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United Airlines CEO warns that ticket prices will increase because jet fuel is getting more expensive

United Airlines planes are seen at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, United States on September 29, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images United Airlines CEO said that customers can expect ticket prices to increase. United's jet fuel prices are up by about 6% compared to last year, according to their third quarter results. Airline travel has significantly increased since the start of the pandemic causing the price of jet fuel to increase with demand. United Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Traveling, Air Travel, US, Trends, Tickets, United, Jet Fuel, Cnbc, United Airlines, Cost, Airfare, Price Increases, Kirby


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


The US government should start paying people to go back to work to help ease the labor shortage, billionaire investor Barry Sternlicht says

Barry Sternlicht said that the economy "can't really recover until people come back to work." Craig Barritt/Getty Images Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht said the government should pay people bonuses to return to work. It can then get the money back through taxing people who are newly employed, Sternlicht said. This would help ease the labor shortage, he told CNBC. The US government should pay people to return to work during the labor shortage, according to billionaire Barry Stern...
Tags: Work, Politics, Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Brooklyn, Retail, Miami, Cnbc, Hospitality, BLS


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


JPMorgan says it's banning business travel for unvaccinated staff and will soon deduct extra pay for COVID-19 tests and health insurance: report

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Scott Olson/Getty Images JPMorgan said it's banning business travel for unvaccinated employees, Bloomberg first reported. The bank also said it would deduct extra pay from unvaccinated staff to cover COVID-19 tests. Vaccines were now mandatory for new hires in some roles, JPMorgan wrote in the memo, per Bloomberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. JPMorgan is set to ban business travel for unvaccinated employees and d...
Tags: Travel, News, Finance, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Employees, Healthcare, Bank, Vaccine, Business Travel, Jamie Dimon, Cnbc, Reuters, Jpmorgan, COVID


United says 273 employees reported they were vaccinated after the company said they would be fired over the company's strict vaccine mandate

A United employee with a vaccination card. United Airlines United's number of unvaccinated workers dropped from 593 to 320 after they faced termination. The carrier required all nonexempt US employees to be fully inoculated by September 27 or be fired. Over 99% of the company's nonexempt US workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly half of United Airlines' unvaccinated workers have now provided proof of inoculation s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Vaccine, United, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest, Kelly, Gary Kelly, United Airlines United, United s U S


United says 273 employees reported they were vaccinated after the company said they would be fired due to the company's strict vaccine mandate

United employee with vaccination United Airlines United Airlines' number of unvaccinated workers has dropped from 593 to 320 after facing termination. The carrier required all non-exempt US employees to be fully inoculated by September 27 or be fired. Over 99% of the company's non-exempt US workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly half of United Airlines' unvaccinated workers have provided proof of inoculation since...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Vaccine, United, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest, Kelly, Gary Kelly, United Airlines United Airlines, United s U S


A new leisure airline is launching $49 one-way flights from Reno to 8 West Coast destinations

Aha! Embraer 145 aircraft concept Aha! ExpressJet Airlines is getting a reboot as leisure airline "Aha!," which stands for air-hotel-adventure. Aha! is launching in October with eight routes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The startup will operate 50-seater Embraer 145 jets to small and midsize markets. See more stories on Insider's business page. Regional carrier ExpressJet Airlines collapsed during the pandemic, but it is rising from the ashes as a new startup serving the west...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Transportation, News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Trends, Levy, Airlines, West Coast, East Coast, Routes, Jetblue, Reno


Taliban promising 'full cooperation' as it asks airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan

Afghan families walk by the aircrafts at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is asking airlines to resume international service to and from Kabul, promising their "full cooperation." Foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said the suspension o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Dubai, IEA, Kabul, Fox News, State Department, Flights, Istanbul


Venice will soon make you book your visit and pay an entry fee

Venice is set to impose a new policy that will go into effect next summer. To act against overtourism, the city will soon require travelers to book their visit in advance and pay an entry fee. In a report by Italian newspaper La Stampa, tourists on a day trip to Venice will have to pay an entry fee between between $3.50 and $12 depending on the season and enter the city via electronic turnstiles. Lawmakers just approved the package of restrictions last week. These restrictions were set to t...
Tags: Travel, Venice, Cnbc, All, Matador Network, Piazza San Marco, Airbnbs, La Stampa, Giudecca Canal, Eben Diskin


