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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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American says that its new contract with customers doesn't let it strand passengers, despite ambiguous wording

An American Airlines airport check-in line. Brandon Bell/Getty American Airlines updated its conditions of carriage in August with new language surrounding its obligations to passengers. One industry expert is concerned about the ambiguity of the new language regarding delayed passengers. American maintains that the new language doesn't reflect a change in policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is pushing back on reports that its new conditions of c...
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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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Travelers are experiencing the worst of aviation this summer as delays, cancellations, and violence plague the skies

Crowds seen at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia on December 18, 2020. Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images The summer travel season is off to a rough start thanks to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. Airlines quickly found themselves overscheduled and understaffed due to pandemic cuts. Hiring plans are in motion but it will be a while until airlines reach full strength. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flying is back, and with a vengeanc...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Colombia, Arizona, Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest, Henry Harteveldt, Arlington Virginia, Atmosphere Research Group, Daniel Slim, Allana Akhtar, COVID


Flying has been an absolute mess this summer - and it may get worse before it gets better

Crowds seen at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia on December 18, 2020. Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images The summer travel season is off to a rough start thanks to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. Airlines quickly found themselves overscheduled and understaffed due to pandemic cuts. Hiring plans are in motion but it will be a while until airlines reach full strength. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flying is back, and with a vengeanc...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Colombia, Arizona, Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest, Henry Harteveldt, Arlington Virginia, Atmosphere Research Group, Daniel Slim, Allana Akhtar, COVID


Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are 'extremely vulnerable'

Travelers have been required to wear masks on airplanes for more than one year. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing masks onboard airplanes is here to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Transportation Security Administration


United is upgrading most of its planes to include television screens, power outlets, and more by 2025 while getting rid of smaller jets

A rendering of United Airlines' new signature interior. United Airlines United Airlines is adding 270 aircraft to its fleet that will come standard with seat-back television screens. Existing Boeing and Airbus will be upgraded to include seat-back screens through 2025. United can now better compete with Delta Air Lines and surpasses American Airlines in the entertainment realm. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines is giving its aircraft a massive upgrade to...
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United just made the largest aircraft order in its history for 270 new Boeing and Airbus jets with seatback screens, WiFi, and more first class seats

United Airlines' brand-new Boeing 737 Max. United Airlines United Airlines just announced an order for 270 new aircraft to revitalize its aging narrow-body aircraft fleet. The Boeing 737 Max and Airbus A321neo were chosen in an order valued at more than $30 billion. In-flight entertainment will also be added to all existing narrow-body aircraft by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next era of United Airlines is now arriving.A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft painte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines, Boeing, United, United Airlines


Airlines are not prepared for the surge in travelers because they don't have enough planes - or pilots to fly them

A Southwest Airlines plane lands at Los Angeles International Airport. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Airlines are discovering they retired too many aircraft during the pandemic and let go too many pilots and flight attendants. Southwest Airlines says it doesn't have enough planes to sustain its model in 2022 and 2023. Airline schedules are highly unreliable as a result, leading to flight changes and cancellations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Travel is surging ...
Tags: US, Trends, Delta, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, United, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest, Los Angeles International Airport, Henry Harteveldt, McDonnell Douglas, Harteveldt


Southwest CEO says the airline doesn't have enough planes for 2022 as demand spikes and it hints at more international flying

Southwest Airlines needs more planes to keep up with demand. AP Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly doesn't think his airline has enough planes to continue its current business model in 2022 and 2023. New Boeing 737 Max aircraft are scheduled to enter the fleet as part of a modernization program. Purchasing used aircraft would be costly and run counter to Southwest's long-term fleet plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is coming out of the pand...
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Airline check-ins won't turn into a 'Weight Watchers-like' scenario, despite passengers being heavier, say industry experts

Helane Becker, an airlines analyst and managing director of investment bank Cowen. Helane Becker Airlines won't weigh passengers to stay within safety limits despite being heavier, says experts. Airlines can conduct passenger surveys and use CDC population averages to calculate weights. American Airlines told Insider that its average passenger is now eight pounds heavier. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airline passengers have gotten heavier, but companies are unli...
Tags: Cdc, US, America, Trends, Airlines, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Becker, Henry Harteveldt, Federal Aviation Administration FAA


Airlines could hike charges on overweight baggage because passengers are getting heavier, according to an industry expert

Passengers board an American Airlines flight from California to North Carolina Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Airlines could use higher passenger weights to charge more for baggage, says an industry expert. American Airlines said its average passenger weights had risen by eight pounds. But experts say airlines are unlikely to weigh passengers before they board their flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airlines could hike charges on overweight baggage as they...
Tags: Transportation, California, Planes, America, Trends, Airlines, North Carolina, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Journal, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


American Airlines could pay $1 billion for up to 250 eVTOLs to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines said it'd invest in Vertical Aerospace and agree to preorder its eVTOL aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is designed to fly up to four passengers distances of over 100 miles. Experts expect more airlines to invest in eVTOL aircraft as firms develop them. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an investment in the future of aviation, anno...
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American Airlines wants to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic with a $1 billion pre-order for up to 250 eVTOLs

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines will invest $25 million in Vertical Aerospace for up to 250 electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is slated to fly up to four passengers distances of more than 100 miles. More airlines are expected to invest in eVTOLs as more firms develop the new type of aircraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an inve...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft, Delta, Airlines, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Fort Worth Texas, Los Angeles International Airport


JetBlue founder David Neeleman's Breeze is ready for takeoff. Here's 7 problems the new airline already has, according an expert.

