Thousands of Travelers Stranded as Airlines Struggle With July 4 Demand

Carriers were dealing with a combination of staff shortages and passenger volume that approached or in some cases exceeded prepandemic levels.

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Thousands of Flights Are Delayed or Canceled as July 4 Travel Kicks Off

Airlines, dealing with bad weather and staffing shortages, struggle to keep up with high demand over the July 4 weekend.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #delays-transportation, #delta-air-lines-inc, #federal-aviation-administration, #independence-day-us-july-4, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

Fourth of July Weekend Will Test Airlines Struggling to Bounce Back

After shedding staff in the pandemic, airlines are scrambling to respond to increased demand.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #delta-air-lines-inc, #frontier-airlines-inc, #independence-day-us-july-4

Workers at Airports Have Had It

Across Europe, airport and other transport employees are striking, disrupting summer travel plans to demand better staffing and pay.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-gaulle-charles-airport, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries

What to Know About Flight Delays and Cancellations This Summer

Going into the Fourth of July weekend, with nearly 13 million people expected to fly on U.S. carriers, we look at the numbers behind the delays and cancellations and see what lessons can be learned.

#air-traffic-control, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #independence-day-us-july-4, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Boeing 737 Max Flies Again, but Crash Victims’ Kin Say Risks Remain

Families are working with industry insiders to press for new safety precautions and a review of production practices for the aircraft.

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How Travelers to Europe Can Deal With the Summer’s Chaos

Hours in security lines. Canceled flights. Lost baggage. Here’s a look at how you could be affected by travel disruptions this summer and tips on how to prepare.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #europe, #lost-and-found-property, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Chinese Pilots Sent a Message. American Allies Said They Went Too Far.

Australia and Canada said Chinese jets harassed their military planes, though Beijing says it was defending its security. A mishap over Pacific waters could have ominous repercussions.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations

How Some People Travel to the U.S. After Positive Covid Tests

Entering the United States by air requires a negative coronavirus test. Some people who can’t provide one are using a workaround: flying to Canada or Mexico, then entering via a land border.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-society-of-tropical-medicine-and-hygiene, #canada-border-services-agency, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

Inside the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Flying Sequences

The makers of the “Top Gun” sequel discuss the challenges of filming practical aerial stunts.

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Testing Requirements for Travel to the U.S.? Here’s What to Know

The requirement to test for Covid before flying to the United States is hated by many travelers and the U.S. travel industry. But the government shows no sign of getting rid of it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #americans-abroad, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations

Business Travel Resumes, Though Not at Its Former Pace

Domestic travel has returned faster than international. And some destinations like Las Vegas are rebounding more quickly than big cities like New York.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #business-travel, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings

Helicopters vs. Homeowners: A Very Hamptons Fight

The East Hampton Airport is set to close on May 17, but frequent fliers, business owners and others have filed lawsuits to keep it open.

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Who Helped End the Travel Mask Mandate?

The mask rule on planes and public transportation has been targeted by the travel industry and Republican lawmakers. In the end, it was brought down by a little-known nonprofit, a conservative judge and chance.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #florida, #health-freedom-defense-fund, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transportation, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Mask Ruling Underscores Deep Split in Attitudes

Many readers of The Times said a judge’s decision to strike down the mask mandate on public transportation was “political” and “outrageous.” Others called it a relief.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #masks, #new-york-times, #polls-and-public-opinion, #transportation, #your-feed-healthcare

The End of the All-Male, All-White Cockpit

Airlines are struggling to find enough pilots and to diversify a profession that has been very resistant to change.

