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Airplane cabins are chock-full of secret cameras, but they're not used to spy on passengers. Here's what they're for and where to find them.

An Embraer E195-E2 demonstration aircraft nicknamed "profit hunter" at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider Airplane cabins have cameras that are primarily used for safety and security reasons.  Cameras can be placed outside the cockpit so pilots are aware of what's going on outside their cockpit door. Flight attendants can use cameras to view a cabin that might otherwise be obstructed from their seats.  It's not at all uncommon to see travelers taking pictures when aboard an a...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Planes, Trends, Cnn, Features, Emirates, Dubai, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Jetblue, Airbus A350


US airlines are combating the pilot shortage by raising pay, lowering requirements, and hiring from Australia

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900ER.Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Airlines are once again bracing for a shortage of pilots as air travel ramps up. Pilots are in short supply and pilot training is costly, long, and arduous.  Airlines are raising pay scales while offering massive sign-on bonuses and lowering education requirements for new hires. Aviation's pilot shortage is back with a vengeance following a temporary reprieve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Airlines are pulling out all the ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Australia, Senate, Planes, US, Trends, Missouri, Arizona, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, Pilots, United


Check out the single-aisle jets that dominated Airbus and Boeing's deliveries for 2021 as airlines continue to downsize to smaller and more efficient aircraft

Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Airbus and Boeing revealed their deliveries for 2021, and Airbus maintained its crown as the world's top planemaker. Single-aisle jets dominated as airlines continue to seek smaller aircraft for the long-haul market. Boeing delivered 263 of its 737 family planes while Airbus delivered 483 A320 family aircraft. Airbus and Boeing have had a rivalry for decades, fighting to be the top planemaker in the world. Boeing and Airbus.Boeing/Airbus Boeing starte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Atlantic, Aircraft, Emirates, Airbus, Airlines, North America, Deliveries, Orders, Boeing


These are the top 10 safest low-cost carriers in the world, according to experts

JetBlue A320 aircraft.Marcus Mainka/Shutterstock AirlineRatings.com revealed its top 10 safest low-cost carriers in the world for 2022. Three US airlines made the list, including Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, and JetBlue Airways. Mexico-based Volaris also made the list despite the country having a Category 2 safety rating from the FAA. AirlineRatings.com, a website for airline safety and product reviews, announced its top 10 safest low-cost carriers for 2022, and three US carriers made th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Japan, England, New York, London, News, Australia, Mexico, Boston, Air Canada, US, Trends, European Union, Budapest


One of the newest airlines in the US is tackling the pilot shortage by paying them more and hiring from Australia

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways.Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is one of many airlines bracing for the global shortage of pilots as air travel ramps up. The startup airline is looking to fill about 280 open pilot spots as more aircraft are delivered.  Hourly pilot wages are being increased and Australian nationals can also fly for Breeze under the E-3 visa program. The airline industry is returning to normal, and that means once again contending with a globa...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Australia, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Pilots, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Jetblue Airways


Alaska Airlines is cutting 10% of its January flights due to 'unprecedented employee sick calls'

An Alaska Airlines plane taking off at JFK.Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Alaska Airlines announced it is cutting about 10% of its January flight departures due to Omicron. The airline said, "unprecedented employee sick calls" have made it difficult to operate reliably. Alaska's flight reductions come a week after JetBlue said it was cutting 1,280 flights due to a surge in sick calls. Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it is cutting about 10% of its flights through the end of January, ci...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, Jfk, Seattle, United, Jetblue, Staffing, United Airlines, Flight Cancellations, Alaska Airlines


I flew on Delta's regional aircraft and although it lacked some luxuries offered by JetBlue's, I was still impressed by its plush seats and roomy cabin

Flying on a Delta Embraer 170 from Boston to Philadelphia.Taylor Rains/Insider I flew on JetBlue and Delta's regional jets and I was impressed by both, though one was slightly better. JetBlue's amenity-heavy product included a few more features than Delta, like seatback screens and free WiFi. However, I appreciated both planes' 2x2 configuration, meaning no one would get stuck in the middle seat. Delta and JetBlue are giant competitors in the Northeast, both claiming a large sha...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Boston, Trends, Features, Aircraft, Delta, Philadelphia, Airbus, Airlines, United, Jetblue, Delta Air Lines, Jetblue Airways, T Mobile


JetBlue is cutting roughly 1,280 flights through mid-January and letting customers change and cancel their tickets for free

