Airports unveil big renovations just as summer travel ramps up

May 26, 2022
And they're investing heavily in public art and public space.
The water fountain in Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport reportedly cost $1 million and puts on a show with lights and music every 15 minutes.
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Airline ticket prices are going up — but demand isn't slowing down

Apr 20, 2022
Analysts say people are willing to pay more for long-delayed trips.
Though higher costs for airline tickets are being passed onto customers, there's pent-up consumer demand for travel.
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U.S. airline cancellations may not ease up by summer

Apr 11, 2022
Lots of people want to travel. But not enough people are ready to staff flights.
Domestic travel has nearly recovered to pre-pandemic levels, but airport and airline labor shortages are making it hard to travel.
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Travel bookings tick upward as omicron recedes

Feb 21, 2022
People also appear to be booking ahead more often, seen as a sign of renewed optimism.
Passengers wait at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia over Presidents Day weekend. The TSA screened more than 2 million people on Friday and Sunday.
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As U.S. and China bicker over flights, the market "is dead"

Feb 16, 2022
The two countries canceled 44 flights, tit-for-tat style, in January. But few people are flying between the U.S. and China anyway.
China canceled 44 flights — including from Delta, United and American — from the U.S. in January. In response, the U.S. canceled 44 flights from Chinese carriers.
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Airlines ask CDC to cut quarantine times for vaccinated staff

Dec 23, 2021
They say reducing the recommended isolation period from 10 days to five after a positive COVID-19 test result would ease staffing shortages.
"You're not really fully compensated when a flight is diverted, you're taken off your schedule, and you get home 12, 24 hours later," says Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants.
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The travel industry is still feeling the loss of business customers

Nov 25, 2021
They're a huge source of income — and a full recovery won't happen without them.
Air travel for Thanksgiving this year is expected to be near pre-pandemic levels, but business travel is still lagging behind.
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Aero engine-maker Rolls-Royce prepares to take off after grounding by COVID

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Oct 13, 2021
How a British manufacturer is hoping for a major boost from U.S. bombers, Australian submarines and mini nuclear reactors.
Workers stand next to a Rolls-Royce aircraft engine on a passenger plane at Tokyo's Haneda airport in January. The British company secured a $2.5 billion deal to supply 650 engines for the U.S. Air Force’s B52 bombers.
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Business travel will have a slow recovery, report finds

Aug 3, 2021
Deloitte's study predicts that corporate travel, lucrative for the industry, may take years to reach pre-pandemic levels — if it ever does.
Business travel revenue is rebounding for airlines. Zoom is a competitor, though.
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United places its biggest order for new planes

Jun 30, 2021
It's a sign that United believes travel is back and is betting on growth again.
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