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One Ukrainian War Casualty: The World’s Largest Airplane

Mriya, the world’s largest aircraft, was destroyed in a pivotal battle at the start of the war. It was a beloved symbol for all of Ukraine but perhaps no one misses it more than its first pilot.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #antonov-co, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #freight-cargo, #pilots, #politics-and-government

What Travelers Should Know About the Federal Mask Mandate

After a federal mask mandate was struck down on Monday, travelers are facing a patchwork of rules spanning air travel, trains, buses, cruise ships and ride-hailing services. Here’s what to know.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #amtrak, #carnival-cruise-lines, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #delta-air-lines-inc, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #lyft-inc, #masks, #rebates-and-refunds, #transit-systems, #transportation, #travel-and-vacations, #uber-technologies-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Administration May Appeal Mask Mandate Ruling

If the C.D.C. decides there is a public health basis for trying to reinstate and extend the mask mandate, the Justice Department will swiftly file an appeal.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #justice-department, #masks, #mizelle-kathryn-kimball, #railroads, #transit-systems

Americans Watch Sweeping Mask Rules Vanish, With Joy and Fear

Many travelers removed their masks after a judge struck down a federal mandate for public transit. Health experts voiced concern, but President Biden said it was now up to individuals.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #masks, #transit-systems, #transportation, #united-states

For Airlines, the Mask Mandate Couldn’t End Soon Enough

It created tensions between flight attendants and noncompliant passengers, but some travelers are worried about what comes next.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #transit-systems

A Mask Mandate Ends Midflight, Sparking Cheers and Alarm

Airport terminals and flights erupted in applause, while some passengers said the abrupt policy change put them at risk.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #transportation-security-administration

Which U.S. Airlines Dropped Their Mask Mandate

After a federal mandate was struck down, the major carriers said masks would be optional on their domestic flights.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #delta-air-lines-inc, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #masks, #southwest-airlines-company, #united-airlines

Europe’s Airports Face Chaos as Travelers Return

In recent weeks, travelers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have endured long lines at airports, flight delays or cancellations, and plenty of frustration. Is this the new normal?

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Fuel Prices Send Airfares Higher, but Travelers Seem Ready to Pay

Supplies are not keeping up with demand, and costs may go higher, experts say.

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The C.D.C. extends the mask mandate on planes and public transit another two weeks.

Despite pressure from airlines and industry groups, the Biden administration extended the requirement to wear masks while traveling.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #transit-systems

From the U.S. to China: A 3-Month Quarantine Horror Story

A lawyer flew home to China hoping to see his family for the first time since the pandemic began. Instead, he was trapped in three months of quarantine.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #california, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #guangzhou-china, #hospitals, #los-angeles-calif, #lunar-new-year, #quarantines, #shandong-province-china, #shanghai-china, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

A DHL Cargo Plane Breaks in Two Landing at a Costa Rica Airport

No one on board was injured, a spokesman for the delivery company said, adding that it was working with the authorities to remove the plane.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #costa-rica, #dhl, #freight-cargo, #san-jose-costa-rica

Bidding War for Spirit Could Undercut Power of Four Big Airlines

The rival bids for Spirit from Frontier and JetBlue could create an airline that presents a more formidable challenge to American, Delta, Southwest and United.

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Spirit Airlines will weigh JetBlue’s takeover offer against its planned merger with Frontier.

Spirit made the announcement two days after JetBlue made an unsolicited bid to take over the company.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #frontier-airlines-inc, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #spirit-airlines, #travel-and-vacations

A Flight Over China in Clear Skies, Followed by a Nosedive

Investigators face a formidable challenge in figuring out why China Eastern Flight 5735 crashed on March 21.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #china, #guangxi-china, #pilots, #xi-jinping

Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Windshield Shatters Mid-Flight

The Washington-bound flight was diverted to Denver after its crew “declared an emergency due to a cracked windshield,” according to the F.A.A.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #delta-air-lines-inc, #denver-colo, #salt-lake-city-utah

China Plane Crash: Second ‘Black Box’ Is Found, Officials Say

The cause of the crash of China Eastern Flight 5735, which killed 132 people on Monday, remains unknown.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #guangxi-china

How Rising Fares and Airline Industry Changes Could Affect Your Next Trip

A post-Omicron travel boom has encountered headwinds from fuel costs and the war in Ukraine. Here’s how changes in the airline industry could affect the cost of your next trip.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #budget-travel, #content-type-service, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #travel-and-vacations

