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On the brand trail: Oakland to Denver (and back again)

I interrupt my regular scheduled posting—word of the week, monthly linkfest—to bring you some notes and images from my recent trip to Denver. It was my first out-of-California trip, and first non-driving trip, since May 2019, and the most time (four full days) I’ve ever spent in the Mile-High City. It was my bad luck to schedule the outgoing portion of the trip via Southwest Airlines, which had just canceled more than 2,000 flights and rescheduled my own 8:10 a.m. flight three times be...
Tags: Travel, Art, New York, Minneapolis, Colorado, California, Israel, San Francisco, Turkey, History, Chicago, Signs, North Dakota, Linguistics, Las Vegas, Oakland


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...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Delta, Usa Today, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, SkyWest, SkyWest Airlines, United Delta


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 lost $75 million after the four-day meltdown that left passengers stranded

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock Southwest Airlines said it lost $75 million during its Columbus Day weekend meltdown. The airline posted a $135 million third-quarter loss and said revenue is still down 17% compared to 2019. Southwest expects a $100 million loss in the fourth quarter despite an increase in bookings for the holiday season. Southwest Airlines lost $75 million in a four-day operational meltdown that forced over 2,000 flight cancellations and lef...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, California, Trends, Cnn, Loss, Earnings, Meltdown, Illinois, Southwest Airlines, Flight Cancellations, Southwest, Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Boeing


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


Southwest Airlines shows off its unique history and company culture with its corporate office - see inside the company's Texas headquarters

The Winning Spirit conference room BOKA Powell Southwest Airlines displays its history and company culture in its corporate office in Dallas, Texas. The company's headquarters feature murals, unique lounges, model aircraft, and old flight attendant uniforms. Employees can watch Southwest aircraft take off and land from its deck overlooking Dallas Love Field Airport. Southwest Airlines turned 50 this year, and its long history of humor, hot pants, and unique marketing campaigns has ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Halloween, Texas, Trends, Features, Dallas, Southwest Airlines, Dot, Southwest Culture, Southwest, Dallas Texas, Herb Kelleher, Gary Kelly, Kelleher, Corgan


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...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Features, Alaska, Airbus, Taylor, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Bombardier, Jetblue Airways


Southwest Airlines' CEO issued a formal apology to customers after delays left them stranded for hours over the weekend: 'This is not the experience you deserve'

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly issued a formal apology for the company's weekend meltdown. He addressed customers and employees directly, apologizing for the negative impact the breakdown had. Company COO Mike Van de Ven explained why the chaos happened and asked customers to give Southwest another chance. Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly issued a formal apology to customers on Thursday after its weekend meltdown that impacted th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Las Vegas, Apology, Southwest Airlines, Orlando, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Southwest, Kelly, Romano, Gary Kelly, CBS Chicago


Southwest Airlines' exec says a 'staffing cushion' is needed to avoid further schedule reductions

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines canceled over 3,000 flights in a weekend meltdown, leaving passengers stranded. COO Mike Van de Ven says the airline needs a "staffing cushion" to better prepare for disruptions. Van de Ven warns the company may reduce its winter flight schedule if it cannot find enough workers. Southwest Airlines' COO Mike Van de Ven told employees on Sunday that a "staffing cushion" is needed to prevent further sche...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Jordan, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Jacksonville, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Murray, Southwest


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


There is no evidence Southwest flights were cancelled due to a vaccine protest, FAA says

A Southwest Airlines plane lands at Los Angeles International Airport. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Southwest Airlines cancelled more than 1,800 flights over the weekend. The company and its pilot union both said the issue was unrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Southwest is requiring employees to be vaccinated by December 8. There is no evidence that Southwest Airlines' operational difficulties over the weekend "were related to vaccine mandates," the Federal Aviation Admini...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Republican, Pilots, Faa, Charles Davis, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Southwest's weekend meltdown wasn't due to a vaccine protest, its pilots union says

Southwest Airlines pilot Mike Stewart/AP Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend due to staffing shortages. High-profile public figures incorrectly suggested the shortages were due to an anti-vax walkout. The company's pilot union said flight crews were not participating in a protest. Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend due to a confluence of severe weather and air traffic control issues, leaving thousands of travelers stranded. T...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Fox News, Biden, Delays, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Cancellation, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Southwest


Delta is falling behind top competitors by not mandating vaccines for employees despite Biden’s mandate

Delta Air Lines has not yet mandated vaccines for workers despite President Joe Biden's executive order for federal contractors. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Delta Air Lines hasn't yet required vaccines for employees despite President Biden's mandate for federal contractors. American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines now require employees to be vaccinated. Delta says its existing strategy of encouraging vaccines is helping to increase the vaccination rates. ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Biden, United, Southwest Airlines


Frontier Airlines announced 12 new routes with a focus on Cancun and Tampa - see the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321 Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock.com Frontier announced 12 new routes in its latest network expansion, focusing on Mexico and Florida. Cancun will get six new routes beginning in December and Tampa will get five beginning in November. The airline will offer introductory fares starting at $39 one-way to Tampa and $89 one-way to Cancun. See more stories on Insider's business page. Frontier Airlines announced 12 new routes on Wednesday and it's honing in on M...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, News, Minneapolis, Mexico, Boston, Trends, Atlanta, Delta, Wisconsin, Spirit, Rochester, Airlines, Detroit


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


Southwest Airlines painted Disney characters on one of its planes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the airline and Walt Disney World

Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World's commemorative aircraft Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World Resort teamed up to create an iconic 50th-anniversary aircraft livery. The plane features both company's 50th-anniversary logos and is finished with an "EARidescent treatment." See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World Resort unveiled a special co-branded aircraft livery on Tuesday to cele...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Disney, Trends, Features, Aircraft, Houston, Walt Disney World, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Southwest, Livery, 50th Anniversary, Minnie


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


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 found success with free booze, arm wrestling, and go-go boots - take a look at the 50-year-old airline's full history

Southwest Airlines first flight attendant uniforms Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines, the US's largest domestic carrier, celebrated its 50th anniversary in June. The airline found success using unconventional marketing strategies focused on humor, booze, arm wrestling, and go-go boots. Southwest grew its network by beating the Wright Amendment, a law implemented to restrict operations out of its Dallas Love Field base. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, Mississippi, California, Mexico, Kentucky, US, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, Features, Herb, Hawaii, Jimmy Carter, New Orleans


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...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Colorado, Mexico, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Chicago, Austin, United States, Delta, Silicon Valley, Boeing




An African airline just started flying regularly between New York and Baltimore using one of Airbus' newest jets, but most Americans can't book a seat on it

Air Senegal Airbus A330-900neo Davide Calabresi/Shutterstock Air Senegal has launched service between its country's capital of Dakar to Baltimore in the US. The airline will run the route with a layover in New York in each direction, but most Americans cannot purchase tickets for the domestic flight. One of Airbus' newest wide-body jets, the A330-900neo, will operate the route. See more stories on Insider's business page. African airline Air Senegal launched flights from Dakar ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Maryland, US, Trends, Senegal, United States, Airbus, Jfk, Baltimore, International Civil Aviation Organization, Routes, Southwest Airlines, Amtrak



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