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United Airlines to Leave New York JFK, Again

United Airlines is leaving New York's JFK International Airport again just 20 months after it returned to the New York City gateway. "Given our current, too-small-to-be-competitive schedule out of JFK — coupled with the start of the winter season where more airlines will operate their slots as they resume JFK flying — United has made…

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The True Cost of an Airline Ticket?

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at transparency in airline ticket pricing, Google’s map enhancements, and Qatar’s Covid requirements.

The True Cost of an Airline Ticket?
November 16, 2022
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JetBlue Calls for More Government Help to Achieve Net-Zero Targets

Airlines are making strides towards net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century. But JetBlue and others say more government and private help is needed to stay on track.

JetBlue Calls for More Government Help to Achieve Net-Zero Targets

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Southwest CEO Robert Jordan to Become the Airline’s President, Too

In a securities filing on Thursday, Southwest Airlines said Bob Jordan would succeed to the position of President of the company on January 1, 2023, while also retaining the role of CEO he has had since earlier this year. Jordan, a 34-year-old veteran of the company, will step into a role being vacated by Michael…

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JetBlue CEO Defends American Airlines Alliance in U.S. Antitrust Trial

Regulators' efforts to ensure competition risks making JetBlue's arrangement with American Airlines less lucrative or viable. Expected JetBlue to make a "spirited" defense.

JetBlue CEO Defends American Airlines Alliance in U.S. Antitrust Trial

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Canada’s Cargojet Is Confident Pandemic Success Was No Anomaly

There were few upsides to the Covid-19 pandemic. Boom times for the air freight industry was one.

Canada’s Cargojet Is Confident Pandemic Success Was No Anomaly

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Airlines Scrap Over 1,200 U.S. Flights in Wake of Hurricane Ian Making Landfall

Our thoughts are with all those endangered by Hurricane Ian.

Airlines Scrap Over 1,200 U.S. Flights in Wake of Hurricane Ian Making Landfall

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Virgin Atlantic Joins SkyTeam to Broaden Alliance to Key London Market

Virgin Atlantic will join the SkyTeam Alliance next year. The airline adds key London heft to the alliance, but little else.

Virgin Atlantic Joins SkyTeam to Broaden Alliance to Key London Market

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President Biden Calls for Airlines to Reveal All Fees Upfront

During a press conference on Monday, President Joe Biden endorsed a new proposal from the U.S. Transportation Department that would make airlines disclose relevant fees early in a consumer's shopping process. (See full document, below). "You should know the full cost of your ticket right when you're comparison shopping," Biden said in brief remarks. He…

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U.S. Proposes Requiring Airlines to Disclose All Fees When Airfares First Displayed

The Biden Administration, under Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, is walking the talk on protecting airline consumers. Disclosing fees right off the bat is a significant move forward in passenger rights.

U.S. Proposes Requiring Airlines to Disclose All Fees When Airfares First Displayed