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.
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committe in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The air transportation executives testified about the current state of the U.S. airline industry during the oversight hearing.
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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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When you should use your miles and when you should pay cash

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Jul 19, 2017
A look at how to spend strategically on your summer vacation.
A plane.
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Why airlines might eventually see the laptop ban as an opportunity

May 19, 2017
They could try to win the loyalty of business customers.
Qatar Airways will lend laptops to business customers.
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