Chickens on a plane: Yom Kippur ritual performed by air for Jews in locked-down Melbourne – Jewish Lifestyle

A Melbourne, Australia, pilot took to the skies with three chickens Sunday to carry out a pre-Yom Kippur ritual that was otherwise off limits for that city’s locked-down Jews.

Kapparot, practiced by some Orthodox Jews, involves swinging a live chicken over one’s head three times and reciting a prayer to transfer sins to the bird. The chicken is then slaughtered and donated to the poor.

This year, with large gatherings

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Air travel sees uptick in passenger traffic

Air travel has taken a huge hit during the pandemic but this past weekend, there was a notable uptick in passenger traffic.According to the TSA, on Sunday, it screened 984,234 passengers, the most for any day since March 16. That was still down 61% year over year, but the surge in demand for Columbus Day weekend, typically a minor travel holiday, was noteworthy.Travel expert Troy Petenbrink thinks there are several … Read More

Delta executives say air travel recovery could take ‘two years or more’

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Delta Air Lines on Tuesday reported a net loss of almost $5.4 billion in the third quarter. The carrier warned that its recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could extend into 2022 or even beyond. 

The pandemic had a drastic impact on its peak summer travel period, but Delta President Glen Hauenstein said demand is slowly beginning to climb. Delta

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It’ll take at least two years for air travel to recover

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.



a fighter jet sitting on top of a runway: MARANA, ARIZONA - MAY 16: Decommissioned and suspended Delta and jetBlue commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Pinal Airpark is the largest commercial aircraft storage facility in the world, currently holding increased numbers of aircraft in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


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MARANA, ARIZONA – MAY 16: Decommissioned and suspended Delta and jetBlue commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Pinal Airpark is the largest commercial aircraft storage facility

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Air travel records low COVID-19 infections with 44 total cases | The Guardian Nigeria News

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has demonstrated the low incidence of in-flight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases.

Since the start of 2020, there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight, inclusive of confirmed, probable and potential cases. Over the same period some 1.2 billion passengers have travelled.

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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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Delta Says Air Travel Recovery Still Far Off Amid Pandemic

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offered cautious optimism that demand for travel is starting to return but said its losses were mounting, as the coronavirus pandemic looks likely to continue weighing on travel for years.

“The virus has had a much broader impact over the course of the year than any of us were suspecting,” Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in an interview.

Delta had hoped it would be able

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Air travel rebounding as more passengers return to BNA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As Nashville continues to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are traveling through Nashville International Airport.

Officials at BNA said numbers are still fluctuating, but Sunday was the busiest day since March. 14,524 passengers departed from the airport.

Overall, officials said numbers are still down from 2019, when an average of 25,000 passengers visited the airport each day. However, numbers have increased

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Pitt Football to Wear Makana Masks During Air Travel This Season

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Pittsburgh football team will wear Makana masks to best protect its student-athletes, coaches and team personnel during air travel this season. The Makana mask, developed by Dr. David Mathews and donated to Pitt Athletics by Makana, functions as a closed system

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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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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air hostess returns Dh21,385 to passenger travelling from Dubai to Karachi

PIA air hostess returns lost cash to Dubai passenger
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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air hostess returned Dh21,385 to a passenger travelling from the UAE to Pakistan on October 13 and now the flight attendant is getting rewarded by the airline for her honesty.

As per Pakistani media reports, air hostess Bushara Saleem found the cash on the seat of the passenger. She then returned it to the

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Air Canada agrees to still take over Air Transat, but for much lower price



a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: Air Canada will go ahead with its plan to buy up rival Air Transat, despite the drastic reduction in demand for air travel right now.


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Air Canada will go ahead with its plan to buy up rival Air Transat, despite the drastic reduction in demand for air travel right now.

Air Canada says it will go ahead with its plan to buy smaller rival Air Transat, but it will pay more than 70 per cent less than it first agreed to.

The two companies said in a release over

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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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LCY Airport CEO stresses importance of business air travel recovery

Robert Sinclair has emphasised the importance of business air travel to the economic recovery prospects of the UK after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The importance of domestic and international travel to the economic prospects of individual businesses and the wider economy has been highlighted in a new report by WPI Strategy. The report reveals that the majority of UK business leaders see air travel as key to their future economic prospects

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To Revive Air Travel, Bring COVID Testing to the Airport

The air travel industry is on the ropes, losing billions each month. Airlines and their employees’ unions are pleading for more federal aid to counter massive layoffs and potential bankruptcies. Air transport is a key driver of both the national and regional economies, and the travel slump has crushed thousands of local businesses.

The No. 1 problem for the airline industry is customer demand. The reluctance to travel often has

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Air Force Romance in First Trailer for ‘Operation Christmas Drop’ Film

Air Force Romance in First Trailer for ‘Operation Christmas Drop’ Film

by Alex Billington
October 12, 2020
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“Just give me 24 hours to show you what we do here.” Netflix has revealed an official trailer for an odd romantic comedy titled Operation Christmas Drop, from Canadian TV director Martin Wood. While gathering evidence as a congressional aide to support closing a tropical U.S. Air Force base, a

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Australian Man’s Controversial In-Flight Act Sparks Air Travel Etiquette Debate

Paris plongeurs circa 1933. ‘Vanlifers‘ with a broken shower. Matt Damon’s mullet. The word ‘dirty’ gets thrown around a lot when describing things people don’t like (or which they don’t like the smell of).

The following photo, taken this morning by DMARGE on a Jetstar flight to Sydney (and subsequently posted to Instagram), pungently combines the two: a pair of feet besmirching an aeroplane bulkhead.

Allowable or outrageous?

We’re not

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