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Airlines Reroute Flights Amid Middle East Risks

Airlines Reroute Flights Amid Middle East Risks

Emily Schmall, The Associated Press

Without a doubt, this crisis is another thing for travel and tourism to worry about, barely two weeks into 2020. Its impact has started with airlines altering routes to avoid Iranian airspace, which means longer flights for passengers and higher costs for carriers. And those are just small concerns.

1 week ago

Boeing Changes Position on 737 Max Simulator Training for Pilots

Boeing Changes Position on 737 Max Simulator Training for Pilots

David Koenig, Associated Press

Boeing removed its CEO last year. Now the company has softened its stance on Boeing 737 Max simulator training for pilots. Is this a one-off change? Or could Boeing alter its position on other Max-related matters?

1 week ago

United Gets Stingier With Customer Compensation for Flight Delays

United Gets Stingier With Customer Compensation for Flight Delays

Brian Sumers, Skift

United may argue it isn't tweaking its delay compensation scheme to save money. But we're betting this new policy will save some cash. Still, it probably won't bother customers too much. How many of them were expecting compensation anyway?

2 weeks ago

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How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

Sabre + Skift

New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards will help facilitate greater personalization and easier distribution of all elements of the ticket sale. However, it isn’t a catch-all solution for all of the airline industry’s retailing challenges. Recognizing that is key to implementing NDC standards the right way.

1 month ago

Delta Air Lines Employees File Lawsuit Over Uniforms

Delta Air Lines Employees File Lawsuit Over Uniforms

Associated Press

This is an odd one. All kinds of people in all industries wear uniforms. Most of them without problems. Yet flight attendants at three different U.S. airlines have claimed in recent years that their uniforms have made them sick. What's going on?

2 weeks ago

American Airlines Says It Will Share Boeing Compensation With Employees

American Airlines Says It Will Share Boeing Compensation With Employees

David Koeing, Associated Press

Boeing has a seemingly endless list of parties to answer to for its failings surrounding the Max. One of those is airline employees who have lost work due to grounded planes and canceled flights.

2 weeks ago

A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

Colin Nagy, Skift

Kirsty Henderson has arguably one of the coolest jobs in aviation: She’s a bush pilot, ferrying passengers across scenic African landscapes like Botswana. What’s more, she’s helping show aviation as a viable career path for young women.

2 weeks ago

Here’s How a New Fuel Requirement for Cruise Lines Could Raise Airline Ticket Prices

Here’s How a New Fuel Requirement for Cruise Lines Could Raise Airline Ticket Prices

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The International Maritime Organization's new pollution standard has finally gone into effect. While we broadly know how it will affect the cruise sector, less certain are its consequences for the airline industry.

2 weeks ago

2019 Was the Third Safest Year Ever in the Airline Industry

2019 Was the Third Safest Year Ever in the Airline Industry

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Despite the Ethiopian Airlines crash, 2019 stands as one of the safest on record. It's something worth remembering next time you board an aircraft.

2 weeks ago

Billionaire Brothers Could Be Saviors for India’s Jet Airways

Billionaire Brothers Could Be Saviors for India’s Jet Airways

Bijou George and Baiju Kalesh, Bloomberg

We'll believe it when we see it. It would be nice, however, to finally have closure on Jet Airways' travails in 2020.

3 weeks ago

An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at Emirates

An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at Emirates

Brian Sumers, Skift

As he retires, Tim Clark will be celebrated as an aviation visionary. He deserves all the credit. But Emirates is slowly losing many of its competitive advantages.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines Workers Won’t Get Class Status in Lawsuit Over Overtime Pay

American Airlines Workers Won’t Get Class Status in Lawsuit Over Overtime Pay

David Porter, Associated Press

Another blow to the working folks at airlines as a court rules about the particulars of when people actually started to work once they clocked in.

3 weeks ago