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American Airlines warns about jet fuel shortages around the U.S., asks pilots to conserve

[CNBC, Reuters] Fuel supply delays and constraints are the latest issue to hit U.S. carriers.Airlines are also facing labor shortages after a surge in travel demand materialized faster than executives expected.American said it is among several carriers facing the fuel supply shortage.American Airlines on Monday said it might have to add stops to certain flights because […]

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Southwest Airlines Delays and Cancels Flights for a Third Day

[The New York Times, Reuters] The headaches began with problems with a weather data supplier on Monday, then technical troubles on Tuesday, and the issues spilled over into Wednesday. Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights were delayed or canceled again on Wednesday as the company sought to resolve disruptions from earlier in the week amid a pickup in […]

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United plans supersonic passenger flights by 2029

[BBC NEWS] US airline United has announced plans to buy 15 new supersonic airliners and “return supersonic speeds to aviation” in the year 2029. Supersonic passenger flights ended in 2003 when Air France and British Airways retired Concorde. The new Overture aircraft will be produced by a Denver-based company called Boom, which has yet to […]

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Chicago woman snuck onto flight without ticket to see Jay-Z: prosecutors

[New York Post, CPD] A Chicago woman skirted several layers of security and somehow boarded a plane at O’Hare International Airport without a ticket, hoping to fly to Los Angeles to see rapper Jay-Z, prosecutors said. Yaazmina Payton, 23, was arrested at the Chicago airport early Sunday after she was identified as the woman who […]

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Fight breaks out on plane after passenger refuses to wear face mask

[NBC NEWS] A woman says a fight broke out onboard an Allegiant Air flight to Provo, Utah after a passenger refused to wear a face mask as required by the airline. Rylie Lansford captured the ensuing argument between the two men on camera while waiting for the flight’s departure Saturday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Salt Lake […]

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Brawl breaks out on American Airlines plane when passenger refuses to follow face-covering policy

[Fox News] ‘So much for social distancing,’ a passengers says Throwing punches is certainly not social distancing. Footage appeared online that shows a fight breaking out between passengers on an American Airlines flight as it was waiting to depart. According to reports, the incident was sparked when one traveler refused to comply with the airline’s face-covering policy. Caryn […]

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American Airlines is in Deep Financial Stress

[The Street, Getty Images] American Airlines does not have the financing for Boeing 737 Max aircraft it ordered. Repercussions are many. In addition to not having financing, The company does not have sufficient passengers. So AA Threatens to Cancel Some Orders. American executives told their Boeing counterparts in recent weeks they didn’t have sufficient financing for […]

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Blocking middle seats on planes is a ‘PR strategy, not a safety strategy,’ United says

[CNBC, GETTY IMAGES] KEY POINTS United dismissed the effectiveness of blocking middle seats.Airlines are grappling with how to calm travelers nervous about flying during the coronavirus pandemic.All major U.S. carriers require that passengers wear masks onboard.United Airlines on Wednesday dismissed the notion that blocking some seats onboard would keep passengers safer from Covid-19, as policies among U.S. […]

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I flew on the 3rd and 4th-largest US airlines to see how they’re handling the pandemic and the difference was night and day

[Business Insider] United Airlines and Southwest Airlines make up the lower half of the big four US airlines behind American and Delta. I flew on both airlines between New York and Orlando to see how the duo was tackling social distancing policies during the pandemic.The two each approach social distancing differently with Southwest being more aggressive […]

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