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PRESENTING: The 20 top companies to work for, according to 11 years of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list

Brad Coffey is the Chief Strategy Officer of HubSpot. Boston Globe/Getty Images Glassdoor just released its 13th annual Best Places to Work list, which uses employee feedback to rank  different companies. Insider found that some companies have frequently placed on the list over the years, and that these companies come from various industries, such as consulting firms and airlines. We analyzed 11 of the 13 years of results to find out which companies have been highly rated over the decade. ...
Tags: Google, Careers, America, Trends, Companies, Teaser, Southwest Airlines, Glassdoor, Bain Company, Brad Coffey, Best Place To Work, Madison Hoff, HubSpot Boston Globe


Business trip platform TravelPerk buys YC-backed rival NexTravel

Barcelona-based TravelPerk has scooped up US-based rival NexTravel as the pandemic drives consolidation in one of the sector’s hardest hit by COVID-19. It’s not disclosing how much it’s shelling out for NexTravel, which has some 700 customers globally and has processed around 300,000 trips since being founded back in 2013, but says the deal is its largest acquisition to date — with the aim of beefing up its business in the US. (Also today it’s announcing a partnership with Southwest Airlines tha...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Y Combinator, Europe, US, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Harry, Southwest Airlines, Consolidation, Meir, MASLOW, Travel Startups, TravelPerk, Avi Meir


The best cat carriers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good cat carrier should be comfortable for your pet and easy for you to safely transport them by foot, mass transit, car, or plane.We tested 23 cat carriers, including soft carriers, hard-sided kennels, budget options, and backpack-style carriers. The best cat carrier overall is Mr. Peanut's Gold Series Expandable Carrier, which unzips to give your cat additional space during travel.The right cat carrier can make getting a feisty feline from Point A to Point ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Cats, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Air, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Gadd, Frisco, Oakland California, Phoebe, Reston Virginia, Sherpa, Subaru of America Inc


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...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Safety, Boston, Singapore, Planes, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends


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 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...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Indonesia, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Washington Dc, Arizona, Brazil, Ethiopia, Miami


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...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Airports, Trends, Arkansas, Dallas, Aviation, New Mexico, Airlines, Louisiana, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines


The Boeing 737 Max is flying passengers again in the US - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines flew the first passenger flight on Tuesday while United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021. All except for Southwest Airlines have scheduled the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Flying, Canada, Alaska


The Boeing 737 Max just returned to US skies with American Airlines - here's how to tell if you're flying on the plane

Boeing test pilot Jim Webb gives a thumbs-up from the cockpit of a 737 MAX 7 at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, after completing the plane's first flight. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images The Boeing 737 Max began flying paying customers again in the US on Tuesday with American Airlines and will soon fly for United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Southwest Airlines.  Flyers can tell if they're on a Max by looking at markings on the plane, the size of the engines, ins...
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American Airlines just completed the Boeing 737 Max's first passenger flight in the US since March 2019

An American Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8. American Airlines flew the first scheduled passenger flight in 21 months of the Boeing 737 Max in the US on Tuesday from Miami to New York.  The uneventful flight marked the beginning of a new chapter for the aircraft that aims to restore confidence from the traveling public.  Airlines like American are eager to get the plane flying to take advantage of its economics and get the grounding behind them. The aircraft was grounded for 20 months fol...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Brazil, US Senate, Miami, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


The new stimulus includes $15 billion for airlines to bring back furloughed workers but their jobs may only last a few months

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock.com The new COVID-19 stimulus package signed by President Donald Trump includes $15 billion for airlines. Workers furloughed from October 1, 2020, will be recalled and given back pay from December 1, 2020. Executive compensation and stock buybacks are also limited and air connectivity will be restored to cities that lost their airlines.  Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Congress, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Treasury, Airlines, Donald Trump, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines


Southwest pulls threat of furloughs after relief bill signed

Southwest Airlines is lifting the threat of furloughs or pay cuts for thousands of workers now that U.S. airlines will get up to $15 billion more in taxpayer aid contained in the coronavirus-relief bill.
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Cancellation policies for the 4 major airlines show it’s almost impossible for customers to just get their money back

FILE PHOTO: Delta Airlines planes and a British Airways plane are pictured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington Reuters Throughout 2020, travelers have been forced to cancel or reschedule trips due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most airlines allow customers to rebook or cancel, but it can be difficult to get a monetary refund.  Here's what you can do if you have a flight with United, Delta, American, or Southwest that you need to cancel. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Delta Airlines, Delta, South America, North, North America, United, Southwest Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, British Airways, American


