Wednesday, July 28

Airlines

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

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. LoadingSomething is loading. The shipping crisis is now affecting the airline indust...
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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 launched in 2000, at the turn of the century. JetBlue Airways planes. Fred Prouser/Reuters Read More: JetBlue revolutionized low-cost travel when it first flew 20 years ago — here's how it beat the odds to become a major US airline  Seat-back television screens, complimentary snacks, and low fares ...
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California family say they were treated like criminals on a Southwest flight because their toddler wouldn’t keep his mask on

A Bay Area family left a Southwest Airlines flight over a mask incident. The family said they felt pressured to leave when their toddler could not keep his mask on. They are vowing to never fly on Southwest Airlines again, KRON4 reported. LoadingSomething is loading. A California family said Southwest Airlines "just wanted them off the plan...
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Flying has been an absolute mess this summer — and it may get worse before it gets better

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. LoadingSomething is loading. Flying is back, and with a vengeance....
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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’

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. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Airlines and regulators turn to eye-poking flight attendants and eye-popping fines amid sharp rise in unruly passenger incidents

Airlines and federal regulators are scrambling to contain a sudden uptick in unruly passengers on planes. The FAA has received 3,420 "unruly passenger" reports in 2021, and 3,000 weapons have been seized at airports. Under zero-tolerance policy, fines are larger than ever, and some are pushing for federal prosecutions for in-flight assaults. See more stories on Insider's business page. In undisclosed locations near airports around the country this month, flight attendants are receiving training in aggressive self defense moves that are specially designed for close-quarters. Flight attendants learn the double-ear slap, the eye-poke,...
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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

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 of its narrow-body Boeing and Airbus planes as part of a multi-year fleet revitalization program. Upgrades to the cabin will include installing seat-back in-flight entertainment screens, in-seat power at every seat , and LED mood lighting. On...
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American Airlines passenger arrested after jumping from an emergency exit after a 30-minute delay in disembarking

An American Airlines passenger jumped from an emergency exit after a 30-minute delay.  People were told to remain onboard temporarily after the flight's cancellation but one man refused. He reportedly crawled over passengers to leave. A spokesperson told Insider he was immediately detained.  See more stories on Insider's business page. An American Airlines passenger was detained on Friday after leaping out of a plane's emergency exit while it was still at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  The flight to Baltimore was cancelled due to severe weather after 172 passengers and six crew members boarded the plane.After the cancell...
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Airlines may soon be required to issue refunds for delayed luggage and in-flight internet service not working

Airlines may soon need to refund for delayed luggage and a lack of in-flight internet, AP reports. The Department of Transportation will propose this in the coming days, according to the AP. Bags would need to be delivered within 12 hours of a US landing or 25 hours of an international one. LoadingSomething is loading. ...