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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


Boeing's largest 737 Max aircraft just took to the skies but it won't see passengers for another 2 years - take a look at the $134.9 million jet

The first flight of a Boeing 737 Max 10. Ellen Banner-Pool/Getty Boeing's 737 Max 10 just flew for the first time, departing from Renton Municipal Airport near Seattle for a test flight on June 18. The largest member of the Max family can fly up to 230 passengers as far as 3,300 nautical miles. United Airlines holds the largest order for the aircraft with 100 planes to be delivered later in the decade. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing just put another miles...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, China, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Washington Dc, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Jim Webb


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


Some flight attendants say the pandemic has made passengers less patient and more likely to get aggressive with them

A flight attendant exits a Delta Airlines flight at the Ronald Reagan National Airport on July 22, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images Flight attendants told Insider hostility from passengers have increased over the last year. Airlines have banned thousands of US passengers for violating onboard mask policies. Some flight attendants say they expect to police mask even as travel rebounds this summer. See more stories on Insider's business page. Between the pandemi...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta Airlines, Chicago, Tokyo, Philadelphia, Airlines, Jetblue, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Federal Aviation Administration


A new airline is defending its plan to use college students as cabin crew after blowback from the US' largest flight attendant union

Breeze Airways pilots with David Neeleman. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways plans to save money by hiring college students as cabin crew. The US' largest flight attendants union said the plan may result in safety issues as the students are inexperienced. However, lower than expected recruitment numbers have forced the airline to open up regular positions. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman's new startup, Breeze Airways, has ambitious plans to keep costs l...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Afa, East Coast, US Airways, Jetblue, Nelson


Breeze is defending a plan to use college students as cabin crew after blowback from the US' largest flight attendant union

Breeze Airways pilots with David Neeleman. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways' plans to save money by hiring college students as carbon crew. The US' largest flight attendants union said the plan may result in safety issues as the students are inexperienced. However, lower than expected recruitment numbers have forced the airline to open up regular positions. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Neeleman's new startup, Breeze Airways, has ambitious plans to keep c...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Afa, East Coast, US Airways, Jetblue, Nelson


2 planes collided midair near Denver, and one was forced to parachute to the ground

Two aircraft were involved in a midair collision near Denver on Wednesday at about 10:25 a.m. Deputy John Bartmann/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty A midair collision occurred on Wednesday as two aircraft approached Centennial Airport near Denver. A private Cirrus SR-22 and Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC of Key Lime Air were involved. Both aircraft landed safely, with the Cirrus deploying its parachute and floating to the ground. See more stories on In...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Airlines, Denver, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, Cirrus, Arapahoe County


Two planes collided mid-air near Denver, and one was forced to parachute to the ground

Two aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday at around 10:25 a.m. Deputy John Bartmann/Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty A mid-air collision occurred on Wednesday as two aircraft approached Centennial Airport near Denver. A private Cirrus SR-22 and Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC of Key Lime Air were involved. Both aircraft landed safely, with the Cirrus deploying its parachute and floating to the ground. See more stories o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aircraft, Aviation, Airlines, Denver, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, Denver Colorado, Cirrus


I flew on a self-flying plane where pilots sat back as the aircraft taxied, took off, and landed on its own and I'm convinced it's the future of aviation

An Xwing self-flying plane demonstration flight. Thomas Pallini/Insider Xwing is a startup working to usher in the future of aviation by developing autonomous aircraft technology. Its flagship aircraft is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan that can taxi, takeoff, and land entirely on its own with no pilot input. I flew on the aircraft and watched as the pilot simply observed while the plane did all the work. See more stories on Insider's business page. Self-flying aircraft are not the d...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Microsoft, Air Canada, Planes, US, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, Aviation, Navajo Nation


UPS reveals plan to buy hundreds of eVTOLs that can fly up to 250 miles to deliver packages - take a look

A rendering of Beta Technologies' eVTOL aircraft. UPS UPS is planning to buy electric takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs, to transport packages. Beta Technologies' Alia-250C is the shipping giant's eVTOL of choice, with options for 150 aircraft. The electric aircraft can carry 1,400 pounds of payload and travel up to 250 miles emission-free. See more stories on Insider's business page. UPS is going electric - in the air. A rendering of Beta Technologies' eV...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, UPS, Flying, Shipping, Reid Hoffman, Archer, Las Vegas


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


I flew on Boeing 737 Max aircraft from United and American and found one airline to be a lot more transparent than the other - here's how the two compare

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of United Airlines and American Airlines. Drew Angerer/Getty and Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com American Airlines and United Airlines were the first US carriers to resume passenger flights on the Boeing 737 Max. I flew on Max aircraft from both airlines to see how each was handling the return to service. American did the least to inform flyers that they were booked on a Max while United was proactive. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The B...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Gogo, Miami, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Denver


I flew on Boeing 737 Max aircraft from United and American and found one airline to be a lot more transparent than the other - here's how the 2 compare

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of United Airlines and American Airlines. Drew Angerer/Getty and Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com American Airlines and United Airlines were the first US carriers to resume passenger flights on the Boeing 737 Max. I flew on Max aircraft from both airlines to see how each was handling the return to service. American did the least to inform flyers that they were booked on a Max while United was proactive. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The B...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Gogo, Miami, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Denver


Southwest Airlines just resumed Boeing 737 Max flights and may go all-in with a reported order for 'dozens' of new jets

