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Airlines have banned more than 2,500 passengers for not wearing masks - here are the carriers that have booted the most

A Delta Air Lines flight attendant. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider More than 2,500 passengers have been banned from US airlines for non-compliance with mask policies.  Delta Air Lines banned 880 passengers, including six on a flight where Mitt Romney was harassed.  President Joe Biden signed a mask mandate for air travelers on his first full day in office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden just signed an executive order to mandate ma...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Planes, Masks, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Delta, Mitt Romney

Biden just signed an executive order that mandates mask-wearing while flying and utilizing most forms of mass transit

Then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday requiring air passengers wear masks. Airports and commercial aircraft are included, as well as other modes of transport including trains. New testing requirements to enter the US from abroad are also being reviewed.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Preside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, United States, Netherlands, Delta, Treasury, Aviation

Biden flew to DC on a luxurious Boeing 737 private jet with its own master bedroom and shower - see inside

Joe Biden flying to Washington, DC ahead of his inauguration. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty President Joe Biden flew to Washington, DC on a Boeing 737 private jet instead of an Air Force plane. The airliner-turned-private-jet is favored among the wealthy jet set for its range and spacious cabin. Amtrak was the president's first choice of transport but security concerns scrubbed the plan. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden arrived in Washington, DC ahead of his i...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Maryland, Air Travel, Washington, White House, Planes, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Flying, Washington Dc

Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/ The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
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Allegiant Air is adding 21 low-cost leisure routes to this year with service to 3 new cities - here's the full list

An Allegiant Air Airbus A320 aircraft. Ryan Fletcher / Allegiant Air is adding 21 new routes and three new cities in 2021. The route expansion spans from coast to coast with the first routes launching in March. Regions with beaches, national parks, and/or mountains are among the main focus as that's where travel trends are now pointing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Allegiant Air is continuing a nationwide expansion with 21 new routes planned for 2021...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Wyoming, Missouri, Deutsche Bank, Vacation, Aviation, Airbus

Boeing just announced the definitive end of the legendary 747 as cargo giant Atlas Air places an order for the final 4 planes

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F. Thomas Frey/picture alliance/Getty Atlas Air on Tuesday announced a four-aircraft order for the Boeing 747-8F, the largest mass-produced freighter from the American aircraft manufacturer.  Boeing said that these will be the last 747 ever built as the program comes to a close after a half-century. Demand for cargo planes has skyrocketed during the pandemic and the 747 provided the one thing most freighters could not with its nose loading door.  Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Atlas, Flying, Dubai, Aviation, Boeing, Boeing 747, Delta Air Lines, Flexport, Westjet, Ruslan

The Indonesian airline that just suffered another Boeing 737 crash has a history of 4 accidents in the last 9 years - all with the same plane

A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-300. CLARA PRIMA/AFP Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air has a track record of incidents with the Boeing 737, mostly from pilot error and aircraft overshooting the runway on landing.  Saturday's incident is the airline's fifth incident with the Boeing 737 since 2008 and the only one in which passengers lost their lives. The Boeing 737, however, has been a proven safe aircraft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sriwijaya Air is still reeling from th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, News, Air Travel, Indonesia, Planes, Trends, Spain, European Union, Flying, Belgium, Aviation, Malaysia Airlines, Plane Crash, Airlines

JetBlue just unveiled the ultra-modern cabin of its latest plane - take a look inside its brand-new Airbus A220 jets

JetBlue Airways unveiled the cabin of its new Airbus A220 aircraft that will replace the aging Embraer E190 flight.  The 140-seat cabin is arranged in a unique 2-3 configuration with no shortage of the perks for which JetBlue is known including free in-flight entertainment and WiFi.  Flights begin in the spring starting on the Boston-Fort Lauderdale route before the aircraft expands to cities across the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Tuesday unveiled ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines

The Capitol riots caused chaos in the skies as airlines flew protesters home from a violent day in Washington, DC

Pilots chatting in front of an American Airlines plane. Mike Stone/Reuters Airlines have been flying protesters home from last week's "Stop the Steal" rally-turned-riot and some continued rallying while in the air. An American Airlines flight turned into an aerial rally as passengers began chanting "USA," prompting the pilot to threaten to land the plane. Alaska Airlines reported banning 14 passengers after "non-mask compliant," "rowdy," and "argumentative" behavior on a flight from Washin...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Utah, Usa, News, Air Travel, Washington, Politico, Planes, US, Trends, Getty Images, Flying, Ronald Reagan, Alaska, Hawaii

The 20 safest airlines to fly in 2021, according to experts

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 at Los Angeles International Airport. Markus Mainka/ AirlineRatings just unveiled its list of the world's safest airlines for 2021, according to the site's experts, narrowing the top 20 from a list of 385. The US had a great showing with six of the 11 major American carriers making the top 20 cut while Asia performed poorly.  Carriers in Oceania and the Middle East also dominated the highest spots, continuing the trend from last year. Vis...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Safety, Boston, Singapore, Planes, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends

How airlines are responding to Wednesday's siege at the US Capitol as they're faced with the prospect of flying rioters home

