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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 ...
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2 airlines are adding non-stop flights between Kansas City and Tampa for the Super Bowl with fares climbing over $700 one-way

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines planes. HMBSoFL Photography/Shutterstock.com Southwest Airlines and American Airlines are adding non-stop flights to the Super Bowl. A one-way ticket from Kansas City to Tampa on Southwest costs over $700 at the time of writing.  Tickets to the big game will be limited to 22,000, split between the general public and healthcare workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Super Bowl LV is approaching as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepar...
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Boeing will stop making the 747 after more than 51 years of passenger flight. Here's the history of how the iconic plane changed the world.

A Qantas Boeing 747-400 aircraft. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Boeing's most iconic aircraft — the 747 — is celebrating 51 years of passenger service in January. Most of the world's airlines, however, are retiring their 747s in favor of new, fuel-efficient jets. The final models will be delivered to cargo giant Atlas Air in 2022, marking the end of the program. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the greatest feats of American aerospace engineering celebrated 50 years of pas...
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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 ...
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Airlines have banned more than 2,500 passengers for not wearing masks - here are the carriers that have booted the most

A Delta Air Lines flight attendant. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider More than 2,500 passengers have been banned from US airlines for non-compliance with mask policies.  Delta Air Lines banned 880 passengers, including six on a flight where Mitt Romney was harassed.  President Joe Biden signed a mask mandate for air travelers on his first full day in office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden just signed an executive order to mandate ma...
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Biden just signed an executive order that mandates mask-wearing while flying and utilizing most forms of mass transit

Then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday requiring air passengers wear masks. Airports and commercial aircraft are included, as well as other modes of transport including trains. New testing requirements to enter the US from abroad are also being reviewed.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Preside...
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American Airlines will now deliver wine to your door, and you can get air miles for every dollar spent. A 3-bottle monthly subscription costs $100.

American Airlines American Airlines is launching a wine delivery service. Members of American's loyalty program will earn two miles per dollar spent on each order. You can choose a pre-selected box of mixed wines, build your own box, or buy a $100-a-month subscription for three bottles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. American Airlines is the latest industry giant to start selling its onboard food and drink to people stuck at home during the pandemic.The airline is lau...
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Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
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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


Airlines are enacting security measures even stricter than post-9/11 on flights to Washington, DC as violent extremism threatens Biden's inauguration

An airplane flies near the Pentagon. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post Airlines are stepping up their security measures on flights to Washington, DC ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. "These new security measures are more extensive and stringent compared to those implemented after 9/11," industry analyst Henry Harteveldt of Atmosphere Research Group told Insider.  Alaska Airlines is enacting the most stringent policies that restrict ticket sales on Washington flights and w...
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Allegiant Air is adding 21 low-cost leisure routes to this year with service to 3 new cities - here's the full list

An Allegiant Air Airbus A320 aircraft. Ryan Fletcher / Shutterstock.com Allegiant Air is adding 21 new routes and three new cities in 2021. The route expansion spans from coast to coast with the first routes launching in March. Regions with beaches, national parks, and/or mountains are among the main focus as that's where travel trends are now pointing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Allegiant Air is continuing a nationwide expansion with 21 new routes planned for 2021...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Wyoming, Missouri, Deutsche Bank, Vacation, Aviation, Airbus


FAA: 'zero tolerance' for unruly airline passengers, maskless MAGA jerks face possible jail

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order on Wednesday that directs the FAA to take a "zero tolerance policy" after Trump supporters were disruptive and refused to wear masks on some recent flights, reports Reuters: Dickson told Reuters the FAA's special emphasis program would last through March 30 and warned disruptive passengers could face up to $35,000 fines and possible jail time. — Read the rest
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Being a MAGA Asshole On a Plane Could Soon Net You a $35,000 Fine

Checked bags aren’t the only things that cost extra: Under a new policy announced by the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, airplane passengers who act like giant assholes by threatening or assaulting crew members could soon be subject to $35,000 in fines or up to 20 years imprisonment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Masks, Delta, Airlines, Passengers, Federal Aviation Administration, Airplane Passengers, Crew Members


The Indonesian airline that just suffered another Boeing 737 crash has a history of 4 accidents in the last 9 years - all with the same plane

A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-300. CLARA PRIMA/AFP Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air has a track record of incidents with the Boeing 737, mostly from pilot error and aircraft overshooting the runway on landing.  Saturday's incident is the airline's fifth incident with the Boeing 737 since 2008 and the only one in which passengers lost their lives. The Boeing 737, however, has been a proven safe aircraft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sriwijaya Air is still reeling from th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, News, Air Travel, Indonesia, Planes, Trends, Spain, European Union, Flying, Belgium, Aviation, Malaysia Airlines, Plane Crash, Airlines


