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Test Domestic Passengers? Bad Idea, Say the Airlines

The CDC is 'actively looking at' such a rule

(Newser) - Health officials in the Biden administration have floated the idea of requiring passengers on domestic flights to show proof of a negative COVID test. On Thursday, executives of major airlines made clear they hate the idea. "A mistake" and a "real goat rodeo" were two of the quotes...

Airlines Add Up 2020 Losses, Saying '21 Doesn't Look So Hot
The 2020 Losses
Are In for Airlines

The 2020 Losses Are In for Airlines

Southwest finishes the year in the red for the first time in decades

(Newser) - Just how bad was 2020 for the airline industry? The six biggest US airlines lost $34 billion, and Southwest suffered its first full-year loss since Richard Nixon was president and gasoline sold for 36 cents a gallon. It was a disaster for airlines, worse than 9/11 or the global financial...

Air Traffic Controllers Hear Threat to Fly Plane Into US Capitol

Message alleges that attack will come Wednesday to avenge assassinated Iranian general Soleimani

(Newser) - A year after a US drone strike killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani , air traffic controllers in New York heard a chilling threat to Washington, DC. "We are flying a plane into the Capitol Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged," said the digitized voice recording , obtained by CBS News . It...

Mother of 6 Blasts Airline After Eviction Over Mask for Toddler

Other passengers hollered at crew during confrontation

(Newser) - Chaya Bruck said she tried to keep a face mask on her 2-year-old after they took their seats on a JetBlue flight Wednesday in Orlando. But Dina wasn't having it, the New York Daily News reports, and crew members came to her seat to enforce the policy. JetBlue's...

JetBlue Bans Masks With Vents
JetBlue Bans Masks With Vents

JetBlue Bans Masks With Vents

Airline says exemptions will no longer be allowed

(Newser) - Face masks with valves to make breathing more comfortable defeat the whole purpose of wearing masks, experts say—and JetBlue has joined airlines banning them. The airline says that as of Aug. 10, masks with vents or exhalation valves will no longer be acceptable, and passengers will no longer be...

JetBlue's NYC Salute Called 'Savagely Useless'

Airline said it was honoring the city's first responders with its flyover

(Newser) - After JetBlue decided to honor first responders in New York City by flying three planes at low altitude over the city Thursday night, critics called it a terrible idea and wondered if the airline had forgotten what two planes flying at low altitude did to the city on 9/11. The...

Airline Announces Its 'New Flying Etiquette'

JetBlue will now require all passengers to wear masks 'throughout their journey'

(Newser) - As airlines struggle with the travel havoc wreaked by the coronavirus, one has become the first to implement a new safety measure to try to control the virus' spread. Business Insider reports that starting May 4, JetBlue will mandate its passengers don face coverings not just for their flight, but...

A Jarring Notification on Flight: You Have Coronavirus

JetBlue bans passenger who found out his test came back positive

(Newser) - A passenger who flew from New York to Florida found out he tested positive for the new coronavirus while on the plane, and now he won't be flying JetBlue anymore. CNN reports that, per the airline, the unidentified man got the notification of his test results while traveling from...

US Bars All Flights Into Cuba, With One Exception

Planes from United States can only go into Havana in new travel ban

(Newser) - If you'd planned to travel to Cuba, you still can—but only one of the country's 10 main airports will be open starting next month. Per CBS News , at the direction of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the US has banned all flights to the island nation, save...

JetBlue Gate Agent Could Get 20 Years for Ticket Scam

She upgraded tickets for more than 100 friends, relatives

(Newser) - A special code allowed former JetBlue gate agent Tiffany Jenkins to swap cheap plane tickets for expensive ones—and prosecutors say she did this for family and friends more than 500 times before she got caught. Jenkins, who was arrested in November last year, allegedly upgraded 505 tickets for more...

Here Are the Main US Airlines, Ranked

Alaska Airlines comes in at No. 1 overall, and it's also the safest

(Newser) - While it always feels like a win to score a cheap plane ticket, price isn't the only factor that makes an airline desirable. WalletHub looked at the nine biggest domestic airlines, plus three regional carriers, examining four categories: safety; incidents involving animals; in-flight comfort and cost; and baggage, departures,...

US Has a New Airline Top Dog
Delta Has a New Crown

Delta Has a New Crown

Airline is top dog in US in annual survey

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks US airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, US airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights and are getting...

They Say Their Layover at the Beach Turned Into a Nightmare

Jane Does 1 and 2 are suing JetBlue, 2 pilots after allegedly being drugged, raped

(Newser) - The women sipped from a can of beer, and the "rest of the night became a blur." So reads a lawsuit filed Monday by two JetBlue flight attendants, who claim they were drugged and one of them sexually assaulted—by JetBlue pilots. The suit describes Jane Doe 1...

You Can Fly Free on JetBlue Next Month
Why JetBlue Is Flying
People for Free

Why JetBlue Is Flying People for Free

It has to do with helping others

(Newser) - You can fly free in November, if you like surprises. JetBlue plans to fly a plane-load of people to an unknown destination Nov. 27 to volunteer for an unknown cause for three days, USA Today reports. Anyone over 18 can apply here by Oct. 26 if they're willing to...

Pilot's Mistake Triggers 'Nightmare' for Passengers

JetBlue flight's hijack alarm traced to incorrect code

(Newser) - Some 150 passengers waiting to take off from New York's JFK Airport got quite the scare Tuesday when a pilot accidentally triggered a hijacking alarm. "Woah. My worst nightmare," passenger Alexa Curtis tweeted alongside photos of authorities surrounding and searching JetBlue Flight 1623 ahead of departure to...

The Flight Was Over Utah When the Man Started Biting People

JetBlue flight makes emergency landing in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Looks like we're getting a real Flight of the Living Dead situation to close out 2017. CBS Los Angeles reports a JetBlue flight had to be rerouted after a male passenger started biting people. The flight out of Los Angeles was somewhere over Utah when the man bit apparent...

Viral Pic of 'Nightmare' JetBlue Passenger Takes Flight

'The toes were in full wiggle,' horrified woman tweets

(Newser) - When your pilot announces your flight's cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, that shouldn't be a Manchurian Candidate-like cue for someone's actual feet to emerge. It's not clear if that's why Jessie Char suddenly found a fellow passenger's tootsies poking into her row of...

Your Face May Be All You Need to Board a Plane

JetBlue launching facial recognition program to make boarding speedier, more secure

(Newser) - "We’re rapidly moving toward a day when your fingerprint, iris or face will become the only ID you’ll need for any number of transactions throughout a given day." This from the COO of Delta Air Lines, which along with JetBlue is testing facial and fingerprint-recognition technology...

JetBlue Makes Everyone Leave Plane, Over Cake

Airline, family have differing stories about a birthday cake brought aboard

(Newser) - Let them eat cake? Maybe not on JetBlue. A New Jersey family en route to Las Vegas was kicked off their JetBlue flight after a dispute with flight attendants over birthday cake. According to the New York Daily News , Cameron and Minta Burke were off to Vegas to celebrate Minta’...

Man Allegedly Harasses Ivanka Trump on Flight

He and his husband were removed by JetBlue

(Newser) - A man was removed from a plane Thursday in New York after allegedly harassing Ivanka Trump, who was flying to Hawaii with her children, ABC News reports. According to TMZ , the man was "verbally berating her and jeering at her three kids" while holding a child of his own....

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