computers-and-the-internet, #luggage-and-packing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #travel-and-vacations, #tulum-mexico

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Navy Plane Crashes in Alabama, Killing Crew

The plane crashed into a residential area. No civilians on the ground were injured, the authorities said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #foley-ala, #united-states-navy

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Help! My Travel Agency Shut Down and I’m Out $2,000

Our columnist investigates whether there is any recourse for a canceled flight booked through STA Travel, which filed for bankruptcy in August.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #bankruptcies, #british-airways-plc, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #consumer-protection, #credit-cards, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-agencies-and-agents, #travel-and-vacations

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Flight Attendants Face an Uncertain Future

This month, United Airlines and American Airlines furloughed more than 32,000 employees. Many of them are wondering when, or if, they’ll fly again.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #flight-attendants, #layoffs-and-job-reductions

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How United Airlines Is Trying to Plan Around a Pandemic

The airline has to figure out which planes to stash in the desert and which ones to park at airports without knowing when demand will recover.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Europe Can Impose Tariffs on U.S. in Long-Running Aircraft Battle

The World Trade Organization gave the European Union permission to tax up to $4 billion of American products annually in return for subsidies given to Boeing

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market

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British Airways Replaces Alex Cruz as C.E.O.

Another job is lost as the airline industry suffers its “worst crisis.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alex-cruz, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #british-airways-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #sean-doyle

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Airline Miles Programs Sure Are Profitable. Are You the Loser?

United and Delta have been boasting to lenders about fat margins in frequent-flier mile programs. Time for customers to pay a bit more attention.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-express-company, #content-type-service, #credit-cards, #customer-loyalty-programs, #delta-air-lines-inc, #frequent-flier-programs, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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That Airport Spa? It’s a Coronavirus Testing Clinic

XpresSpa used to offer pedicures and chair massages at airports. Now it’s in the coronavirus testing business.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #north-america, #spas, #tests-medical

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A $200 Winter Round Trip to the Tropics?

The changes airlines are making to survive present a mixed bag for consumers. But cheaper flights are one benefit.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions

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As Trump’s Diagnosis Spooks G.O.P., Pelosi Projects Optimism on Stimulus Deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president’s positive coronavirus test could change the dynamic and produce an agreement on additional pandemic relief, but a compromise remained elusive.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pelosi-nancy, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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With Bipartisan Deal Elusive, Democrats Push Through Their Own Stimulus Bill

Lawmakers approved the measure along party lines, even as Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a late-stage agreement with the administration was still possible.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mnuchin-steven-t, #pelosi-nancy, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Airlines, Facing a Slow Recovery, Begin Furloughing Thousands

With few people traveling and lawmakers deadlocked on a stimulus package, American Airlines and United Airlines are cutting more than 30,000 jobs.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delta-air-lines-inc, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #southwest-airlines-company, #stimulus-economic, #travel-and-vacations, #treasury-department, #united-airlines, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Now at the Boarding Gate: Coronavirus Tests

Airlines and airports are offering the tests as a way for travelers whose results are negative to avoid quarantines at their destinations, and to revive travelers’ faith in flying.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hawaii, #hawaiian-airlines-incorporated, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Hit First by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Arline Workers Seek New Paths

Pilots, flight attendants and other staff are retiring early or taking buyouts and leaves of absence in anticipation of a slow recovery.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pilots, #recession-and-depression, #seniority-systems, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #us-airways-group-inc

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No More ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ on Japan Airlines

The carrier pledged to use inclusive language in a country where gender roles are entrenched.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #gender, #japan, #japan-airlines, #women-and-girls

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Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Fix Boeing 737 Max Safety Lapses

The measure seeks to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration and impose tougher penalties on corporate executives who undermine regulators.

#accidents-and-safety, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defazio-peter-a, #federal-aviation-administration, #graves-sam, #house-committee-on-transportation, #larsen-rick, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Australia’s Coronavirus Restrictions Strand Thousands Overseas

Limits on the number of Australians who can return have spurred a growing uproar over the country’s hard-line approach to the coronavirus.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oracle-corporation, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

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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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