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.

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Airlines

U.S. Airlines Ordered by Pentagon to Help in Afghanistan Evacuations

In a rare call to duty, U.S. airlines are being asked to do their patriotic part to help extract civilians in need.

U.S. Airlines Ordered by Pentagon to Help in Afghanistan Evacuations

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American Airlines Extends Ban on Alcohol Sales in Economy Class to Mid-January

With the continued rise of unruly passenger behaviors, airlines are taking matters into their own hands. But is this hurting them financially? And who's to say only passengers in the main cabin can act up?

American Airlines Extends Ban on Alcohol Sales in Economy Class to Mid-January

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Fines Issued to Unruly Flyers Now Top $1 Million But Has Anybody Paid Up?

Fines for unruly passengers are rising, but without prosecutorial authority, the Federal Aviation Administration's hands are tied. If disruptive and dangerous behavior is going to come to an end, the FAA must be given the means to make unruly passenger behavior the crime that it is. It's time for Congress to step up to the plate.

Fines Issued to Unruly Flyers Now Top $1 Million But Has Anybody Paid Up?

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Flight Attendants Abused for Months by Unruly Anti-Maskers Still Support Extended Mask Mandate

Despite suffering the most from unruly passengers, flight attendants are applauding the extension of the mask mandate.

Flight Attendants Abused for Months by Unruly Anti-Maskers Still Support Extended Mask Mandate

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Will Airport Mobile Ordering and Deliveries Have a Future Post-Pandemic?

Some may wonder if airport mobile ordering and delivery is a pandemic fad or a trend. The answer will come quickly for anyone who’s spent an extended amount of time in airports. It’s only a matter of time before competitors start popping up.

Will Airport Mobile Ordering and Deliveries Have a Future Post-Pandemic?

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Can a Downsized Regional Airline Relaunch in a Pandemic? ExpressJet Thinks It Can

Like Lazarus, regional carrier ExpressJet hopes to rise from the dead. Can the airline survive flying on its own during a pandemic with small jets? The airline almost pulled it off before, but can it do it again, or will history repeat itself?

Can a Downsized Regional Airline Relaunch in a Pandemic? ExpressJet Thinks It Can

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Could Other Airports Follow Pittsburgh’s Lead to Diversify Revenue?

The pandemic and the push for sustainability are forcing airports to think outside of the box. The more creative, the bigger the win, it seems. But are some of these revenue-generating ideas here for the long run or only until travel recovers?

Could Other Airports Follow Pittsburgh’s Lead to Diversify Revenue?

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1 in 5 Flight Attendants Have Had Physical Altercations With Unruly Passengers so Far This Year

Flight attendants feeling the brunt of unruly passengers are not feeling protected. If airlines don't want to lose these valuable workers, lose revenue and potentially set travel's recovery back with canceled flights, more must be done by the government to ensure their safety.

1 in 5 Flight Attendants Have Had Physical Altercations With Unruly Passengers so Far This Year

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Top Global Airline Brands Lose More Than $35 Billion in Brand Value: Report

The uncertainties of the pandemic have sucker-punched the airline industry in more ways than one. Gaining the public's trust through reliability, transparency, and inclusiveness will go a long way towards improving an airline's reputation and brand value.

Top Global Airline Brands Lose More Than $35 Billion in Brand Value: Report

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Flyers With Disabilities Will Get Support From New Airlines Industry Group

The pandemic has magnified the voices of accessibility organizations and the disparities for travelers with disabilities. Accessibility to travel and undamaged personal mobility aids are big concerns for these travelers who account for billions of dollars in revenue. Finally, the industry is trying to do the right thing, or so it seems.

Flyers With Disabilities Will Get Support From New Airlines Industry Group