Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United will furlough Comeaux on Thursday, cutting off his income […]

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7-Hour Flight to Nowhere Sells Out in Minutes | Daily Pop | E! News

Australian Airline Qantas offers an all-inclusive scenic flight to nowhere to see the country and it sold out in minutes. Would you do it? Watch "Daily Pop" weekdays at 12:30pm ET|9:30am PT! #Qantas #ENews #DailyPop Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the […]

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ICE deportation flight, objected to by Omar over COVID fears, included convicted murderer, rapist

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation flight to Somalia — which faced objections from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., due to fears about the potential spread of COVID-19 — included criminals with convictions for rape, murder and assault, the agency said in a letter to the congresswoman. “This week, ICE removed 39 Somalia nationals, 36 of […]

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Christa McAuliffe: 5 Things To Know About The Teacher Who Tragically Died In The Challenger Disaster

Netflix’s ‘Challenger: The Final Flight’ takes a look back at the Challenger space shuttle disaster. The launch was supposed to make history with bringing Christa McAuliffe, the first private citizen, into space. Challenger: The Final Flight examines the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, which broke apart just 73 seconds after launching on Jan. 28, 1986. […]

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Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster: 5 Key Things To Know About The 1986 Tragedy

The new Netflix docuseries, ‘Challenger: The Final Flight,’ explores the 1986 Challenger space shuttle that broke apart less than 2 minutes after launch. The 1986 disaster remains one of America’s most devastating tragedies. Challenger: The Final Flight is a 4-part docuseries that premieres on Netflix on Sept. 16. The docuseries examines the 1986 Challenger space […]

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Technology stocks keep stumbling; Nasdaq down 8% in 3 days

By Stan Choe, The Associated Press Big tech stocks are continuing their Icarus-like flight path, and more sharp declines for them are dragging Wall Street toward a third straight loss on Tuesday. The S&P 500 was down 2.1% in midday trading, after dropping as much as 2.5% shortly after the U.S. market opened. Big names […]

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Atlas Air flight makes emergency landing in Honolulu

Officials say no injuries were reported after an Atlas Air flight carrying more than 200 people had to return to Honolulu after experiencing engine problems Saturday evening By MICHELLE A. MONROE Associated Press September 6, 2020, 6:06 PM • 1 min read No injuries were reported after an Atlas Air flight carrying more than 200 […]

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Tests Suggest Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned, German Doctors Say

BERLIN — Tests on Aleksei A. Navalny, the prominent Russian dissident who fell ill on a flight to Moscow last week, have revealed indications of poisoning but his life is not in danger, the hospital where he was being treated said in a statement on Monday. “The clinical findings indicate intoxication by a substance from […]

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Novak Djokovic On Coronavirus, Vaccines, and His Ill-Fated Adria Tour

Negotiations and trans-Atlantic flight complete, Novak Djokovic was seated on the sofa of one of his hard-won concessions this week: a spacious rented home near New York City, nestled amid the trees and far from the commotion. Djokovic had just put on a shirt after sunbathing on the terrace. “With the trees and serenity, being […]

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Fernando Tatis Jr. angers Rangers with late grand slam in Padres’ 14-4 rout

The Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. watches the flight of his grand slam. | Tony Gutierrez/AP “I didn’t like it, personally,” Rangers manager skipper Chris Woodward said. “But, like I said, the norms are being challenged on a daily basis. ARLINGTON, Texas — Fernando Tatis Jr.’s first grand slam gave the 21-year-old the major league lead […]

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Mothers, Babies Stranded in Ukraine Surrogacy Industry

KYIV, Ukraine — Tears streamed down Yevhenia Troyan’s face as her flight took off from Northern Cyprus, one of the odd corners of Europe where Ukrainian surrogacy agencies have set up shop. The flight in February was her last chance to return home to Ukraine before its borders slammed shut with coronavirus travel bans. But […]

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Delta wants at least 3,000 flight attendants to take unpaid leave

Delta Air Lines will need at least 3,000 of its roughly 20,000 flight attendants to take unpaid leave of four to 12 months, or consider other options, to avoid involuntary furloughs, a person with knowledge of the matter said Friday. Airlines are suffering their worst crisis in history due to the coronavirus pandemic, which decimated […]

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Air India flight skids off runway, splits in 2 while landing in southern India, dozens reported hospitalized

At least 14 people are dead and 123 people injured after an Air India Express flight with 190 on board skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India, police said. Abdul Karim, a police officer, said the dead included one of the pilots. He said at least 15 […]

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Exclusive: As Japan weighs missile-defence options, Raytheon lobbies for Lockheed’s $300 million radar deal

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile in Kauai, Hawaii By Tim Kelly and Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. defence company Raytheon (N:) is lobbying Japanese lawmakers to replace Lockheed Martin Corp (N:) as the supplier of powerful radars as Tokyo reconsiders plans for two Aegis Ashore missile […]

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United to extend mask rule to airport lounges, ticket counters

Passengers wishing to board a United Airlines flight will have to wear face masks at ticket counters and in its airport lounges, or risk a flight ban, the carrier said Wednesday. United and all other major US carriers require passengers to wear masks during flights. United said that it is broadening mask requirements for passengers […]

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United Airlines’ mask mandate expands to areas in airports

Passengers wishing to board a United Airlines flight will have to wear face masks at ticket counters and in its airport lounges, or risk a flight ban from the carrier By The Associated Press July 22, 2020, 3:33 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Passengers wishing to board a United […]

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Dutch Government Sues Russia Over Downing of Flight MH17

new video loaded: Dutch Government Sues Russia Over Downing of Flight MH17 transcript Back bars 0:00/0:55 –0:55 transcript Dutch Government Sues Russia Over Downing of Flight MH17 The Dutch foreign minister said the Netherlands was taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in […]

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Men accused of helping plot Carlos Ghosn escape denied bail

US judge said on Friday two Massachusetts men pose too great of a risk of flight to be released on bail given “spectacular” allegations that they helped orchestrate former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell said US Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, had […]

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Furloughs at U.S. legacy airlines could help low-cost carriers like Southwest

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Members of a flight crew wear face masks as they arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York 2/3 By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. legacy airlines with lackluster employee demand for early exit packages face large furloughs in the fall, signaling higher post-pandemic labor costs because […]

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On Some Planes, Empty Rows While Passengers Crowd Together

On a June 30 flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Newark, Joy Gonzalez, an aviation engineer based in Seattle, found herself seated at a window with two older passengers beside her in the middle and aisle seats. In order to gain more social distance, she and the aisle passenger both moved to seats behind […]

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In Fine Print, Airlines Make It Harder to Fight for Passenger Rights

As air travel reopens and flight bookings begin to creep up, AvGeeks — aviation geeks — and others may notice some new legalese in the fine print when they buy plane tickets. More and more carriers are adding clauses that require passengers to settle disputes with the airline in private arbitration, rather than in court, […]

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American Airlines allegedly stopped flight attendant from wearing face shield

An American Airlines flight attendant said she was forbidden from wearing a face shield because it didn’t fit with the company’s “image standards” — and would make passengers uncomfortable, according to a report. The woman recently returned to the skies after being grounded for a month due to coronavirus-related cancellations, but found out that someone […]

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