A Breeze Airways plane. Breeze Airways Breeze Airways is finally launching flights but not all are sold on its business model. Analyst Henry Harteveldt is concerned about the airline's route network, high fee structure, and tech-focused model. Breeze seeks to create demand with low-cost leisure routes to underserved cities across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is finally making its debut on May 27 just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, New Orleans, Aviation, South America, Airbus, Donald Trump, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue


American Airlines and others carriers were left helpless after a system outage crippled operations, causing delays

Airline passengers wait to board a flight from Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan National Airport. DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty A system outage at Sabre wreaked havoc on airlines around the world overnight. Passenger service systems were down and airlines couldn't sell tickets, check-in passengers, or dispatch flights. Airlines have begun the recovery process to mitigate any ripple effects ahead of the weekend. See more stories on Insider's business page. Travelers arriving at airport...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Airports, Air Travel, Cbs News, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Ronald Reagan, Alaska, Washington Dc, Sydney, Aviation


American Airlines made a bet on South America for 2021. Civil unrest and spiking COVID-19 cases are now threatening its success in the region.

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. William Perugini/shutterstock American Airlines is facing numerous setbacks in South America. Rising COVID-19 cases in Chile, Brazil, and Peru forced the airline to cut flights in April. Civil unrest and protests in Colombia are now further threatening success in the region. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines' expansion strategy in South America is experiencing a seemingly never-ending stream of hurdles. Tourism-d...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, News, Greece, Planes, Israel, US, Trends, European Union, Analysis, Chicago, Colombia, Flying, Santiago


Irresistibly cheap flights to hot destinations like Japan are prompting Americans to gamble with travel restrictions

Tokyo International Airport. IamDoctorEgg/Shutterstock.com Airlines unleashed lower fares than ever this week to destinations like Tokyo, Japan, sitting up demand. But while Americans delight in their cheap flights, the gamble lies in whether they'll able to take them. Most countries have not opened their doors to US tourists even as vaccinations soar. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airlines are making it hard for Americans not to book international trips by unleas...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, France, US, America, Trends, Chile, Italy, Croatia, Tokyo, Miami, South America, Philadelphia, Airlines, United


Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them

Flying on Delta Air Lines during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said on CNBC Thursday flying in the middle seat is "absolutely safe." The airline will fill planes to capacity starting May 1 in an end to the year-long seat-blocking policy. Guiding the airline's decision are experts from the Mayo Clinic and Emory University. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines is holding firm on its commitment to end a year-long middle s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mayo Clinic


Why every major US airline will ignore the CDC's new suggestion to block middle seats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tami Chappell/Reuters Airlines will likely not be blocking middle seats despite a new CDC recommendation. Mask-wearing policies and high-efficiency particulate air filters have greatly reduced onboard outbreaks. Airlines have also begun selling summer flights based on flights being sold to capacity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airlines are not convinced by the newly-released report by the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Delta, American, United, and other major airlines signal rejection of new CDC guidance saying they should block middle seats

Flying on a crowded United Airlines flight. Thomas Pallini/Insider A new CDC report released Wednesday suggests middle seat blocking reduces the spread of COVID-19 on airplanes. Airlines for America and analysts are pushing back, saying the report doesn't take into account new safety measures. The CDC also gave vaccinated individuals the green light to travel within the US earlier this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Cdc, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, United Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Us Department Of Defense, Delta Air Lines, Dod, IATA, Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines


Airlines reject CDC's suggestion that carriers should block middle seats

Flying on a crowded United Airlines flight. Thomas Pallini/Insider A new CDC report released Wednesday suggests middle seat blocking reduces the spread of COVID-19 on airplanes. Airlines for America and analysts are pushing back, saying the report doesn't take into account new safety measures. The CDC also gave vaccinated individuals the green light to travel within the US earlier this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Cdc, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, United Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Us Department Of Defense, Delta Air Lines, Dod, IATA, Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines


A Royal Caribbean-owned cruise line just announced a vaccine requirement. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew.

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Greece, Australia, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Cyprus, Cruise, United Kingdom, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises


Delta spent the pandemic earning goodwill from passengers and workers. It might be about to vanish.

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty and PAULO NUNES DOS SANTOS/AFP/Getty Delta Air Lines and CEO Ed Bastian are facing boycotts in response to Georgia's new controversial voter rights law. Bastian initially praised the bill but later came out against its strict measures that limit voting capabilities. Boycotts from Georgia's business community could seriously impact Delta's bottom line. See more stories on Insider's business page. It started wi...
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A US cruise line just announced a vaccine requirement. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Greece, Israel, US, Trends, Cyprus, Cruise, United Kingdom, Richard Branson, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises, Odyssey


A UK cruise line just announced a vaccine requirement. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Greece, Israel, US, Trends, Cyprus, Cruise, United Kingdom, Richard Branson, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises, Odyssey


Royal Caribbean just announced a vaccine requirement on its new summer sailings. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Greece, Israel, US, Trends, Cyprus, Cruise, United Kingdom, Richard Branson, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises, Odyssey


Richard Branson's cruise line just announced a vaccine requirement. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, Israel, US, Trends, Cruise, United Kingdom, Richard Branson, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises, Carnival, Cruise Ships, Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises


Royal Caribbean has announced its first 'fully vaccinated' cruises. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Israel, US, Trends, Cruise, United Kingdom, Vaccine, Benjamin Netanyahu, Saga cruises, Carnival, Cruise Ships, Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises, Holland America, Royal Caribbean Cruises


These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, US, Trends, Cruise, United Kingdom, Vaccine, Saga cruises, Carnival, Cruise Ships, Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises, Holland America, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention