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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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DOT is investigating more than a dozen airlines over slow refunds after fielding a record 102,561 passenger complaints last year

Spirit Airlines cancelled more than 400 flights on August 3 in the third consecutive delay of cancellations and delays. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Department of Transportation is investigating several airlines over complaints of slow refunds. It received 102,561 aviation consumer complaints last year, marking a 568.4% increase from 2019. Many of these are about refunds for cancellations, delays, and flyers postponing due to COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Canada announces vaccine mandate for travelers

By Paula Newton | CNN Canada will require most commercial passengers traveling by air, rail or large ship to be fully vaccinated by fall. The vaccination requirement “includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on inter-provincial trains and passengers on large, marine vessels with overnight accommodations such as cruise ships,” said Omar Alghabra, Canada’s transport minister, during a virtual news conference Friday. The Canadian government also will mandate that all federal employees be f...
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Chase Points Can Now Be Transferred To Air Canada Aeroplan!

Effective today you can now transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points into Air Canada Aeroplan miles at a 1:1 ratio: Air Canada brought the Aeroplan program in-house last November and eliminated fuel surcharges. They will also launch a co-brand Chase card in the US and you can register to get 10K bonus miles on top of […]
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Two More Airlines Set Schedules Through Year-End While American Reorients in Phoenix

Summer continues to inch forward in Airlineville with fits and starts of activity punctuated by moments of cautious panic about the reports of the Delta variant’s spread around town. Will this cause residents to crawl back inside? So far, it doesn’t seem that way, but you know everyone is glued to their TV sets. The Cirium data this week shows that both Ms Blue and the Eskimo have set their plans through year-end. Meanwhile, the Eagle spent a lot of time thinking about the desert this winte...
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One of Embraer's worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada's Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

An Embraer E195-E2 aircraft rendering in Porter Airlines colors. Porter Airlines and Embraer Porter Airlines is ordering 30 of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft as it expands to jet operations. Embraer has struggled to sell its E190-E2 family of aircraft, with less than 200 total firm orders before Porter. Porter can use the aircraft to fly to further destinations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada's Porter Airl...
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I flew on JetBlue founder's David Neeleman's new airline and saw how it's nothing like his old one - but it isn't supposed to be

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is the latest brainchild of JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman. The two airlines couldn't be any more different, however, despite having the same founder. Breeze's strategy is completely diffeent from JetBlue but still works even though it offers a different product. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways revolutionized air travel in the US when it...
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Air Canada's Quarterly Loss Narrows as Travel Demand Returns

(Reuters) -Air Canada reported a smaller second-quarter loss on Friday, as rising vaccination rates and easing restrictions aided a rebound in...
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Air Canada Has Enough Pilots to Meet Demand as U.S. Tourists Return

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest carrier Air Canada said on Tuesday it has all the "fully qualified" pilots it needs to meet higher travel...
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I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
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IN FACT THE BAG CONTAINED HIS CPAP MACHINE

A 74-year-old man shut down the Fort Lauderdale Airport on Saturday when he told an Air Canada agent he had a bomb in his bag after learning that he would have to pay for his carry-on item. (Thanks to Fabian Marson)
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Canada: Canada's Transport Minister Approves Air Transat's Take-Over By Air Canada - McMillan LLP

In a long-awaited decision, on February 11, 2021, Canada's newly appointed Transport Minister approved Air Canada's acquisition of rival Air Transat on public interest grounds.
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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. ACTION COLLECTIVE (RECOURS COLLECTIF) : L’action collective visant des compagnies aériennes canadiennes en lien avec l’annulation de plusieurs vols en raison de l’état de pandémie mondiale de la ...
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[Air Canada Files Motion To Dismiss] Don’t Mess With The DOT! DOT Proposes $25.5 Million Fine Against Air Canada For Refund Shenanigans!

Update, 7/2: Air Canada has responded with a motion to dismiss the enforcement action. In it they say that they retain the right to refuse refunds on non-refundable tickets, even if they cancel flights. They write that the DOT can’t take enforcement action against them as they did not violate any laws and DOT guidance is […]
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I flew on a 38-year-old Boeing 757 used as a 'testbed' and saw how it's ushering in the next era of tech to help stop the rise in pilot error-related incidents

Flying on Honeywell Aerospace's Boeing 757 testbed aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Honeywell Aerospace is one of the leading aviation firms developing the safety technology of the future. Its largest aircraft, a Boeing 757, tests everything from weather radar to brand-new engines. The tech being developed by Honeywell and tested by the aircraft could've avoided recent near misses and can save lives. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 7, 2017, a routine...
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US officials propose $25 million fine against Air Canada over airfare refunds

US officials are seeking a $25 million fine from Air Canada, accusing the airline of failing to provide timely refunds to more than 5,000 passengers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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US Seeks to Fine Air Canada $25.5 Million Over Slow Refunds

The U.S. government is seeking to fine Air Canada more than $25 million over what it says have been slow refunds for passengers whose flights were canceled since the pandemic started.
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US seeks to fine Air Canada US$25.5m over slow refunds

The US Transportation Department said Tuesday it is seeking to fine Air Canada about US$25.5 million (NZ$35.81m) for what it termed extreme delays in giving refunds to thousands of passengers whose flights across the U.S.-Canada border... [Author: [email protected]]
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Don’t Mess With The DOT! DOT Proposes $25.5 Million Fine Against Air Canada For Refund Shenanigans!

Air Canada has been one of the worst actors with COVID-19 refunds. While other airlines were stingy, they generally paid up when a passenger filed a DOT complaint for a refund due to a flight cancelled by the airline. But not Air Canada. The Canada Transportation Agency ruled last year that they don’t have the ability […]
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U.S. Seeks $25.5 Million Fine From Air Canada Over Delayed Refunds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday said it was seeking a $25.5 million fine from Air Canada over the carrier’s...
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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. TRANSPORT ET AFFRÈTEMENT : Le jugement ayant retenu la responsabilité contractuelle d’Air Canada en raison de sa politique tarifaire discriminatoire à l’égard des personnes handicapées ou obèses ...
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Canada: Who Gets The Dog? Court Endorses Broader Ownership Considerations For Pets - Gardiner Roberts LLP

On a day when travelers are learning that Air Canada has barred emotional support animals from planes, it is worth remembering that in the eyes of the law pets have traditionally been treated...
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Air Canada Executives to Return Bonuses After Government Aid Outcry

TORONTO (Reuters) - Top executives at Air Canada will return their bonuses and share awards, the carrier said on Sunday, in response to "public...
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Air Canada gave out $10M in bonuses amid bailout negotiations with Ottawa

Air Canada’s top executives and eligible management received $10 million worth of COVID-19-specific bonuses, as well as special share...
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Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc

A Qantas Airbus A380. TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters The steep drop in travel caused some airlines to move up retirement dates for aging aircraft. Older aircraft are on the chopping block as airlines turn to newer ones like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly vanishing due to their size and cost to operate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties.As Boeing and Airbus continue to ...
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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...
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Is it safe to fly? Experts share risks to consider, precautions to take, and how vaccines may affect air travel.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider While some aren't yet considering air travel amidst the pandemic, others are eager to resume flying. Before booking any cheap ticket, it's important to be aware of the risks of flying during COVID-19. We talked to doctors, pilots, and other industry experts about whether it is safe to fly right now. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Vaccine rollouts are underway...
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