Oil drops below $70 as U.S. urges OPEC+ to pump more | Reuters

Oil drops below $70 as U.S. urges OPEC+ to pump more | Reuters Oil fell below $70 a barrel on Wednesday as the United States urged OPEC and its oil-producing partners to boost output, saying current production was not enough and could threaten the global economic recovery.The price of Brent crude is up 35% this year supported by OPEC-led supply curbs, even after oil last week suffered the steepest weekly loss in months on worries that travel restrictions to curb coronavirus infections would hi...
Tags: Travel, White House, Opec, United States, Biden, Cnbc, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


'Stay tuned': Delta CEO says he won't require customers to be vaccinated without full FDA approval

Delta Air Lines won't be checking vaccination cards for domestic flyers any time soon. SOPA Images/Getty Images Delta Air Lines doesn't plan to make vaccines mandatory for domestic flyers. CEO Ed Bastian said it's difficult to mandate vaccines given their emergency authorization status. Airplane mask mandates and ventilation systems have been effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. One thing that Delta Air Lines flyers won...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Obama, Cdc, Planes, New York City, US, America, Trends, Flying, Atlantic, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Bill De Blasio


ETW #102 New Normal of Cruising in 2021 and Beyond

What people think about cruise travel varies dramatically and hinges on their own travel experiences. Past cruisers are usually head over heels in love with the travel style, while newbies have a certain level of skepticism that has always baffled me. I’ve had many opportunities to try a variety of cruise styles over the years, and while it’s not how I always choose to travel it is a way of seeing the world that I truly do enjoy. This week we’re talking all about the single most disruptive ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Alaska, Hawaii, Antarctica, Caribbean, Cnbc, ETW, Colleen McDaniel, Explore the World Travel Podcast, New York Times Travel Leisure


What's the carbon footprint?

I see "Richard Branson completed a daring, barnstorming flight to edge of space Sunday, rocketing through the atmosphere in the spaceplane he’d been yearning to ride for nearly 20 years." That's the Washington Post dribbling enthusiasm like a sci-fi fanboy. I have no idea what "edge of space" means, but I suspect it should be "the edge of space," and it's sloppy editing. Anyway, WaPo is normally concerned about global warming and I don't know why the "daring barnstorming" of a billionaire gets...
Tags: Travel, Spacex, London, Law, Washington Post, Singapore, Wealth, Global Warming, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Branson, Cnbc, Jeff


Southwest will pay flight attendants double overtime as it struggles with a staffing hole over the July 4 week

A Southwest Airlines agent in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Southwest is paying some staff double for overtime shifts in the first week of July, CNBC reported. The airline said the extra pay would boost staff levels and reduce the number of flight disruptions. Demand for travel is rebounding fast but the aviation industry faces a staffing shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is doubling overtime pay for some staff over the July 4 week as it ey...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Employment, Trends, Flight, Transport, Pilots, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Transportation Security Administration, Flight Attendants, Murray, Southwest, WFAA


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


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


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


Airbnb's CEO says the company will need millions more hosts to deal with a post-pandemic travel boom 'unlike anything we've ever seen'

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Mike Segar/Reuters Airbnb's CEO on Friday said it needed millions more hosts for the post-pandemic travel boom. Airbnb sees a "rebound coming that's unlike anything we've ever seen," CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC. It has 4 million hosts with about 5.6 million listings, numbers mostly unchanged by the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbnb will need millions of new hosts to meet demand as the world exits the pandemic, CEO Brian Ch...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Trends, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Morgan Stanley, Cnbc, Expedia, Brian Chesky, Securities And Exchange Commission, Nowak, Chesky, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Brian Nowak, Deirdre Bosa


The CDC's suggestion to block middle seats on planes is flawed but I'm still in favor of it after taking 32 flights during the pandemic

My blocked middle seat and me. Thomas Pallini/Insider Airlines are rejecting the CDC's study suggesting blocking middle seats, citing newer findings. Blocking middle seats, however, serve as a peace of mind measure for those returning to flying. Not all airlines are following some of the recommendations of the studies they tout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airlines seemed to flat out reject a new suggestion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on We...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Opinion, Planes, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, United


Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them

Flying on Delta Air Lines during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said on CNBC Thursday flying in the middle seat is "absolutely safe." The airline will fill planes to capacity starting May 1 in an end to the year-long seat-blocking policy. Guiding the airline's decision are experts from the Mayo Clinic and Emory University. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines is holding firm on its commitment to end a year-long middle s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mayo Clinic


Former FDA commissioner says cruises could be a 'lower risk endeavor' compared to other travel

Cruise ships. Debbie Ann Powell/Shutterstock Cruises could be "lower risk" compared to travel options like international trips, Scott Gottlieb told CNBC. Gottlieb is a former FDA commissioner and the co-chair of Norwegian and Royal Caribbean's Health Sail Panel. Cruise lines have implemented many health protocols that could turn ships into "protective bubbles." See more stories on Insider's business page. Cruising could be a "lower risk" travel option compared to other alternatives...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Cdc, Trends, Cruise, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, US Food and Drug Administration, Jim Cramer, Gottlieb, Del Rio, Scott Gottlieb, Cruise Industry


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says his state is suing the CDC to bring back cruises

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state will sue the CDC to bring back cruise ships "immediately." The CDC has put a hold on the cruise industry since the COVID-19 pandemic first began. The cruise industry has fought back, instead arguing for a cruising return from US ports by July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the state will b...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Politics, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Miami, Cnbc, Royal Caribbean, Bermuda, Jim Cramer, Cruise Lines International Association, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Barry Sternlicht sees a travel ‘frenzy this summer

Billionaire investor Barry Sternlicht told CNBC on Wednesday the U.S. travel recovery is well on its way — at least in parts of the country like Florida — after a Covid-induced slowdown.
Tags: Travel, Florida, Cnbc, Barry Sternlicht


Twitter hashflags call out support for the Asian American community: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.  Enough is enough? After the murder of eight people in Georgia on Tuesday, six of them Asian American women, the outcry against the rise in violence and vitriol directed at the Asian American community since the start of the pandemic seems t...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Georgia, Intel, Macbook, United States, Federal Communications Commission, Pizza Hut, Tsa, Justin Long, Disneyland, Black Lives Matter, Jamie Dimon, Cnbc, Transportation Security Administration, Justin


JetBlue is reportedly asking flight attendants on leave to return to work as it prepares for a 'busy summer'

JetBlue Airways' first Airbus A220-300 aircraft. JetBlue Airways JetBlue has asked flight attendants - who were on leave for April and May - to return on April 22, CNBC reported. It said it expected a "busy" summer as COVID-19 cases fall and vaccinations continue. More than 1.35 million airplane passengers flew in the US on Friday - the highest number in nearly a year. See more stories on Insider's business page. US airline JetBlue Airways has asked flight attendants who took a lea...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Tourism, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Jetblue, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Travel Industry, Cnbc


Damac chairman mulls #Saudi presence after kingdom's regional HQ ruling - Arabianbusiness

Damac chairman mulls Saudi presence after kingdom's regional HQ ruling - Arabianbusiness The chairman of Dubai-based developer Damac Properties has said he is looking into adding a regional office in Saudi Arabia following the kingdom's ruling aimed at attracting more foreign companies.Starting on January 1, 2024, the Saudi government and state-backed institutions will stop signing contracts with foreign firms that base their Middle East HQ outside the kingdom.It is unclear whether that would im...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Dubai, Cnbc, DAMAC Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, Hussain Sajwani, Arabianbusiness, Middle East HQ, Hadley Gamble


American and United are warning employees of furloughs as a slow vaccine rollout dampens expectations for recovery this year

American Airlines and United Airlines planes at Los Angeles International Airport. Kit Leong/Shutterstock.com American Airlines and United Airlines are warning thousands of workers to prepare for furlough come April. Executives are blaming a lack of demand on new travel restrictions and a slow vaccine rollout. Hawaiian Airlines also informed labor authorities that over 800 employees may be furloughed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Two of the country's largest airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Congress, Planes, US, Trends, Cnn, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, Capitol Hill, Airlines, Anthony Fauci, United


Austin has attracted the likes of Oracle, Palantir, and SpaceX, among others. Here's what it's like inside Texas's growing tech hub.

Katie Canales/Business Insider Austin, Texas, has become one of the hottest relocation hotspots for tech talent during the pandemic. Tesla founder Elon Musk has a Cybertruck factory under construction outside the city, and his Boring Company recently bought an industrial site nearby. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Droves of tech talent...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends



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