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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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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Why do airlines set weird departure and arrival times?

Jan 6, 2022
Forget “the logic of the clock.” The airline is thinking about the airplane, not the customer, one expert told us.
Have an 8:02 a.m. flight to catch?
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Flight attendant union chief on what the pandemic means for the larger labor movement

Flight attendants have become frontline workers themselves, facing many obstacles at the nexus of the pandemic and travel.
"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." said Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants.
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Travel industry uses lessons from past COVID waves to deal with omicron

Dec 27, 2021
Like how to reduce contact, reschedule flights and handle the unexpected.
Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the holiday weekend as the omicron variant spread.
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Business travelers holding back on flying, for now

May 18, 2021
Business travelers are about twice as lucrative for the airlines as leisure fliers
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Americans cannot wait to get the heck out of their homes and go on vacation

Apr 16, 2021
To wit: "Plan a trip to Disney World” Google searches increased 2600% between March and April.
Google searches for "plan a trip to Disney World" went up 2600% between March and April of this year.
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United Airlines drops ticket change fees for domestic flights

Consumers have to be careful, as the fees still apply to the most basic economy fares.
This could be the first move in more permanent changes to airline ticket pricing.
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What are the most common Boeing Max routes?

Apr 16, 2019
Major airlines have decided to suspend use of the plane through the summer season.
An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, prepares to land at LaGuardia Airport on Monday morning, March 11, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. 
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