Southwest Airlines' grounded Boeing 737 Max fleet. REUTERS/Mike Blake Southwest Airlines resumed flights with the Boeing 737 Max on Thursday. The day has 32 departures planned to 15 different cities in the strongest Max resumption of any US airline. Southwest is reportedly nearing a deal for "dozens" of new Boeing 737 Max 7 jets, Reuters reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is all in on the Boeing 737 Max. Passenger flights on the aircraft for...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Chicago, Flying, Hawaii, New Orleans, Dallas, Aviation, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Airlines


Airlines continue to flock to the Boeing 737 Max as it debuts on Alaska and United places a massive new order

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines began passenger flights with the Boeing 737 Max on Monday. The first day of flights saw two round-trips, the first from Seattle to San Diego, California. United Airlines just placed an order for an additional 25 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Boeing's most notorious aircraft is having a great start to March with two milestones to kick off the month. Alaska Airlines began p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Mexico, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Eu, Flying, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Airplanes, San Diego


United will still fly the Boeing 777-200 after a scary engine failure in Colorado - but the ones still flying have a different engine

A United Airlines Boeing 777. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty United Airlines' fleet of 24 Boeing 777-200 aircraft has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, but the aircraft will keep flying. A fleet of 22 United Boeing 777-200s are unaffected as they're powered by General Electric engines. Passengers booked on the 777 might still fly on the aircraft but others will be moved to different jets.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Federal Aviation Adm...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Faa, General Electric, Boeing, Denver, United, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Experts say the plane and engine used by United have a safe track record - and the scary landing in Colorado should have minimal impact on the airline

The United Airlines Boeing 777-222 that experienced an in-flight engine failure. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images A United Airlines jet made an emergency landing after an engine failure on Saturday. Three aviation regulators have effectively grounded Boeing 777s with PW4000-112 engines pending an investigation.  Experts say the issue isn't likely systemic with the plane or engine, given the track record of both.  Only 69 aircraft in the world are affected, and United is the only US carrier w...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Japan, News, Colorado, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, Airlines, Engines, Faa, General Electric


I flew on American's Boeing 737 Max and found the airline doing the bare minimum to inform passengers they were booked on the notorious plane

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines is the largest Boeing 737 Max operator currently, averaging over 50 daily flights. One problem faced by the airline is passenger confidence in the aircraft that's killed 346 people. I flew from New York to Miami on the Max and found American to be less than forthcoming about the aircraft. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. American Airlines was the first US airline to fly the Boeing 737 Max following its 2...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Gogo, Miami, Boeing, United, Laguardia, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


I flew on American's Boeing 737 Max and found the airline doing the bare minimum to inform passengers they were booked on the ill-fated plane

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines is the largest Boeing 737 Max operator currently, averaging over 50 daily flights. One problem faced by the airline is passenger confidence in the aircraft that's killed 346 people. I flew from New York to Miami on the Max and found American to be less than forthcoming about the aircraft. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. American Airlines was the first US airline to fly the Boeing 737 Max following its 2...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Gogo, Miami, Boeing, United, Laguardia, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


I flew on United Airlines' first Boeing 737 Max flight in nearly 2 years and it was just the boring flight the airline needed

Flying on a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines became the second US airline to resume Boeing 737 Max flights on Thursday. The first flight flew from Denver to Houston in the first step to rebuilds consumer confidence.  United plans to fly the jet across the US initially from bases in Denver and Houston. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. United Airlines resumed flying the Boeing 737 Max on Thursday after a 23-month hiatus that bega...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, George Bush, Aviation, Airlines, Houston, Boeing


The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 flights since its November ungrounding as the EU gives the green light

Boeing test pilot Jim Webb gives a thumbs-up from the cockpit of a 737 MAX 7 at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, after completing the plane's first flight. The aircraft is the shortest variant of fuel efficient MAX family. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 passenger flights across 5,500 hours since November 2020.  Five airlines currently fly passengers on the Max in the US, Canada, Brazil, Panama, and Mexico.  The European Unio...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Mexico, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Flying, Canada, Ireland, Alaska, Ryanair


Airliners are on their own with no air traffic control at a Florida airport for 12 days after FAA staff contracted COVID-19

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida. Shutterstock.com The air traffic control tower at St Pete-Clearwater International Airport in St Petersburg, Florida is closed until January 31. The FAA closed the facility for cleaning after personnel tested positive for COVID-19.  Allegiant Air is the main carrier at the airport that also sees high general aviation and private jet traffic.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The phrases "cleared to land" or "cleared ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, St Petersburg, Federal Aviation Administration, Tampa International Airport


Alaska Airlines just took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, becoming the 4th in the US to fly the controversial jet

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max on Sunday, the last in the US to do so. Pilots and mechanics will undergo additional training while proving runs will be flown across the country. The first flight is scheduled for March 1 as AS482 from Seattle to San Diego.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alaska Airlines on Sunday inducted a new aircraft into its fleet, the Boeing 737 Max. The first of a newly ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Alaska, San Diego, Miami, Aviation, Airlines, Houston, West Coast


Trump is planning to sneak away to Florida instead of attending the Biden inauguration, FAA data reveals

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Donald Trump appears to be heading south to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida instead of attending Joe Biden's inauguration.  The Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions over the private club for January 20, indicating the president's arrival. One of Trump's final tweets confirmed suspicions that he wouldn't be at the Biden inauguration.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Air Travel, Washington, White House, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Flying, Gop


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/Shutterstock.com 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/Shutterstock.com 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


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


The Boeing 737 Max is flying passengers again in the US - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines flew the first passenger flight on Tuesday while United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021. All except for Southwest Airlines have scheduled the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Canada, Alaska



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