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Nashville airport introduces biometric identity technology

Aug. 13, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport has introduced expedited lanes that use biometric technology to replace traditional identification documents before air travel. The airport said Wednesday it started offering the touchless technology by CLEAR that uses eyes and fingertips to confirm...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines is telling 25,000 workers that they could lose their jobs in October because of the sharp drop in air travel during the virus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday, July 15, it was starting new offers of buyouts and partially paid leave, which it hopes will reduce the number of furloughs. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

American, pilots agree on steps aimed at reducing job cuts

Aug. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

American Airlines has reached a deal with its pilots’ union designed to reduce the number of job losses in October as the airline shrinks because fewer people are flying during the pandemic. American had previously offered early retirement to pilots and other employees. But, Senior Vice President Kimball...

Rebecca Gonzales works on applying new stickers on bags of mixed nuts previously planned for Hawaiian flight service at GNS Foods in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. GNS Foods is working on selling bags of nuts to customers through its retail store. Sales to airlines has dropped dramatically due to the stoppage of serving nuts during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Texas company looks to unload 42 excess tons of airline nuts

Aug. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kim Peacock was once the purveyor of first-class luxury, but now her Arlington company has more than 87,000 pounds of nuts and no idea if her airline customers will ever want them again. So GNS Foods of Arlington, a supplier to American Airlines, is trying to unload dozens of pallets of mixed...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver.  Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

Aug. 1, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. The unions have gained significant support among Democrats. They hope that the prospect of mass layoffs weeks before a pivotal election will...

Spirit Airlines warns of layoffs, ExpressJet's fate in doubt

Jul. 31, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines has warned up to 30% of its employees that they will lose their jobs in October, and regional carrier ExpressJet's future is in doubt after losing a key contract as the virus pandemic continues to hammer the airline industry. Spirit is the latest airline to deliver layoff warnings to employees,...

FILE - A line of Spirit Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at the Orlando International Airport Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Spirit Airlines is warning, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, employees that it could furlough up to 30% of its roughly 9,000 workers in October, when federal payroll-help money runs out. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Spirit warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined

Jul. 29, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines is warning employees that it could furlough up to 30% of its roughly 9,000 workers in October, when federal payroll-help money runs out. CEO Ted Christie said in a memo to employees that furloughs might be needed because Spirit is burning through too much cash as the coronavirus pandemic continues...

Support in House for $32B more for airlines but fate unclear

Jul. 27, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives has endorsed a provision calling for $32 billion to protect aviation workers from layoffs though next March, as airlines fight to survive a huge downturn in travel caused by the virus pandemic. House backers of the aid provision released a...

In a photo provided by NBC Sports, Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC's Olympics production unit, poses for a photo in March 2020. With the Summer Olympics postponed a year due to the coronavirus, Solomon and her team have reset their countdown clocks while trying to adjust to a new set of challenges. Any Olympics provides plenty of compelling storylines, but Solomon says Tokyo takes on bigger importance with everything that has transpired worldwide this year. (Zi Wang/NBC Sports via AP)

NBC resets focus for Tokyo while looking ahead to Beijing

Jul. 27, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

When Molly Solomon took over as executive producer and president of NBC's Olympics production unit last November, she expected to be in Tokyo right now with the games in full swing. But with the Summer Olympics postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Solomon and her team have reset their countdown...

ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 25 de marzo de 2020, varios jets de American Airlines permanecen inmóviles en una terminal del Aeropuerto Internacional Sky Harbor, en Phoenix. (AP Foto/Matt York, archivo)

American, Southwest add to US airline industry's 2Q losses

Jul. 23, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two major airlines reported huge second-quarter losses Thursday, and their leaders warned that the new surge in U.S. coronavirus cases has stalled the recovery in air travel and added to their industry's disarray. American Airlines posted a loss of more than $2 billion, and Southwest Airlines...

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with the region’s biggest market in Tokyo closed for a four-day weekend. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Shares mixed in Asia after Wall Street advance

Jul. 22, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

MITO, Japan (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with the region’s biggest market in Tokyo closed for a four-day weekend. Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong, Sydney and Shanghai but fell in Seoul and Taiwan. The Kospi in Seoul lost 0.5% to 2,217.01 after South Korea reported that its economy...