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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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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Southwest Airlines to Start Selling Alcohol on Flights Again

A flight attendants’ union said the decision was “unsafe and irresponsible.”

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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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More Than 2,400 U.S. Flights Cancelled, Many in Chicago

More than 2,400 flights were off by midday — more than half concentrated in Chicago — due to crew shortages and snowfall. It was by the worst day for airlines in a holiday week that saw thousands of cancellations.

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Business Leaders Struggle With Endless Upheaval

C.E.O.s are trained to “shoot, move and communicate.” But the pandemic has called on them to rewrite the leadership playbook.

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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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California Woman Pleads Guilty to Punching Flight Attendant in the Face

Vyvianna M. Quinonez, 28, bloodied a flight attendant in May on a Southwest Airlines flight to San Diego, prosecutors said.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines

Thanksgiving will be the biggest test of the system’s resilience since the pandemic began, with millions more passengers than last year.

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Why a Pilot Is Under Investigation for Saying ‘Let’s Go Brandon’

His remarks went viral after he repeated the chant, which is understood to be code for swearing at President Biden, during a Southwest Airlines flight.

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American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights This Weekend

The carrier blamed bad weather and staffing shortages. It was the second airline this month to face significant disruptions.

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8 Companies That Changed Their Names to Signal a Strategy Shift

Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?

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As Southwest Airlines tries to return to normal, some flight cancellations persist.

The airline and its pilots union denied that the cancellations were related to the company’s decision to require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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Southwest Airlines’ Widespread Cancellations Disrupt Weekend Travel

More than a thousand flights were canceled on Sunday and 800 on Saturday. The airline blamed air traffic control and “disruptive weather,” but no other carrier reported problems.

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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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Southwest Airlines Delays and Cancels Hundreds of Flights a Third Day

The headaches began with problems with a weather data supplier on Monday, then technical issues on Tuesday, all of which spilled over into Wednesday.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Boeing’s 737 Max Will Return to a Devastated Aviation Industry

Airlines have canceled orders for hundreds of the troubled jet because of its safety problems and the pandemic, but others are still eager to buy them.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Southwest Flight Hits and Kills Person on Austin Airport Runway

Flight 1392 landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Thursday night and tried to avoid the collision, the airline said. Medical teams said the person died at the scene.

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First Quarter Earnings Were Terrible, But Executives Offer Some Hope

While the pandemic has made it hard to offer forecasts, some corporate leaders said things might be getting a little better — or at least no worse.

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Coronavirus and Booking Travel: Considering the Risk

Inexpensive deals abound, and coupled with newly relaxed change and cancellation policies, some travelers are seeing little to no risk in pointing, clicking and purchasing.

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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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