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An airline pilot that's kicked passengers off planes for not wearing masks shares what goes on in the cockpit when passengers become unruly

Sorbis / Shutterstock.com Pilots and flight attendants have been forced to deal with increased bouts of violence in the skies. Tensions over the ongoing federal mask mandate have created hostile environments on some flights. One airline pilot shared how he deals with unruly flyers and what goes on in the cockpit while incidents occur. See more stories on Insider's business page. The airline industry is facing unprecedented levels of violent incidents onboard airplanes as tensions ri...
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Flight attendants at one of American Airlines' largest regional carriers vote to strike

An American Eagle Embraer ERJ145 regional aircraft. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com Piedmont Airlines flight attendants voted 100% to strike in response to a new contract proposal. The carrier said high health premiums outpace the minimal pay increases offered by Piedmont. Union leaders say Piedmont flight attendants make 45% less than mainline flight attendants offering the same service. Flight attendants at Piedmont Airlines had a 100% strike vote on Thursday after management offered a...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Strike, Afa, American Eagle, Nelson, Flight Attendants, Glassdoor, American Airlines, Piedmont, Philadelphia International Airport, Piedmont Airlines, Sara Nelson, National Mediation Board


Delta, Alaska, United, and American flights were impacted after regional carrier SkyWest canceled hundreds of flights due to a system outage

A SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft. Heather Dunbar / Shutterstock.com Regional carrier SkyWest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights over two days due to a server issue. The five-hour outage left flight crews displaced and passengers facing long delays and cancellations. The disruptions impacted the carrier's mainline partners, forcing them to accommodate thousands of passengers. Regional carrier SkyWest Airlines suffered a system outage late Thursday disrupting over 700...
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Delta Air Lines is restoring 13 routes out of New York this fall that were suspended during the pandemic - see the full list

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A320. Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com Delta is restarting 13 routes out of New York this fall, including nine domestic and four international. The added flights will increase capacity by 25% compared to summer 2021 as business and leisure demand increases. The restorations and added frequencies will make Delta the largest carrier out of both JFK and LaGuardia airports. Delta Air Lines announced it is adding over 100 daily flights and 8,000 more seats per day out o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Mexico, Germany, Nigeria, Trends, Frankfurt, Delta, Brazil, Newark, Norfolk, Dublin, Jfk, Baltimore


Southwest Airlines reverses course and says it won't put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave if they're seeking an exemption

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in Denver. Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Southwest Airlines said it will not put unvaccinated workers with a pending exemption on unpaid leave come December. The company said employees can continue working if they follow COVID-safety policies until their request is reviewed. American Airlines' flight attendant union told its members they will not be terminated if they are not vaccinated. Southwest Airlines is abandoning its plan to put unvaccinated ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, Denver, United, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, United Airlines, Flight Attendants, American Airlines, Southwest


American Airlines flight attendants union tells employees they won't be fired if they refuse to get vaccinated by the airline's deadline

An American Airlines flight attendant. LM Otero/AP American Airlines' flight attendant union is telling members that they won't be immediately fired if they remain unvaccinated past the airline's deadline. All American employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 per a Biden administration mandate for federal contractors. American's deadline for vaccination is just days before the Thanksgiving holiday. American Airlines' flight attendant union is telling flight atte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Biden, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Flight Attendants, Delta Air Lines


Overhead bins on planes are getting bigger, and it's turning air travel into a less stressful experience for both passengers and crew

Boeing Space Bins Boeing Aircraft overhead space has evolved with bigger bins, like Boeing's Space Bins and Airbus' Airspace XL Bins. The bins offer twice as much room for passenger luggage, ensuring every traveler has a spot for their carry-on. Larger bins alleviate the stress put on flight attendants when doing last-minute gate checks. Finding overhead bin space has been a challenge for travelers, but Boeing and Airbus' larger bins have eased the stress. Boeing Space B...
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Southwest says it still plans to implement its employee vaccine mandate, citing federal rules that trump the Texas governor's blanket ban