JetBlue just unveiled the ultra-modern cabin of its latest plane - take a look inside its brand-new Airbus A220 jets

JetBlue Airways unveiled the cabin of its new Airbus A220 aircraft that will replace the aging Embraer E190 flight.  The 140-seat cabin is arranged in a unique 2-3 configuration with no shortage of the perks for which JetBlue is known including free in-flight entertainment and WiFi.  Flights begin in the spring starting on the Boston-Fort Lauderdale route before the aircraft expands to cities across the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Tuesday unveiled ...
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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...
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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...
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Hecklers shout insults at Rep. Lou Correa in airport

A video shows hecklers accosting Rep. Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, at an airport, hurling expletives and pointing fingers. In some instances, the congressman shouts back at them. It was not immediately clear when or where the video was shot. It was posted on the YouTube page of The Healthy Alchemist, where other videos suggest the explosion in Nashville on Dec. 25 was the result of a missile strike, discuss a UFO sighting and claim that voting machines in Georgia were inappropriately c...
Tags: Politics, News, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Washington Dc, Nashville, Airlines, Donald Trump, Trump, Reagan National Airport, Santa Ana, Sen Lindsey Graham, Correa, U S Capitol


Anti-Trump protest set for downtown L.A.; pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills

Demonstrations for and against President Donald Trump are scheduled in the Southland today, amid calls for the president’s ouster three days after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a melee that resulted in five deaths. The group Refuse Fascism planned a demonstration and “car caravan” at noon in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, part of a nationwide series of demonstrations. The group will denounce Wednesday’s violence and call for the removal of Trump and Vice Preside...
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Airlines and flight attendants concerned about security when pro-Trump rioters leave DC

By Pete Muntean, Gregory Wallace, Eric Levenson and Francesca Street, CNN (CNN) — Airlines and two unions representing flight attendants are concerned about in-flight security as the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the US Capitol Wednesday leave the Washington DC area. American Airlines and United Airlines have both increased staffing at the DC-area airports where they operate. American is also suspending alcohol service on its flights to and from the region. The Association of Flight Attendants-...
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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 is banning alcohol on flights to and from Washington, DC, as the aviation industry ramps up safety measures following the Capitol riots

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images American Airlines has suspended alcohol sales on flights to and from the Washington, DC area after pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in a violent insurrection that lasted hours. The airline has also increased staffing at nearby airports, and along with Delta Air Lines is working with law enforcement. Airl...
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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...
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American Airlines grounding emotional-support animals

By David Koenig | Associated Press DALLAS — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect Monday, although passengers who already bought tickets can fly with a companion animal until Feb. 1. The move follows a similar decision by Alaska Airlines and i...
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Emirates just unveiled the swanky high-end design for its new Airbus A380 as most airlines say goodbye to the enormous plane - see inside

An Emirates Airbus A380. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com Emirates is giving its new Airbus A380s an interior upgrade with each cabin receiving an enhancement. Economy class will receive "ergonomically designed" seats with leather headrests and tray tables with wood finishes. Premium economy will also make its first debut at the airline with 56 recliner seats in an elegant cabin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Emirates is one of the few airlines still flying the Airbu...
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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...
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Alaska Airlines is banning emotional support animals as the DOT's new rule take effect in January

A dog flying on an airplane. Angel DiBilio/Shutterstock.com and Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines will only allow trained service dogs to fly on its planes in 2021.  A new Department of Transportation rule takes effect on January 11, 2021, that defines a service animal as a trained dog and gives airlines the flexibility to limit which animals they allow onboard. Airlines have been looking to close the emotional support animal loophole for years after onboard incidents with the often untrain...
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Alaska Airlines to Ban 'Emotional Support' Animals Starting January 11

Alaska Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will no longer allow passengers to bring emotional support animals on its aircraft for any reservations made after January 11. The airline is the first to ban emotional support animals following new guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation about what kind of…Read more...
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Boeing’s troubled 737 Max plane resumes commercial service in U.S.

The re-certified Boeing 737 Max took its first U.S. commercial flight in nearly two years on Tuesday following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.
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JetBlue has banned Lil Pump for life after the rapper refused to wear a mask on a flight

Rapper Lil Pump performs during the 2020 Adult Video News Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 25, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images 20-year-old rapper Lil Pump has been issued a lifetime ban from JetBlue after he refused to wear a mask on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles. A spokesperson for the airline said Lil Pump "became verbally abusive with crew members after being asked multiple times and refusing to comply with JetBlue's ...
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