The situation underscores the strain facing airlines during the coronavirus pandemic. It has grown more difficult and expensive for them to finance planes. American’s negotiating stance doesn’t reflect a loss of confidence in the plane’s safety, the sources said. … [Read more...] about American Airlines threatens to cancel some Boeing Max orders
Toiletry regulations for the airlines
US Airways has been wooing American Airlines for the last year, and on Thursday, the boards of both airlines finally approved the merger. The deal, which airline consultant Paul Sterbenz described as “an example of the little fish swallowing the big fish,” would involve US Airways, a company that was cobbled together over the years from several regional airlines, partnering with the much larger but bankrupt American Airlines. According to the Washington Post, the merger would form the world’s largest air carrier, leaving 86 percent of domestic air travel under the control of American, United, Delta, and Southwest. … [Read more...] about American Airlines and US Airways Approve Merger, Forming World’s Largest Airline
We’re pretty sure soda and allergen-free food options couldn’t bring down the airline industry or the constitution. Regardless, can’t we all find some common ground on water and bathrooms? Even Federalists have to pee. —Maggie Shnayerson … [Read more...] about Airline Travelers’ Bill of Rights Overturned on Appeal. You Will Stay in Your Seat and Like It, Hear?
About 80 percent of all domestic passengers ride American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, or United, thanks to a number of mergers that have happened in the past seven years. Before the Justice Department approved these mergers, they had some worries about fare prices. When American Airlines and US Airways tried to merge back in 2013, former Attorney General Eric Holder said, “This transaction would result in consumers paying the price — in higher airfares, higher fees and fewer choices.” The regulators and the companies eventually reached a deal. … [Read more...] about The Justice Department Is Investigating Why Your Vacation Flights Cost So Much
We got our pay stubs yesterday. Mine had $8.01. I’m not sure why. I’m grateful that it’s not zero — it’s something. It will buy a meal! But it adds a lot of stress to the family life. I’m the primary provider at this point. We rely on my income to make sure our bills and rent are paid, and groceries are in the fridge, and my two daughters are getting what they need. It’s not just being nourished, but we do other things to enrich them too: piano lessons, gymnastics classes. You start to worry: How long can we continue to afford our current lifestyle? It’s modest. As a federal employee, I don’t expect to make a lot of money, but I do expect to have a stable paycheck. … [Read more...] about A Flight-Safety Inspector Explains the Very Real Perils of the Shutdown
The flight was conducted with great support given by relevant Vietnamese and Russian agencies, in addition to national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines. The majority of passengers onboard the flight include minors under the age of 18, the elderly, individuals suffering from illnesses, pregnant women, workers with expired visas and contracts, students with no accommodation following the closure of their dormitories, and tourists who had been left stranded due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese citizens safely repatriated from Russia due to COVID-19 threat