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Hurricane Ian Wreaks Havoc in Florida, Leaves Two Million Without Power and Widespread Travel Disruptions

Hurricane Ian Wreaks Havoc in Florida, Leaves Two Million Without Power and Widespread Travel Disruptions

With power and phone lines out in many areas of Florida, a complete picture of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ian is still unclear.
Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Fort Myers as a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (241 km/h).
The National Hurricane Center said in a statement that a storm surge of 12 to 18’ (3.7 to 5.5 m) and destructive waves hit the southwest …

Flight Attendant Assaulted by Passenger on American Airlines Flight from Cabo to Los Angeles

Flight Attendant Assaulted by Passenger on American Airlines Flight from Cabo to Los Angeles

American Airlines said that certain personal information of customers and employees was compromised by hackers.   The incident took place approximately two months ago.
The breach only affected “a very small number” of customers and airline employees.  Data that was accessed by the hackers was in employee e-mail accounts.
Customers who were affected by the breach were notified on Friday, the carrier said in a statement.
The world’s largest airline told customers that information …

Hackers Accessed American Airlines Customer and Employee Personal Data in Breach

Hackers Accessed American Airlines Customer and Employee Personal Data in Breach

American Airlines said the personal information of customers and employees was compromised by hackers approximately two months ago.
The breach only impacted “a very small number” of customers and airline employees.  Data that was accessed by the hackers was in employee e-mail accounts.
Customers who were affected by the breach were notified on Friday, the carrier said in a statement.
The world’s largest airline told customers that information in the compromised email accounts …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2022 Edition

September, the “harvest month” in Charlegmagne’s calendar, is still called Herbstmonat, the harvest month, in Switzerland.  The month marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.
The month of September gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
After January and February were added …

JetBlue Names Veteran American Air Executive as System Operations VP

JetBlue Names Veteran American Air Executive as System Operations VP

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Steve Olson to the position of vice president for systems operations.
Mr. Olson most recently served as managing director for American Airlines’ integrated operations center and has been at the airline along with two predecessor carriers, US Airways and American West. He began his career in the airline industry as a customer service representative at America West in 2004.
In his new position, Mr. Olson will …

American Airlines Orders 20 Boom Supersonic Overture Jetliners

American Airlines Orders 20 Boom Supersonic Overture Jetliners

American Airlines will purchase as many as 20 Boom supersonic Overture aircraft, the two companies announced.
The order not only marks the second time a U.S. airline has moved to order Boom’s superfast airplane and comes some 20 years after the Concorde, the last commercially viable supersonic jet, was grounded by Air France and British Airways.
The Overture is capable of traveling at 1.7 Mach, or 1.7 times the speed of sound, …

Travel Disruptions Won’t End This Summer as Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights and Airports Extend Passenger Caps

Travel Disruptions Won’t End This Summer as Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights and Airports Extend Passenger Caps

If you’re wondering whether the current chaos in the skies will dissipate come fall, it’s already possible to read the tea leaves or coffee grounds: Airlines are cancelling tens of thousands of flights and major foreign airports are continuing their caps on passenger numbers into at least November.
While it appears that the boom in travel took airlines and airports by surprise, it was widely predicted in the preceding months and …