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American, Southwest CEOs say they don’t plan to fire employees over federal vaccine mandate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly (R) speaks alongside American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker (L) following a meeting with other airline executives at the White House about extending economic assistance to the airlines, in Washington, DC, September......

Unvaccinated United Airlines staff faces firings as early as today as deadline for Covid shots passes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here United Airlines pilot Steve Lindland receives a COVID-19 vaccine from RN Sandra Manella at United’s onsite clinic at O’Hare International Airport on March 09, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The deadline for United Airlines employees to......

Delta wants other airlines to share ‘no-fly’ lists of unruly passengers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Airlines have banned hundreds of passengers for unruly behavior since the start of the pandemic. Delta Air Lines wants carriers to share those lists. The Atlanta-based carrier has asked “other airlines to share their ‘no fly’ list to further protect......

American Airlines pilots want managers replaced over flight disruptions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft at Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport. Mike Stone | Reuters American Airlines pilots’ union says that company managers should be replaced because of the hundreds of flight disruptions......

Southwest Airlines’ next CEO says carrier will cut flights next year if staffing falls short

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A passenger checks in her luggage at the Southwest Airlines terminal at LAX. Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Southwest Airlines customers suffered hundreds of cancelations, delays and other disruptions this summer as the carrier struggled with......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

Housing, jobs and free calls: How businesses are supporting Afghan refugees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Afghan refugees are led to a bus taking them to a refugee processing center upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia August 25, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Businesses are rushing to support the thousands of refugees that......

Delta Air Lines is raising health insurance premiums for unvaccinated employees by $200 a month to cover higher Covid costs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flight attendants hand out refreshments to a packed Delta Airlines flight traveling from Ronald Regan National Airport to MinneapolisSaint Paul International Airport on Friday, May 21, 2021. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Delta Air Lines CEO......

U.S. government received 4,176 complaints — and one compliment — about airline travel in June

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers wait in line during check in at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Paul Bersebach | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images Air travelers’ complaints to the federal government jumped......

American Airlines extends alcohol ban in main cabin through Jan. 18 — when federal mask mandate expires

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A bar at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. May 28, 2021 Leslie Josephs | CNBC American Airlines this week extended its suspension of domestic main cabin alcohol sales through Jan. 18 an effort to curb unruly traveler behavior that has surged......

Southwest Airlines offers staff referral bonuses to ease hiring problems

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers inquire about their flights at a Southwest counter at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Southwest Airlines launched new incentives this week in hopes it will ease its trouble......

Alaska Airlines is considering Covid vaccine mandates for staff

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 taking off from LAX. PG | Getty Images Alaska Airlines told staff on Wednesday that it is considering making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for employees, according to company memo, which was seen by CNBC. The policy change......

Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation surges in trading on NYSE after SPAC merger

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shares of electric aircraft maker Joby Aviation surged more than 20% after opening at $10.62 in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the company’s SPAC merger. Founded in 2009 by CEO JoeBen Bevirt, the......

Covid vaccine mandates sweep across corporate America as delta variant spurs action

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here United Airlines ramp services worker John Dalessandro receives a COVID-19 vaccine at United’s onsite clinic at O’Hare International Airport on March 09, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The U.S. government may not require that everyone get......

American Airlines, Spirit Airlines passengers face hundreds of cancellations after storms

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here American Airlines airplanes stand at passenger gates at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) near Dallas, Texas. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images American Airlines passengers faced hundreds of cancellations and delays on Monday, as the carrier struggled to......

Spirit CEO urges employees, passengers to get Covid shots, but says the airline has no mandate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie told CNBC on Friday that he’s urging all passengers and employees to get Covid shots, even though the low-cost carrier has no plans to implement vaccine requirements. “Rising case counts with regard to the delta variant......

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