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US airlines say COVID-19 variants aren't hurting bookings

Jul. 21, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

Rising concern about the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19 is creating turbulence for the stocks of big travel companies, but airline executives say they don’t see any slowdown in ticket sales, maybe because a high percentage of their best customers are fully vaccinated. ...

United Airlines posts $434 million 2Q loss but revenue up

Jul. 20, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

United Airlines reduced its quarterly loss to $434 million and posted surprisingly strong revenue as U.S. vacation travel picked up. In reporting second-quarter results Tuesday, the Chicago-based airline said it expects to earn a pretax profit in the remaining two...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 09, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Eric Adams, Democratic nominee for mayor of New York City. ...

United orders 270 jets to replace old ones, plan for growth

Jun. 29, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

United Airlines is making one of the largest orders ever for commercial airplanes in an aggressive bet that air travel will rebound strongly from the pandemic. United said Tuesday that it will buy 200 Boeing Max jets and 70 planes from Europe's Airbus so that it can...