IATA Study Reveals Concerns From Travelers During Coronavirus Outbreak

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently conducted a study about the potential holdups tourists are experiencing regarding air travel in the age of the coronavirus outbreak. The name of the game for many travelers is precautions, as 77 percent of survey respondents said they wash their hands more frequently,

American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Smuggling Cocaine

An attorney for a longtime American Airlines employee accused of smuggling cocaine into the U.S. says prosecutors have the right intention, but the wrong guy. Paul Belloisi, a mechanic with the airline, was arrested and indicted last month for using his access to secure areas of an airport to help

Heroic Effort by Spirit Airlines to Rescue Family

Airlines normally take a beating in the court of public opinion for a variety of reasons – ancillary fees, delayed flights, shoddy refund policies, to name a few. And, the last four months or so, they have taken a financial beating due to the coronavirus pandemic and lowered demand for

Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Requirements For Airlines to Limit Capacity

Former Democratic presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is calling on the federal government to provide more oversight of airlines’ safety procedures. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Department of Transportation Administrator Stephen Dickson – triggered by the announcement from American Airlines that it

Delta Enlists Mayo Clinic’s Expertise to Enhance its CareStandard Program

Delta Air Lines today announced the deepening of its collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic, a worldwide leader in intensive and complex medical care, to further bolster the strength of its care and cleanliness initiative—called the ‘Delta CareStandard’. The program’s layered protection measures are aimed at mitigating the risk of

Not Wearing a Face Mask? Airline Surveillance Cameras Might Rat You Out

As airlines begin cracking down on fliers for not wearing a face-covering—even threatening to ban passengers who refuse to wear one—some carriers will be using new surveillance technology to identify people who are not complying with face mask requirements. That’s according to tech companies that provide Artificial Intelligence-powered video detection

UAE suspends passenger flights from Pakistan

GCCA said any passengers travellers affected by the decision should follow-up with their respective airlines to reschedule their flights Pakistan is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, with more than 185,000 so far, including 3,695 deaths. The UAE’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCCA) has announced the suspension of passenger

Bain wins bid to buy ailing Australian airline Virgin

The Richard Branson-backed airline has struggled for years against larger carrier Qantas, which would have enjoyed a virtual monopoly if Virgin went out of business Administrators for Virgin Australia said Friday they had accepted a bid from US private equity giant Bain Capital to buy the pandemic-felled airline. The move

Covid-19: Blocking off middle seats on planes not necessary, says Boeing exec

Boeing’s director of product marketing Jim Haas said that other, personal safety measures are more important Blocking off middle seats in aircraft is not necessary to protect aircraft passengers from Covid-19 as long as other safety measures such as mandatory face masks are in place, according to Jim Haas, the

Delta CEO Defends Taking Government Bailout After Stock Buybacks

When you make an investment in a business, you expect at some point to be rewarded. It’s that simple, says Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian. Bastian, perhaps inadvertently speaking for his fellow airline chief executives as well, defended Delta taking a $5.4 billion bailout from the federal government in