CDC Tells Airlines to Disclose Details on Southbound Passengers

Federal health officials have directed airlines to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the names and contact details of all passengers boarding flights to the United States since Nov. The directive published on WednesdayValid for passengers who have spent time in the Kingdoms of Botswana, Eswatini and Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and …

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel to Test Airlines

Common flight cancellations. Excruciating waits for customer service. Unruly passengers. And that was all before the holiday travel season. Even in normal times, the days around Thanksgiving are a sensitive time for airlines. But this week, the industry’s biggest test since the pandemic began, millions of Americans, emboldened by vaccines and not willing to spend …

American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights This Weekend

American Airlines canceled more than 1,200 flights this weekend, blaming a lack of staff for bad weather and widespread disruption. He said the cancellations represented more than 12 percent of the airline’s scheduled flights for Saturday and Sunday, and came just weeks after Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel nearly 2,000 flights. In a note …

United Airlines earned $473 million in travel in the third quarter

United Airlines reported on Tuesday a profit of $473 million for the three months ended September, underscoring the elasticity of air travel demand amid the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Saying that it had operating income of $7.8 billion during the quarter, the airline also expressed its optimism about the coming months, …

American and Southwest Airlines reject Texas’ order to ban the vaccine

Citing federal requirements, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said Tuesday that they would not comply with an order from the Texas governor that prohibits private employers from mandating coronavirus vaccines in the state. A strong opponent of the vaccine instructions, Governor Greg Abbott issued the order on Monday, saying that vaccination against Covid-19 must “always …

As Southwest Airlines tries to return to normal, some flights

During the pandemic, thousands of employees have volunteered for purchases, early retirement or extended leave. The airline had to replace workers who left to meet demand, he added. “I have been in the airline for 33 years,” he said. “Restrictions have always been there, can you take planes, airports, facilities, gates? This is the first …

Southwest Airlines’ weekend was rife with cancellations and delays.

flying passengers Southwest Airlines Hundreds of flights were canceled and frustrating delays over the weekend, with the airline canceling nearly a quarter of all its flights on Saturday and Sunday. According to FlightAware, a tracking service, the airline canceled more than 800 flights on Saturday, or 24 percent of all scheduled flights. By noon on …

Widespread Southwest Airlines Cancellations Disrupt Weekend Travel

“We can safely say that our pilots do not engage in any business action, formal or informal,” the union of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said in a statement. Updated Oct 8, 2021 at 5:39 PM ET The union added that its members will “continue to overcome” management’s “poor planning” and other external challenges, adding …

United Airlines accounts for 91 percent of domestic flights in 2019

Anticipating strong holiday travel, United Airlines said on Thursday it will offer 3,500 daily flights within the United States in December, the most in any month since the start of the pandemic. United said in December that it plans to offer 91 percent of its domestic flights in the same month of 2019, but the …

American, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue add vaccine mandates

American Airlines told the employees It announced Friday that it will require the vaccination of all US-based employees and some international crew members. In a letter sent to employees by the company’s CEO and presidents, American said the move was necessary because of its government contractor status. Last month, President Biden announced that employees of …

United Airlines Laying Employees Due to Vaccine Incompatibility

In a note to staff Tuesday, the company said United Airlines laid off about 600 of its employees for refusing to comply with the vaccine requirement. “This was an incredibly difficult decision, but keeping our team safe has always been our top priority,” the airline said in a note. The company said on Wednesday that …

Delta Urges Airlines To Make A National Problem ‘No-Fly’ List

Delta Air Lines is urging airlines to respond to the extraordinary rise in unruly behavior in the sky by creating a national list of “no-fly” banned customers, according to a memo sent to flight attendants on Wednesday. According to the memo, Delta already has more than 1,600 on its own “no-fly” list. “We’ve also asked …