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321neo.David Slotnick/Business Insider JetBlue Airways will cut around 1,280 flights through mid-January in anticipation of the Omicron coronavirus variant's impact. Sick calls from workers due to Omicron has been impacting staffing levels at the airline. JetBlue customers with any type of ticket can change or cancel their travel through January. JetBlue Airways is feeling the effects of rising Omicron coronavirus variant cases and preemptively reducing its fligh...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, United, Jetblue, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Jetblue Airways, Joanna Geraghty


Airbus' flagship single-aisle jet will complete a 4,100-mile transatlantic passenger flight on Wednesday as more airlines downsize long-haul flights

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A321neoLR.Scandinavian Airlines Scandinavian Airlines will fly its Copenhagen to Washington, DC flight on Wednesday using a single-aisle plane.  The 4,100-mile route will be one of the longest ever flown by the aircraft, and the longest scheduled A321neoLR route once officially inaugurated in March.  More airlines are using single-aisle aircraft to lower costs on long-haul routes.  SAS Scandinavian Airlines will become the latest airline to complete a revenu...
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Delta dropped 10 more routes in back-to-back weeks of service reductions — see the full list

Delta Connection aircraft.Delta Air Line Delta Air Lines is dropping another ten routes in back-to-back network adjustments. The carrier explained the routes have been removed from its schedule as it evaluates restart dates. A majority of the axed routes are service to regional cities, like Freeland, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. Regional markets are becoming a regular casualty of airline network adjustments, with Delta axing a handful of routes in back-to-back weeks.Delta revealed on Dec...
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I went onboard one of Embraer's newest yet worst-selling jets and can't understand why more airlines aren't buying it. See inside the Embraer E195-E2.

An Embraer E195-E2 demonstration aircraft nicknamed "profit hunter" at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider Embraer has had trouble selling its most recent aircraft family comprised of the E190-E2 and E195-E2. Only 205 aircraft have been sold in the eight years since the program launched with airlines choosing the Airbus A220 over the E2. Embraer says it offers lower fuel burn and costs but airlines want the additional range and space of the A220.  Aircraft manufacturers in the past de...
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I flew on JetBlue's Embraer 190 for the first time and though the aging aircraft lacked the bells and whistles of the carrier's newer Airbus jets, I wouldn't hesitate to book it again

JetBlue Embraer 190 aircraft.EQRoy/Shutterstock I flew on a JetBlue Embraer 190 regional aircraft and was impressed by its plush, spacious seats. The plane offers more than enough inflight amenities for short-haul flights, like free WiFi. However, the Embraer does lack some of the features of the company's Airbus A320 series jets. JetBlue is known as "New York's Hometown Airline" with its strong presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and its recently formed alliance with...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Boston, Trends, Atlanta, Aer Lingus, Features, Delta, Airbus, Tsa, Jfk, Jetblue, American Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Embraer


Demand for pet-friendly airlines soars 950%, with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue leading the way

Pets traveling by air.Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock Demand for pet-friendly airlines soared 950% in the last 12 months, a Next Vacay report said.  Alaska Airlines and JetBlue rank among the best, the travel service said in a press release.  "Traveling with pets is more common than ever before," Next Vacay's CEO Naveen Dittakavi added. Demand for pet-friendly airlines has surged exponentially over the past 12 months, according to a report by travel service, Next Vacay. Naveen Dittakavi, t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Traveling, Animals, Pets, US, Trends, Delta, Jetblue, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Alaska Airline, VACAY


Singapore Airlines unveiled a swanky new lie-flat business class seat on its Boeing 737 MAX plane

Singapore Airlines 737 MAX business class seatSingapore Airlines Singapore Airlines unveiled its new lie-flat business class seat for its Boeing 737 MAX at the Dubai Air Show. The MAX is still grounded in countries the airline operates, but Singapore expects to fly the jet again this year. The 10-seat cabin features enhanced amenities, storage, privacy, space, and comfort for shorter flying. Two years after its grounding in March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX is slowly being recertified to fly a...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, London, News, Indonesia, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Aircraft, Northern Ireland, Airbus, Boeing, Seats, Singapore Airlines, Business Class


Frontier Airlines will end service to 2 major airports in 2022

Frontier AirlinesCarlos Yudica Frontier Airlines is leaving Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The airline will end service to the two cities indefinitely in Q1 2022, citing high airport costs as the reason. Frontier's cited high-costs stem from the major redevelopment project going on at Newark Liberty. Frontier Airlines is ending service to two major cities on the East Coast in the first quarter of 2022, the company said in its Q3 earnings ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Spirit, San Jose, Newark, East Coast, Routes, United, Southwest Airlines


