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Don't expect all of your pilots, flight attendants, or airport workers to be vaccinated this holiday travel season despite Biden's vaccine mandates

Airline workers may remain unvaccinated this holiday travel season despite a mandate from President Joe Biden. COOPER NEILL/AFP/Getty Airlines are walking back plans to vaccinate their staff despite federal mandates requiring them to do so. CEOs at American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are indicating they won't fire unvaccinated staff. Around 3,700 American Airlines pilots remain unvaccinated with the holiday travel approaching. The US airline industry is still reeling from Preside...
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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...
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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...
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Southwest Airlines CEO says unvaccinated employees won't lose their jobs, despite a federal mandate

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines planes. HMBSoFL Photography/Shutterstock.com Southwest's CEO said the airline won't fire unvaccinated staff - an apparent softening of its stance. The airline said in early October that staff need to be fully vaccinated "to continue employment." Biden's federal vaccine mandate covers many airlines, including Southwest. Southwest Airlines will not fire unvaccinated employees despite a federal vaccine mandate, CEO Gary Kelly said on Thursd...
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American, Southwest Post Q3 Profits With Help From Taxpayers

American and Southwest Airlines are reporting that they made profits in the third quarter, thanks to large amounts of government pandemic relief.
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Airlines Bet on Big December After Covid Variant Setback

American and Southwest Airlines are reporting that they made profits in the third quarter, thanks to large amounts of government pandemic relief.
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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...
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Southwest's service meltdown cost it $75 million

Southwest Airlines says that its recent service problems, which prompted it to cancel more than 2,000 flights over a four-day period, cost the airline $75 million.
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Passenger Revenue Soars at Southwest Despite Hit From Virus

Passenger revenue almost tripled and Southwest Airlines posted a smaller loss that most had expected in the third quarter despite the spread of the delta variant that slowed air travel again.
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Southwest Airlines Expects Higher Costs to Keep Profit Elusive

By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Sanjana Shivdas(Reuters) -Southwest Airlines Co posted a smaller-than-expected loss for the third quarter on Thursday,...
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Southwest Airlines Posts Smaller Loss on Strong Travel Demand

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co posted a smaller third-quarter loss on Thursday as widespread vaccinations boosted travel demand ahead of the...
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Southwest: We won’t put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave

Southwest Airlines will let unvaccinated employees keep working past early December instead of putting them on unpaid leave if they apply for an exemption on medical or religious grounds.
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Southwest: We Won't Put Unvaccinated Workers on Unpaid Leave

Southwest Airlines is backing away from a plan to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave.
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Southwest Airlines announces 10% SAF by 2030

In Texas, Southwest Airlines Co. announced a series of near-term goals, actions, and initiatives in support of a 10-year plan to maintain carbon neutrality to 2019 levels while continuing to grow its operations. The company plans to achieve these objectives through the following actions: • Reduce its carbon emissions per available seat mile (including scope 1 and scope 2 emissions) by at least 20 percent by 2030 through fleet modernization, route optimization, and other initiatives. • Repla...
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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 ...
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Earn up to 100,000 bonus points plus new perks with these Southwest credit card offers

If you want to earn travel points to fly on Southwest Airlines, you'll find that the current sign-up offers on the Southwest personal and business credit cards are worth a look.
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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...
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Australian politician rips into Sen. Ted Cruz for mocking COVID-19 vaccine requirements: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas Ken Cedeno/AFP via Getty Images An Australian politician slammed Sen. Ted Cruz after he mocked his government's vaccine mandate. "Individual liberty matters. I stand with the people of #Australia," Cruz tweeted. "When it comes to COVID, I'm glad we are nothing like you," Michael Gunner replied. An Australian politician on Sunday sharply rebuked Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas Republican mocked his COVID-19 vaccine mandate.Australia's Northern Territory chie...
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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 ...
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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...
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Southwest Airlines pilots did not walk out on our passengers. We were stranded, too.

These cancellations weren't in protest over vaccines, and we didn't leave our customers stranded. Pilots have been sounding the alarm for months.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Thoughtful Wedding Gifts For Every Budget, From $25 To $500

After a pandemic-induced lull on the wedding circuit, many couples are finally feeling safe enough to congregate with family and friends to celebrate their love. People in the business are calling it the “wedding boom.” The happy couple will walk away from the big day with many things: memories, a newly minted marriage and, traditionally, a haul of presents. But what does an out-of-practice wedding guest buy for brides and grooms in these unprecedented times? The couple’s wedding registry is oft...
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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...
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Southwest's 'spider web-like' route map is why flights as far as California were canceled due to weather in Florida - here's how it works

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Chris Parypa Photography/shutterstock Southwest Airlines' cancellations have affected travelers across the US, not just in Florida. The reason goes back to Southwest's "point-to-point" route network that differs from other airlines. A flight between two cities in California can be impacted by bad weather in Florida, for example. The worst of Southwest Airlines' Columbus Day weekend meltdown appears to be over as cancellations are...
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A bride is blaming Southwest Airlines after thousands of cancelled flights caused her parents to miss her wedding

Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest cancelled 3,000 flights over the weekend due to weather and air traffic control issues. A bride's parents missed their daughter's wedding after two of their flights were cancelled. "This was a wedding. A once-in-a-lifetime thing that they screwed up," the bride's sister told CBS. Southwest Airlines' weekend of flight cancellations devastated and angered a Chicago-area bride and her family after her parents' flights were ca...
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Southwest Airlines is sending vouchers of up to $250 to passengers stranded by the recent flight chaos, a report says

Southwest said it canceled the flights because of a combination of severe weather and air traffic control issues. Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines is issuing vouchers to passengers whose flights were canceled, USA Today reported. Vouchers ranged from $100 to $250, the publication reported. These were on top of refunds. Southwest canceled thousands of flights last weekend because of weather and air traffic control problems. Southwest Airlines has been handing out vouchers of up to $250...
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Southwest Airlines tries to refute ‘sickout’ after thousands of flights canceled over the weekend

The airline, its pilots’ union and the Federal Aviation Administration denied flight disruptions resulted from pilots and air traffic controllers walking off their jobs or calling in sick to protest federal vaccination requirements.
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