Why airlines are so eager to get the Boeing 737 Max back in the air despite customer concerns

A Boeing 737 Max 7. Andreas Zeitler/Shutterstock.com The Boeing 737 Max is set to return to service in the US next week with airlines rushing to get the plane back in the air, take deliveries of delayed orders, and place new orders, despite customer skepticism.  Airlines want to operate the aircraft because it can help guard against rising fuel prices to keep costs low, especially during the pandemic recovery.  History has shown the public doesn't remember airplane troubles if the once-gro...
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‘Mom’s worth it’: US holiday travel surges despite outbreak

By TAMARA LUSH | Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Some are elderly and figure they don’t have many Christmases left. Others are trying to keep long-distance romance alive. Some just yearn for the human connection that’s been absent for the past nine months. Millions of Americans are traveling ahead of Christmas and New Year’s, despite pleas from public health experts that they stay home to avoid fueling the raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 320,000 nationwide. Many people at ai...
Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Holidays, Navy, Oregon, Christmas, Disney, US, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Delta, San Diego


633 Aviation Safety

A Congressional report is critical of aviation safety and the FAA, the Air Force flies an AI co-pilot, precision airdrops as a service, Antonov AN-124 cargo, Chinese SODramjet, world’s first female aeronautical engineer, airline emissions statistics, flying through smoke. Aviation News Boeing ‘inappropriately coached’ pilots in 737 MAX testing: U.S. Senate report The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation released a Committee Investigation Report title...
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Alaska Airlines is buying another 23 Boeing 737 Max jets for a total of 68 and adding new routes to its namesake state

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Gol Linhas Aéreas. LINDSEY WASSON/Reuters Alaska Airlines and Boeing signed an agreement in principle for a total of 68 of the 737 Max aircraft with an option for 52 more. Deliveries will take place over the next four years as Alaska uses the jets to replace its Airbus A320 family fleet.  Alaska has not yet taken delivery of a Boeing 737 Max yet but plans to fly the jet in March 2021. Anchorage, Alaska will also see three ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Aviation, Airbus, Las Vegas


The Boeing 737 Max returns to US skies next week with American Airlines - here's how to tell if you're flying on one

Boeing test pilot Jim Webb gives a thumbs-up from the cockpit of a 737 MAX 7 at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, after completing the plane's first flight. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images The Boeing 737 Max will begin flying paying customers again in the US on December 29 in service with American Airlines and later with United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Southwest Airlines.  Flyers can tell if they're on a Max by looking at markings on the plane, the size of the...
Tags: Google, New York, Mexico, US, Trends, Canada, Alaska, US Senate, Miami, Airlines, Jim Webb, Boeing, United, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Max


Southwest Airlines is adding 2 new cities to its route network in 2021 as it tries to dominate on the West Coast

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Chris Parypa Photography/shutterstock Southwest Airlines is adding the Californian cities of Fresno and Santa Barbara to its route network in the new year.  No routes or start dates have been announced but service will begin in the second quarter of 2021.  The expansion strengthens Southwest's West Coast rivalry with Alaska Airlines as the two fight for dominance in the region. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Planes, Fresno, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, San Diego


Boeing officials 'inappropriately coached' government test pilots during a review of the 737 Max after the model was involved in two fatal crashes, according to Senate investigators

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Gol Linhas Aéreas. LINDSEY WASSON/Reuters Boeing officials inappropriately influenced government test pilots as they were testing the company's 737 Max plane before recertifying it for flight, Senate investigators said in a report Friday.  The investigators said the FAA failed to provide proper oversight of Boeing and Southwest Airlines, potentially putting passengers at risk as a result.  In a statement, the FAA expressed...
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FAA and Boeing 'Inappropriately Coached' Pilots In 737 MAX Testing

Boeing officials "inappropriately coached" test pilots during recertification efforts after two fatal 737 MAX crashes killed 346 people, according to a lengthy congressional report released on Friday. Reuters reports: The report from the Senate Commerce Committee Republican staff said testing this year of a key safety system known as MCAS tied to both fatal crashes was contrary to proper protocol. The committee concluded Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing officials "had established...
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The FAA ignored safety issues ahead of deadly crashes, cozied up with companies it was supposed to regulate, and retaliated against whistleblowers, according to an explosive congressional investigation

