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Spirit speaks out on its epic meltdown that saw hundreds of cancellations and says it's trying to 'reboot' - but cancellations may continue

Flying on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Spirit Airlines is aiming to reboot its network and slow cancellations over the next few days. Hundreds of flights were canceled since Monday due to bad weather, staffing shortages, and system outages. Airlines have struggled to recover from events such as bad weather due to pandemic downsizing of staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spirit Airlines has entered its third day of excessive flight ...
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'Stay tuned': Delta CEO says he won't require customers to be vaccinated without full FDA approval

Delta Air Lines won't be checking vaccination cards for domestic flyers any time soon. SOPA Images/Getty Images Delta Air Lines doesn't plan to make vaccines mandatory for domestic flyers. CEO Ed Bastian said it's difficult to mandate vaccines given their emergency authorization status. Airplane mask mandates and ventilation systems have been effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. One thing that Delta Air Lines flyers won...
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More than 700 Spirit and American flights have been canceled and even more are delayed due to bad weather and a reported lack of flight crews

A Spirit Airlines aircraft landing. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic Spirit Airlines and American Airlines have canceled hundreds of flights for Monday. Bad weather and a reported lack of flight crews are to blame for yet another summer travel hiccup. Airlines have an impaired ability to recover due to staffing cuts from the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. The summer of vaccinated travel strikes again. Spirit Airlines and American Airlines have canceled 729 flights and...
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While the wealthy are spending millions to be weightless in space, one aviation firm is selling the experience on Earth for a fraction of the cost

The Zero G Boeing 727 aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Zero Gravity Corporation offers flights onboard a plane that's sole mission is to achieve zero gravity. Flights start at $7,500 and flyers experience weightlessness 15 different times. The aircraft is going on tour around the US through December. See more stories on Insider's business page. Humans don't need to go to space to experience zero gravity. Richard Branson floats in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Flying, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Aviation, Jeff Bezos


Amtrak riders will soon be traveling on a brand-new type of locomotive that can go 125 miles per hour: Meet the ALC-42 Siemens Chargers

An Amtrak ALC-42 Siemens Chargers. Thomas Pallini/Insider Amtrak has a new locomotive that will be the face of the rail corporation. The ALC-42 Siemens Chargers can reach a top speed of 125 miles per hour while burning less diesel. An $850 million contract was awarded for 75 locomotives to be delivered through 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amtrak last month unveiled the new upgrades to its Superliner and Viewliner fleet that including redesigned seats, enhan...
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Some planes have hidden power outlets in the bathroom - here's why

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo. Luke.Travel/shutterstock Some airlines have power outlets in the lavatories of their aircraft that can be used to charge devices. I was able to charge my phone after it died mid-flight on a Frontier Airlines flight. Airlines discourage flyers from using them to keep lavatories open for those that need to use them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ultra-low-cost airlines are notorious for having no-frills, and Frontier Airlines is no dif...
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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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Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

A rendering of a Denso eVTOL. Denso and Honeywell Aerospace American Airlines and United Airlines have both committed to flying electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs. The helicopter-like electric aircraft aim to fly over highway traffic without onboard pilots. Startups and aerospace giants are still deciding on how they'll get the public to accept the new technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines became the first major US airline to...
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The charter airline flying one of the world's cheapest private jets is expanding to the West Coast. One-way flights start at $3,000.

A VeriJet Cirrus Vision Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider VeriJet is expanding to the West Coast and Southwest with the Cirrus Vision Jet. Flights cost $3,000 per hour with no repositioning fees if the flight is within 700 miles of Santa Maria, California. A new jet card program also offers discounted rates with a 100-hour commitment. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of America's newest charter airlines is expanding to the West Coast, and bringing the Cirrus Vision Jet...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, America, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, West Coast, Private Jets, British Virgin Islands, Hudson Bay, Southwest


New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way - and it may give Acela a run for its money

