Delays in Boeing deliveries bring voluntary unpaid time off for United's pilots

Apr 4, 2024
United and Southwest have also paused hiring because of the delivery delays. Higher airfares could be on the way.
United Airlines has paused its hiring of pilots and is offering pilots voluntary unpaid time off in May due to Boeing aircraft production issues.
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How safety concerns over Boeing planes affect the air travel industry

Mar 11, 2024
Many travelers still prioritize the cost of travel over which airplane they will fly in.
A National Transportation Safety Board handout shows the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 in which a door panel blew out midair. The January incident is now being investigated by the Justice Department.
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New routes offer opportunity for budget airlines — and travelers

Feb 28, 2024
Vacation season is not far away. Fancy a direct flight from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh or Salt Lake City to Ontario, California?
Some budget airlines are targeting shorter routes, like Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, and enticing new customers with discounted fares.
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2023 was a big year for the hotel industry. Has its recovery peaked?

Feb 20, 2024
Hotels increased prices per room in 2023. But occupancy was still below pre-pandemic levels.
Last year, IHG's earnings climbed above $1 billion for the first time.
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Airbnb introduces fee for properties booked in a different currency

Feb 13, 2024
The move is part of the company's push to expand internationally. Critics says add-on fees hurt their budget.
With a new fee for properties booked in a different currency, Airbnb charges up to 16.5% for “guest services.”
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He always wanted to be a pilot. Now he's training to become one.

Dec 18, 2023
Adam Kephart of Poulsbo, Washington, went from government employee to coffee barista to flight instructor. His next stop:? airline pilot.
Becoming an airline pilot has been a childhood dream for Adam Kephart.
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Airfares are down 13% over the past year, but they may be headed back up soon

Nov 14, 2023
Fuel costs are down but may rise again soon.
Travel demand has leveled out since last summer's spike of "revenge travel." That’s forcing airlines to compete more for customers again.
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For public good, not for profit.

Passengers opting for more airline frills push carrier profits up

Oct 12, 2023
After pandemic lockdowns, many passengers want to feel a little spoiled — and are paying good money for that.
After some tinkering, airlines seem to have figured out what travelers are willing to pay for premium economy seats. 
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Hotels get creative as the hospitality labor market remains tight

Sep 4, 2023
Employment in the field is slowly growing, but some companies are highlighting their role in the community to attract workers.
One of the bars at San Diego's LaFayette Hotel and Club. The hotel rushed to staff up before its grand opening and was able to hire 140 workers.
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Despite rising interest rates, consumers increased their spending in July

Aug 31, 2023
But what they're spending their money on is shifting.
Despite climbing interest rates, consumers spent .9% more on goods in July than in June.
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