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All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

Jun. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions...

Delta hikes Q2 revenue outlook on sharply higher airfares

Jun. 01, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

To hear it from Delta Air Lines, happy days are here again, with travelers gladly paying sharply higher fares just to get on an airplane and go somewhere this summer. Delta said Wednesday that it expects second-quarter revenue will be back to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, even with fewer...

Airlines want to bring back passengers banned over masks

Apr. 21, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Remember all those thousands of passengers that airlines banned for not wearing face masks? Now the airlines want them back — or at least, most of them. And leaders of unions that represent flight attendants are reacting with outrage. American,...

EXPLAINER: What happens in the post-mask world of travel?

Apr. 19, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A ruling by a federal judge has ended — at least for now — the requirement that people wear masks on planes and public transportation, and there is plenty of confusion about the new, post-mask world of travel. The Justice Department left the door open Tuesday to a...

CDC extends travel mask requirement to May 3 as COVID rises

Apr. 13, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is extending the nationwide mask requirement for airplanes and public transit for 15 days as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was extending the...

Delta loses $940 million in Q1, but bookings, revenue, surge

Apr. 13, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines lost $940 million in the first quarter, hurt by a rise in fuel prices, but bookings surged in recent weeks, setting up a breakout summer as Americans try to put the pandemic behind them. Wall Street had expected the loss in a quarter marred by the omicron variant of...

Delta Air Lines drops surcharge for unvaccinated employees

Apr. 13, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines has dropped a $200 per month surcharge that it had been levying against unvaccinated employees who were on the company's health plan. “We have dropped as of this month the additional insurance surcharge given the fact that we really do believe that...