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US airlines surge as Trump suspends flights from China-based carriers

Airline stocks outperformed Wednesday’s stock market rally after the White House banned Chinese airlines from operating passenger flights to the US starting mid-June. Alaska Air led the group after leaping as much as 12%, while United Airlines followed close behind with an 11.8% climb. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines […]
US airlines surge as Trump suspends flights from China-based carriers
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These were the 10 most popular stocks on Robinhood in the month of May

Robinhood, the zero-commission brokerage platform that is popular with millenials, has seen a surge in trading volume as the market entered a volatile period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Robintrack is a platform that uses data from Robinhood’s API to track how many of its users own a particular stock […]
These were the 10 most popular stocks on Robinhood in the month of May
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A photographer spent two weeks flying around in helicopters to capture the parked planes at US airports during the pandemic — see his eerie and beautiful work

Dallas-based travel blogger and photographer Andy Luten took to the skies to document the effects of the pandemic on air travel, visiting six airports across the American Southwest home to grounded aircraft. Chartering a helicopter at each location, Luten got a unique aerial perspective of the hundreds of grounded jets […]
A photographer spent two weeks flying around in helicopters to capture the parked planes at US airports during the pandemic — see his eerie and beautiful work
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These were the 10 most popular stocks on Robinhood in the month of April

Robinhood, the zero-commission brokerage platform that is popular with millenials, has seen a surge in trading volume as the market entered a volatile period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Robintrack is a platform that uses data from Robinhood’s API to track how many of its users own a particular stock […]
These were the 10 most popular stocks on Robinhood in the month of April
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A stark photo of a packed American Airlines flight reveals that airlines are ignoring social distancing, even though they say they’re blocking seats and spacing out passengers

The number of travellers passing through TSA checkpoints has increased steadily for five days, reaching its highest point since April 3. The increase is small compared to normal passenger levels, but with airlines cutting capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, a continued increase in passengers could mean more crowded flights. […]
A stark photo of a packed American Airlines flight reveals that airlines are ignoring social distancing, even though they say they’re blocking seats and spacing out passengers
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Delta’s CEO said he would support an ‘immunity passport’ program or other steps to jumpstart travel as the airline reports its first quarterly loss in more than 5 years

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the carrier would explore a wide range of options to reassure passengers and help jumpstart air travel as the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside. Bastian said options could include an “immunity passport” system, or lower load factors on planes to enable social distancing […]
Delta’s CEO said he would support an ‘immunity passport’ program or other steps to jumpstart travel as the airline reports its first quarterly loss in more than 5 years
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Delta, American, United, and other airlines are extending frequent-flyer benefits and offering new flexibility on tickets to keep customers happy during the coronavirus pandemic

Airlines are offering new flexibility for travel later this year, and extensions for elite frequent-flyer status, as the coronavirus outbreak throws the air travel world into chaos. American,Delta, and United have all offered extensions on status and benefits, and all three airlines have new flexible ticket policies. Read on for […]
Delta, American, United, and other airlines are extending frequent-flyer benefits and offering new flexibility on tickets to keep customers happy during the coronavirus pandemic
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Delta, United, and American are ‘fogging’ their planes to make them safe for travel amid coronavirus — here’s what that means

The three largest airlines in the US are expanding their aircraft cleaning measures to include a new method: fogging. The process includes spraying an electrically-charged and safe to breathe disinfectant on interior aircraft surfaces before the physical cleaning process to ensure germs and viruses are eradicated. American Airlines, Delta Air […]
Delta, United, and American are ‘fogging’ their planes to make them safe for travel amid coronavirus — here’s what that means
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Delta plunges after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway slashes its stake

Delta Air Lines stock plunged on Monday after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway slashed its stake in the troubled airline. The billionaire investor’s conglomerate sold 13 million Delta shares for about $US314 million last week, cutting its holding by 18%. Berkshire’s disposal was a surprise, given it raised its Delta stake […]
Delta plunges after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway slashes its stake
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Leaked memo from Delta reveals plans to cut worker hours and pay, despite protections in the coronavirus stimulus package. United and other airlines are doing the same.

Despite the payroll grants offered to airlines in the coronavirus stimulus package, airline workers at Delta,American,United,Southwest, and others will, in practice, take home less money than they had before. While the CARES Act says that airlines accepting aid cannot reduce workforces before September 30, 2020, a reduction of travel demand […]
Leaked memo from Delta reveals plans to cut worker hours and pay, despite protections in the coronavirus stimulus package. United and other airlines are doing the same.
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Delta, American, and other airlines are parking planes on closed runways at major airports as carriers struggle to store grounded airliners

The world’s airports are being converted into storage facilities for aircraft as airlines drastically reduce their operations. Frankfurt Airport, Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, among others, have closed runways and taxiways to store excess aircraft from major airlines. US airlines are also flying their aircraft across the […]
Delta, American, and other airlines are parking planes on closed runways at major airports as carriers struggle to store grounded airliners
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The past 2 decades saw the number of major airlines in the US cut in half. See how consolidation in the 2000s left customers with fewer options as profits soared.

