Articles tagged “airlines for america”

White House Gives September 1 Deadline for Stalled Airline Contact Tracing Plan

White House Gives September 1 Deadline for Stalled Airline Contact Tracing Plan

David Shepardson, Reuters

With concerns of a second wave growing, there's going to be mounting pressure to conclude discussions over the best way to collect data from passengers.

2 months ago

U.S. Department of Transportation to Enforce Federal Guidelines for Animals on Planes

U.S. Department of Transportation to Enforce Federal Guidelines for Animals on Planes

David Koenig, Associated Press

Animals on planes have been a flashpoint for airlines — and animal owners. New federal guidelines will be a welcome way to bring some standardization to what can seem like arbitrary rules and differing airline policies.

1 year ago

Brand USA Finally Has a Path Forward Even as Some U.S. Airlines Oppose the Funding Plan

Brand USA Finally Has a Path Forward Even as Some U.S. Airlines Oppose the Funding Plan

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Plenty of lawmakers in Washington want to see Brand USA's funding renewed — but it should come as no surprise that an increased passenger tax will leave some parties unhappy.

1 year ago

U.S. Air Travel Peaks During Summer Vacation Season

U.S. Air Travel Peaks During Summer Vacation Season

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It's always fun to see the conventional wisdom busted.

2 years ago

U.S. Airlines and Railroads Battle Local Laws That Require Them To Offer Sick Pay

U.S. Airlines and Railroads Battle Local Laws That Require Them To Offer Sick Pay

Jeff Green, Bloomberg

Paid sick leave for airline and railroad companies whose employees routinely cross state borders ought to be a matter of U.S. federal law. But don't hold your breath that national standardization of any kind will happen soon.

2 years ago

Airlines for America Characterizes FAA as ‘Hopelessly Dysfunctional’

Airlines for America Characterizes FAA as ‘Hopelessly Dysfunctional’

John McCormick and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Federal Aviation Administration has clearly bungled improvements to air traffic control over the years but farming out such a critical system to a corporation concerned with profit and loss doesn't seem like the optimal remedy for travelers.

3 years ago

Surprise! U.S. Airlines Say Passengers Love Flying Them

Surprise! U.S. Airlines Say Passengers Love Flying Them

Brian Sumers, Skift

Did you think Airlines for America was going to pay for a survey that showed people hated air travel? That said, flying is getting better for most Americans, so it's little surprise that this poll shows travelers are happier.

3 years ago

Airport Workers Are the Have Nots of the Aviation Industry

Airport Workers Are the Have Nots of the Aviation Industry

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

If airlines want to truly improve the passenger experience, they can't ignore the plight of people who work for contractors at the airport. The airport, obviously, is a big part of the customer experience.

4 years ago