A Cessna Caravan seaplane in Boston Harbor. Tailwind Air Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, New York City, Trends, Flying, Manhattan, United, Amtrak, East End, Times Square, Northeast


American Airlines is facing fuel shortages at smaller airports, but its planned solution may end up burning more fuel

An American Airlines plane departing Los Angeles. Mike Blake / Reuters Airports in the Western US are experiencing fuel shortages due to delivery delays. American Airlines is telling pilots to cut back on fuel use and may add fuel stops, CNBC reports. Delays and cancellations have been minimal but multiple airlines are affected. See more stories on Insider's business page. The shipping crisis is now affecting the airline industry. American Airlines sent out a memo to pilots warning o...
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I flew on JetBlue founder's David Neeleman's new airline and saw how it's nothing like his old one - but it isn't supposed to be

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is the latest brainchild of JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman. The two airlines couldn't be any more different, however, despite having the same founder. Breeze's strategy is completely diffeent from JetBlue but still works even though it offers a different product. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways revolutionized air travel in the US when it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, East Coast


An airline pilot says she was forced to sleep in a plane overnight after her flight was diverted to a remote Colorado town because of severe weather

A United Express Embraer E170 regional jet. Austin Deppe / Shutterstock.com SkyWest Airlines flight crew members said they were forced to sleep on their plane in Colorado. Jessica Taylor, the captain, said it was a first in her 15-year career. SkyWest said no hotels had been available and apologized for the inconvenience to passengers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A flight crew's routine trip from Denver to Raleigh, North Carolina, and back involved an overnight sta...
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An airline pilot says she was forced to sleep in an airplane overnight after her flight diverted to a remote Colorado town due to severe weather

A United Express Embraer E170 regional jet aircraft. Austin Deppe / Shutterstock.com A SkyWest Airlines flight crew that diverted to Hayden, Colorado on July 17 was forced to sleep on their plane overnight. Jessica Taylor, the flight's captain, reported that it was a first in her 15-year career. SkyWest said no hotels were available in Hayden and apologized for the inconvenience to passengers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A flight crew's routine trip from Den...
Tags: Colorado, Trends, Nebraska, Taylor, Denver, United, United Airlines, Raleigh, Raleigh North Carolina, SkyWest, Embraer, Hayden, Jessica Taylor, United Express, SkyWest Airlines, Idaho Falls Idaho


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


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


I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Canada, Arizona, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Sweden, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Denmark, Aviation, Airbus, Norway


I went to American Dream, the behemoth New Jersey mall with 2 theme parks and ski slope, and saw the devastating effects of the pandemic on retail

Inside the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Dream opened in October 2019 after more than 20 years of planning and development. Just after it opened, however, the pandemic hit, and the mall was forced to close. I visited American Dream and saw how badly retail has been hit during the pandemic with the rise of e-commerce and the fall of in-person shopping. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the shadow of New York City...
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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


Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines is lamenting the unfortunate naming of a new COVID-19 variant. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, India, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing


I tried Panda Express' new Beyond Meat orange chicken. It was delicious and now I'm sold on plant-based chicken.

Taste testing Panda Express' Beyond Meat Orange Chicken. Thomas Pallini/Insider Panda Express and Beyond Meat have teamed up to offer plant-based orange chicken. The twist on Panda Express' signature item will appear in New York City and Southern California restaurants starting July 26. I tried the new menu item and couldn't tell the difference between the plant-based and the real deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new menu item is coming to Panda Ex...
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Low-cost airlines are coming back to the US this summer and offering Americans cheaper access to a newly reopened Europe

Two French leisure airlines are making Europe more accessible this summer. Shutterstock/S.Borisov French leisure airlines French Bee and La Compagnie are returning to the US with inexpensive flights to Europe. Both are flying between Newark and Paris with plans to expand US routes. France is open to all American tourists but European tourists still cannot come to the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the summer of 2018, Americans heading overseas to Europe had their ...
Tags: Europe, New York, France, US, America, Trends, Paris, Airbus, Newark, Young, Paris France, Milan Italy, Tel Aviv Israel, Air Shuttle, Borisov, La Compagnie


