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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‘Bummed out’: SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning. Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. The spacecraft — designed, built and owned by SpaceX — […]

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F-22 on training mission crashes near Eglin Air Force Base

Air Force officials say a F-22 fighter plane crashed during a routine training flight and the pilot safely ejected By The Associated Press May 15, 2020, 5:17 PM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PENSACOLA, Fla. — A F-22 fighter plane crashed during a routine training flight Friday […]

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Afghan airlines at risk of collapse, taking women’s jobs with them

3/3 © Reuters. Shagufa Haidary, 23, Kam Air flight attendant speaks during an interview in Kabul 2/3 By Orooj Hakimi KABUL (Reuters) – Shagufa Haidari, 23, a flight attendant for Afghanistan’s Kam Air, used to fly six days a week around the country and abroad, to Istanbul, Islamabad and Delhi. Then the novel coronavirus hit. […]

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Southwest Flight Hits and Kills Person on Austin Airport Runway

A Southwest Airlines flight hit and killed a person after landing at the airport in Austin, Texas, on Thursday night, the authorities said. The airline said in a statement that Southwest Airlines Flight 1392, flying from Dallas, had been cleared to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and landed safely on the designated runway at 8:12 […]

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Who Should Wear Masks on Planes? More Airlines Say Everyone.

After flight attendants and pilots criticized them for not doing more to protect employees, large airlines in the United States and around the world announced this week that they would require their crews and passengers to wear masks. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines all said on Thursday that they would start requiring […]

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Argentina Imposes Toughest Travel Ban in Americas, Banning Flights Until Sept. 1

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina on Monday banned all commercial flight ticket sales until September, one of the toughest coronavirus travel bans in the world, prompting an industry outcry that the new measure will put too much strain on airlines and airports. While the country’s borders have been closed since March, the new decree, signed by […]

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United cuts May flights by 90 percent, tells employees to brace for job cuts

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Wednesday that it has cut its flight schedule by 90% in May and expects similar cuts for June as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and warned that travel demand that is now “essentially at zero shows no sign of improving in the near term,” making job cuts likely. […]

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Plunge in Convention Hotel Travel Puts Municipal Bonds at Risk

Confinement and social distancing mandates are taking a toll on business travel as airlines cut flight schedules and long-distance meetings are held with teleconferencing services like Zoom, putting cities around the nation in a bind. The plunge in business travel has cast a shadow over hotels that cater to conferences and conventions, which need a […]

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Flight Attendants and Pilots Ask, ‘Is It OK to Keep Working?’

Molly Choma, a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines, had worked nearly every day since mid-March, even as the coronavirus outbreak devastated her industry. But last Sunday, she woke up alone in a room in a nearly empty hotel and wondered if it was time to stop. As she prepared for Flight 1002, which would bring […]

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Stranded cruise ship passengers describe chaotic flight home

On a chaotic flight home, some passengers who had been stranded for days aboard a cruise ship after being exposed to the coronavirus suffered breathing problems, many coughed and several fainted with no food or medical personnel provided, travelers said Friday. “It was a suicide mission,” said passenger Jenny Harrell, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. “It was […]

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Family of Libyan terrorist involved in 1988 Pan Am bombing given go-ahead to appeal his conviction

On December 21, 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie at the behest of Libyan government officials, claiming the lives of all 243 passengers and 16 crew onboard, as well as 11 people below. Now, the family of the lone convicted terrorist responsible has been given the green light by […]

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MH17 crash murder suspects absent as trial kicks off with reading nearly 300 names of those killed

The names of the 298 people killed in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine were read aloud Monday by a Dutch prosecutor as a trial kicked off against three Russians and one Ukrainian allegedly responsible for having the commercial passenger plane shot out of the sky. After a painstaking investigation into the […]

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains mystery six years on as families appeal for new search

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 six years ago Sunday remains one of the world’s most vexing aviation puzzles. The airliner was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 when it vanished with 239 people on board. Massive searches in the years since have failed to locate the aircraft. Relatives […]

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‘Close Call’: NASA-Boeing Investigation of Starliner Flight Finds Lapses

An uncrewed test flight of Starliner, a Boeing spacecraft designed to carry NASA astronauts, could have ended in disaster in December because of lapses that allowed software errors to slip through undetected and unfixed before the spacecraft launched, according to a review by NASA and Boeing that was announced on Friday. The review team made […]

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