Thursday, July 29

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American Airlines is recalling 3,300 flight attendants from extended voluntary leave as it ramps up for a busy holiday season

American Airlines has told flight attendants on extended leave that it wants them back, per a memo. The airline also plans to hire 800 new flight attendants before March 2022 as travel rebounds. It furloughed more than 8,000 cabin crew members in October 2020 as travel demand slumped. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is canceling extended voluntary leave for about 3,300 of its flight attendants as it prepares for a surge in travel demand, which will last beyond the summer. Returning cabin crews will restart flights in November and December, and two-thirds will need to be retrained, the airline told e...
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The FAA has ordered safety checks on all 9,300 Boeing 737 aircraft for a failure that could cause cabin oxygen levels to drop dangerously low

Airlines have been told to inspect 2 pressure switches on Boeing 737s over concerns they could fail. Their failure could mean that cabin oxygen levels fall dangerously low, the FAA said. An unnamed operator reported that the switches failed in tests on three different 737 models. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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It’s not just flight attendants dealing with unruly passengers: airport security face assaults too, the TSA said. One passenger is accused of biting 2 TSA officers, and faces a $14,000 fine.

An airline passenger has been accused of biting two airport safety officers in Denver. A passenger in Kentucky is accused of assaulting two safety officers, and faces criminal charges, the TSA said. Reports of unruly passengers, many relating to mask mandates, have hit record levels. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Airline check-ins won’t turn into a’Weight Watchers-like’ scenario, despite passengers being heavier, say industry experts

Airlines won't weigh passengers to stay within safety limits despite being heavier, says experts. Airlines can conduct passenger surveys and use CDC population averages to calculate weights. American Airlines told Insider that its average passenger is now eight pounds heavier. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airline passengers have gotten heavier, but companies are unlikely to weigh individual passengers at the check-in desk to help keep an aircraft within its safety limits, two industry experts told Insider. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which regulates commercial airlines, told Insider that while wei...
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Airlines could hike charges on overweight baggage because passengers are getting heavier, according to an industry expert

Airlines could use higher passenger weights to charge more for baggage, says an industry expert. American Airlines said its average passenger weights had risen by eight pounds. But experts say airlines are unlikely to weigh passengers before they board their flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airlines could hike charges on overweight baggage as they try to account for heavier passengers, an industry expert told Insider. American Airlines confirmed to Insider on June 10 that its average passenger weights had increased, while airline officials told the Wall Street Journal that average passenger and baggage weig...