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Biden Administration Extends Mandatory Rest for Flight Attendants

The Biden administration is extending the mandatory rest times for flight attendants to 10 hours, implementing a rule that Congress passed four years ago. U.S. airlines must implement the new cabin crew rest period, which is currently eight hours, within 90 days under the rule signed by Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Billy Nolen on…

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President Biden Calls for Airlines to Reveal All Fees Upfront

During a press conference on Monday, President Joe Biden endorsed a new proposal from the U.S. Transportation Department that would make airlines disclose relevant fees early in a consumer's shopping process. (See full document, below). "You should know the full cost of your ticket right when you're comparison shopping," Biden said in brief remarks. He…

Airlines

What Biden’s Transit Expert Pick Will Bring to the FAA’s Top Job

Managerial skills may be what President Biden is going for with his nomination of transit executive Phil Washington to lead the FAA. After this summer of flying mayhem, managerial skills may be what's needed most now.

What Biden’s Transit Expert Pick Will Bring to the FAA’s Top Job

Airlines

U.S. Justice Department Calls to Overturn Order Lifting Mask Mandate on Planes

If the ruling is overturned, it remains to be seen if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will reinstate the requirement for masks.

U.S. Justice Department Calls to Overturn Order Lifting Mask Mandate on Planes

Airlines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pitches Federal Support to Ease Pilot Shortage

The federal government finally recognizes that there is a shortage of pilots in the U.S. But beyond platitudes, there are few new funds directed at easing it yet.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pitches Federal Support to Ease Pilot Shortage

Airlines

Delta Plans to Remove Mask Violators From No-Fly List

As airlines in the U.S. lose no time in adopting the no-mask mandate, Delta looks to restore flight privileges of passengers who had earlier been barred over mask violations. Customers would, however, need to be at their best 'expected behavior' when flying with the airline.

Delta Plans to Remove Mask Violators From No-Fly List

Tourism

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it will be further shrinking its travel avoidance list. A welcome news for destinations that have been waiting for American tourists for far too long.

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

Tourism

Brand USA Receives $250 Million in Funding to Attract International Visitors

The funding is a nod to the importance of international visitation for America’s tourism economy and the need to rebuild consumer confidence in America as a tourism destination. The timing is on point, ahead of a hoped-for global travel summer rebound.

Brand USA Receives $250 Million in Funding to Attract International Visitors

Coronavirus

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate

The continuing anger expressed by many surrounding the federal mask mandate always led to the possibility of political figures seeking allies in courts to get it thrown out. Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton - who is a spotlight of a criminal probe – is leading the charge.

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate

Coronavirus

U.S. Puts Tougher Covid Test Requirements on Inbound Flyers Over Omicron Spread

New regulations won't be welcomed by the travel industry, and airlines in particular, so soon after the country reopened its borders on Nov. 8.

U.S. Puts Tougher Covid Test Requirements on Inbound Flyers Over Omicron Spread