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Southwest is in a legal battle with 2 flight search engines over whether they breached the airline's terms by displaying cheap fares

A court case aims to resolve the dispute. Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Flight search engine Skiplagged is seeking a judgement on whether it violated Southwest's terms. The lawsuit came after Southwest sued Kiwi.com, another flight-info site, in Texas. The airline sent letters threatening legal action over fare listings, Skiplagged's complaint said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skiplagged, a flight-information website, has asked a New York court to rule o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Texas, News, Law, Trends, Tech News, Transport, Airlines, Flights, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Kiwi, Southwest, Southwest Airline


I flew on JetBlue founder's David Neeleman's new airline and saw how it's nothing like his old one - but it isn't supposed to be

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is the latest brainchild of JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman. The two airlines couldn't be any more different, however, despite having the same founder. Breeze's strategy is completely diffeent from JetBlue but still works even though it offers a different product. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways revolutionized air travel in the US when it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, East Coast


I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Canada, Arizona, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are 'extremely vulnerable'

Travelers have been required to wear masks on airplanes for more than one year. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing masks onboard airplanes is here to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Transportation Security Administration


Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines is lamenting the unfortunate naming of a new COVID-19 variant. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, India, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing


I used an obscure credit card perk to pay for $127 worth of travel expenses when American Airlines canceled 2 of my flights - see how

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card comes with built-in trip insurance for when things go wrong. Trip delays, trip cancellations, and baggage delays are covered under certain circumstances. I was delayed by 12 hours after two American Airlines flight cancellations and could spend up to $500 on expenses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flight delays and cancellations can be costly. Hours...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Planes, Time, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, Dallas, Aviation, Airlines, Travel Insurance


A TikTok star called out Delta for breaking her wheelchair on a flight, a systemic issue airlines keep ignoring

A composite image showing Bri Scalesse in a TikTok video (left) next to a full-body shot (right) of her with the wheelchair which was later broken in transit. Bri Scalesse/Tik Tok/Insider A model and disability advocate called out Delta for breaking her wheelchair in transit. Bri Scalesse said the chair was irreparably damaged en route from St Paul to Newark on July 4. Airlines damage thousands of wheelchairs a year, a problem companies have been slow to address. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Trends, Disability, News UK, Delta, Newark, Airlines, Wheelchair, Delta Air Lines, Midwest, Phoenix, St Paul, St Paul Minnesota, US Department of Transportation


I went inside United's brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 with all new seat-back television screens and saw how the airline is revolutionizing air travel

Inside United Airlines' newest aircraft and interior. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines is modernizing its fleet by installing seat-back entertainment screens on all narrow-body Boeing and Airbus planes. More than 2,800 selections of movies, television shows, games, music, and podcasts will be available. Larger overhead bins, mood lighting, in-seat power, and in-flight WiFi will also be installed. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines received it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines


Amazon and cargo airlines are scouring the Arizona desert for old and cheap passenger jets to fly packages

A stored Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cargo carriers such as Amazon's Prime Air are searching the American Southwest for former airliners stored in the desert. Arizona is home to Pinal Air Park, where between 40 and 50 jets have been bought by cargo carriers. Older passenger planes were bought at a discount during the pandemic and converted to freighters. See more stories on Insider's business page. When consumers turned to Amazon to buy more goods during the pan...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Canada, Arizona, Prime Air, Aviation, Amazon Prime Air, Airlines, Boeing, Cargo


I flew on Breeze, the 'tech company that happens to fly airplanes' from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, and found it surprisingly low-tech

Breeze Airways launched its first flights in May. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways founder David Neeleman billed his airline as a "tech company" but I found the opposite. In-flight entertainment was touted but not offered on the first flights, and will come with new planes. Breeze also doesn't have a phone number and requires customers to send a text message or email. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is America's newest airline and is taking t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Hawaii, Facebook Messenger, Brazil, Aviation, Airbus, Tsa


What to know about airline mask rules when flying with children as travel spikes across the US

Flying on a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9. Thomas Pallini/Insider All children over the age of two are required to wear a mask when in US airports and flying. An exception to the rule is when eating, drinking, or taking medication. Flyers that don't comply with mask rules, even children, may be removed from a flight and banned from an airline. See more stories on Insider's business page. Traveling with children this summer will present a new set of challenges for parents. Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Ted Cruz, Miami, Aviation, Airlines, Family Travel, Federal Aviation Administration, Frontier Airlines


Bluetooth is finally coming to airplane seatback entertainment systems

After years of warning passengers of the dangers of using Bluetooth devices aboard aircraft, United Airlines is adding support for the tech to its entire fleet.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Bluetooth, Trends, Wireless Headphones, Home Theater, Airlines, United Airlines


United just made the largest aircraft order in its history for 270 new Boeing and Airbus jets with seatback screens, WiFi, and more first class seats

