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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Nearly 3,000 Flights Are Canceled on Monday

A storm in the Washington area knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, adding to the problems facing airlines, like staff shortages.

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Air Travel Is No Holiday as Covid-19 and Winter Storms Cancel Flights

Airlines and passengers are ending the year with many of their plans upended. And New Year’s weekend may be bumpy, too.

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JetBlue, Alaska Airlines and Others Cancel More Flights

JetBlue and Alaska Airlines are among the hardest hit as weather and the latest coronavirus wave continue to snarl operations.

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Your Flight Has Been Canceled or Delayed. What Should You Do?

As demand grows and the Omicron variant spreads, airlines have been canceling thousands of flights because of staffing shortages, as well as bad weather. Here’s what you need to know if yours is one of them.

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Flight disruptions continue with thousands more cancellations as Omicron thins airline crews.

At least 2,400 more flights were canceled globally on Monday, including about 900 U.S. flights.

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Thousands of flights are canceled as Omicron thins crews.

On Sunday alone, about 1,300 U.S. flights and some 3,000 international ones were dropped.

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Airlines Cancel Hundreds More Flights as Virus Scrambles Air Travel

The virus, and winter weather, are making flights trickier during a busy season.

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Bosses Have a New Headache: How Long Should Sick Workers Isolate?

Amid staffing shortages, companies are weighing conflicting guidance on when employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus can safely return to work.

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What Your Flight History Reveals About Your Carbon Footprint

Google Flights now shows your carbon footprint. Will it change the way you buy plane tickets? 

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American Airlines and JetBlue Face Antitrust Suit Over Alliance

The Justice Department said their partnership amounted to a merger in the New York and Boston markets and reduced competition more widely.

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Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human’

For cabin crews, the peak travel season has turned into a chronic battle involving frequent delays, overwork and unruly passengers that leaves them feeling battered by the public and the airlines.

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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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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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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.

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Help! How Can I Help My Toddler Wear a Mask on a Plane?

Flying with a small child is difficult enough. Now try to get one to keep their mask on.

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How Can Executives Reach the Mayor? Try a Strong Letter.

Business leaders wrote Bill de Blasio asking for help bringing their employees back to the office. He asked for their help in return.

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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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Quibi, JetBlue and Others Gave Away Email Addresses, Report Says

Personal data from millions of customers ended up with Google, Facebook and other trackers, making it easier for them to be tracked online and targeted with ads, according to a study.

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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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