A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times.



FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, passenger planes of the Finnish national airline company Finnair stand on the tarmac at Helsinki international airport, Helsinki. Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times. The state-controlled airline said that in a pilot scheme the handmade meals, called “Taste of Finnair", would initially be offered at one store as of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP, file)


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Why Delta’s Results Bode Ill for United Airlines

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A United Airlines plane at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.


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United Airlines

Holdings is scheduled to report third-quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday. If

Delta Air Lines

’ results are an omen, United may have a tough time meeting Wall Street estimates.

Delta (ticker: DAL) missed forecasts for revenue and earnings in the quarter, racking up a $2.6 billion pretax loss, as

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Covid Travel: Airlines and Airports Say EU’s Plan Won’t Revive Flights

A traveler at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France.

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Airlines and airports said European Union moves to help restart flights in the region through a more coordinated approach to coronavirus-related travel curbs are wholly inadequate.

The measures, adopted Tuesday, fail to propose the replacement of quarantine requirements with coronavirus tests and won’t stop states refusing entry from other EU countries, the International Air

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Covid-19 Travel Bubbles Were Set to Restore Flying but Haven’t Taken Off

A few months ago, travel bubbles were the big idea for reopening skies across the Asia-Pacific region. Countries would strike deals with each other to allow air travel with certain restrictions, many officials said, and those would expand to regional pacts.

It’s proving hard to do, even for countries that have largely managed to keep a lid on the coronavirus.

Take Singapore, a city-state whose economy is so dependent on

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Brainerd lakes airport gears up for holiday travel, advises buying tickets early

In partnership with Delta, and in following the guidelines of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, seat spacing, mask requirements and additional health safety measures of the Delta CareStandard remain in effect.

“They have been highly effective in maintaining the health safety of our passengers, as well as of our staff, both on the ground and in the air,” Airport Director Steve Wright said

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The state releases its list of ‘Trusted Testing and Travel Partners’ – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

The state of Hawaii will only accept test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners listed here: AFC Urgent Care, Bartell Drugs, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care, Color, CVS Health, Discovery Health MD, Kaiser Permanente, Quest Diagnostics, Vault Health and Walgreens.

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Air travel numbers on the rise as coronavirus pandemic continues

Air travel across the country is down dramatically as the coronavirus pandemic continues, but this holiday weekend drew a spike in fliers we haven’t seen in months. It begs the question, “Is this a sign of air travel confidence growing?”

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Southwest Airlines Announces Plans to Add Service at O’Hare Next Year

Southwest Arlines plans to offer flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport next year, the airline announced Monday.



a large passenger jet flying through a cloudy blue sky: A Southwest Airlines jet makes its approach to Love Field Airport, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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A Southwest Airlines jet makes its approach to Love Field Airport, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


The company, which has long operated out of Midway Airport, expects to add service to O’Hare Airport beginning in “the first half of 2021.” Details on schedules and fares are

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Delta posts $5.4 billion third-quarter loss as pandemic hammers travel

The summer travel season was even worse than expected for Delta Air Lines, which said Tuesday that it lost $5.4 billion in the third quarter as people hunkered down at home during the pandemic.

Delta officials pushed back their timetable for breaking even, from year-end to next spring, as their previous expectation that COVID-19 would be contained proved too rosy. The airline’s shares fell almost 3% on Tuesday.

However, Delta’s

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‘Billboard Music Awards’ to air Wednesday on NBC4

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(NBC/WCMH) — The “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” is set to air this Wednesday on NBC4 at 8 p.m.

According to a release, the show was originaly scheduled for April 29 but had to be postponed because of the pandemic. Some aspects of the production have been changed for safety reasons, but fans of

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Back-to-back storms to drop heavy snow, usher in coldest air of season for Canadian Rockies

A one-two punch of storms across the Canadian Rockies is forecast to bring what AccuWeather meteorologists say will be the coldest air since April.

A potent storm crashed onshore in British Columbia on Tuesday, bringing rain to coastal locations and snow farther inland.

Snow is forecast to spread over the rest of the province and into southern Alberta and northwestern parts of the United States into Wednesday.

While snow showers

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Delta warns investors: ‘It may be two years or more’ for air travel recovery

Yet again, Delta Air Lines posted massive quarterly losses — and the company is warning investors “it may be two years or more” for air travel demand to return to normal.

The airline posted a $2.1 billion operating loss in the third quarter, excluding special items like charges for buyout packages for employees who voluntarily left the company and early retirement of aircraft. Including those items, its net loss topped

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Delta: Most Corp. Customers Have Resumed Some Level of Business Travel

Delta Air Lines executives on Tuesday reported a “modest improvement” in corporate demand, though third-quarter business travel volumes remained a small fraction of pre-pandemic levels.

The carrier reported $3.1 billion in operating revenue for the third quarter, down 76 percent year over year. That demonstrates a “steady improvement” from the second quarter, when revenue was just 10 percent of 2019 levels, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in an earnings call.

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Delta Reports Upward Trending Corporate Volumes

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A tale of two responses to pandemic travel

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MIXED SIGNALS: Is it possible to simultaneously take a hands-on and hands-off approach? If so, the Trump administration seems to

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Delta Air delays target to halt cash burn but has $1.3 bln leftover payroll aid

By Tracy Rucinski

CHICAGO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines said on Tuesday it does not expect to plug a daily cash bleed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until next spring, although it has at its disposal $1.3 billion in leftover federal aid for employees’ payroll.

The airline previously said it could halt a cash bleed that averaged $18 million per day in September before the end of the

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Kayhan Space wants to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space

Kayhan Space, the Boulder, Colo. and Atlanta-based company launched from Techstars virtual space-focused accelerator, wants nothing more than to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space.

Founded by two childhood friends, Araz Feyzi and Siamak Hesar, who grew up in Iran and immigrated to the U.S. for college, Kayhan is tackling one of the toughest problems that the space industry will confront in the coming years —

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Delta Posts Wider Q3 Loss As Passenger Traffic Plummets

Delta Air Lines Inc.  (DAL) – Get Report posted a wider-than-expected third quarter loss Tuesday as the crippling costs of the coronavirus pandemic continue to hammer the airline industry’s bottom line.

Delta pegged its loss for the three months ending in September at $8.47 per share as revenues fell 75.6% from the same period last year to just $3.06 billion as flights around the country, and around the

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Southwest Airlines plans to add service out of O’Hare next year

Southwest Airlines plans to begin flying out of O’Hare International Airport by the middle of next year, the airline announced Monday.



a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Southwest Airlines flights at Chicago Midway International AirportWednesday, July 15, 2020.


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Southwest Airlines flights at Chicago Midway International AirportWednesday, July 15, 2020.

The Dallas-based airline has served Midway Airport since 1985 but has never operated flights from O’Hare.

Southwest, which has 4,800 Chicago-based employees, said expanding to O’Hare will not change its service at

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China Southern Airlines Expects Pandemic to Severely Hurt Nine-Month Results

   By Martin Mou 
 

China Southern Airlines Co. said Tuesday that it expects the Covid-19 pandemic to severely hurt its results for the first three quarters of the year.

Facing “unprecedented difficulties” brought about by the pandemic, the company has made efforts to control costs and seek policy support while boosting cargo revenue to weather the downturn, China Southern said.

The state-owned carrier swung to a net loss in the first

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