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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 …

Delta to Require New Employees to Get Vaccinated

Delta to Require New Employees to Get Vaccinated

Delta Air Lines will require new employees to get a coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment
“Any person joining Delta in the future we will mandate to get vaccinated before they can sign up with the company,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian, in an interview with CNN on Friday.
At the present time, 60% of the Atlanta-based airline’s employees have had at least one inoculation.
Bastian said he would “strong encourage current …

Senators Ask U.S. Airlines to Provide Cash Refunds for Unused Tickets

Senators Ask U.S. Airlines to Provide Cash Refunds for Unused Tickets

Two U.S. senators want airlines to end restrictions such as expiration dates on flight credits, or start to issue refunds to passengers for cancelled flights, regardless of whether it’s the airline or passenger that requests the cancellation.
Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to ten U.S. airlines on Monday that was viewed by Frequent Business Traveler in which they asked them to “commit to providing a cash refund …

Bird Strike Forces Washington-Bound Delta Flight to Turn Around

Bird Strike Forces Washington-Bound Delta Flight to Turn Around

A Delta Air Lines fight bound for Washington, D.C. from Atlanta Sunday night was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff after striking a flock of birds.
The aircraft returned to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport “after coming in contact with birds during takeoff,” the airline said.
Delta Flight 2281 had departed Atlanta for the nation’s capital at 9:49 p.m.  After encountering the bird strike, it returned to Hartsfield-Jackson at 10:36 p.m., after …

Delta to Deploy Apple iPhone 12s to 19,000 Flight Attendants

Delta to Deploy Apple iPhone 12s to 19,000 Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that it plans to equip its flight attendants with the new Apple iPhone 12.
The action, the carrier said, is “a step towards the future of a more connected and human onboard experience.”
The new iPhones will be connected to the AT&T mobile network, which offers nationwide 5G service.
In a statement, AT&T said that, with this move, “Delta will help lead the commercial airline industry into the …