The US Capitol Building seen from Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan National Airport. Douglas Litchfield/ Airlines are preparing for the worst as protests in Washington, DC turned into riots on Wednesday, and some participants will now be boarding aircraft to fly home.  Some airlines are banning alcohol on their flights departing Washington and moving their flight crews out of downtown hotels. Protesters harassed and heckled Utah Senator Mitt Romney while on a Tuesday flig...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Utah, Politics, News, Air Travel, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Flying, Ronald Reagan, Washington Dc, Delta, Mitt Romney, Aviation

American Airlines just ramped up its Boeing 737 Max operations after a week of successful trial flights

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max. Joe Raedle/Getty Images American Airlines grew its Boeing 737 Max route network on Tuesday to include Washington, DC and Orlando, Florida, as well as New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The next few months will see the aircraft quickly expand across the US, Caribbean, and Latin America as American gets the newly-ungrounded fleet back to full strength.  American began flying passengers on the aircraft again on December 29, 2020, between Mia...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Indonesia, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Washington Dc, Arizona, Brazil, Ethiopia, Miami

Emirates just unveiled the swanky high-end design for its new Airbus A380 as most airlines say goodbye to the enormous plane - see inside

An Emirates Airbus A380. Lukas Wunderlich/ Emirates is giving its new Airbus A380s an interior upgrade with each cabin receiving an enhancement. Economy class will receive "ergonomically designed" seats with leather headrests and tray tables with wood finishes. Premium economy will also make its first debut at the airline with 56 recliner seats in an elegant cabin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Emirates is one of the few airlines still flying the Airbu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Emirates, Tim Clark, Korea, Dubai, Qantas, Aviation

Flights are being halted at 2 major airports in Texas to disinfect an air traffic control center where 2 workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week

An American Airlines plane at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Cassiohabib/shutterstock The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights departing and arriving into Dallas while a facility is being cleaned after two workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Flights are also temporarily barred from landing or taking off from any airport under the airspace, which extends across Northern Texas from parts of New Mexico to parts of Louisiana and Arkansas.  Exac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Airports, Trends, Arkansas, Dallas, Aviation, New Mexico, Airlines, Louisiana, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines

American Airlines just completed the Boeing 737 Max's first passenger flight in the US since March 2019

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines flew the first scheduled passenger flight in 21 months of the Boeing 737 Max in the US on Tuesday from Miami to New York.  The uneventful flight marked the beginning of a new chapter for the aircraft that aims to restore confidence from the traveling public.  Airlines like American are eager to get the plane flying to take advantage of its economics and get the grounding behind them. The aircraft was grounded for 20 months fol...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Brazil, US Senate, Miami, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines

Delta canceled over 300 flights just before Christmas after Thanksgiving travel saw a similar number of issues, revealing a troubling trend for the airline

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty Delta Air Lines reported canceling 325 flights in the days leading up to Christmas, which was the busiest travel season of the pandemic. A perfect storm of bad weather and a lack of pilots forced Delta to cancel the flights over a three-day period starting December 23.  Thanksgiving similarly saw over 600 flight cancellations at the airline, revealing a trend of poor performance during the holidays.  Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Planes, Christmas, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Boeing, Black

How 2 airlines transported the COVID-19 vaccine to some of the farthest regions of the world

Alaska Airlines transporting the COVID-19 vaccine. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines were tasked with transporting the vaccine to their geographically-challenged homelands. The first doses arrived in remote Alaskan communities less than three days after the first trucks left Kalamazoo, Michigan while Singapore became the first country to receive the vaccine one week later. Passenger airlines and cargo carriers alike have been essential in getting the vaccine to the wor...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Alaska, Food And Drug Administration, Belgium, Aviation

Alaska Airlines is buying another 23 Boeing 737 Max jets for a total of 68 and adding new routes to its namesake state

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Gol Linhas Aéreas. LINDSEY WASSON/Reuters Alaska Airlines and Boeing signed an agreement in principle for a total of 68 of the 737 Max aircraft with an option for 52 more. Deliveries will take place over the next four years as Alaska uses the jets to replace its Airbus A320 family fleet.  Alaska has not yet taken delivery of a Boeing 737 Max yet but plans to fly the jet in March 2021. Anchorage, Alaska will also see three ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Aviation, Airbus, Las Vegas

Southwest Airlines is adding 2 new cities to its route network in 2021 as it tries to dominate on the West Coast

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Chris Parypa Photography/shutterstock Southwest Airlines is adding the Californian cities of Fresno and Santa Barbara to its route network in the new year.  No routes or start dates have been announced but service will begin in the second quarter of 2021.  The expansion strengthens Southwest's West Coast rivalry with Alaska Airlines as the two fight for dominance in the region. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Planes, Fresno, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, San Diego

I flew from New York to Boston and returned on Amtrak. Here's why the train blew the plane out of the water during the pandemic.

