Travelers can soon get a COVID-19 test through this U.S. airline

United Airlines will offer customers COVID-19 tests next month and is the first U.S airline to do so, the carrier announced on Thursday.

The Chicago-based airline will launch the service Oct. 15 only for customers traveling from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii, but says it will expand testing to other U.S. airports later this year, according to a press release. When asked if the service will eventually be offered

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Airline industry official defends response to pandemic

The airline industry has been shaken to its core by the pandemic, pushing some foreign carriers into bankruptcy and driving a few small U.S. ones out of business.

Leaders of the large airlines were stunned when the CEO of Boeing predicted during a nationally televised interview that some of them would fail too.

Nicholas Calio is adamant that won’t happen. Calio is a longtime Washington hand who served in two

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Canadian Airline WestJet Now Offering Free COVID-19 Insurance For International Travel

WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, is now offering complimentary COVID-19 insurance for eligible passengers for travel to and from the US, Europe, the UK, Mexico and the Caribbean until August 31, 2021. The carrier joins Air Canada in offering free Covid-19 insurance in an effort to boost sales as more Canadians elect to stay home or

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‘Incredible whiplash’ for airline workers, talk of ‘crisis’ for transit as uncertainty over stimulus persists

“Go Big!” Trump tweeted.

With the White House now negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over a broader deal, aid for bus drivers, train operators and flight attendants is again part of a wider conversation about potential financial assistance for millions of unemployed Americans and small businesses ravaged by the nation’s failure to control the pandemic.

But the prospects for agreement remain uncertain, given the highly partisan moment, differing

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Pelosi: No Airline Aid Without Larger Stimulus Package | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would not support a stand-alone aid measure for the crippled airline industry unless the White House agreed to move forward with a larger coronavirus stimulus package.

“Let me just be really clear: I have been open to having a stand-alone bill for the airlines or part of a bigger bill. But there is no stand-alone bill without a bigger bill,” the California Democrat said

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The most flexible airline and hotel loyalty programs for pandemic (and post-pandemic) travel

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Travel flexibility is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. Country by country and even state by state restrictions can change on a dime, so being able to cancel or change your award flight or hotel night

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Pelosi says no standalone airline aid without broader relief package

Days after President Donald Trump abruptly halted negotiations over a new COVID-19 aid package, only to change course and suggest he would support several smaller standalone measures, the likelihood of an individual aid program for airline workers has hit a new snag.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Thursday that she would not support a standalone bill for airline aid unless it accompanied a larger support package.

Airlines last

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No standalone aid for airline industry without bigger stimulus deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday there could be no action on a stand-alone bill to aid airlines or any other sector of the economy without an agreement with the White House and Republicans on a broader economic stimulus package.

Pelosi’s remarks at a news conference at the Capitol suggested that there would be no quick resolution of the standoff over aid to the U.S. economy even as there are

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Canada’s Major Airline Offering Free Covid-19 Health Insurance To International Travellers

In a desperate bid to get Canadian travelers to go abroad once again, Canada’s biggest airline, Air Canada, is offering passengers free Covid-19 medical insurance, even as the Canadian government continues to advise against non-essential travel.

Air Canada announced that it will now be including complimentary COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine insurance for eligible

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Airline workers are essential. Will Congress keep them flying?

It is often said in aviation circles that an airline is made up of people’s lives. This has been on my mind through these difficult months, as airlines and policymakers have fought to protect the livelihoods of airline workers and preserve the connections they make for travelers. 

Recently, airline cabins and social media have resonated with further evidence of this simple truth, as workers issued tearful farewells, affirming their

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Airline cash burn $77 billion in half of 2020, Boeing forecasts fall

  • Airlines around the world will burn $77 billion in cash in the second half of 2020, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a global trade group.
  • Airlines have sought to reduce costs by cutting jobs, grounding planes, and consolidating work where they can. However, IATA said that the collapse of travel demand means that airlines cant cut costs fast enough.
  • With airlines’ recovery from the pandemic expected to
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Trump ends stimulus talks and sows airline payroll support confusion

  • Hours after President Trump tweeted that he would suspend pandemic stimulus negotiations until after the election, the president and his administration appeared to reverse course, sowing confusion among politicians and workers.
  • Left in the balance: millions of Americans who have lost their jobs, including more than 32,000 airline workers.
  • As negotiations break down over a larger stimulus package, a standalone airline package could be the next attempt.
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Here are the guidelines for refund of airline tickets booked during the lockdown period issued by the DGCA

a group of people walking in front of a store: Here are the guidelines for refund of airline tickets booked during the lockdown period issued by the DGCA

Here are the guidelines for refund of airline tickets booked during the lockdown period issued by the DGCA

  • Indian Aviation regulator DGCA has issued detailed guidelines for the refund process of the flights cancelled between March 25 and May 24.
  • The DGCA has characterised passengers seeking a refund of tickets in three different categories.
  • Here are the detailed guidelines for all passengers, whose flights were cancelled during the
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AG Tong Urges Congress To Adopt Protections For Airline Customers

Press release from the office of the Attorney General of Connecticut:

Oct. 7, 2020

Attorney General William Tong and a bipartisan coalition of 40 attorneys general, led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, yesterday sent a letter urging Congress to enact new consumer protection measures for airline industry customers as part of or in connection with any further financial relief package provided to the

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Coronavirus: Airline workers face mass layoffs as aid talks stall

The jobs could be restored if Congress and the White House can come together on an aid package to help the struggling industry.

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with

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Trump Ends Covid-19 Relief Package Discussions Until After Election, But Pushes for Airline Funds

President Donald Trump in a series of tweets Tuesday rejected the possibility of a Covid-19 relief package and instructed his administration to stop negotiating an aid deal until after Election Day, seemingly denying U.S. airlines, hotels and other travel suppliers any prospect of direct federal funding for at least another month and raising the possibility of tens of thousands of industry furloughs and other job losses.

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Why Airline Shares Took Off at the Open Today

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Airline shares are flying high on Wednesday morning, reacting to a Tuesday night push by President Donald Trump to provide a second round of assistance to the struggling industry. That’s a much different message from what Trump had said earlier in the day, and it’s a reason for investors to get excited.

JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) led the sector higher on Wednesday, up 8% as of 9:45 a.m. EDT,

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Airline Stocks Claw Back Losses Amid Trump Stimulus Whiplash


Shares of major U.S. airlines erased some losses in premarket trading Wednesday morning after President Trump late Tuesday signaled his support for another $25 billion in payroll support for the airline industry just hours after publicly ending negotiations in Washington over the next federal coronavirus relief bill. 

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Airline Stocks Fly Higher on Hopes of More Fiscal Aid

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Airline travel shifts toward last-minute bookings, domestic trips: Report

The air travel market has shifted toward last-minute bookings, one-way flights and more domestic trips as consumers grapple with fast-moving changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report from online search and booking site Skyscanner shows.

The new trend will be an advantage for low-cost carriers that are able to offer competitive pricing amid an uncertain future for business travel, which was previously a major profit driver for full-service airlines,

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