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Airlines Hold Out Hope for More Aid After Mnuchin, Pelosi Talk

Update: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a second call on Wednesday on a standalone airline relief bill, signaling that the industry is a priority. When President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the White House...

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Next 10 Years Could Be a Lost Decade, Boeing Forecast Suggests

The coronavirus pandemic could result in a significantly smaller airline market for the next decade, Boeing's annual Market Outlook says. Although the market will recover, Boeing says, it could take longer than previously predicted and could hamper economic growth for...

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Is Spirit Right To Think It Will Recover First?

Earlier this year, when the pandemic first started its rampage, how it would affect the airline industry wasn't clear, other than dire predictions of a total collapse. By the late spring, U.S. airlines frequently used the term "green shoots" to...

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House Speaker Pelosi Calls on Airlines to Delay Furloughs as Congress Weighs More Aid

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) today urged airlines to stop furloughing employees and said new funds from Congress could be imminent, either as part of a larger coronavirus-aid package or in a standalone bill. "As relief for airline workers is...

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Airline Furloughs Begin as Congress, White House Remain at Impasse

More than 30,000 airline employees face furloughs today after the CARES Act payroll support program expired yesterday. Washington remains deadlocked on further airline aid, although there is bipartisan support for extending the program. In a letter to employees, American CEO...

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Missing a Meal on an Airplane: Singapore Airlines Has a Tray Table for You

Pining to eat airline food? Singapore Airlines has a deal for you! On October 24 and 25, the airline will make one of its Airbus A380s into a restaurant on the tarmac at its Changi hub. Passengers will be served...

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All Eyes on Congress as House Weighs More Pandemic Aid

Democrats in the House of Representatives have released a new coronavirus fiscal aid package that would extend payroll support for airlines and provide additional aid to airports. But Congress has a day to act before tens of thousands of airline...

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United, Pilots Reach Deal to Prevent Furloughs

Update: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a slimmed down version of the HEROES Act, which the House passed in may, that would provide $25 billion in airline payroll support, and would bar furloughs until March 2021. United Airlines pilots...

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Argentina Levies New Flyer Tax Just as Flight Ban About to Lift: Huh?

Flights in Argentina could resume next month, ending one of the world's strictest and longest air-travel bans. Although this is good news and will restore connectivity in the country and breathe life into its grounded airlines, it comes at a...

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Is Rapid Coronavirus Testing at Airports Just Health Theater?

The airline industry holds out hope that rapid-result testing could be the way for it to convince passengers to take to the skies and avoid mandatory 14-day quarantines many destinations have imposed. But is this an effective strategy to combat...

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Clock Ticking for Federal Airline Aid as Bipartisan Support Grows

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and ranking member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) lent their support to more payroll support for airline employees, just one day after Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced a $28...

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Relief for U.S. Airline Workers Looks Fleeting as Washington Remains Deadlocked

Two Republican senators introduced a bill to extend the payroll support program for airline employees through March of next year, but whether the legislation will even be debated in times remains an open question. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of...

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