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

New Security Measures by Airlines Could Be Permanent Long After the D.C. Riots

After the events in the U.S. Capitol that shook the world followed by aggressive boldness in passengers, airlines and law enforcement are applying fresh security measures. Like in the aftermath of 9/11, will some of these stick around?

Airlines

Airport Startup Aims to Help Frazzled Traveling Families as Part-Nanny, Part-Concierge

Families traveling by air have often been seen as a nuisance by fellow travelers and airlines alike. How can air travel be more appealing for families with small children after the pandemic?

Airport Startup Aims to Help Frazzled Traveling Families as Part-Nanny, Part-Concierge

Airlines

Airlines Say Early Vaccine Transports Are Moving Smoothly

Developing an effective vaccine in such a relatively short time is nothing less than a miracle. Delivering those vaccines to the world is the next enormous challenge. The airlines took on that task earlier this week. So far, they are giving a thumbs up.

Airlines Say Early Vaccine Transports Are Moving Smoothly

Airlines

Mask On, Wheels Up: Meet the Intrepid Biz Traveler Who’s Taken 42 Trips Since Pandemic’s Start

While many businesses are sticking to holding meetings via video conferencing during the pandemic, Abdol Moabery thinks the key is meeting the clients in-person and being socially responsible while traveling. A lot of executives feel the same way but haven't actually acted on it, just yet.

Mask On, Wheels Up: Meet the Intrepid Biz Traveler Who’s Taken 42 Trips Since Pandemic’s Start

Airlines

6 Questions for Airlines Iconoclast Gordon Bethune on the State of the Industry

As airlines continue to plan their rebound strategies from the global coronavirus pandemic, the legendary Gordon Bethune, an expert in turning things around, sees a difficult yet promising future ahead for airplanes and commercial travel.

Coronavirus

U.S. Airports Screen 5 Million Passengers Ahead of Thanksgiving, a New Record Since Pandemic’s Start

Despite warnings from the CDC, Americans are traveling by air to see their loved ones and vacation. That's a good thing for the airlines. But the weeks ahead will be telling as to what the costs will be to the American people.

U.S. Airports Screen 5 Million Passengers Ahead of Thanksgiving, a New Record Since Pandemic’s Start