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GE, Safran working on cleaner energy aircraft engines that could work with hybrid technology, hydrogen

A CFM56-7B aircraft engine from a Boeing 737 stands on assembly stands in a maintenance hangar at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images General Electric‘s aviation unit and its joint-venture partner Safran of France on Monday said they are developing new airplane engines that aim to cut emissions by more […]

Eager to travel, Americans book Sun Belt beach, city stays as pandemic fades

Miami Beach, Florida Artur Debat | Moment | Getty Images Interest in travel is picking up as the pandemic winds down, and cooped-up Americans are itching to hit the road again, two recent surveys have found. Travelers are thinking about booking trips to warm and sunny domestic climes — be they Sun Belt cities or […]

How bad are global shipping snafus? Home Depot contracted its own container ship as a safeguard

A Home Depot location in Encinitas, California. Mike Blake | Reuters Home Depot is one of the largest importers in the country. Yet with congested ports, container shortages and Covid-19 outbreaks slowing shipments, the company made a decision: It was time to get its own boat. “We have a ship that’s solely going to be […]

United Airlines says rising travel demand will spare flight attendants, thousands of others from furlough this fall

United was the first commercial airline to fly the first FDA-authorized Covid vaccines to the U.S. Source: United Airlines United Airlines told more than 40,000 employees on Friday that their jobs are safe when federal Covid-19 aid for the sector expires this fall thanks to a rebound in travel demand. The recovery in bookings, led […]

As America reopens, businesses—from airlines to arenas—see an uptick in bad behavior

Crime’s up. Tempers are up. Across the United States, businesses are grappling with an astonishing rise in what can only be called “people behaving badly.” Retail workers have been subjected to horrifying attacks based on their race, gender identity or disability. Flight attendants have been verbally — and occasionally physically — assaulted. Aggressive driving has […]

As travel demand surges and prices rise, here are 7 ways to save money this summer

Erik Isakson | Tetra images | Getty Images 1. Road trip it The best way to save money is to drive your own car to your destination, Staab said. To find the cheapest fuel prices during your road trip, he suggests downloading the GasBuddy app. 2. Don’t wait until the last minute Staab anticipates the […]

Swarm of cicadas ground White House press corps charter, delaying flight to Europe

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 landing at Athens International Airport AIA ,LGAV / ATH Eleftherios Venizelos, with registration N806NW, a former Northwest Airlines Airplane. Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images A swarm of cicadas grounded a White House charter jetliner late Tuesday, delaying dozens of reporters set to travel to Europe ahead of President […]

Southwest Airlines raises order for smallest Boeing 737 Max by 34 planes

Boeing 737 MAX airplanes are seen parked at a Boeing facility on August 13, 2019 in Renton, Washington. David Ryder | Getty Images Southwest Airlines said Tuesday it is increasing its order for Boeing‘s smallest 737 Max model by nearly three dozen planes, citing an improvement in travel demand. The Dallas-based airline said in a […]

Why you may want to use your airline points sooner rather than later

People ready to fly again may want to prioritize redeeming their airline miles, rather than trying to earn new ones. A glut of unused reward miles may push airlines to change their frequent flyer programs in ways that could disadvantage some customers, warns ValuePenguin, one of LendingTree’s financial research websites.  A review of annual filings […]

United will require new employees to show proof of Covid vaccine, following Delta

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane is towed as an American Airlines Boeing 737 plane departs from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters United Airlines this month will start requiring new hires to show proof that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, following a similar move by Delta Air Lines. The […]

United offers flight attendants, pilots extra pay for proof of Covid vaccination

A United Airlines passenger jet lands at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. Chris Helgren | Reuters United Airlines is offering new incentives to flight attendants and pilots who show proof of that they have received a Covid-19 vaccination, the latest plan from a company to encourage employees to get inoculated. […]

EU travel rules are ‘incredibly over-politicized’, Wizz Air CEO says

LONDON — The coordination of travel rules in the European Union has become a politicized process and the rules remain “unpredictable,” the CEO of Wizz Air said as the airline experiences “huge” demand for the summer. “I think the European Union as such has broken down completely, we have failed to come with unified measures […]

U.S. air travel reaches pandemic high as peak season kicks off

Travelers wait in line at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoint at Orlando International Airport on the Friday before Memorial Day. As more and more people have received the COVID-19 vaccine, American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting more than 37 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this Memorial Day weekend, many for […]

Southwest Airlines pauses plans to resume alcohol service after flight attendant assaulted

A bird flies by in the foreground as a Southwest Airlines jet comes in for a landing at McCarran International Airport on May 25, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty Images Southwest Airlines said it is delaying plans to resume serving alcoholic beverages, after one of its flight attendants was assaulted and […]

Unruly behavior from plane passengers has never been this bad, says flight attendant union chief

Incidents of unruly behavior from airplane passengers has risen to an unprecedented level this year, union leader Sara Nelson told CNBC on Friday, the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. “This is an environment that we just haven’t seen before, and we can’t wait for it to be over,” the president of the Association of […]