New Airline, ‘Breeze’, to Base Operations at MSP

While airlines worldwide are struggling to survive the COVID19 pandemic which has nearly brought the industry to its knees, a new carrier is planning to launch scheduled service in 2021 with Minneapolis-St. Paul as its operations center. This may sound like some kind of insanity destined for failure, but then you probably haven’t been followingContinue reading “New Airline, ‘Breeze’, to Base Operations at MSP”

U.S. Airports Requiring Masks to Soon Include MSP

The Metropolitan Airports Commission board, operator of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), voted today to require face masks for everyone in the terminal effective on Monday, July 27. Minnesota’s international airport joins a growing list of U.S. airports with the requirement, including LAX (Los Angeles International), BWI (Baltimore-Washington), DFW (Dallas-Ft. Worth) and DAL (DallasContinue reading “U.S. Airports Requiring Masks to Soon Include MSP”

Delta Tries a Creative Way to Avoid Pilot Furloughs

When October 1 arrives (just 75 days from today), Delta and other airlines that accepted Federal stimulus money will be free to do whatever is necessary to survive. And that includes furloughing staff whose jobs were protected to the end of September by the terms of the pandemic aid packages they accepted. The Atlanta-based carrierContinue reading “Delta Tries a Creative Way to Avoid Pilot Furloughs”

Airline Update – 7/13/2020

Fourteen Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant trainees have tested positive for the coronavirus after attending classes at the carrier’s Honolulu headquarters. The new-hires are now quarantined for two weeks, and the airline’s training facilites are undergoing a deep cleaning prior to be utilized again. Hawaiian has instituted a mandatory face mask policy for their headquarters (imagineContinue reading “Airline Update – 7/13/2020”

Delta and Mayo Clinic Teaming Up for Safer Air Travel

The world renowned Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, and Delta Air Lines, have announced a strengthening of their relationship in order to make air travel safer in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. As it has since the coronavirus became a threat earlier this year, Delta’s CareStandard program was developed to lessen the riskContinue reading “Delta and Mayo Clinic Teaming Up for Safer Air Travel”