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Flyers Face Higher Fines for Refusing to Wear Masks

The threat of an increased penalty should motivate more travelers to wear masks at airports since few things attract people's attention more than possibly taking their money.

Flyers Face Higher Fines for Refusing to Wear Masks

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Spirit Airlines Faces Setbacks in Its Pandemic Recovery

Sometimes there is too much of a good thing like at Spirit Airlines, where a too-rapid summer recovery ended in operational disaster. The discounter has scaled back its plans with a focus on hiring and improved reliability with its eye now on 2023 to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Spirit Airlines Faces Setbacks in Its Pandemic Recovery

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Delta, United Spin NY Schedules in Light of JetBlue-American Alliance

Delta and United showed off their marketing prowess with their expanded New York schedules. But the added flights are simply examples of the airlines protecting their access to key New York airports, and defending against the new American-JetBlue alliance.

Delta, United Spin NY Schedules in Light of JetBlue-American Alliance

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Ryanair Pledges Quick Refunds for Cancelled Flights After Earlier Criticism

We've heard these customer service promises before. Will this time round really be any different?

Ryanair Pledges Quick Refunds for Cancelled Flights After Earlier Criticism
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5 Ways 5G Will Transform the Air Travel Experience

5G has the potential to significantly impact the air travel experience and enable numerous process improvements. Enhanced connectivity will benefit both travelers and employees by improving everything from passenger processing and security to baggage management and retail operations.

5 Ways 5G Will Transform the Air Travel Experience

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AirAsia Boosts Superapp Strategy by Adding 20 Airlines as Booking Partners

AirAsia has been on the path of adding airlines to its roster of bookable partners over the last year or so. Despite its boasts, the jury's out on whether the airline can leverage these partnerships into becoming an online travel agency with significant market share in Southeast Asia.

AirAsia Boosts Superapp Strategy by Adding 20 Airlines as Booking Partners

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Allegiant Air’s Rare Feat: Higher Revenue Than 2019 and a Profit

Allegiant Air CEO Maurice Gallagher thought returning to 2019 levels of flying would be as easy as "turning on a switch." He was wrong, and disruptions cost the airline millions during the third quarter. Still, Allegiant managed a rare pandemic-era achievement by turning a profit and increasing revenues vs. the 2019 period.

Allegiant Air’s Rare Feat: Higher Revenue Than 2019 and a Profit

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Boeing Reports Another Loss as Aircraft Programs Struggle

With three of Boeing's marquee aircraft programs under pressure, the planemaker continued to struggle in the third quarter with further losses. But that didn't stop management from painting a rosy picture with 737 Max deliveries climbing and a robust outlook for jets.

Boeing Reports Another Loss as Aircraft Programs Struggle

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Why Is the UK Boosting Taxes on Long-Haul Flights?

Tourists will be footing the higher rate with a new "ultra" long-haul tax as part of plans to reduce emissions just as international travel is starting to ramp back up. Still, many businesses will welcome the reduction in passenger taxes on short-haul flights.

Why Is the UK Boosting Taxes on Long-Haul Flights?

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Airlines’ Emissions Cuts Are Key to Their Corporate Travel Recovery: Report

We are still a long way away from corporate policies actively lowering carbon emissions by airlines or any other industries, but it is promising to see what role they could have.

Airlines’ Emissions Cuts Are Key to Their Corporate Travel Recovery: Report

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Avianca Restructuring Plan Backed by United Airlines, Most Creditors

After a day-long hearing, Avianca will have to wait a little longer to find out if a U.S. bankruptcy court judge will approve its restructuring plan. But with the vast majority of creditors, including partner United Airlines, backing the plan, approval is widely expected.

Avianca Restructuring Plan Backed by United Airlines, Most Creditors

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JetBlue Pushes Back on Antitrust Critics Over American Airlines Alliance

JetBlue claims its Northeast alliance with American Airlines will result in $800 million in annual consumer benefits, even though the U.S. Justice Department begs to differ. One thing is certain, though. The alliance will give leisure-focused JetBlue access to American's deep pool of corporate accounts.

JetBlue Pushes Back on Antitrust Critics Over American Airlines Alliance