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Singapore Airlines Offers Cabin Crew Early Retirement in Latest Bid to Cut Costs

Singapore Airlines is offering cabin crew generous early release and retirement options as it becomes increasingly apparent that any recovery for air travel demand is... Read More

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Etihad Airways Slapped with China Flight Ban After Passengers Test Positive for COVID-19

Etihad Airways has been hit with a one-week Chinese flight ban after six passengers on the same flight tested positive for COVID-19. Etihad is currently flying just once... Read More

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You Can Take a Joy Flight to Antarctica This November

Qantas is doing something big again. Remember the time they successfully completed the longest non-stop flight ever from London to Australia last November? Now,... Read More

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A peek into the new Aeroplan program from Air Canada

Air Canada finally unveiled details of its new Aeroplan program, following two years of planning. And, if nothing else, the loyalty program reflects on its creators.... Read More

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Qatar Airways Boosts Services To JFK & LAX And Returns To Two More US Cities

Back in June, Qatar Airways announced its return to four major US cities and, as of today, the gulf carrier now operates on six transatlantic routes to the United... Read More

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Finland to Impose Quarantine and Mandatory COVID-19 Testing on Passengers from Most Countries

Finland has reintroduced a mandatory 14-day home quarantine for arriving travellers from most countries after 24 passengers on a single flight from Skopje in North... Read More

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Gogo confirms “extensive” discussions to sell commercial airline inflight connectivity business

For more than two years Gogo teased the idea of splitting the company between its Commercial (airline) and Business (private) Aviation segments. The rumblings ebb and... Read More

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To Work From Home or To Work From Vegas? That is the Question.

MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has come up with something big! Introducing their newest package offering (drumroll please…) VIVA LAS OFFICE! And yes, it’s... Read More

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Hawaii Update: Inter-Island Quarantine Will Be Partially Reinstated Tomorrow

Calling all inter-island travelers in Hawaii! There’s new developments imposed by the governor that may affect your travels. The governor of Hawaii, David Ige,... Read More

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British Airways Schedules Club Suite Service To Los Angeles (Finally!)

After months of waiting, Los Angeles-based oneworld flyers will soon no longer have to choose between a great Business Class seat combined with poor service (American... Read More

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Over 800,000 Passengers in a Single Day Passed Through U.S. Airport Security Checkpoints for the First Time Since March 17

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recorded a total of 831,789 passengers passing through airport security checkpoints across the United States on Sunday... Read More

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LATAM’s unlikely recovery funding: Qatar Airways could boost Delta’s position

LATAM's bankruptcy proceedings are getting interesting, with competing DIP funding proposals in play. And one reportedly contains a spectacularly unexpected arrangement... Read More

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Heathrow Could Be Hit By Twin Strikes from Airport Workers and British Airways Staff

The largest aviation union in the UK is now proposing two possible strikes at Heathrow as both airport workers and British Airways staff face the prospect of being... Read More

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Lufthansa Flight Attendants Threaten Strike Over New Warning of Mass Job Cuts

Lufthansa’s flight attendants will be balloted on taking strike action over new proposals to slash thousands of jobs because of the continuing effects that the... Read More

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All Four Cabin Crew on Doomed Air India Express Plane Survived Crash, Airline Confirms

All four flight attendants onboard an Air India Express flight that crashed while attempting to land at Karipur airport in Kerala, India on Friday night survived the... Read More

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jetBlue Captain Suffered Toxic Encephalopathy from Contaminated Cabin Air, Court Concludes

An Oregon court has concluded that there is a causal link between a long-serving jetBlue pilot and Captain suffering a form of brain dysfunction, and neural cognitive... Read More

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Thousands of British Airways’ Workers Have Been Forced Out

There is no doubt that COVID-19 continues to create many challenges for all of us. And when it comes to our jobs there have been many challenges with this as well. ... Read More

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Seeking a strategic use for Viasat’s $175 million raise

Was Viasat's recent deal to secure $175mm in new capital just a matter of convenient timing? Or is there a specific plan for the cash? CEO Mark Dankberg got into some of... Read More

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The United States Lifts Worldwide ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory But Few Places Will Welcome American Visitors

The U.S. State Department has lifted a blanket ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory which was first introduced on March 19 in response to the rapidly developing COVID-19... Read More

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Emotional and Inexperienced Flight Attendant Ordered an Unnecessary Emergency Evacuation Resulting in 10 Injuries

A flight attendant ordered the emergency evacuation of 169 passengers and 7 crew members of a Luadamotion Airbus A320 at London’s Stansted Airport because of an... Read More

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Delta Says Goodbye to 20% of its Workforce and Says Passenger Experience is Key to Recovery

Last week, Delta Air Lines bid farewell to thousands of employees who volunteered to take an enhanced early retirement to help the carrier lower costs in response to the... Read More

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American brings food back to the Admirals Clubs

Food is coming back to the American Airlines Admirals Club lounges. The carrier announced plans to resume the complimentary and paid options this month as part of its... Read More

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United adds domestic lounge benefit for Global Services members

United's top frequent fliers just scored a nice improvement to their travel experience. The company's Global Services members will have access to United Club lounges... Read More

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Woman questioned for traveling with her husband’s skeleton at Munich Airport

A woman in Munich was pulled aside for questioning after it was discovered she was transporting her husband's skeleton in a wooden box she'd checked before flying. The... Read More

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Huge Fight at California Hotel, 100 People Involved

A massive brawl ensued at a California based Cambria Hotel on Wednesday. As many as 100 people were involved in the fight which allegedly was related to a child being... Read More

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United Airlines Asks Passengers to Stop Drinking Their Own Alcohol Onboard its Flights

Alcohol consumption has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic with retail sales of gin alone rising over 42 per cent in the U.S. since the start of the crisis. It seems... Read More

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Lufthansa Says it’s No Longer Realistic to Think it Can Avoid Axing Workforce in Forced Lay-Offs

Lufthansa has today warned employees that a previous commitment to try to avoid forced lay-offs was no longer realistic and that 22,000 jobs were now at risk of... Read More

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International Travel: Airlines are Restoring Half the Normal Number of Seats

Plane Talk: Could it take a decade to return to the way we were?   The calendar says August, but the figures from airlines insist it is the deepest winter on... Read More

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Spirit offers 5x bonus miles for new bookings

Ready to earn 5x points on your next flight? Spirit Airlines is the latest carrier to use its loyalty program as an enticement to get people thinking about travel... Read More

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Italy Threatens to Ban Ryanair After Alleging Repeated Breaches of COVID-19 Regulations

Italy has threatened to ban the low-cost airline Ryanair from operating in the country because of what civil aviation regulators describe as “repeated... Read More

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Wizz Air Calls for End to “Slot Blocking” in Veiled Dig at British Airways

The Hungarian-based discounter Wizz Air claims a European waiver on so-called ‘use it or lose it’ slot rules is hindering rather than helping the recovery of... Read More