Kip Hawley, Transportation Security Administrator, Dies at 68

He sought to overhaul a much-maligned federal agency by enhancing security procedures, bolstering morale and taking a common-sense approach to the job.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #deaths-obituaries, #hawley-kip, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #transportation-security-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government

China Eastern Pilots Were Experienced, Adding to Mystery of Crash

Two industry veterans were at the controls of Flight 5735, which took a sudden dive in good weather. At the crash site in southern China, search crews found wing and engine parts on Thursday.

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Airlines ask Biden to end mask requirements for planes and airports.

The chief executives of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and several other passenger and cargo carriers made the request Wednesday.

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Jury Finds Former Boeing Pilot Not Guilty of Fraud in 737 Max Case

The pilot, Mark Forkner, was the only person to face criminal charges for flaws that resulted in two fatal crashes of one of Boeing’s most important planes.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-aviation-administration, #forkner-mark, #fort-worth-tex, #justice-department

China Finds 1 Black Box From Plane Crash as Rain Hinders Search

Officials have revealed few details about the China Eastern Airlines flight that went down Monday, with the government moving quickly to control the information flow and emphasize the positive.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #censorship, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #communist-party-of-china, #xi-jinping

When Are Mask Mandates on Airplanes Ending?

Should mask rules on planes be lifted? Several British airlines have just suspended the requirement, but in the United States, the mandate, to be reviewed next month, remains. Here’s a look at where things stand.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #british-airways-plc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #travel-and-vacations

What We Know About the Crash of China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735

The crash of the Boeing plane, with more than 130 people on board, is China’s worst air disaster in more than a decade.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #deaths-fatalities, #kunming-china

China Eastern Jet’s Steep Plunge Suggests Little Chance of Survival

Search workers recovered identity cards, cellphones and purses from the crash of the Boeing plane that carried more than 130 people. But no survivors have been found.

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Boeing Faces New Upheaval After Crash of Chinese Airliner

No fault has been found, but the company, which has been trying to overcome a recent legacy of design and production troubles, is likely to get scrutinized.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #federal-aviation-administration, #national-transportation-safety-board

After Boeing Plane Crash in China, a Desperate Hunt for Survivors

The plane that crashed in a mountainous area of southern China was carrying 132 people, and rescuers who went to the crash site faced harsh conditions.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #guangxi-china, #guangzhou-china, #xi-jinping

Airline Ticket Sales Exceed a 2019 Milestone for the First Time

February bookings for U.S. travel beat those preceding the pandemic, a survey found. Summer looks promising for the industry, if fuel costs cooperate.

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Hundreds of Planes Are Stranded in Russia. They May Never Be Recovered.

Western companies that own the planes face little prospect of getting them back, meaning billions of dollars in losses.

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How the War in Ukraine Is Affecting Travel

How travelers feel the effects of Russia’s assault on Ukraine depends largely on where they’re going, though the price of oil will weigh on all airfares, even domestic.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #cruises, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #travel-and-vacations

The Best Time to Use Your Airline Points and Miles

If you’re thinking of traveling and you’ve got points or miles sitting in airline and credit card accounts, the time to cash in may have arrived. Here’s what you need to know.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #credit-cards, #customer-loyalty-programs, #frequent-flier-programs, #travel-and-vacations

The WNBA’s $20 Million Debate Over Charter Flights

Secret charter flights cost the Liberty a big fine, but players say they deserve them — and need them to be healthy. The league says they’re too expensive for now.

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JetBlue Pilot, Suspected of Being Drunk, Is Removed From Cockpit in Buffalo

A T.S.A. officer noticed that the pilot “may have been impaired,” the authorities said. His blood alcohol content was found to be four times the limit for pilots.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alcohol-abuse, #buffalo-ny, #delays-transportation, #james-clifton, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #new-york-state, #pilots, #tests-sobriety