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The rise and fall of Pan Am

In 1970 alone, Pan Am carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. But after decades of financial turbulence, Pan Am went bust.
The rise and fall of Pan Am
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Airlines are enacting security measures even stricter than post-9/11 on flights to Washington, DC as violent extremism threatens Biden’s inauguration

Airlines are stepping up their security measures on flights to Washington, DC ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. “These new security measures are more extensive and stringent compared to those implemented after 9/11,” industry analyst Henry Harteveldt of Atmosphere Research Group told Insider. Alaska Airlines is enacting the most stringent […]
Airlines are enacting security measures even stricter than post-9/11 on flights to Washington, DC as violent extremism threatens Biden’s inauguration
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Delta Air Lines has banned more than 800 passengers for not wearing masks when flying during pandemic or harassing lawmakers

Delta Air Lines has banned “north of 800” passengers for mask non-compliance. Additional passengers have been banned following Wednesday’s Capitol riots but executives wouldn’t say how many. Delta has also banned passengers who harassed Utah Senator Mitt Romney on a flight from Salt Lake City to Washington. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Delta Air Lines has banned more than 800 passengers for not wearing masks when flying during pandemic or harassing lawmakers
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I visited airport lounges of the 3 major US airlines and saw how the pandemic has changed the once-extravagant experience – here’s what it’s like to lounge during the pandemic

Airlines are adapting their premium lounges to the new realities of pandemic flying as their top travellers remain largely grounded. Each airline has its own approach but all are centered around health and safety first followed by a gradual ramp-up of the amenities that flyers expect. We visited the airport […]
I visited airport lounges of the 3 major US airlines and saw how the pandemic has changed the once-extravagant experience – here’s what it’s like to lounge during the pandemic
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Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to ‘1 in a million’

Delta is trialing a new testing program that will allow passengers to travel to Europe without quarantine. The airline is piloting the scheme on flights between Rome and Atlanta from December alongside Italian airline Alitalia. Passengers will have to take two COVID-19 tests before boarding the plane in the US, […]
Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to ‘1 in a million’
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Here’s which airlines are blocking middle seats for Thanksgiving travel

Five US airlines are blocking middle seats or limiting capacity for the Thanksgiving holidays. Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and JetBlue Airways have all committed to blocking seats through turkey day but not all will keep the policy much longer. After Thanksgiving, only two airlines have […]
Here’s which airlines are blocking middle seats for Thanksgiving travel
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GM’s new CFO is a veteran of Delta Air Lines

General Motors on Friday named its new CFO: Delta Air Lines veteran Paul Jacobson. Jacobson starts December 1, the automaker said, and takes over for John Stapleton, who will return to being CFO of GM’s North American business. Stapleton stepped in when Dhivya Suryadevara moved on to become CFO of […]
GM’s new CFO is a veteran of Delta Air Lines
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I visited the new American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK airport and saw why a $550 annual cardholder fee is worth it – see inside

American Express just opened the first Centurion Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The 12th Centurion Lounge in the US offers JFK passengers complimentary hot food and alcoholic beverages before departure, in addition to wellness offerings and the first airport speakeasy bar. Amex Platinum and Centurion cardholders, […]
I visited the new American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK airport and saw why a $550 annual cardholder fee is worth it – see inside
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Delta’s CEO reveals why the airline industry is nixing the change fees that once produced 3% of revenues — and how happier travellers could make up the difference

In late-August, Delta, American, and United all announced that they were permanently getting rid of change fees on domestic flights. Airlines had already suspended the fees during the coronavirus pandemic to try and entice travellers back onto planes. However, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said Tuesday that change fees – worth […]
Delta’s CEO reveals why the airline industry is nixing the change fees that once produced 3% of revenues — and how happier travellers could make up the difference
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Airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population — and airline CEOs say it’s proof that flying is safe

Flight attendants and other airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population, despite spending time in transit and in small, enclosed spaces. The data suggest that the various safety protocols airlines have adopted during the coronavirus pandemic are effective, according to airline executives and labour groups. However, […]
Airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population — and airline CEOs say it’s proof that flying is safe
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Delta pitches itself as the safe choice for pandemic travel by tackling coronavirus risks in the plane, at the security line, and on the jet bridge

Delta Air Lines has introduced two new anti-coronavirus programs at some airports. The airline has rolled out new anti-microbial bins at security checkpoints, and new air filters on jet bridges. The moves come as hobbled airlines try to convince passengers that travel is safe during the pandemic. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Delta pitches itself as the safe choice for pandemic travel by tackling coronavirus risks in the plane, at the security line, and on the jet bridge
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Airline stocks surge after TSA reports highest traveller numbers since March

The Transportation Security Administration on Monday reported that 831,789 travellers passed through its checkpoints on Sunday – the highest number since March 17. In addition, traveller traffic has consistently increased over the last two weeks, according to TSA data. Shares of major airlines including American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta […]
Airline stocks surge after TSA reports highest traveller numbers since March
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After flying on the 4 biggest US airlines I saw why offering free flights changes is a hollow gesture to customers when there’s few alternatives

The big four US airlines are split down the middle in how they’re handling social distancing onboard their aircraft. Delta and Southwest are blocking middle seats and limiting bookings while American Airlines and United Airlines are only offering free flight changes. American and United are both claiming low take-rates for […]
After flying on the 4 biggest US airlines I saw why offering free flights changes is a hollow gesture to customers when there’s few alternatives
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Delta is bringing booze back on board — but only for some passengers

Delta Air Lines said it would resume serving beer and wine on its flights – but only for first class and extra-legroom passengers. The airline, along with many others, cut its alcohol service during the coronavirus pandemic to cut down on interactions between passengers and crew members. Liquor, however, won’t […]
Delta is bringing booze back on board — but only for some passengers
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Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic will fly its first passengers since April as the airline struggles to avoid bankruptcy during the pandemic

Richard Branson’sVirgin Atlantic airline plans to restart flights to some destinations starting in July. Virgin, which only flies long-haul international routes, has not flown passengers since April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The airline is 49% owned by Delta, and has cut more than 3,000 jobs, retired some planes, and […]
Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic will fly its first passengers since April as the airline struggles to avoid bankruptcy during the pandemic
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Airlines are cutting in-flight alcohol service as a result of the pandemic

Airlines are limiting alcohol sales as they begin to welcome back more passengers. The decision is intended to further limit the exposure of cabin crew to passengers. Passengers flying on domestic flights will be the most affected with international flights largely keeping their alcoholic offerings. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Airlines are cutting in-flight alcohol service as a result of the pandemic
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I visited 3 major US airports in one day during the pandemic and saw how vastly different safety policies are creating confusion for travellers

Visiting airports in Hartford, Connecticut, Atlanta, and Charlotte, I saw how each is coping with social distancing and rising passenger numbers, as well as disparities across the three major airports. While Hartford’s Bradley International had strict social distancing guidelines and required masks, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Charlotte Douglas International did […]
I visited 3 major US airports in one day during the pandemic and saw how vastly different safety policies are creating confusion for travellers
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What it was like on the last fight of a Delta McDonnell Douglas ‘Mad Dog’ jet which were all just sent to an early retirement after 33 years in the sky

Delta Air Lines retired its final eight McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft on Tuesday. After flying their final flights to Atlanta, the “Mad Dogs” were sent to an aircraft graveyard Blytheville, Arkansas for storage. The retirement ends a 33-year era for Delta, which first took delivery of the McDonnell […]
What it was like on the last fight of a Delta McDonnell Douglas ‘Mad Dog’ jet which were all just sent to an early retirement after 33 years in the sky