Southwest Airlines upsizes order for smallest Boeing 737 Max order 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 is upsizing its order for Boeing‘s smallest 737 Max model by nearly three-dozen planes, the carrier said Tuesday, citing an improvement in travel demand. The Dallas-based airline said in a … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

Bank of America names its ‘best’ stocks to play the U.S. and global recovery

A Boeing Co. 747 passenger aircraft, operated by British Airways, takes off at Heathrow airport in London, U.K. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Analysts from Bank of America have picked stocks set to get a boost as economies in the U.S. and Europe recover from the coronavirus pandemic. “We highlight stock opportunities in … Read more

American, Southwest put off plans to serve alcohol after passenger disruptions, assault on board

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 and American Airlines said they are holding off on resuming alcoholic beverage services, after a flight attendant was assaulted … Read more

U.S. FAA confirms Boeing halts 787 Dreamliner deliveries pending approval of planned inspection method

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that Boeing had temporarily halted deliveries of 787 Dreamliners as the agency waits for more data to determine if the planemaker’s planned inspection method meets federal requirements. “Boeing still needs to show that its proposed inspection method would meet FAA’s federal safety regulations. The FAA is waiting for additional … Read more

Ryanair CEO says Belarus plane grounding was ‘state-sponsored piracy’

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary gestures during an AFP interview at A4E aviation summit in Brussels on March 3, 2020. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary on Monday said the decision by Belarusian authorities to divert a plane flying over its territory and the subsequent arrest of a journalist … Read more

It’s not your imagination. Rising airfares and hotel rates are making vacations more expensive

Passengers wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 are seen on an escalator at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images The number of people traveling again is on the rise. So are prices. Airfares and hotel rates are climbing as travelers return in the highest numbers … Read more

U.S. prepares to downgrade Mexico air safety rating

An Aeromexico airplane is pictured on the airstrip at Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico April 21, 2021. Edgard Garrido | Reuters The U.S. government is preparing to downgrade Mexico’s aviation safety rating, a move that would bar Mexican carriers from adding new U.S. flights and limit airlines’ ability to carry out marketing … Read more

Covid vaccine passports: Everything we know so far

In this photo illustration, a message saying “COVID-19 PCR test result has been verified, of Travel Pass app mobile application by IATA (International Air Transport Association) seen displayed on a smartphone screen in front of IATA logo. Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Italy, Iceland, Greece and Spain now allow or are opening their … Read more