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DOJ, 6 states file antitrust suit against American Airlines, JetBlue over northeast alliance

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Department of Justice, six states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday sued American Airlines and JetBlue Airways over the carriers’ alliance in the Northeast U.S., alleging it violates antitrust law and would drive up airfares. American and JetBlue announced......

Easing restrictions will boost U.S. airlines but business travel still unclear

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CHICAGO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.S. airlines will benefit from the Biden administration’s decision on Monday to reopen the country to fully-vaccinated air travelers from around the world, experts said, but the outlook for lucrative business travel was less certain. Lifting restrictions will allow tens of thousands of foreign nationals......

Flights to Europe are the cheapest in years. That’s about to change as the U.S. lifts travel restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tourists look at the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy, on Aug. 25, 2021. Andrea Merola | Bloomberg | Getty Images The window to find dirt-cheap fares to Europe is closing. The Biden administration on Monday said the U.S. in......

U.S. to ease travel restrictions for foreign visitors who are vaccinated against Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People arrive at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on March 13, 2020. in New York City. Pablo Monsalve | Corbis News | Getty Images The U.S. is planning to ease travel restrictions for international visitors who are......

United Airlines CEO says Biden administration doing

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here United Airlines CEO says Biden administration doing “admirable job” of pushing vaccines – CBS News Watch CBSN Live United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby says he expects business travel to begin to recover in January. Be the first to know......

Travel restriction changes ‘positive’, say airlines

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58600588?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA “Based on our bookings already today, I would expect this weekend to be the biggest of the year so far as people take advantage of the great deals on offer, the new easier rules on testing and the simplified system for international travel,” said David Child, head of PR......

Europe’s low-cost airlines could have the edge in a post-Covid world

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ryanair and EasyJet airplanes. Horacio Villalobos | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — European low-cost airlines have clear advantages over larger flag carriers in a post-pandemic world, analysts have told CNBC, despite the massive support packages deployed from......

Southwest Airlines rolls out new Covid-19 vaccine incentives for staff

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A traveler wearing a protective mask speaks with an attendant at the Southwest Airlines check-in area at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Wednesday introduced......

Kevin O’Leary says he wants to more than double his crypto holdings to 7%

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary says he wants to at least double his cryptocurrency holdings by the end of 2021, and predicts that “trillions of dollars” could pour into the market if crypto becomes a new asset class. The “Shark Tank” investor......

How the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks forever changed air travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Smoke continues to billow from the remains of the World Trade Center as Continental Express planes sit at the closed Newark, New Jersey Airport 12 September 2001 in the wake of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. One......

Southwest Airlines passenger who allegedly knocked out flight attendant’s teeth in viral altercation faces two felony charges

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A woman whose violent altercation with a Southwest Airlines flight attendant went viral in May has been charged with two felonies, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Vyvianna Quinonez, who is accused of knocking out some of the......

Amazon is now shipping cargo for outside customers in its latest move to compete with FedEx and UPS

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon is on a spending spree to grow its shipping business and isn’t content with only delivering products purchased on its own site. The company is now moving cargo for outside customers in its latest move to compete directly with......

American, Alaska Air will end pay protections for unvaccinated staff if they contract Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will no longer......

With possible Covid restrictions looming, Americans are eager to hit the road Labor Day holiday weekend

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wide open spaces like national parks and beaches continue to be popular for long holiday weekend travel. Thomas Barwick | Stone | Getty Images A surge in Covid-19 infections due to the delta variant may be slowing the rebound from......

Alaska Airlines will give vaccinated employees $200, stops short of company mandate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 arrives at Los Angeles international Airport on September 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images Alaska Airlines will require unvaccinated employees to be tested regularly for Covid-19 but the Seattle-based......

More than 370 Newark flights canceled after Ida flooding

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Passengers wait at the terminal as a plane sits on the tarmac during heavy rain at Newark Airport, as local media reported the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida bringing drenching rain and the threat of flash floods and tornadoes to......

People used to book one vacation at a time. Now they’ve started ‘trip stacking’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travel planning usually involves booking a trip to one place at a time. Now a growing number of people are booking two or even three trips over the same travel period in case Covid-related problems ruin their preferred plans.  ......

TSA airport screenings drop to lowest since May as travel and fares fall

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers wait in line for TSA security screening at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Summer travel season is fading, driving down airfares and raising questions about demand in the coming weeks when......

Southwest pilots’ union sues carrier over changes to work rules during pandemic travel slump

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Southwest Airlines Co. plane takes off as representatives and pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) demonstrate outside Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Daniel Acker / Bloomberg / Getty......

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