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Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 14: Lockdowns Return, ‘The Situation is Going to Deteriorate’ Says Cuomo

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 14: Lockdowns Return, ‘The Situation is Going to Deteriorate’ Says Cuomo

As cases skyrocket across the United States skyrocket, governors and mayors are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to order shutdowns as hospitals run out of beds in their intensive-care units.  The number of new infections was over 183,000 Friday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic, and the 14-day average is currently up 76% according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The world crossed the 51 …

Coronavirus News Update – October 30: U.S. Hits 9 Millionth Case, Chicago Begins Partial Lockdown

Coronavirus News Update – October 30: U.S. Hits 9 Millionth Case, Chicago Begins Partial Lockdown

The United States, which recorded its 9 millionth case Thursday, has added over 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day since October 7, and recorded 90,728 on Thursday, a record figure equivalent to one new case per second that day.  Reports of new Covid-19 cases continue to mount in 42 states.
News network CNN reported that the majority of counties where President Trump held rallies reported a rate of infection higher than …

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines said it plans to introduce eight new international routes and increase the number of flights to 19 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America.
The new routes, which will begin to operate in December, include non-stop service linking Los Angeles and San Jose, Costa Rica and San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Denver and Belize City, Belize, and San Jose; and Washington, D.C. and Santo Domingo; as well as the …

United Airlines Executive Missing in Chicago Area, Search Underway

United Airlines Executive Missing in Chicago Area, Search Underway

The search is underway for a senior United Airlines executive who has not been seen since August 6.
The executive, Jake Cefolia, 49, is the airline’s senior vice president of network sales.
“Our friend and colleague, Jake Cefolia, SVP of Worldwide Sales, was last seen Thursday evening, August 6th,” United said in a statemtn. “We’re concerned about his well-being and have been in touch with Jake’s family over the last couple of …

Austrian Airlines to Resume Long-Haul Flights on the 1st of July

Austrian Airlines to Resume Long-Haul Flights on the 1st of July

Austrian Airlines, which plans to restart a number of flights on June 15, announced Thursday that it will begin to offer long-haul flights starting on July 1.
The first long-haul flight to operate will be from Vienna to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, departing at 10:15 a.m. local time.  Other long-haul destinations that will start in July include Bangkok, Chicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The Austrian flag carrier ended long-haul …

Willis Tower, United Airlines’ HQ and Ops Center, Remains Dark After Flooding

Willis Tower, United Airlines’ HQ and Ops Center, Remains Dark After Flooding

The power is still out at Chicago’s Willis Tower, the location of United Airlines’ headquarters and its main operations center, after rainfall caused the Chicago River to overflow into the lower level of the building and submerged a ComEd, substation.
The 110-storey Willis Tower, still known colloquially as the Sears Tower, the name it held for 36 years, opened in 1973.  At 1,450’ (442.1 m), it surpassed the World Trade Center …

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines said Friday it plans to temporarily discontinue service at ten airports.
The plan goes into effect on May 13 and will continue until “at least” September.
The list of airports includes Akron-Canton in Ohio; Chicago Midway International; Hollywood Burbank; Long Beach; Manchester-Boston Regional; Newport News/Williamsburg International in Virginia; Oakland International; Stewart International in New Windsor, New York; T.F. Green International in Providence, Rhode Island; and Westchester County in White …