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Major Airlines Including American, Delta, Southwest Hit by Internet Outage

Major Airlines Including American, Delta, Southwest Hit by Internet Outage

Major airlines across the globe, as well as financial institutions and other companies, were hit by brief online outages Thursday.
The outages, which hit companies from Australia to Hong Kong to the United States, were due to a disruption at Akamai, a Massachusetts-based company that operates a global content delivery network, or CDN.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all experienced outages at approximately 1 a.m. EDT that …

Delta, Virgin Launch ‘FlyReady’ Digital Health Credentials Tool

Delta, Virgin Launch ‘FlyReady’ Digital Health Credentials Tool

Delta Air Lines announced Delta FlyReady, a digital health credential platform that allows passengers to schedule Covid-19 tests, verify test results, and confirm that they meet the necessary requirements for entry to a particular destination.
The system doesn’t currently manage coronavirus vaccination credentials but the airline said that support for such credentials will be added later this summer.
The justification for the system was simple: “We realized that our customers would need …

Unruly Off-Duty Delta Flight Attendant Choked a Crew Member, Claimed to be Seated Next to a Terrorist, Says Police Report

Unruly Off-Duty Delta Flight Attendant Choked a Crew Member, Claimed to be Seated Next to a Terrorist, Says Police Report

The unruly off-duty flight attendant who commandeered the public-address system on a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta Friday reportedly choked a member of the crew and told individuals on the flight he was seated next to a terrorist before he was subdued, according to the police report.
Delta Flight 1730 was en route from Los Angeles to Atlanta when the incident on board the Airbus A321 took …

Unruly Delta Off-Duty Flight Attendant Forces Delta Atlanta-Bound Flight to Divert

Unruly Delta Off-Duty Flight Attendant Forces Delta Atlanta-Bound Flight to Divert

A second Delta Air Lines flight in as many days was forced to divert after an unruly off-duty flight attendant commandeered the aircraft’s public-address system and announced that everyone should take their seats and prepare to put on oxygen masks.
The action led to a major scuffle.
Crew members and passengers heeded the call of the captain over the PA asking for “all able-bodied men” to come to the front of the …

United Airlines to Require New Employees to be Fully Vaccinated

United Airlines to Require New Employees to be Fully Vaccinated

United Airlines said it would require all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
The carrier will require individuals who receive job offers made after June 15 to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated by the scheduled start date.
The policy was announced in a memorandum to employees viewed by Frequent Business Traveler.
The move follows a similar action taken by Delta Air Lines in May.
The announcement comes as …

Delta Flight to Nashville Diverts After ‘Unruly’ Passenger Bangs on Cockpit Door Screaming ‘Stop This Plane!’

Delta Flight to Nashville Diverts After ‘Unruly’ Passenger Bangs on Cockpit Door Screaming ‘Stop This Plane!’

A passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight Friday ran to the cockpit door and began to bang on it while screaming, “Stop this plane,” causing the flight to divert to Albuquerque
Delta Flight 386 was en route from Los Angeles to Nashville when the incident took place.  The Boeing 737-900 had 162 passengers and six crew members on board.
Video shared on social media shows the man, shoeless and restrained …

Delta Taps Longtime GE Exec as New CFO

Delta Taps Longtime GE Exec as New CFO

Delta Air Lines announced the appointment Friday of a new chief financial officer, Dan Janki.
Mr. Janki, will who also service as the airline’s executive vice president, has served as CEO of GE’s power portfolio since last October.  He succeeds Paul Jacobson, who became General Motors’ CFO in December after 23 years at the airline.
In the interim period, two Delta executives, Gary Chase and Bill Carroll, served as co-CFOs.
The appointment is …