United Airlines' brand-new Boeing 737 Max. United Airlines United Airlines just announced an order for 270 new aircraft to revitalize its aging narrow-body aircraft fleet. The Boeing 737 Max and Airbus A321neo were chosen in an order valued at more than $30 billion. In-flight entertainment will also be added to all existing narrow-body aircraft by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next era of United Airlines is now arriving.A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft painte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines, Boeing, United, United Airlines


I used a credit perk to dine for nearly free at an airport restaurant and it's my new favorite travel hack

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant. Thomas Pallini/Insider Chase offers complimentary Priority Pass memberships to its Sapphire Reserve cardholders, which grant access to airport lounges. Priority Pass also includes certain airport restaurants and members are given a $28 meal allowance. I used the perk on a recent trip and saw how easy it was to dine for virtually free. See more stories on Insider's business page. This tiny piece of metal is known as the Chase Sapphire...
Tags: Travel, Food, Transportation, News, Airports, Washington, Restaurants, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Ronald Reagan, Washington Dc, Airlines, Priority Pass, Ben


Southwest Airlines is boosting its minimum wage to $15 an hour, giving raises to more than 7,000 employees, in an effort to bulk up staffing as travel picks up

Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, affecting over 7,000 employees. The hike comes as travel picks back up due to reduced COVID restrictions and the economy reopening. Southwest hopes to implement the wage increase by August. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is hiking its minimum wage to $15 an hour as travel inches back towards pre-pandemic levels. "Southwest continually works to attract an...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Minimum Wage, Airlines, Costco, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Southwest, Gary Kelly, JBS, Sarah Jackson, Amazon McDonald


Southwest CEO says the airline doesn't have enough planes for 2022 as demand spikes and it hints at more international flying

Southwest Airlines needs more planes to keep up with demand. AP Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly doesn't think his airline has enough planes to continue its current business model in 2022 and 2023. New Boeing 737 Max aircraft are scheduled to enter the fleet as part of a modernization program. Purchasing used aircraft would be costly and run counter to Southwest's long-term fleet plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is coming out of the pand...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Bolivia, Southwest


Delta will hire 1,000 pilots by next summer as travel continues to skyrocket

A Delta Air Lines passenger jet taxis on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport in the New York City borough of Queens on September 7, 2016. Robert Alexander/Getty Images Delta wants to hire over 1,000 pilots by next summer, according to an internal memo seen by Insider. Travel is beginning to rebound fast, and travel spending is now nearing pre-pandemic levels. Airlines like United, American, and Cathay Pacific also plan to hire more pilots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Trends, Queens, Delta, Tsa, Airlines, United, Cnbc, Laguardia Airport, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Reuters, Cathay Pacific, Jim Cramer, United American


Man sues 7 airlines including JetBlue, Southwest and Delta, which he accuses of discriminating against travelers who can't wear masks because of medical conditions

A Southwest Airlines agent in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters JetBlue, Southwest, Delta, and four other airlines were sued over their mask requirements. Lucas Wall, of Washington DC, said his anxiety condition means he can't wear a mask. He said he's been living in his mother's retirement community in Florida and is stranded there. See more stories on Insider's business page. A frequent flier on Monday filed a lawsuit against seven airlines - Southwest, Alaska, Allegia...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Washington Dc, Delta, Tsa, Airlines, US District Court, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Wall, Department Of Transportation, Transportation Security Administration, Jfk Airport


I flew on Set Jet, where flights on private jets cost the same as typical airlines' first class, and saw why it's one of aviation's best kept secrets

Flying on private jet firm Set Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider Set Jet is a membership-based private jet firm offering seats on private aircraft on set routes across the American West. Flights cost less than $500 but still offer most of the trappings of a traditional private jet flight. I flew on a Set Jet flight and was impressed by the luxury of the service for the low price point. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flying on a private jet is the very pinnacle of air trave...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, California, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, San Diego, Aviation, Las Vegas, Airlines, Costa Rica, Private Jets


United will not furlough active flight attendants and says it will welcome the 'vast majority' of staff back to work after COVID aid expires

United Airlines employees help a passenger at LaGuardia Airport, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York, N.Y. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer United will welcome the "vast majority" of employees back to work due to travel resurgence. CNBC reported that the airline would not furlough most active flight attendants. "We continue to move closer to full frontline staffing levels," a spokesperson told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines will not furlough active flight...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Airlines, Biden, United, Cnbc, Laguardia Airport, United Airlines, Flight Attendants


American Airlines could pay $1 billion for up to 250 eVTOLs to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines said it'd invest in Vertical Aerospace and agree to preorder its eVTOL aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is designed to fly up to four passengers distances of over 100 miles. Experts expect more airlines to invest in eVTOL aircraft as firms develop them. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an investment in the future of aviation, anno...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft, Delta, Va, Airlines, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Fort Worth Texas


