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Inside the control room of Belarus’ hijacked Ryanair flight – POLITICO
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Inside the control room of Belarus’ hijacked Ryanair flight – POLITICO

Sometime between 9:50 a.m. and 10 a.m. on May 23, 2021, two men walked into the Minsk air traffic control center.  They were there to deliver a message: There’s a bomb on Ryanair flight 4978 from Athens to Vilnius, which would soon be flying through Belarusian airspace. Except, it was a lie. The bomb threat prompted the pilots...

Prepare for a busy and expensive holiday travel season
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Prepare for a busy and expensive holiday travel season

Higher inflation, gas prices and hotel rates don’t seem to be deterring passengers. The number of travelers continues to climb, and at a time of year when traditionally the numbers are lower: the fourth quarter. Airlines, in particular, are expecting big business. For example, Delta Airlines just posted a third-quarter profit of $695 million, and...

Why cheap airfare is so hard to find this year
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Why cheap airfare is so hard to find this year

United’s check-in area at Washington Dulles International Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC Cheap airfares are hard to find, and it might not get much easier in 2023. Between staffing shortages, aircraft delays and airlines’ conservative schedules after costly travel meltdowns, available seats are limited. Airlines are also passing along higher fuel prices and other costs...

US Markets on Track for Small Gains Ahead of More Earnings
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US Markets on Track for Small Gains Ahead of More Earnings

By ELAINE KURTENBACH and MATT OTT, AP Business Writers Wall Street was pointed toward gains early Thursday as investors awaited more corporate earnings reports for clues about how companies and consumers are handling persistent, four-decade high inflation. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.3% and futures for the S&P 500 gained less...

American Airlines Revenue Up as Travel Demand Holds
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American Airlines Revenue Up as Travel Demand Holds

The airline said it expects to ramp its flying capacity up closer to prepandemic levels in the current quarter. The company’s quarterly results topped expectations.#American #Airlines #Revenue #Travel #Demand #Holds Source link

Schumer urges public to pan any plan to shrink airline seats
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Schumer urges public to pan any plan to shrink airline seats

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to ground a potential plan from the Federal Aviation Administration that would let airliners take off with a plan to shrink passenger seats. The New York Democrat revealed a little known possibility of the FAA allowing for smaller airplane seats — and warned the public only had until Nov....