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Carrington Tatum/Shutterstock, Stewart F. House/Stringer/Getty Images Southwest Airlines plans to keep its vaccine mandate despite the Texas governor's executive order. President Biden's federal vaccine requirement supersedes state law, according to the carrier. Southwest said that to remain a government contractor, it must comply with the president's mandate. Southwest Airlines said it will comply with President Joe Biden'...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Dallas, Executive Order, Biden, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Murray, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott


United is launching 10 new routes to popular holiday hotspots this winter - see the full list

A United Airlines Boeing 737. Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock.com United is launching 10 new routes to destinations across the US, Caribbean, and Central America. Routes will start in November and December and target popular holiday hotspots like Aspen and Nassau. The airline is ramping up its winter schedule with over 3,500 domestic flights planned for December. United Airlines is launching a slew of new routes this winter, focusing on ski and beach destinations for holiday getaways.In a move ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Indianapolis, Chicago, Liberia, Las Vegas, Honduras, Cleveland, Orange County, Boeing, Costa Rica, Denver


Delta announced 7 new routes from Boston, challenging JetBlue and American Airlines' Northeast alliance - see the full list

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A320. Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com Delta Air Lines is challenging the JetBlue-American Northeast Alliance with seven new routes out of Boston. New service to Tel Aviv, Athens, Baltimore, Denver, and San Diego is scheduled to start in summer 2022. Flights to Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth will launch on October 10, 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines announced seven new routes out of Boston Logan International Airport on Sund...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Boston, New York City, Tel Aviv, Trends, Rome, Alaska, Delta, Athens, San Diego, Airbus, Baltimore, Boeing


The top 20 airlines in the world, according to experts

Qatar Airways Nicolas Economou/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Skytrax revealed its 2021 World Airline Awards, naming Qatar Airways as the number one airline for the sixth time. Awards were based on over 13 million surveys collected over 23 months, combing normal travel and pandemic travel. No North American airline ranked in the top 20, though Delta Air Lines held the highest position at number 30. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skytrax revealed the World's Top 100 Air...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore


The ADA doesn't require airlines to let passengers fly in their personal wheelchairs, but a new study suggests an expensive solution

Passengers in wheelchairs pass a restaurant as they are helped to their gate at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A new study found personal wheelchairs can fit onto aircraft if the left two front seats are removed. Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldaza said the cabin modification could cost $1 million per aircraft per year. Over 10,000 wheelchairs and scooters were damaged by airlines in 2019, according to data from the DOT. See more stories ...
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United Airlines says over 99% of non-exempt employees in its 67,000-strong US workforce are vaccinated against COVID-19

United Airlines United Airlines announced on Tuesday that over 99% of its US workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the 67,000 US employees, 593 have refused to comply with the mandate and will begin the separation process. United said the policy has benefited recruiting, saying people are applying because of the vaccine requirement. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines said on Tuesday almost all of its US employees have been fully vaccinated agains...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, US, Employment, Trends, Vaccination, Vaccinations, Fda, Pfizer, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


The 20 best of the largest airports in the US, according to travelers

Miami International Airport mariakray/Shutterstock J.D. Power revealed Miami International Airport as the best mega airport in the US in terms of customer satisfaction. The study ranked airports based on six factors, like terminal facilities and vendor availability. The company says customer satisfaction decreased from January to July due to changing expectations among travelers. See more stories on Insider's business page. J.D. Power revealed its 2021 North America Airport Satisfactio...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Minnesota, Airports, Minneapolis, California, Mexico, Boston, New York City, US, Toronto, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco


I flew American Airlines to Europe for the first time during the pandemic and found it's back to normal with bad food, uncomfortable seats, and free alcohol

Flying American Airlines from New York to Madrid, Spain during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines is one of four US carriers flying overseas to Europe and has recently started increasing services as more countries open to American tourists. Transatlantic flights are pretty much back to normal, besides having to wear a mask. Hot meals and alcohol are once again served in all cabins including economy class. See more stories on Insider's business page. American ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Spain, Features, Rome, Aviation, John, Airlines


