Travel slowing as Labor Day nears

Aug 30, 2021
The late-summer slowdown could delay full recovery for the industry.
A Turkish Airlines plane is seen at the Miami International Airport in June 2021. Airlines are largely viewing spread of the delta variant as having a short-term impact, industry experts say.
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Emissions offsets ease travel guilt, but do they reduce carbon footprints?

Aug 17, 2021
The voluntary carbon offsets market is unregulated, with no standard pricing. And offsets may not deliver what they promise.
Though eco-conscious flyers may pay to offset their emissions, experts say a better way to reduce your carbon footprint is to fly or drive less.
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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 has not rebounded in the ways that personal travel has. And with the spread of coronavirus delta variant, it may be long to recover.
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Some smaller airports are facing a jet fuel shortage as air travel picks up

Jul 28, 2021
Aircraft fighting wildfires are increasing demand, too, but the real problem is a shortage of truck drivers capable of delivering fuel.
A worker monitors a fueling hose as he pumps fuel into a plane in 2008 at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California.
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Airlines now have enough passengers, not enough crew

Jul 16, 2021
"It went from a lack of demand from passengers to a lack of supply for pilots overnight, like a light switch," a pilot says.
A pilot walks through LaGuardia Airport in New York before the Fourth of July weekend. While Americans are traveling again, airlines are struggling to train and retrain staff.
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As air travel soars, airline contract jobs struggle to be filled

Jul 14, 2021
How much of your flying experience is actually run by a company other than the airline you’re flying?
Airline outsourcing in the United States took off during 1970s deregulation.
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As people start flying again, more are exploring the first-class cabin

Jul 14, 2021
With COVID-19 in mind, some passengers are ready to pay for a little more distance from seatmates.
A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in July in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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What will airline prices look like this summer?

May 28, 2021
As the U.S. reopens, more people are eager to travel. Prices are rising and lodging may be limited, so book early.
Travelers wait at JFK International in New York City on Friday, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
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With Americans itching to travel, the second new low-cost airline this year is taking to the skies

May 26, 2021
Launching a new carrier's a risky business. Pent-up demand may help Breeze Airways beat the odds.
Avelo Airlines was the first low-cost air carrier to start up in 2021, taking flight just a month ago.
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Airlines get a lift from cargo business, but they're still struggling

Mar 3, 2021
Demand for air cargo is back to pre-pandemic levels, but passenger loads are nowhere close.
Americans are buying a lot of stuff these days, which is pushing up demand for air cargo.
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