Tag Archives: air travel

Fliers Who Harassed GOP Senators Put On No-Fly List

The Hill reports: Delta Airlines has placed the customers who harassed GOP Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on its no-fly list, company CEO Ed Bastian told Reuters. The senators were seen in viral videos heckling supporters of President Trump after both expressed opposition to challenging the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory last Wednesday. …

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FAA: No More Warnings For Disruptive Passengers

The Associated Press reports: Federal safety officials said Wednesday they stepping up enforcement against unruly airline passengers after confrontations on flights to and from Washington, D.C., around the time of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The Federal Aviation Administration said there has been “a disturbing increase in incidents where airline passengers have disrupted …

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CNN To Shutter Its Airport Network On March 31st

Deadline reports: CNN will cease its Airport Network, which provided news feeds to airport monitors across the country. CNN President Jeff Zucker wrote in a memo that the network would cease as of March 31. “The steep decline in airport traffic because of COVID-19, coupled with all the new ways that people are consuming content on their personal devices, has …

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VIRAL VIDEO: N-Word Spewing Cultists Disrupt Flight

The Independent reports: A disturbing video that went viral on TikTok shows a Trump supporter repeatedly using the n-word and refusing to wear a mask on a flight. She and another person wearing Trump caps were then removed from the flight. The video shows a woman wearing a MAGA hat with her mask down. She and at least one other …

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Canada To Require Negative COVID Test For Air Arrivals

Reuters reports: Canada will soon require that air travelers test negative for COVID-19 before arrival, federal ministers said on Wednesday, after social media images of maskless tourists prompted a call for stricter measures to curb the virus. “Canada will quickly implement the requirement for all arriving passengers to have a negative PCR COVID test three days before arriving in Canada,” …

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CDC: Travelers To US From UK Must Test Negative

USA Today reports: The United States will require air passengers traveling from the United Kingdom to provide a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of departure, the CDC  announced late Thursday. The move comes as a growing number of countries banned British travelers amid the rapid spread of a new variant of coronavirus in London and elsewhere. Earlier this week, …

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Coroner Confirms Man On United Flight Died Of COVID

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: A United Airlines passenger who collapsed on a flight from Orlando to Los Angeles died of the coronavirus, a coroner’s report confirms. United Flight 591 was diverted to New Orleans on Dec. 14. The airline said the man’s wife was overheard telling an emergency medical technician that he had shown symptoms of COVID-19, including loss …

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Cuomo Warns New UK Strain Is “On A Plane To JFK”

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called it “reprehensible” and “grossly negligent” to allow UK travelers to fly into JFK Airport without being tested despite a contagious new mutation of the coronavirus shutting down London. “Right now, this variant in the UK is getting on a plane and flying to JFK,” Cuomo said in a call …

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Saudi Arabia Closes Borders Over New COVID Strain

Reuters reports: Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended international flights and closed its land and sea borders to prevent the spread of an infectious new coronavirus strain first identified in Britain. The covid-19 variant has now been detected in at least five other countries, prompting several countries to ban flights from Britain. In a report late Sunday, the official Saudi Press …

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EU Nations Halt Travel From UK Over New Virus Strain

Politico Europe reports: EU countries are moving to halt travel from the United Kingdom over concerns about a new, infectious strain of the coronavirus. The Netherlands announced a flight ban Sunday from the U.K. while Belgium will impose a 24-hour stop on all travel from Britain to Belgium. Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister Luigi Di Maio also said Sunday that in …

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United Workers Quarantine After In-Flight COVID Death

The New York Times reports: United Airlines said on Friday that it was working with health officials to contact passengers who might have been exposed to the coronavirus by a male passenger who died after a medical emergency on a recent flight. The four flight attendants who responded to the emergency on board the flight, United 591, also went into …

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American Airlines To Offer At-Home Tests For Fliers

The Verge reports: American Airlines is about to start offering at-home COVID-19 tests to domestic fliers in order to help them meet various state travel restriction requirements, the company announced Tuesday. The airline is partnering with direct-to-consumer home testing company LetsGetChecked, which will sell the tests for $129 on top of the cost of travel. The at-home tests help travelers …

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COVID+ Couple Charged For Knowingly Boarding Flight

The Los Angeles Times reports: A Hawaii couple were arrested after they boarded a flight knowing they had tested positive for the coronavirus, Hawaii police said Wednesday. Wesley Moribe, 41, and Courtney Paterson, 46, of Wailua, Hawaii, face charges of “reckless endangering” after they put fellow passengers “in danger of death,” according to a statement from the Kauai Police Department. …

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DOT: No More Emotional Support Animals On Planes

NBC News reports: The era of emotional support pigs and peacocks on airplanes is about to end after the Transportation Department ruled Wednesday that dogs are the only animals defined as service animals. The regulation tightens the reins after a yearslong battle between airlines and passengers who have requested permission to carry a menagerie of animals onboard in the name …

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Delta To Offer COVID-Tested Flights To Rome From US

Reuters reports: Rome’s Fiumicino airport will run COVID-tested flights to and from the United States operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, it said on Thursday, adding it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the service on transatlantic flights. From December, passengers flying between Rome and some U.S. destinations can be tested for the coronavirus 48 hours …

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Qantas To Mandate COVID Vax For International Flights

The BBC reports: International air travelers will in future need to prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to board Qantas flights, the airline says. The Australian flag carrier’s boss, Alan Joyce, said the move would be “a necessity” when vaccines are available. “I think that’s going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other …

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Airports See Highest Numbers Since Start Of Pandemic

The New York Times reports: More travelers were screened at airport security checkpoints on Sunday than on any day since the pandemic took hold in March, a worrying sign that people flying to visit their families for Thanksgiving could increase the spread of the coronavirus. A little more than one million people were screened by the Transportation Security Administration on …

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World’s First “Christian Airline” Set For 2021 Launch

The Christian Post reports: A nonprofit ministry is set to launch the first-ever Christian airline next year, providing a source of travel for missionaries seeking to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the globe. Judah 1, currently based out of Shreveport, Louisiana, has already carried small groups of missionaries to disaster areas and mission fields in its capacity as …

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FAA Clears Boeing’s 737 Max To Resume Flying

Yahoo News reports: Boeing’s 737 Max is one large step closer to returning to American skies after being grounded for over a year and a half. The FAA has issued an order effectively clearing the 737 Max’s return to service once airlines follow key procedures. They’ll have to install Boeing’s updated software, use updated manuals and procedures, rework horizontal stabilizer …

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Cuomo: Visitors To NY Must Show Negative COVID Test

The New York Daily News reports: Travelers arriving in New York from non-neighboring states will have to quarantine and undergo mandatory coronavirus testing as cases spike across the country, Gov. Cuomo announced Saturday. The governor said New York will require inbound travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test from three days or less before they arrive or be subject to …

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