Having recently returned from a vacation to Iceland, this story grabbed my attention this week. United Airlines has set an absolute deadline of Monday, October 4, for all domestic employees to provide proof of vaccination for the Covid-19 virus. And starting the next day, the carrier will begin the process of firing 593 employees whoContinue reading “United Prepares to Ax Almost 600 Workers”
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Top Airlines in the World? What Do You Think?
As it does annually, AirlineRatings.com has announced its list of the world’s best airlines for 2021. This, of course, doesn’t mean that these are the world’s best airlines or that there aren’t many other superb carriers, as that is a totally subjective determination, but the website’s editors have conferred internally, as well as taken inContinue reading “Top Airlines in the World? What Do You Think?”
Sun Country Hoping for Air Travel Uptick with 16 New Routes; 9 New Cities
Twin Cities-based Sun Country Airlines is counting on a dramatic increase in COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to propel the carrier to a much improved second half of 2021. Like airlines worldwide, Sun Country has been clobbered financially by the pandemic, with very few people traveling and a majority of flights cancelled or operating with fewContinue reading “Sun Country Hoping for Air Travel Uptick with 16 New Routes; 9 New Cities”
Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines for United Airlines Employees?
At an employee town hall on Thursday, United Airlines’ CEO Scott Kirby became the first major airline executive to call for Covid-19 vaccines to be required for all company employees. While this statement surely raised many eyebrows in the airline industry and beyond, the controversial requirement is being seen as an aggressive and forward-thinking wayContinue reading “Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines for United Airlines Employees?”
Delta, American and United Eliminate Int’l Change Fees
Hoping to spark bookings in the coming months and beyond, Delta Air Lines announced the complete elimination of change fees when flying from North America to any international destination on a Delta ticket. The move, which is sure to be received with excitement by potential overseas vacationers, has already been matched by American Airlines andContinue reading “Delta, American and United Eliminate Int’l Change Fees”