American Airlines wants to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic with a $1 billion pre-order for up to 250 eVTOLs

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines will invest $25 million in Vertical Aerospace for up to 250 electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is slated to fly up to four passengers distances of more than 100 miles. More airlines are expected to invest in eVTOLs as more firms develop the new type of aircraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an inve...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft, Delta, Airlines, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Fort Worth Texas, Los Angeles International Airport


The Volatile Travel Landscape Makes Agile Technology More Important Than Ever | By Gautam Lulla

More than a year after the fact, it’s still stunning to look back at the performance figures across the travel industry from April 2020. Numbers cratered in every category. Overall RevPAR for US hotels fell to $17.93—a 79.9% YoY decrease from 2019. Business and operations teams were stripped down during that month, with more than 70% of hotel employees laid off. Airlines saw a 96% decrease in passengers. Search volumes for travel on Google fell to a fraction of their normal benchmarks. Ag...
Tags: Travel, Google, US, Airlines, Gautam Lulla


Some flight attendants say they're looking forward to travel bouncing back from pandemic lows, even as passenger violence surges

Some flight attendants are looking forward to US travel rebounding during summer 2021. AP Photo/Paul Sancya Five flight attendants told Insider they are looking forward to travel rebounding this summer. Workers miss the ability to explore cities during layovers and hanging out with crew members. Some added they feel a better sense of job security compared to the height of the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sarah, a Georgia-based flight attendant for a major US c...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Summer Travel, Air Travel, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Workers, Chicago, Hawaii, New Jersey


I flew Delta for the first time since the airline stopped blocking seats and saw how much easier it was for a frequent flier to get upgraded to first class

Flying Delta Air Lines in first class from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines ended its seat-blocking policy on May 1, and it's elite status holders are among the ultimate winners. More open seats on Delta flights means better chances for upgrades to premium cabins. I flew Delta on the first day that seats were opened up and received more than $500 in upgrades. See more stories on Insider's business page. Having elite status on Delta Air Lines just...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minnesota, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, First Class


I flew on JetBlue founder David Neeleman's new Breeze Airways for $39 and found it was cheap and friendly but surprisingly basic

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways officially launched its first flight on Thursday from Tampa, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina. It's the fifth airline from aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, who started JetBlue Airways, with a focus on hub-skipping leisure flights. Fares are as low as $39 with 39 new routes starting between May 27 and July 29. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Brazil, Aviation, Nice, Airlines, East Coast


Some flight attendants said they didn't get sick nearly as much during the pandemic due to extra cleaning and mask-wearing - and they hope airlines keep sanitation a priority as travel rebounds

Flight attendants they have gotten sick less due to pandemic-era cleaning protocols. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Flight attendants said they got sick less during the pandemic due to increased airline sanitization. Airlines began overhauling cleaning in early 2020, when many experts thought COVID spread through shared surfaces. As more people get vaccinated and start traveling, workers hope airline cleanliness will remain. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Chicago, New Jersey, Airplanes, Delta, Airline Industry, Qantas, Airlines, Detroit, Southwest Airlines


Memorial Day travel by Southern Californians will increase 64%, most going by car

Southern Californians will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend in large numbers, buoyed by sharp decreases in coronavirus cases, increased vaccinations and spurred by pent-up demand from 15 months of safer-at-home orders, polls show. More than 2.8 million Southern Californians will take a trip, a 64% increase over the same period last year when the pandemic was in the early stages, the Automobile Club of Southern California is predicting. “Travel is back in a big way,” said Marie Montgomery, ...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, News, Maryland, Holidays, Yosemite, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Hawaii, Arizona


Americans want to travel again but some vacations are now way more expensive than normal, thanks to a 17% spike in flight fares and rising hotel prices

Families gather at Fort Lauderdale Airport for a trip to New York Rodrigo Varela / Getty Images for CLEAR The cost of US international flights is up 17% since April 1, and domestic flights have risen 9%, CNBC reports. Some hotel room rates are also higher than in 2019, but most are below pre-pandemic levels. An increase in bookings, the reintroduction of flight-change fees, and the reopening of major attractions are contributing to rising prices. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Hotels, New York City, US, Trends, Airlines, Cnbc, Delta Air Lines, Bernstein, Disney World, CANCUN Mexico, STR, Fort Lauderdale Airport


American Airlines and others carriers were left helpless after a system outage crippled operations, causing delays

Airline passengers wait to board a flight from Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan National Airport. DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty A system outage at Sabre wreaked havoc on airlines around the world overnight. Passenger service systems were down and airlines couldn't sell tickets, check-in passengers, or dispatch flights. Airlines have begun the recovery process to mitigate any ripple effects ahead of the weekend. See more stories on Insider's business page. Travelers arriving at airport...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Airports, Air Travel, Cbs News, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Ronald Reagan, Alaska, Washington Dc, Sydney, Aviation



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