Once Crippled by the Pandemic, Airlines See a Fast Recovery Coming

As demand for tickets recovers, airlines are calling back workers, adding flights and planning for a summer they say could be normal.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #labor-and-jobs, #pilots, #southwest-airlines-company, #united-airlines, #united-states

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Newer Planes Are Providing Airlines a Trove of Useful Data

During the pandemic, older aircraft have been retired, resulting in a fleet that can collect more information about emissions and safety.

#airasia, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #artificial-intelligence, #biometrics, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications

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Signs of Economic Hope Are Growing, Some With Superlatives

Soaring retail sales and a sharp drop in jobless claims are the latest reflection of a quickening recovery and suggest a year of remarkable growth.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #consumer-behavior, #consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #gross-domestic-product, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #shopping-and-retail, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Empty Middle Seats on Planes Cut Coronavirus Risk in Study

The risk of exposure on a flight is lowered by 23 to 57 percent if middle seats are kept unoccupied, according to the study. But it did not look at what protection mask-wearing could provide.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #internal-essential, #kansas-state-university, #research

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A Man Who Shipped Himself in a Crate Wants to Find the Men Who Helped

Over 50 years after Brian Robson mailed himself out of Australia, emerging almost 8,000 miles away, he is looking for two friends who assisted.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #australia, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #london-england, #melbourne-australia, #robson-brian-1945, #smuggling

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How to Use Technology to Prepare for Travel During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Even as vaccines make it safer to travel, planning a trip is becoming increasingly complicated.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maps, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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It’s Not Just You: Many Are Placing Bets on Summer Travel

Airfare, typically purchased well in advance, can be a barometer of how the public is feeling about the pace of recovery, and summer fares are surging.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Summer Vacation With Unvaccinated Kids: Here’s What You Can Do

The pandemic has made it tough for families to figure out safe travel options. So we asked some experts what they’re doing this summer.

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Vaccine Passports: What Are They, and Who Might Need One?

The concept of documenting vaccinations is being taken to new levels of sophistication, and experts predict that electronic verification will soon become commonplace.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-air-transport-assn, #mobile-applications, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Boeing Tells Airlines to Stop Flying Some 737 Max Planes

The action comes just months after airlines resumed flying the jet, which had been grounded for nearly two years because of a pair of accidents that killed nearly 350 people.

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

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Electric Aircraft Start-Up Accuses Rival of Stealing Its Secrets

A lawsuit by Wisk, partly owned by the Google co-founder Larry Page, says two engineers took sensitive files before joining Archer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #archer-aviation-inc, #boeing-company, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #industrial-espionage, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #page-larry, #start-ups, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-airlines, #venture-capital, #wisk-aero-llc

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Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel With Low Risk, C.D.C. Says

They should still wear masks but no quarantines are necessary, the agency said in new guidance that cited growing data about the effectiveness of the shots.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #disease-rates, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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Weddings: She Met a Pilot on a Plane

Sonia Brozak and Matthieu Autret struck up a conversation as seatmates on a flight to London from Paris.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #weddings-and-engagements

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Air Travel Is Already Back to Normal in Some Places. Here’s Where.

While airports in major cities are still struggling, some smaller airports that are vacation destinations are busier than before the pandemic.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #key-west-fla, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

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Delta Air Lines to Resume Booking Middle Seats in May

The company, which started blocking middle seat bookings in April 2020 to give passengers peace of mind, is the last of the four big U.S. airlines to get rid of the policy.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #delta-air-lines-inc

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Cockpit Recorder From Indonesian Crash Is Finally Recovered

After months of searching, Indonesian officials say they have found the crucial memory unit from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. Investigators hope it will help explain why the plane crashed in January.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #deaths-fatalities, #engines, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #pilots, #recording-equipment, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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5 Things We Know About Flying This Summer

Planes will be more crowded, meals may return, but don’t remove your mask just yet.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Robina Asti, Who Made History on the Ground and in the Air, Dies at 99

As a transgender veteran in her 90s, she challenged government bureaucracy. She then set out to be recognized as the oldest working flight instructor.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #asti-robina-1921-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #social-security-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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‘Serial Stowaway’ Is Arrested at O’Hare (Again), 2 Days After TV Confessional

Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #hartman-marilyn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #security-and-warning-systems, #transportation-security-administration, #trespassing

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Help! Will All My Travel Vouchers Expire Before I Can Use Them?

Vouchers and trip credits emerged as a major consumer flash point at the start of the pandemic. Here’s a look at what some major travel companies are offering in the way of flexibility.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #carnival-cruise-lines, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #intrepid-group, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds

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Breeze, Avelo: Two New U.S. Airlines Launching in 2021

There are risks to starting an airline in any economic climate. But during a pandemic? The entrepreneurs behind the budget airlines Avelo and Breeze Airways see an opportunity.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #budget-travel, #travel-and-vacations

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Were the Airline Bailouts Really Needed?

Once again, we have socialized an industry’s losses and privatized its profits.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delta-air-lines-inc, #executive-compensation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #parker-doug-1961, #stimulus-economic, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Desperate for a Trip? Here Are the Questions to Ask Before You Go.

Travel has become a lot more complicated. Now, the calculations include whether you want to fly and what safety measures are in place at the hotel.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations

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The Relief Bill Will Save Tens of Thousands of Airline and Airport Jobs

Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-for-america, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #american-airlines, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stimulus-economic, #travel-warnings, #united-airlines, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

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Do You Really Need to Fly?

