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Qatar Airways Chief Executive Says Cash is Fast Running Out But Airline Will Continue Flying

The chief executive of Qatar Airways says the airline is fast running out of cash but would nonetheless continue to fly where other airlines have already been forced to... Read More

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Air New Zealand Carried Just 1.4% of the Usual Number of Passengers On Saturday

On an average day, Air New Zealand would normally carry around 48,000 passengers across its domestic network. But as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic reshapes our... Read More

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Bahrain Refused to Let Qatar Airways Fly its Citizens Home in Covid-19 Relief Flight… But is it That Simple?

The small Middle East State of Qatar says a group of Bahraini citizens have been stranded in Doha because the Bahrain government won’t let Qatar Airways fly them... Read More

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Video: When Flight Attendants Work from Home (Or Why They Really Shouldn’t)

The world has been asked to Work From Home (WFH) in order to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Unfortunately, WFH isn’t possible... Read More

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European Aviation Regulator Issues Urgent New Rules to Protect Cabin Crew; Always Wear a Face Mask and Remain in Hotel Room

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has rushed through new guidelines to protect cabin crew and pilots from the risk of catching Covid-19, the potentially fatal... Read More

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British Government Negotiating Travel Ban Exemptions to Repatriate Citizens On Commercial Flights

At around 10:50 am (GST) this morning, flydubai flight FZ1749 departed Dubai International Airport (DXB) bound for Zagreb, Croatia. The aircraft took off with passengers... Read More

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Air Canada Donates More Than 2,330kg of Fresh Food to Charity After Switching to Packaged Snacks

Air Canada has so far donated nearly 2,500 kg of unneeded fresh food from its in-flight kitchens after the airline decided to switch to pre-packaged snacks on all of its... Read More

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Revolut, the Money Management App Has Landed in the United States… and it Couldn’t Come at a Better Time

Since 2015, the money management app and card service Revolut has been trusted by more than 10 million people around the world… But until now Revolut hasn’t... Read More

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Female Flight Attendants at Japan Airlines to Ditch High Heels in First Success for #KuToo Movement

The Japenese #KuToo movement has just won its first big success with Japan Airlines confirming that from next month, female flight attendants will be allowed to ditch... Read More

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Incredible! Now Some Airlines Are Seeking Permission To Rip You Off

I've long thought that most airlines (not all) are run by people with little or no soul and by people who have little to no regard for their customers. Sadly, it's taken... Read More

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Despite Two Week Ban on Passenger Flights, Emirates is Still Operating Charter Flights to Evacuate Citizens

The United Arab Emirates is a few days into a full two-week ban on all passenger flights in an attempt to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Emirates, which is the... Read More

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People Are Stuck in Several Airports Around the World in Scenes Akin to Tom Hanks in The Terminal

In the 2004 comedy-drama The Terminal, Tom Hanks played the lead character of Viktor Navorski, a traveller from the fictional nation of Krakozhia who became trapped in... Read More

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American Airlines Chief Executive Says it’s Going for GreAAt Again with $12 Billion Bailout

Doug Parker, the chief executive of American Airlines has been reacting to the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act – see... Read More

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Long-Serving American Airlines Flight Attendants Dies After Being Infected with Covid-19

A 65-year-old American Airlines flight attendant who had twice been honoured as a Flight Service Champion has died after contracting Covid-19, the respiratory... Read More

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Qatar Airways Finally Gets to Fly to Brisbane as Competitors Suspend Operations and Abandon Australia

Qatar Airways is to significantly bolster its presence in Australia by adding 48,000 additional seats to and from the country across 28 extra flights per week –... Read More

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American and Lufthansa Start Blocking Middle Seats for Social Distancing

Both American Airlines and German flag carrier Lufthansa say they will start blocking middle seats in order to give customers more space on their flights and to comply... Read More

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Warning: Don’t Accept Travel Vouchers If An Airline Cancels Your Flight(s)

A worrying number of airlines are currently doing their very best to either make it very hard for customers to request the full refund that the law says they're entitled... Read More

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easyJet’s Billionaire Founder Defends £60 Million Dividend and Says Airline Should Cancel Aircraft Order if it Wants to Survive

The billionaire founder of British low-cost carrier easyJet has defended a £60 million dividend he received despite the current Covid-19 crisis slamming the... Read More

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Qatar Airways Reinstates Airbus A380 After Surprise Surge in Passenger Demand

If you haven’t already got the message: “Stay at home”. That’s the new mantra as governments around the world try to stem the spread of the... Read More

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Converting to cargo: Putting passenger planes to use in the COVID-19 era

Passenger demand may not exist right now for airlines but global supply chains still demand the cargo capacity those aircraft represent. Passenger aircraft are being... Read More

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How To Get Value From Travel Credit Cards When You Can’t Travel

Those travel credit cards with high annual fees are more than worth it…when you’re traveling. So, how can you still get value from cards such as... Read More

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Finally! The UK Government Has The Right Way To Deal With Airlines Begging For Taxpayer Money

One of the bigger recent news stories surrounding the effect the current crisis is having on businesses has been the news that airlines worldwide are begging their... Read More

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British Airways Tells Cabin Crew Who Worked With Colleagues Confirmed to Have Covid-19 to Return to Work

British Airways has allegedly told a group of cabin crew who worked together with three pilots and another member of cabin crew who have all tested positive for Covid-19... Read More

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Italian Flag Carrier Alitalia’s Fleet Could Be Halved as Part of Nationalisation Plan

The Italian flag carrier Alitalia could end up being a much smaller airline when the country emerges on the other side of the Covid-19 crisis according to trade unions... Read More

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Liquidators for Defunct Slovevian Airline Adria Airways to Sell Nearly 2,000 Cabin Crew Uniforms

The official administrators of bankrupt Slovenian airline Adria Airways plan to auction off 1,734 cabin crew and pilot uniforms belonging to the now-defunct carrier in... Read More

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American Airlines Drastically Cuts Back In-Flight Service But at Least Alcohol Remains Available

American Airlines has joined a growing list of major international carriers to drastically cut back its in-flight service in order to reduce the risk of spreading the... Read More

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British Government So Enraged with Airlines Still Paying Out Dividends They May Not Offer Bailouts

The British government is said to be unhappy with certain big players in the UK aviation industry still paying out shareholder dividends that it may now not offer a... Read More

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Is it time for US airports to start closing terminals??

We've seen airlines slash capacity. The skies are far less crowded than they were a couple months ago. Is it time now for more airports to consider similar moves? Read More

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Emirates and Etihad Grounded 24-Hours Earlier Than Expected After UAE Government Brings Forward Emergency Rules

The government of the United Arab Emirates has brought forward a total ban on all inbound and outbound passenger flights, which includes anyone transiting through either... Read More

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Airline Trade Body More Than Doubles Revenue Hit from Covid-19 Crisis to $252 Billion

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), an airline trade body that represents around 290 airlines around the world, has more than doubled the estimated... Read More

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Qantas Will Fly its Flagship Airbus A380 Non-Stop from Darwin to London in World First

Australian flag-carrier Qantas will fly its flagship Airbus A380 from Sydney to London Heathrow (LHR) via Darwin in the Northern Territory in what will be the first-ever... Read More

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