The current makeup of the modern-day airline industry is the result of numerous high-profile mergers and acquisitions that took place over the past two decades in the US. Consolidation of the nation’s airlines saw airlines grow larger than ever and established a new group of dominant carriers including American, United, […]
The past 2 decades saw the number of major airlines in the US cut in half. See how consolidation in the 2000s left customers with fewer options as profits soared.
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Delta is parking half of its fleet, slashing executive pay, and sending 10,000 employees on unpaid leave as coronavirus brings the airline industry to its knees

Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday several drastic measures to cut costs as the novel coronavirus ravages airlines worldwide. Roughly 10,000 employees are taking voluntary unpaid leave, CEO Ed Bastian said, while he and the company’s board have cut their own salaries to zero for the next six months. The company […]
Delta is parking half of its fleet, slashing executive pay, and sending 10,000 employees on unpaid leave as coronavirus brings the airline industry to its knees
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Delta, American, and other airline workers say coronavirus travel bans and plummeting demand has them worried they will lose their jobs, just as COVID-19 continues to spread

Airlines are seeing demand continue to drop as the novel coronavirus spreads. Their concerns escalated this week when President Trump effectively banned travel from Europe for 30 days. The fall in demand, along with cratering airline stock prices, schedule reductions, and various cost-cutting measures, all have airline workers worried about […]
Delta, American, and other airline workers say coronavirus travel bans and plummeting demand has them worried they will lose their jobs, just as COVID-19 continues to spread
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Over 40 international routes suspended as American, Delta, and United react to Trump’s surprise travel restrictions

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines have announced adjustments to their transatlantic route networks following President Donald Trump’s European travel restriction that will see numerous routes suspended. All three airlines will be forced to suspend routes from airports not on the US government’s approved entry airport list, with […]
Over 40 international routes suspended as American, Delta, and United react to Trump’s surprise travel restrictions
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Delta is having technical issues rebooking flights as travellers deal with the coronavirus outbreak and the US ban on some travel from Europe

Delta Air Lines is currently “experiencing intermittent technical difficulties” for bookings and ticket changes as customers around the world deal with the coronavirus pandemic and the recent restrictions on travel from Europe. Travellers calling Delta’s customer service line were asked to call back later if their travel was not urgent. […]
Delta is having technical issues rebooking flights as travellers deal with the coronavirus outbreak and the US ban on some travel from Europe
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Here’s why Delta, American, United, and other airlines won’t be quick to offer refunds even though travel from the US to some European countries is largely banned due to the coronavirus pandemic

US airlines won’t be eager to offer refunds on flights between the US and Europe even after President Donald Trump heavily restricted transatlantic travel, says expert Henry Harteveldt. Delta Air Lines was the first US airline to offer a transatlantic-specific travel waiver that allowed for flight changes but not refunds. […]
Here’s why Delta, American, United, and other airlines won’t be quick to offer refunds even though travel from the US to some European countries is largely banned due to the coronavirus pandemic
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What you need to know about changing or cancelling your travel plans because of the coronavirus, as outbreaks spread to every continent except Antarctica

As the coronavirus continues to spread, with outbreaks appearing in South Korea, Italy, Iran, and elsewhere, travellers and travel providers are being forced to rethink plans and make adjustments. If you’re concerned about the virus, your options for a cancellation or refund may be limited, but as the situation continues […]
What you need to know about changing or cancelling your travel plans because of the coronavirus, as outbreaks spread to every continent except Antarctica
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The rise and fall of Pan Am

Pan Am was once the largest international airline in the United States. In 1970 alone, it carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. Pam Am still holds cult status for its iconic aviation style. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Following is a transcript of the […]
The rise and fall of Pan Am
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America’s most influential flight attendant calls out the US government, says agencies aren’t doing enough to combat the coronavirus

Sarah Nelson, head of the largest US flight attendants’ union, called on the federal government to offer more, better, and more coordinated resources and information on the coronavirus. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines have all cancelled flights to China and taken other precautions to protect against the […]
America’s most influential flight attendant calls out the US government, says agencies aren’t doing enough to combat the coronavirus
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The best and worst US airlines to fly for in-flight entertainment, ranked

In-flight entertainment is a growing trend among US airlines, with most carriers offering some sort of means of accessing movies, television shows, music, or in-flight WiFi. CableTV.com analysts ranked the top ten airlines in the US based on the entertainment options they offer including seatback screens, streaming content, and in-flight […]
The best and worst US airlines to fly for in-flight entertainment, ranked
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Delta is swooping in to design new uniforms for employees after flight attendants and ground workers complain of health problems

Delta said it plans to design new uniforms for flight attendants, ticket agents, gate agents, and other customer-facing employees. The decision comes after numerous employees complained that the current uniforms, which were introduced in 2018, have caused myriad health problems such as hives, respiratory issues, and hair loss. Business Insider […]
Delta is swooping in to design new uniforms for employees after flight attendants and ground workers complain of health problems
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Here’s what Delta’s incredible year reveals about the US airline industry