Extreme weather caused JetBlue to cancel half of its flights on Thursday with cancellations continuing as the airline recovers

meric AP/Elaine Thompson JetBlue left hundreds of passengers stranded after delaying or canceling half of its flights on Thursday. The airline said severe weather in Florida and New England caused the flight disruptions. Weather was a primary factor in delays that occurred over the summer, causing issues for American and Spirit. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways canceled or delayed over half of its flights yesterday, leaving passengers at some airports str...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Twitter, Florida, New York, News, Trends, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Staffing, New England, Jfk Airport, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


Extreme weather disrupted almost half of JetBlue's flights on Thursday with cancellations continuing as the airline recovers

AP/Elaine Thompson JetBlue left hundreds of passengers stranded after delaying or canceling half of its flights on Thursday. The airline said severe weather in Florida and New England caused the flight disruptions. Weather was a primary factor in delays that occurred over the summer, causing issues for American and Spirit. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways canceled or delayed over half of its flights yesterday, leaving passengers at some airports stranded fo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Twitter, Florida, New York, News, Trends, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Staffing, New England, Jfk Airport, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


Southwest Airlines announces 8 new routes in its latest expansion as airlines ramp up focus on Austin - see the full list

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700. AaronP:Bauer Griffin/GC Images/Getty Southwest Airlines announced eight new routes on Thursday, six of which focus on Austin, Texas. Austin, dubbed "Silicon Hills," has become increasingly popular for tech giants from California. Southwest will operate two new routes outside of Texas, including service from Colorado to Mexico. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines announced eight new routes on Thursday in its latest network...
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British Airways demonstrated its progress on creating a 'Perfect Flight' using fuel made with used cooking oil as airlines race to reduce carbon emissions

BA Better World A320neo British Airways British Airways demonstrated a "Perfect Flight" from Heathrow to Glasgow using sustainable aviation fuel. The journey replicated a 2010 flight to show how much the airline has reduced its CO2 emissions over 11 years. Airlines are responding to the industry pollution problem as "flight shaming" gains popularity. See more stories on Insider's business page. British Airways demonstrated how it is moving toward a "Perfect Flight" using sustainable je...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, London, News, Sweden, Scotland, US, Trends, Bbc, Tim Clark, Heathrow, Glasgow, Airbus, Edinburgh, Carbon Footprint




Delta, American, and United are canceling flights from Shanghai as a typhoon forces the city's airports to suspend all flights

Typhoon Chanthu could bring up to 11 inches of rain to China's east coast. Dark clouds were already brooding over Shanghai on Sunday. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Shanghai's two airports are suspending all flights because of Typhoon Chanthu. This includes flights operated by Delta, American, United, Qantas, and KLM. "Passenger safety is our number one priority," the Shanghai Airport Authority said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shanghai's two airports are canceli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, China, Trends, Delta Airlines, Shanghai, Delta, Qantas, KLM, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Zhejiang, South China Morning Post, Pudong


We rounded up the best Hyatt hotels for every category tier and price, whether you book in cash or points

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor One of the world's most popular hotel chains, Hyatt has more than 600 properties in the US. Travelers may use World of Hyatt points across all hotel brands, ranging from budget to luxury. We rounded up some of the best Hyatt hotels in the US, whether you plan to earn or use points. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Regular travelers know that the best way to earn the most hotel incent...
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American has been building an team of airline partners to fill the gaps in its network, even if it means aligning with budget carriers and startups

American Airlines is expanding its international presence with new airline partners. Mike Blake / Reuters American Airlines is taking on new airline partners to rebuild its global route network. South America is of particular importance as American recently lost its larger partner in the region. In the US, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways help American expand its presence on both coasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is planning to get by with a lit...
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American Airlines pilots' union threatens to strikeAmerican Airlines pilots' union threatens to strike

Pilots complain of rescheduling, fatigue
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