Videoconferencing is good enough to replace a lot of pointless business travel.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #business-travel, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #travel-and-vacations, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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How Bad Was the Coronavirus Pandemic on Tourism in 2020? Look at the Numbers.

The dramatic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry and beyond are made clear in six charts.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #carbon-dioxide, #carnival-corporation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #travel-and-vacations

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Amtrak Wants to Expand Across the Nation. Local Politics Might Intervene.

Extending nationwide service has been an elusive goal for Amtrak. Since 1971 — when the publicly funded, privately operated rail agency was created — routes have largely remained unchanged.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #amtrak, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #csx-corporation, #freight-cargo, #high-speed-rail-projects, #norfolk-southern-corporation, #railroads, #transportation, #transportation-department-us

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U.S. and Europe Will Suspend Tariffs on Alcohol, Food and Airplanes

The governments agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs on billions of dollars of products as they search for a settlement to a long-running clash over subsidies given to Airbus and Boeing.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-company, #customs-tariff, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #world-trade-organization

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Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anti-defamation-league-of-new-york, #anti-semitism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #frontier-airlines-inc, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #miami-fla

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United Adds to Its Orders for Boeing 737 Max Planes

The airline is also speeding up deliveries of the planes in a show of confidence in the jet, which was recently allowed to fly again after major updates.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-airlines

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Wreckage of T.W.A. Flight 800 to Be Destroyed Years After Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board said it no longer needed to use a reconstruction of the plane brought down in one of the deadliest crashes in U.S. history.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #long-island-ny, #national-transportation-safety-board, #trans-world-airlines-twa

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Pratt & Whitney Engines Scrutinized After Boeing Jet Mishaps

Regulators are investigating episodes involving Pratt & Whitney equipment that rained debris from planes and forced emergency landings.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #engines, #federal-aviation-administration, #prattwhitney, #raytheon-company, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-airlines

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F.A.A. Orders Inspections on Boeing 777 Jets After Engine Failure

A plane that shed debris over Colorado brings new scrutiny to a troubled company.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #engines, #federal-aviation-administration

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United Flight Sheds Debris Over Colorado After Engine Failure

The airplane, a Boeing 777-200 that had 331 people on board, scattered debris across several neighborhoods outside Boulder, Colo., before landing safely in Denver, according to officials.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #broomfield-colorado, #colorado, #denver-international-airport, #engines, #united-airlines

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Air Force Training Jet Crashes in Alabama, Killing 2

The T-38 was assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and went down in a wooded area near the Montgomery Regional Airport, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alabama, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #military-aircraft, #montgomery-ala

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Airlines Still Don’t Know When Passengers Will Return

Experts say that tourists could come back in the spring or summer but that more profitable business travelers could stay away for a year or longer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-for-america, #alaska-airlines, #american-airlines, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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What Made the Indonesian Plane Crash? New Report Sheds Light

In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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While You Weren’t Looking: Revised Airline Policies May Make Flying Better

Four years after a man was dragged from a plane, amended rules regarding involuntary bumping and oversold flights are about to be enacted. And there are more changes to come.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #consumer-protection, #consumer-reports, #transportation-department-us, #travel-and-vacations

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Britain Passes a Grim Milestone of 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Mandatory hotel quarantines for travelers entering the country are being weighed as fatality rates soar despite a national lockdown.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Mask Fights and a ‘Mob Mentality’: What Flight Attendants Faced Over the Last Year

Furloughs, passengers who won’t wear masks and tense political confrontations contributed to a year of perpetual chaos for flight attendants. “It’s insane,” one veteran attendant said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assn-of-professional-flight-attendants, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #masks, #romney-mitt, #stimulus-economic, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Testing Requirement Is the Latest Curveball for the Travel Industry

The United States now requires a negative coronavirus test for all arriving international travelers, which has hotels adding testing suites and airlines enhancing mobile apps with health features.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #bahama-islands, #caribbean-area, #casa-de-campo-la-romana-dominican-republic-hotel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mexico, #mobile-applications, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #turkish-airlines, #united-airlines

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An Iowa airport will conduct coronavirus screenings of all outgoing passengers.

Eastern Iowa Airport will ask a handful of short screening questions and take the temperature of each departing passenger.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Families of Indonesia Plane Crash Victims Begin Their Anguished Goodbyes

The authorities continue to piece together what happened aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. For many victims’ families, the uncertainty has added to immeasurable grief.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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Navalny Prepares to Fly to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest

Aleksei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, says he will fly home from Germany on Sunday. The Russian authorities have said they will “take all actions” to detain him.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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With Positive Tests, the Rules Change for Some Players in Australia

After three people on two charter flights tested positive for the coronavirus, 47 players will not be allowed to practice for two weeks.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #melbourne-australia, #quarantines, #tennis, #tennis-australia-ltd

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Experts Say Boeing Plane’s Pandemic Hiatus is a Possible Factor in Crash

The mothballing adds another possible factor in the crash of the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, which killed 62 people on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boats-and-boating, #borneo-indonesia, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #lion-air, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182, #surabaya-indonesia

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Indonesia Crash Thwarts Push to Rehabilitate Country’s Airlines

The loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday was a grim start to the year in a sprawling archipelago nation where barely a year goes by without an air disaster.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #pilots, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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Indonesia Crash: What to Know About the Boeing Plane

The 737-500 that crashed near Jakarta was a 26-year-old workhorse without the new technology that plagued the 737 Max.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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