2019 was the best year in Delta’s history, with a record-breaking showing in terms of financial and operational performance. Customer and loyalty program growth, coupled with premium revenue growth also represents a positive signal for future performance. Delta’s near-perfect year offers several insights that can apply to the entire US […]
Here’s what Delta’s incredible year reveals about the US airline industry
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Shifting Gears: Don’t call it a comeback (yet)

The past week was a tumultuous one in aviation, as Delta Air Lines dumped fuel on a group of schoolchildren, and Iran admitted it shot down a passenger flight, killing all 176 people on board. Boeing, which has faced a number of embarrassing revelations in the aftermath of crashes involving […]
Shifting Gears: Don’t call it a comeback (yet)
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A Delta plane slid off an icy taxiway in Kansas City — here’s what happened

A Delta Air Lines aircraft slid off an icy taxiway Friday morning with its front wheel impacting the grass. The aircraft was taxiing to be de-iced in preparation for departure when the incident occurred. Five commercial airline flights departed from the airport that morning, according to flight-tracking website Flight Aware, […]
A Delta plane slid off an icy taxiway in Kansas City — here’s what happened
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Shifting Gears: An international manhunt, Tesla delivers, and … an egg?

Happy Friday and welcome to the Shifting Gears: Criminal minds edition. Believe it or not, there was news unrelated to the international manhunt for the fugitive former auto executive Carlos Ghosn. But there are also plenty of juicy tidbits from that story, too, if you’re interested. Want to receive this […]
Shifting Gears: An international manhunt, Tesla delivers, and … an egg?
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Delta flight attendants say their chemically treated Lands’ End uniforms are giving them migraines, hair loss, and boils — and now they’re suing the retailer

Employees of Delta Air Lines– including flight attendants, gate agents, and Sky Club workers – have filed a class-action lawsuit against Lands’ End. They allege in the suit that their Lands’ End uniforms are making them sick. Several Delta flight attendants told Business Insider recently that the chemically treated fabrics […]
Delta flight attendants say their chemically treated Lands’ End uniforms are giving them migraines, hair loss, and boils — and now they’re suing the retailer
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‘We’ve got to be cautious that we don’t become creepy’ — Delta wants to do more with customers’ data without violating their privacy

Delta’s CEO wants to do more with customers’ data without violating their privacy or making them uncomfortable. The airline could use data to better understand its customers, personalise its communications and service, and track how flyers rated their experiences, Ed Bastian said at its investor day this month. “We’ve got […]
‘We’ve got to be cautious that we don’t become creepy’ — Delta wants to do more with customers’ data without violating their privacy
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Blizzards, heavy winds, and a ‘bomb cyclone’ are freezing Thanksgiving travel around the US — here’s what you need to know about flight delays, cancellations, and waivers

Major winter storms, including a “bomb cyclone,” have snarled Thanksgiving travel across the US. As Denver dug out and the Midwest was blanketed by snow, the Northwest was hit with blinding snow and hurricane force winds. Transportation, including air travel, was thrown into disarray around the US, with major cancellations […]
Blizzards, heavy winds, and a ‘bomb cyclone’ are freezing Thanksgiving travel around the US — here’s what you need to know about flight delays, cancellations, and waivers
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These are the 10 airports to avoid if you’re flying during Thanksgiving

More than 31.6 million Americans are expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday season, according to Airlines for America. That’s a 3.7% increase over 2018. American Airlines expects to carry seven million travellers this Thanksgiving season, while Delta expects to fly 3.2 million just during Thanksgiving week. The busiest day for […]
These are the 10 airports to avoid if you’re flying during Thanksgiving
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8 flight attendants reveal their favourite airport

Business Insider asked eight flight attendants which airport is their favourite. They named seven different airports located in the US and South Korea. The flight attendants work for a total of six airlines, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Flight […]
8 flight attendants reveal their favourite airport
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Delta and United flight attendants reveal their best travel hacks

Flight attendants are travelling constantly, so they get plenty of opportunities to hone their skills. Six flight attendants told Business Insider their best travel hacks. They work for a total of six carriers, including Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Flight attendants fly […]
Delta and United flight attendants reveal their best travel hacks
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9 flight attendants reveal the most shocking part of their jobs

Nine flight attendants described to Business Insider the most surprising part of their jobs. They work for eight airlines, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines. They offered a range of feedback about passengers, other flight attendants, and themselves. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Any job […]
9 flight attendants reveal the most shocking part of their jobs
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A summer meltdown at New York’s LaGuardia Airport has travellers walking on the highway to get to their flights

Traffic at New York’s LaGuardia Airport has been particularly severe this summer, alongside worse-than-normal waits at security and delays and cancellations caused by relentless thunderstorms. The airport is three years into a massive renovation program. The project hit “peak construction” this summer, coinciding with one of its busiest-ever summer travel […]
A summer meltdown at New York’s LaGuardia Airport has travellers walking on the highway to get to their flights