Riding Amtrak during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The New York-Boston sector of the Northeast is short enough where train travel actually rivals air travel in time and cost. Five airlines now fly between the two cities from three airports in the New York area and compete with Amtrak's Northeast Regional and Acela services.   While each traveler has their own preference, the pandemic has forced flyers and riders to factor in health and safety when making their travel choice...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, Trends, Analysis, Flying, Train, Manhattan, Aviation, Tsa, Newark, Train Travel

An overwhelming number of furloughed airline pilots are applying to fly private jets - here's what top aviation executives are looking when hiring

The pilot shortage that once plagued aviation is now gone thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The aviation industry is experiencing a mass exodus of furloughed airline pilots trying to find work in private aviation. With only so many vacancies to fill, the pilot shortage is gone and replaced by a highly competitive job market. Business Insider spoke to three private aviation executives who revealed what they're looking for when they hire pilot...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Pilot, US Navy, Private Jets, Business Insider, Thomas, Walker, FlexJet

US airlines are allowing passengers to avoid the Boeing 737 Max as it returns to the skies in the coming months - here's how

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Gol Linhas Aéreas. LINDSEY WASSON/Reuters Airlines are responding to customer skepticism over the Boeing 737 Max by offering free flight changes and trip cancellations to those seeking to avoid it. The four US airlines that plan to operate the Max in 2021 have all said they'll work with passengers, despite praising the aircraft's efficiency and safety.  At least for the time being, there's very little reason that anybody w...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Customers, Flying, Alaska, Dallas, Aviation, Airlines

Photos show how the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine got from Michigan into the arms of healthcare workers

Transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Michael Clevenger - Pool and MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFPGetty The first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine left Michigan on Sunday bound for hospitals across the US. A fleet of trucks and airplanes, accompanied by armed guards, ensured that the vaccine was quickly and safely transported. The first shot was given in New York on Monday, just days after the Food and Drug Administration's emergency authorization on Friday.  Visit Business Insider's homepa...
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Supersonic jet startup Aerion just broke ground on a new $300 million plant in Florida with plans to fly its first aircraft in 5 years - take a look

A rendering of Aerion Supersonic's AS2 jet. Aerion Supersonic Aerion has broken ground on a new campus in Melbourne, Florida that will house the production facilities for its AS2 supersonic business jet. The $300 million campus will be known as Aerion Park and span 110.6 acres at Melbourne International Airport on Florida's Space Coast.  Aerion expects to begin building the first AS2 in 2023 once the production and engineering facilities are complete.  Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Spacex, Florida, New York, London, News, Planes, Trends, Customers, Nasa, Flying, Sydney, Aviation, Melbourne, Heathrow Airport

A Boeing 737 Max plane just flew paying passengers for the first time since its worldwide grounding in March 2019

A Gol Linhas Aéreas Boeing 737 Max 8. Ajuangon/ Brazil's Gol Linhas Aéreas performed the first scheduled Boeing 737 Max flight with passengers since March 2019 on Wednesday. Flight 4104 departed from Sao Paulo en route to Porto Alegre and arrived without issue after climbing as high as 38,000 feet. Gol has orders for 95 Boeing 737 Max jets and is proving to be the most eager of the world's airlines to get the fleet flying again.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Brazil, Aviation, Airlines, Houston, Portland Oregon, East Coast

JetBlue is revitalizing its popular Mint business class as the airline prepares for its European debut - here's what to expect from Mint 2.0

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321. Philip Pilosian / JetBlue Airways is expanding its Mint business class product across its route network, including to London in 2021, and just announced major upgrades to the service. New food and beverage offerings crafted by the Delicious Hospitality Group will be featured with menu items inspired from NYC restaurants including Charlie Bird, Legacy Records, and Pasquale Jones. Passengers will also receive new noise-isolating headphones, "we...
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Airbus' new $260 million answer to Boeing's 787-8 Dreamliner just began flying passengers but it's already looking like a flop

A Kuwait Airways Airbus A330-800neo. Airbus The Airbus A330-800neo entered service with Kuwait Airways in November after being delivered in October as Airbus' newest passenger jet. It's the smaller variant of the A330neo family but still boasts an impressive range of 8,150 nautical miles and greater efficiency thanks to new Rolls-Royce engines.  With only three airlines publicly placing orders for the aircraft, however, it's likely to be a flop. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Africa, US, Trends, Features, Analysis, Flying, Portugal, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer

Southwest Airlines is preparing to furlough nearly 7,000 workers for the first time in its history

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly. Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images Southwest Airlines just sent 6,828 workers WARN notices after it couldn't come to an agreement with employees to take a pay cut to avoid furloughs. Ramp workers and flight attendants are among the most impacted workgroup with over 4,000 WARN notices issued between them. Workgroups that accept Southwest's proposed temporary pay cuts will be exempt from any furlough.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly 7,000 Sout...
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Delta is launching a new passengers contact-tracing initiative as new lockdowns ruin the airline's plans to stop burning through cash

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 XWB. viper-zero / Delta Air Lines is introducing a voluntary contact tracing program for international arrivals to the US. Passengers will be asked for their full name, email address, contact numbers, and address in the US to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CEO Ed Bastian announced in the same memo that the airline will not achieve its goal of daily losses of $10 million for the fourth quarter and will fall short...
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How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner being loaded with cargo. United Airlines United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions ...
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