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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2 Airlines Will Postpone Serving Alcohol Amid Surge of In-Flight Violence

American and Southwest announced the policies after the latest assault was captured on a widely watched video that showed a woman punching a flight attendant in the face.

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FAA Fines Passengers Who Clashed Over Mask Rules

Dozens of people face fines of up to $35,000 for assaulting and interfering with flight attendants under a zero-tolerance policy introduced by the F.A.A. this year.

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T.S.A. Extends Mask Mandate for Travel Into September

The mandate was set to expire on May 11.

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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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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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Passenger Who Had Medical Emergency on Flight Died of Covid-19, Coroner Says

The episode in Louisiana raised concerns about the risks travelers face, even with heightened safety precautions in place.

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United Helps to Contact Passengers After Possible Covid 19-Related Death on Flight

The flight, United 591 from Orlando to Los Angeles, was diverted to New Orleans on Monday after a passenger had a medical emergency on board.

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U.S. to Limit Service Animals on Planes to Dogs Only

Emotional support animals are considered pets instead of service animals under the new rules, which go into effect next month.

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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.

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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.

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Voices From Travel’s Front Lines: ‘We Walk in Fear, We Work in Fear’

Six travel workers from Alaska to the Maldives talk about returning to the job. They are in a new world, with restrictions and health measures, uncertainty and new procedures.

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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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Who Should Wear Masks on Planes? More Airlines Say Everyone.

Major carriers are requiring masks on their flight crews. Delta and American Airlines decided that passengers must cover their faces, too.

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JetBlue Is the First Major U.S. Airline to Require Masks for Passengers

The airline will require all passengers to wear a face covering from the beginning to the end of their trip. The policy takes effect Monday.

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Treasury and Airlines Agree on Terms of Industry Bailout

Airlines will receive billions of dollars in grants and loans to pay flight attendants, pilots and other employees.

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Voices From Travel’s Frontlines: ‘Fasten Your Seatbelts’

We spoke with eight travel and hospitality workers, from California to Croatia, who have been working as the coronavirus spreads. They shared similar concerns about an uncertain future.

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