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Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Airlines Tighten Security, Airbnb Cancels D.C. Rentals Ahead of Biden Inauguration

The travel industry is preparing for the possibility of additional violence ahead of the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States.
Airlines and airports are adding additional staff and security personnel in and around Washington, D.C., while Airbnb preemptively cancelled all guest reservations in the area for the week of the inauguration.  Earlier in the week, the Federal Aviation Administration threatened anyone who doesn’t comply with …

American Airlines Bans Emotional Support Animals from Flights

American Airlines Bans Emotional Support Animals from Flights

American Airlines said Tuesday that it would no longer accept any emotional support animals on its flights.
The action aligns with new Department of Transportation rules that require the airline only to transport service animals.
The new DOT rule defines a service animal as a dog “trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability.”
The action came after passengers repeatedly and fraudulently attempted to …

American Airlines to Add New Service to Loreto, Mexico

American Airlines to Add New Service to Loreto, Mexico

American Airlines announced it will commence seasonal, non-stop service from both Dallas and Phoenix to Loreto, Mexico.
The new routes will link Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Loreto International Airport in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The Fort Worth-based carrier will offer five flights per week to these destinations to Loreto during the winter travel season.
American will launch service from Phoenix to Loreto on …

American Airlines Cuts January Schedule by 55%, Hopes Vaccine ‘Will Show Some Promise’

American Airlines Cuts January Schedule by 55%, Hopes Vaccine ‘Will Show Some Promise’

American Airlines said it would cut its flying schedule this month by 55% as compared to one year ago.
The airline continues to expect the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel to weigh heavily on demand and scheduling
“We anticipate that’s something that will carry on into January and February,” the airline president, Robert Isom, told reporters earlier in the week at the relaunch of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft   We are …

Boeing 737 Max Resumes Commercial Flights After 2-Year Hiatus

Boeing 737 Max Resumes Commercial Flights After 2-Year Hiatus

American Airlines Tuesday operated the first passenger flight of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max in almost two years.
The return to the skies for the Max came on an appropriately numbered flight from Miami International Airport to New York’s LaGuardia Airport.  The flight number was 718, the telephone area code of the part of New York City in which the airport is located.
The worldwide fleet of 737 Max jets had been …

With $15 Billion in Federal Aid, Airlines Move to Bring Back Furloughed Workers

With $15 Billion in Federal Aid, Airlines Move to Bring Back Furloughed Workers

The airline industry in the United States, which laid off 32,000 employees on October 1 when funding from the initial coronavirus relief act ran out, began to prepare to bring back furloughed employees, albeit on a temporary basis.
The $900 billion coronavirus aid package passed by Congress late Monday included $15 billion in payroll support for the airline industry.
Airlines said that the funding should enable many of the furloughed workers to …

Delta, United Do Away with International Change Fees

Delta, United Do Away with International Change Fees

Several major airlines said they were eliminating change fees on tickets for international flights.
The move began when American Airlines said it would no longer charge these fees last month.
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines both said on Wednesday that they would eliminate change most change fees for international tickets.
“No year has better demonstrated the value of flexibility than this one,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian, comment on the action taken …