Ruthy Munoz

Skift’s Houston and West Palm Beach-based contributor covering everything airlines. A polyglot and globetrotter, she’s interned with Houston’s NPR station, interned and fellowed at Reuters in Houston and D.C. covering general news, the White House and Energy and writes Latino narrative stories for palabra by NAHJ. She used to jump out of planes in the Army, work on planes as a flight attendant, and now she covers them.

Latest Stories

Airlines

U.S. Attorney General Calls for Making Unruly Flyer Prosecutions a Priority

Will the threat of prosecution and enhanced communication between governmental agencies help curb the epidemic of unruly passenger behavior? Who knows? But at least it's finally a move in the right direction.

U.S. Attorney General Calls for Making Unruly Flyer Prosecutions a Priority

Cruises

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Inclusion is great, but let's keep in mind that there's more to disabled accommodations than providing a wheelchair. Catering to different types of disabilities makes good business sense.

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Tourism

The Blogger Destigmatizing Mental Illnesses Through Travel

Mental health has long held a stigma cloud over it, but it's only by bringing it out of the darkness and into the forefront that change can happen. Meggie Tran aims to do just that and destigmatize traveling with a a mental illness. It's long overdue.

The Blogger Destigmatizing Mental Illnesses Through Travel

Airlines

Congress Considers Stricter Measures for Unruly Flyers After Hearing Tales of Abuse

Make airlines share information about banned and abusive flyers more readily. That was one suggestion to come out a Congressional hearing this week. And stop airport bars from selling booze in to-go cups.

Congress Considers Stricter Measures for Unruly Flyers After Hearing Tales of Abuse

Tourism

A Deaf Traveler Opens Up About Making Travel More Accessible

Accessible travel shouldn't be something to be checked off a list. Instead, Marlene Valle says, it's a human right.

A Deaf Traveler Opens Up About Making Travel More Accessible

Airlines

The Enduring Impact of 9/11 on the Business of Travel

Twenty years after that fated day, enhanced security measures are now just part of the routine of travel — and the cost of doing business across the globe.

The Enduring Impact of 9/11 on the Business of Travel

Airlines

How Unruly Do Airline Passengers Have to Be Before the Government Decides to Prosecute?

The rise of unruly passengers is getting out of hand. If the airline industry and government want to nip it in the bud, more aggressive prosecution is needed. Period.

How Unruly Do Airline Passengers Have to Be Before the Government Decides to Prosecute?

Airlines

Non-Hub U.S. Airports Get $766 Million From FAA to be Safer and Greener

Uncle Sam is giving to airports improvement grants an upgraded freebie, without matching requirements. Are airports going green because it's beneficial for the environment or beneficial to them?

Non-Hub U.S. Airports Get $766 Million From FAA to be Safer and Greener

Coronavirus

AirAsia Launches Ridesharing Through Superapp in Latest Digital Push

AirAsia isn't backing down from the intense competition of superapps and ridesharing in Southeast Asia. Can an airline really become a digital lifestyle brand powerhouse? AirAsia is going all out to prove the skeptics wrong.

AirAsia Launches Ridesharing Through Superapp in Latest Digital Push

Airlines

Delta Doesn’t Mandate Vaccines for Workers But Adds $200 Surcharge for Those Unvaxxed

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, more airlines will feel emboldened to mandate employee vaccines. Delta is trying to skirt that with higher health insurance costs for workers not vaccinated.

Delta Doesn’t Mandate Vaccines for Workers But Adds $200 Surcharge for Those Unvaxxed