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United Airlines slapped with record $1.9 million fine for delays that left passengers stuck on planes for lengthy periods

The fine imposed on United was the largest of its kind, according to officials. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines has been hit with a $1.9 million penalty for long tarmac delays, per Reuters. A consent order cited 25 incidents that occurred between December 2015 and February of this year. The airline breached federal rules by keeping passengers stuck on planes for too long. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines has been fined $1.9 million by the Department ...
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United Airlines hit with record $1.9 million fine for delays that left passengers stuck on planes for lengthy periods

The fine imposed on United was the largest of its kind, according to the Transportation Department. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines has been hit with a $1.9 million penalty for long tarmac delays, per Reuters. A consent order cited 25 incidents that occurred between December 2015 and February of this year. The airline breached federal rules by keeping passengers stuck on planes for too long. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines has been fined $1.9 millio...
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Delta pushes airlines to create a national 'no fly' list of unruly passengers, after banning 1,600 people from its flights

Delta Airlines plane. SOPA Images/Getty Images Delta wants a national "no fly" list of unruly passengers, it said in a memo seen by Reuters. Delta has put 1,600 passengers on its own "no fly" list, it said in the memo. "A list of banned customers doesn't work as well if that customer can fly with another airline," it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines wants to create a national "no fly" list of banned passengers to prevent unruly behaviour onboard ai...
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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...
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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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60 companies in Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition sign SAF statement

Geneva, Switzerland, 22 September 2021 – Today, 60 companies in the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition stated: Through the concerted effort of ambitious industry and state leaders, together we can put the global aviation sector on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050 by accelerating the supply and use of SAF technologies to reach 10% of global jet aviation fuel supply by 2030.   Signatory companies include airlines, airports, fuel suppliers and other aviation innovat...
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Asian shares extend losses as China worries darken sentiment

By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares declined Tuesday, with Tokyo down 2% as worries about heavily indebted Chinese real estate developers weighed on sentiment. On Monday, U.S. stocks logged their biggest drop since May, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite sinking 2.2%. Markets were closed Tuesday in Taiwan, Shanghai and South Korea. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dropped 0.5% to 23,971.73 as selling of property developers slowed. The Nikkei 225 dropped 601.48 points to 29,898.57. Australia’...
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US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Monday it will ease airline restrictions this fall on travel to the country for people who have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test, replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond where virus cases are far lower. The changes, to take effect in November, will allow families and others who have been separated by the travel restrictions for 18 months to plan for long-awaited reun...
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I'm a 53-year-old 'clean ambassador' for Delta. I spend my day making sure the airport follows proper COVID-19 protocols - here's what my job is like.

Jenero Burke. Courtesy of Delta Jenero Burke, a clean ambassador for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, Georgia, started out in customer service. His job is to check and update health and wellness standards in and around the airport. Here's what his day looks like, as told to freelancer Perri Ormont Blumberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Jenero Burke, a 53-year-old clean ambassador from Atlanta, Georgia, abo...
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More international airlines are banning cloth masks on flights in favor of medical and surgical masks

Frenchbee flight attendant wearing a surgical mask onboard Taylor Rains/Insider International airlines are starting to require passengers to wear surgical masks over medical masks onboard. According to one study, surgical masks "offer substantially higher filtration efficiencies". See more stories on Insider's business page. More international airlines are starting to require surgical masks over cloth masks.In August, Finland national carrier Finnair became the latest airline to requir...
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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


British Airways demonstrated its progress on creating a 'Perfect Flight' using fuel made with used cooking oil as airlines race to reduce carbon emissions

BA Better World A320neo British Airways British Airways demonstrated a "Perfect Flight" from Heathrow to Glasgow using sustainable aviation fuel. The journey replicated a 2010 flight to show how much the airline has reduced its CO2 emissions over 11 years. Airlines are responding to the industry pollution problem as "flight shaming" gains popularity. See more stories on Insider's business page. British Airways demonstrated how it is moving toward a "Perfect Flight" using sustainable je...
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Watch the newest commercials from McDonald’s, Delta Air Lines, Hilton and more

Delta Air Lines says it’s “committed to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral airline on a global basis.”
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United Airlines says it will put workers with vaccine exemptions on temporary leave or reassign them so they won't face customers

Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images United Airlines workers with vaccine exemptions "won't be in front of customers" after September 27. That's the deadline for staff to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption. Exempted staff will be reassigned or put on temporary leave so they're not in customer-facing roles. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines is preparing to make some changes for workers with COVID-19 vacc...
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Delta’s New Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Travel-Related Climate Guilt

Sustainability-minded consumers want to do good things for the planet--but that gets a little complicated when it comes to air travel. Delta Air Lines' new ad campaign, launched today, speaks directly to that conflicted traveler. "Isn't it a paradox," a voiceover in the new spot muses, "that the love for this world that gets us...
Tags: Advertising, Sustainability, Delta, Delta Air Lines, Travel & Transportation


Delta Air Lines says its $200 monthly healthcare surcharge motivated one-fifth of its unvaccinated workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 within 2 weeks

Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Delta Air Lines recently said its staff must either get vaccinated or pay more for health insurance. Within two weeks of the announcement, 20% of Delta's unvaccinated workers chose to get the vaccine. The penalty, which takes effect November 1, is a $200 monthly surcharge for Delta's healthcare plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines' recently announced penalty for unvaccinated workers has alrea...
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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...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, America, Trends, Spain, Chicago, Colombia, Flying, Canada


Chevron, Delta Air Lines and Google team on SAF emissions data tracking

In California, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., through its Chevron Products Company division, Delta Air Lines, and Google announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to track sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test batch emissions data using cloud-based technology.   Sustainable aviation fuel is produced from biofeedstocks that can reduce lifecycle carbon intensity significantly when compared to conventional jet fuel. The companies hope to create a common, more transparent model for analyzing potential gre...
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Chevron to Sell Test Batch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Delta Air

(Reuters) - Chevron Corp plans to produce a test batch of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and sell it to Delta Air Lines at the Los Angeles...
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American Airlines is ending pandemic leave for unvaccinated workers, becoming the latest carrier to step up incentives for employee COVID-19 vaccines

AP Photo/LM Otero American Airlines will stop giving a special pandemic leave to unvaccinated employees in October. This means those workers will need to use their own sick days or medical leave if they get COVID-19. American is now the latest carrier to encourage workers to get the vaccine through policy changes. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is taking another step to encourage workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The company told workers in a ...
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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


Spotify now powers Delta Air Lines’ seatback music

Delta Air Lines and Spotify have teamed up to power the carrier's in-flight setback music experience.
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668 Avelo Airlines

An Avelo Airlines trip report and a conversation with the CEO of Crew Dog Electronics. Also, bonuses for Piedmont pilots, the FAA Zero Tolerance for Unruly and Dangerous Behavior Toolkit, late-night TV hosts roast Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines cuts flights, and new startup Avelo Airlines makes route changes. Avelo Airlines Trip Report Contributing Editor Brian Coleman and our Main(e) Man Micah discuss Brian’s second flight on Avelo Airlines. Aviation News New startup airli...
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Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers roast Delta's CEO for refusing to call the virus by name: 'He said from now on, our airline is pronounced Del-TAY''

The flight was operated by Delta Airlines in partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Getty Images Late-night hosts roasted Delta Air Lines' CEO for refusing to use the term "Delta variant." Delta CEO Ed Bastian has instead called it "the variant" or by the scientific name, B.1.617.2. "Apparently, he's afraid if he says Delta too many times, the virus will show up like Candyman," Jimmy Fallon joked. See more stories on Insider's business page. Late-night TV hosts Seth Meyers ...
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Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers roast Delta's CEO for refusing to call the virus by name: 'He said from now on our airline's pronounced Del-TAY'

A Delta Air Lines plane. Getty Images Late-night hosts roasted Delta Air Lines' CEO for refusing to use the term "Delta variant." Delta CEO Ed Bastian has called it "the variant" or used its scientific name, B.1.617.2. "Apparently he's afraid that if he says Delta too many times the virus will show up like Candyman," Jimmy Fallon joked. See more stories on Insider's business page. The late-night TV hosts Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon roasted Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian for re...
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7 airlines, including Southwest and Delta, are trying to dismiss a man's anti-mask lawsuit, saying he has no authority to sue them in federal court

The lawsuit alleged that multiple airlines had violated the Air Carrier Access Act. David McNew/Getty Images Airlines responded to a mask-mandate suit, saying the claim should be filed with the government. Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, Alaska, Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit responded in federal court. There is "no private right of action," lawyers for Frontier and Allegiant wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. Seven airlines sought to dismiss a lawsuit over mask requireme...
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This airline travel hack gives you first class space at economy prices

If you caught a flight in economy class in 2020, you likely had the pleasure of not having someone sit next to you in the dreaded middle seat. But when Delta Air Lines became the last to reverse its open middle policy in May 2021, the days of the extra precaution (and space) are over — unless you’re willing to pay for it. If business or first Class prices are not for your wallet, some airlines have reintroduced “sleeper rows” or “neighbor-free seats” to ensure your comfort and safety. The de...
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Delta flight attendants bought candy, balloons, and coloring books for the Afghan children on an evacuation plane out of Germany

Afghan evacuees arrive in Virginia. Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press Delta flight attendants bought supplies for Afghan children on an evacuation flight out of Germany. Delta pilot Alexander Kahn told CNN they bought diapers, wipes, candy, balloons, and coloring books. The flight attendants acted on their own initiative and spent their own money, Kahn said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta flight attendants bought supplies for Afghan children on an evacuation fligh...
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Delta Air Lines could be 1st of many to hike premiums for unvaccinated employees

Other companies could soon follow Delta Air Line's lead in fining workers that don't get a COVID-19 vaccine, explains Paychex CEO Mary Mucci.
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Coronavirus Update 8-26-21: Incentivizing Covid vaccinations through insurance-premium penalties for the unvaccinated

Delta Air Lines has decided to try a different approach to get as many of its employees vaccinated as possible. It's imposing a $200 charge for any unvaccinated employees on its health plan. Think of it as a smokers' penalty, but for the Covid vaccine. NPR has the details: Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for th...
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