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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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Lufthansa Forecasts Slower Recovery

What happened to the green shoots of recovery that so many European airlines saw in the late spring and early summer? It's safe to say they've withered as the summer travel season winds down. Lufthansa today updated its capacity guidance,...

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FAA Proposes Extending Slot Waivers, but Not All Airlines Are Happy

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to extend its slot-use wavier at Washington Reagan National, LaGuardia, and John F. Kennedy International Airport, through March 27, 2021, the end of the winter scheduling season. The proposal, which is open for...

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Flights to Nowhere Now Taking Off, but Should They?

Airlines desperate for revenue have found a way to satisfy passengers desperate to travel: Flights to nowhere that take off and land from the same airport. Some of these flights are just joyrides around the airspace, complete with catering and...

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737 MAX Accidents ‘Horrific Culmination’ of Boeing, FAA Missteps, House Says

A scathing report from the House of Representatives said Boeing's "faulty technical assumptions" and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) "grossly insufficient oversight" were responsible for the B737 MAX operating with flawed flight control software, resulting in the Lion Air and...

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Rereading British Airways’ 2020 Resolutions Reminds Us of All That We Have Lost

On Dec. 30, 2019, British Airways put out a press release on the company's "20 Resolutions for 2020." Reading it now, on Sept. 15, 2020, is like reading an artifact from some distant era, evoking an emotion probably akin to...

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Airlines Feeling a Lift From Rocky Mountain Hubs

In this week's Feature Story, we examine why U.S. airlines have been paying a lot of attention to two Mountain States markets: Salt Lake City and Denver. Although the two cities had been growing in importance for the industry before...

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