Delta is expanding its domestic network with 8 new or returning routes as the competition intensifies — see the full list

Delta Air Lines at LaGuardia Airport.Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta is launching three new and five resumed routes by summer 2022 as competition grows in its hubs. The move comes as the Northeast Alliance expands in New York and Sun Country Airlines adds flights in Minneapolis.  The route adjustments will bring back the company's shuttle service between New York and Boston. Delta Air Lines' competitors in the Midwest and the Northeast are expanding in the carrier's primary hubs, and...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minneapolis, New York City, Trends, Atlanta, Delta, Portland, Airlines, Flights, Routes, Albany, Laguardia, Laguardia Airport


American Airlines is dropping 27 routes with New York taking the biggest hit - see the full list

Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images American Airlines is dropping 27 routes in 2022, 18 of which touch New York City airports. The move comes a week after the airline announced it was bolstering its Northeast Alliance with JetBlue Airways. The cuts also include completely dropping service to Ottawa, Canada, as well as ending some regional routes. American Airlines dropped 27 routes over the weekend as it continues to strategically shuffle its network.American Airlines is making m...
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Delta is resuming 12 more international routes as the US opens to vaccinated travelers - see the full list

Touring Delta Air Lines' new terminal at LaGuardia Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines is restarting 12 transatlantic routes as it responds to increasing international demand. Delta has seen a 450% surge in bookings since the US announced it would open its borders to vaccinated travelers. Restored service includes flights to European hotspots like Edinburgh, Zurich, and Copenhagen. Delta Air Lines is ramping up its 2022 transatlantic flight schedule with 12 restored routes ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Milan, News, Boston, US, Trends, Atlanta, Rome, Frankfurt, Prague, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, Delta


American and JetBlue are expanding their Northeast Alliance despite a looming DoJ lawsuit that could unravel it all

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways NYC Russ/Shutterstock American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are strengthening their controversial Northeast Alliance. Despite a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department, the duo is expanding its network and catering to business travelers. The alliance has the most frequencies in New York, with JetBlue adding its code to more American flights. American Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced their Northeast Alliance in July 2020 with the intent to of...
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These are the airlines - and airports - most likely to experience delays or cancelations

AP Photo/Eugene Garcia A new study reveals the airlines and airports that are the most likely to experience flight delays or cancelations. The study looked at a two-year period from July 2019 to July 2021 to capture pre-pandemic and pandemic flying. Allegiant Air and Newark Liberty International Airport are the entities most likely to have a flight disruption. Airlines have had a rough couple of months with delays and cancelations, with many major US carriers experiencing operational ...
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Frontier Airlines is expanding its network out of Orlando with 16 new routes this November - see the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is launching 16 new routes from Orlando International Airport this holiday season. The network expansion will make the airline the largest nonstop operator out of Orlando. The US is reopening its borders on November 8, boosting both international and domestic travel demand. Frontier Airlines is expanding its domestic and international network with new routes out of Orlando International Airport in November an...
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This is what airline chefs actually do to prepare passenger meals onboard

Austrian Airlines onboard chef Austrian Airlines Flying chefs are slowly returning to the sky after the pandemic suspended the high-touch service. Inflight chefs are responsible for food preparation and taste but do not cook from scratch onboard. Only a handful of airlines worldwide have food experts onboard, with some retiring the service due to high costs. Receiving an inflight meal on long-haul flights is the standard on most international carriers. Passengers can expect anything fr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Indonesia, Trends, Features, Etihad, Jetblue, Airline Food, Turkish Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, Garuda


JetBlue is trying to cater to business travelers on its London routes with a new Mint business class cabin. But it's missing some key amenities.

Flying JetBlue Airways from London to New York in Mint business class. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue is the newest airline flying between New York and London, catering to both leisure and business travelers. Mint business class has been fully upgraded for the long-haul flights with a new cabin and dining experience. The flights are, however, not perfectly suited to match the needs of traditional business travelers. JetBlue is looking to make a splash in the transatlantic market with the s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Air Canada, New York City, US, Trends, Aer Lingus, Flying, Atlantic, Heathrow, Gatwick


Qatar Airways glamorous new business class suite is traveling the globe on its newest plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - take a look

Inside a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Thomas Pallini/Insider Qatar Airways started flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2021 with a new business class product. A total of 30 business class s2uites comprise the cabin with sliding doors for privacy. New innovations including a wireless charging pad can also be found in the suites. Qatar Airways has a new product to offer its premium cabin customers that are flying on the newest addition to the airline's aircraft family. ...
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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


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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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


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...
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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


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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