A number of grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are shown parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California Reuters An explosive congressional report released on Friday found "significant lapses in aviation safety oversight and failed leadership" at the Federal Aviation Administration. The report determined that the agency repeatedly ignored safety warnings ahead of fatal crashes, was cozy with the companies it was supposed to regulate, and retaliated against whist...
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Southwest is speeding up the Boeing 737 Max's return with an earlier start date and 35 new jets in 2021

Grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. REUTERS/Mike Blake Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that it plans to fly passengers on the Boeing 737 Max again in March.  CEO Gary Kelly had previously said the jet's first flight would "likely take place no sooner than the second quarter of 2021." Southwest will receive 35 more jets in 2021, more than doubling its current pre-grounding fleet of Max aircraft.  Passengers looking to avoid the jet will be allowed to make free changes, ...
Tags: US, Trends, Hawaii, West Coast, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Max, American Airlines, Southwest, Aeromexico, US Southwest, Gary Kelly, Los Angeles LAS VEGAS, Southwest Southwest


JetBlue just announced a huge nationwide expansion that sees 24 new routes and 4 new cities in 2021 with more flying to Latin America - here's the full list

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321. Seth Wenig/AP JetBlue Airways is expanding in 2021 with 24 new routes across the US and Central America.  Four new cities will be added to JetBlue's route network including Miami; Key West, Florida; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Los Cabos, Mexico.  Mint business class will also be expanding to its 19th destination, Miami, with two daily flights to Los Angeles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Thursday announced a 24-rou...
Tags: Florida, New York, London, Mexico, Boston, US, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Austin, Paris, Delta, Miami, Nashville


US airlines are allowing passengers to avoid the Boeing 737 Max as it returns to the skies in the coming months - here's how

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Gol Linhas Aéreas. LINDSEY WASSON/Reuters Airlines are responding to customer skepticism over the Boeing 737 Max by offering free flight changes and trip cancellations to those seeking to avoid it. The four US airlines that plan to operate the Max in 2021 have all said they'll work with passengers, despite praising the aircraft's efficiency and safety.  At least for the time being, there's very little reason that anybody w...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Customers, Flying, Alaska, Dallas, Aviation, Airlines


Frontier Airlines is launching 11 new routes to cities across the US, Caribbean, and Latin America- here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo. Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is growing with 11 new routes to cities across the US, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America in 2020 and 2021  Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami are the focus of the expansion with cheap weekend getaways the key theme.  The expansion will also see Frontier go directly up against Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, and United Airlines. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Front...
Tags: Mexico, US, Trends, Chicago, Deutsche Bank, Miami, Las Vegas, Airlines, El Salvador, Guatemala, Central America, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Caribbean, United Airlines, American Airlines


From restaurants to retailers, COVID transformed economy

By PAUL WISEMAN and ALEXANDRA OLSON | AP Business Writers NEW YORK — It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled their Manhattan offices. CEO Jay Bregman planned to call them back soon — as soon as New York was safe again. Within weeks, he’d changed his mind. Bregman broke his company’s lease and told his two dozen or so staffers they could keep working from home — possibly for good. The gains were at once ...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Business, New York, Hollywood, Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, China, Massachusetts, India, California News, San Francisco, Walmart


Southwest grows again: Airline adding two more cities, giving it a dozen new destinations

With the new California flights, due to begin in spring 2021, Southwest Airlines has announced 12 new destinations this year.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ranking the most flexible US airlines to book for travelers cautiously planning 2021 trips as vaccines offer hope for a return to normal

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines aircraft. Thiago B Trevisan / Shutterstock.com Airlines are offering unprecedented flexibility for travelers in a bid to get them back in the skies.  American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines have all eliminated domestic and international change fees, though with some caveats.  Even ultra-low-cost carriers like Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines are doing away with some fees.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: UK, Mexico, US, Trends, Alaska, Delta, South America, North, North America, United, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Latin America, Caribbean, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines


The most flexible US airlines to book for travelers cautiously planning 2021 trips as vaccines offer hope for a return to normal

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines aircraft. Thiago B Trevisan / Shutterstock.com Airlines are offering unprecedented flexibility for travelers in a bid to get them back in the skies.  American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines have all eliminated domestic and international change fees, though with some caveats.  Even ultra-low-cost carriers like Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines are doing away with some fees.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: UK, Mexico, US, Trends, Alaska, Delta, South America, North, North America, United, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, Latin America, Caribbean, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines