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American, United Forecast Profitability as Travel Demand Surges

American, United Forecast Profitability as Travel Demand Surges

Three of the country’s largest air carriers – American Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines – announced financial results for the first quarter of 2022 on Thursday.
American, the world’s largest airline, said that March was the first month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that its revenue surpassed 2019 levels, and told investors it plans to fly as much as 94% of its 2019 second-quarter schedule.
The Fort Worth-based carrier …

U.S. to Extend Federal Mask Mandate for Planes and Trains

U.S. to Extend Federal Mask Mandate for Planes and Trains

 
The United States will once again extend its mask mandate for all forms of public transportation including airplanes, trains, buses, light rail, subways, and streetcars as well as for airports and rail terminals, a Biden administration official said.
The order has been in place since February 2021 and has been extended multiple times.   It requires “persons to wear masks over the mouth and nose when traveling on any conveyance (e.g., airplanes, …

Delta Posts $940 Million Q1 Loss, But Says Bookings Have Surged

Delta Posts $940 Million Q1 Loss, But Says Bookings Have Surged

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.
The Atlanta-based carrier posted a $940 million loss on adjusted operating revenue of $8.2 billion.  The company said it had been hurt by rising fuel costs, but added that March had been profitable.
“With a strong rebound in demand as omicron faded, we returned to profitability in the month of March, producing a solid adjusted operating margin of almost …

2 Airline Passengers Accused of Biting and Spitting Face Record Fines, Says FAA

2 Airline Passengers Accused of Biting and Spitting Face Record Fines, Says FAA

Two travelers accused of assaulting cabin crew members on two separate flights last year face record high fines, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
One passenger, a woman who was not publicly identified, faces an $81,950 civil fine after she threatened a flight attendant, on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Charlotte, who had offered assistance after a fall.  She then tried to open a cabin door, hit, head butted, …

Storms Cause Thousands of Delays and Cancellations on the East Coast

Storms Cause Thousands of Delays and Cancellations on the East Coast

A series of major storms in the Northeast and in Florida on Thursday caused thousands of flight delays and cancellations that had a domino effect across the entire country.
Over 8,000 flights within, flying into, or departing the United States were delayed, including 1,400 on Southwest Airlines, 956 on American Airlines, 944 on Delta Air Lines, 736 on United Airlines, and 586 on JetBlue Airways, according to data from FlightAware, a …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 24: BA.2 Now Dominant Variant of Omicron, U.S. Hits 1 Million Mark in Covid Deaths

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 24: BA.2 Now Dominant Variant of Omicron, U.S. Hits 1 Million Mark in Covid Deaths

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 744th day of the pandemic.
The World Health Organization said Thursday that the new BA.2 subvariant of the highly-transmissible omicron variant is now the dominant version of omicron across the world.
To be more precise, BA.2 comprised 86% of new infections reported to the WHO in the period from February 16 and …

Delta Adds New Flights to Europe for the Summer Travel Season

Delta Adds New Flights to Europe for the Summer Travel Season

Delta Air Lines announced multiple new flights to Europe and said it will also increase frequencies and upgauge aircraft on other routes.
The list of new flights includes New York to Stockholm, which will start on June 1, 2022, and Salt Lake City to London Heathrow, commencing on May 14.
The Atlanta-based carrier said it would operate up to 74 daily flights to 21 European cities from its ten U.S. gateway cities …