I used an obscure credit card perk to pay for $127 worth of travel expenses when American Airlines canceled 2 of my flights - see how

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card comes with built-in trip insurance for when things go wrong. Trip delays, trip cancellations, and baggage delays are covered under certain circumstances. I was delayed by 12 hours after two American Airlines flight cancellations and could spend up to $500 on expenses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flight delays and cancellations can be costly. Hours...
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See inside the tiny hidden bedrooms above economy where flight attendants sleep on an Airbus A350-900XWB jet

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider Long-haul aircraft come with compartments in which bunks are available for flight attendants to rest and sleep. The hostel-like setup can be a second home for cabin crew on ultra-long-haul flights. Flight attendants will take turns servicing the cabin while the others rest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next-generation aircraft are flying further than ever before and airlines are co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Airbus, Airbus A350, Singapore Airlines, Flight Attendants


I went on JetBlue's newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neoLR, that's taking flyers to Europe next month and now I'm ready to book a ticket

Inside JetBlue Airways' new Airbus A321neoLR. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue Airways is launching its first flights to London next month and using a new plane to do it. Only 138 seats are offered with a sizeable business class cabin to draw in premium passengers. In-flight entertainment, in-flight WiFi, and hot meals will be complimentary for all flyers. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue is going to London, UK next month, and powering its transatlantic deb...
Tags: Europe, London, Trends, Airbus, Heathrow Airport, Jetblue, Jetblue Airways, New York London, Ben, London UK, Thomas Pallini, Wanderfuel, Tuft Needle Flyers


A private aviation firm is giving travelers a taste of the high life by offering private jet flights for as low as $450: Meet Set Jet

Set Jet. Set Jet Set Jet is a private airline offering private jet flights for similar prices as domestic first class. A monthly membership costs $99.95 and flights on wide-cabin Bombardier jets start at $449.95 one-way. A total of 11 year-round routes are offered with a New York-Los Angeles route coming in the next year. See more stories on Insider's business page. One company is bridging the price gap between flying first class and flying private and opening up the glitzy side of av...
Tags: New York, Texas, Mexico, Los Angeles, Trends, Scottsdale, Bombardier, Gulfstream, New York Los Angeles, Scottsdale Arizona, San Diego California, Dassault, Trey Smith, Thomas Pallini, COVID Smith


The best travel pillows of 2021 for quality sleep in the air or on the road

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Falling asleep while traveling is difficult, but having a travel pillow can make a big difference. The best travel pillow for you will depend on personal sleep and seat preferences. All of our choices for the best travel pillows are easy to pack, lightweight, and comfortable. See Insider Reviews for more travel coverage. Getting a good night's sleep or even a restful nap when flying can be elusive to even the most seasoned traveler. The excitement of a jou...
Tags: Trends, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Western Hemisphere, Thomas Pallini, Hannah Freedman, Cushion Lab Ergonomic Travel Neck PillowBest


Dassault's new $75 million private jet with the largest cabin of its class is primed to blow Gulfstream and Bombardier's flagship jets out of the water

Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 10X private jet. © Dassault Aviation - Droits Réservés Dassault Aviation's Falcon 10X is the latest ultra-long-range private jet, going up against Gulfstream and Bombardier. While late to the scene and comparable in range to the Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream G700, the Falcon 10X offers unbeatable cabin enhancements. Smaller airports will also be easier to access and with more capability than other aircraft. See more stories on Insider's ...
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United says that '100%' of customers will be able to bring carry-on bags as part of its massive fleet upgrades

Inside United Airlines' newest aircraft and interior. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines' new aircraft interiors will have larger overhead bins that it says can accommodate every passenger's carry-on. As many as six bags can fit in the new overhead bins when placed on their sides. Gate-checking bags would be eliminated and flyers wouldn't need to crowd the gate before a flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines plans to gut the interiors ...
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