Off-Duty Flight Attendant Is Detained After an In-Flight Struggle, Delta Says

Video from the flight showed a violent confrontation involving several people wrestling a man to the floor as someone said: “Get him down. Keep him down.”

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6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer

Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.

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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.

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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.

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Help! I Want to Go to Europe in August. Is This a Pipe Dream?

Much of the continent remains closed to Americans because of the virus, but many travelers want to visit this summer. Will their plans materialize?

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Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

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Delta and Coca-Cola Reverse Course on Georgia Voting Law, Stating ‘Crystal Clear’ Opposition

Prominent Black executives had called on companies to publicly oppose a wave of similarly restrictive voting bills that Republicans are advancing in almost every state.

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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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Corporations, Vocal About Racial Justice, Go Quiet on Voting Rights

“They are complicit in their silence,” one activist said, as bills that would disproportionately affect Black citizens across the country stir public debate.

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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.

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Were the Airline Bailouts Really Needed?

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

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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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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.

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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.

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2 Passengers, Dog Slide Out of Moving Plane at La Guardia Airport

Delta Flight 462 was delayed for hours after a male passenger forced open a cabin door while the plane was taxiing. He and his companions slid their way out of the plane.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #delta-air-lines-inc, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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2 Passengers and a Dog Slide Out of Moving Plane at La Guardia

Delta Flight 462 was delayed for hours after a male passenger forced open a cabin door while the plane was taxiing. He and his companions slid their way out of the plane.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #delta-air-lines-inc, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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Airlines Gear Up to Transport Vaccines That Could Revive Travel

Planes are one part of an elaborate supply chain to move billions of doses of vaccines around the world.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #belgium, #carbon-dioxide, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-aviation-administration, #united-airlines, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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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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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Stocks Post Worst Day in 4 Months as Infections Rise Around the Globe

The S&P 500 was down 3.5 percent after France and Germany announced new lockdown measures, an unwelcome reminder of the recovery’s fragility.

#boeing-company, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #government-bonds, #mastercard-inc, #sap-ag, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines, #united-states-economy, #visa-inc

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Flying This Summer Will Look Like

New security and health policies at airports and on planes will make traveling this summer a bit stranger and, officials hope, safer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #memorial-day, #shutdowns-institutional, #southwest-airlines-company, #summer-season, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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If Airlines Are Suffering, Why Are Some Planes So Full?

Most flights are empty but some are still operating near capacity, frustrating travelers who say that airlines are not doing enough to keep them safe.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-for-america, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #southwest-airlines-company, #united-airlines, #united-states

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The Airline Business Is Terrible. It Will Probably Get Even Worse.

An industry that is intimately familiar with failure confronts a crisis unlike any other. Executives say they have no idea when passengers will return.

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

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Help! My Flight Was Canceled and I Still Can’t Get a Refund

There’s a reason we are deliberately pounding the topic of travel refunds into the ground: It’s a big deal and there’s lots of confusion and contradictory information out there.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #british-airways-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #delta-air-lines-inc, #international-air-transport-assn, #rebates-and-refunds, #transportation-department-us, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Business Travel Has Stopped. No One Knows When It Will Come Back.

But one thing is certain: It will be changed. Airports, airlines and hotels will be taking new precautions, experts predict. And conferences will eventually return.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #deutsche-lufthansa-ag, #global-business-travel-assn, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Now Arriving at La Guardia Airport: One Passenger

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Major Airports Are Eerily Silent

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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Travel and the Coronavirus: Answers to Your Top Questions

Contemplating travel right now is confusing. Here is advice from experts on how to navigate the changing landscape.

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