Hong Kong ends hotel quarantine as Asia tiptoes out of pandemic

HONG KONG — Hong Kong announced on Friday that it was lifting mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals, ending one of the world’s strictest Covid-19 policies as Asia follows other parts of the world in transitioning out of the coronavirus pandemic. Since November 2020, the Chinese territory and international financial hub has required More...

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By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2022
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2 Air France pilots suspended after fighting in cockpit

PARIS — Two Air France pilots were suspended after physically fighting in the cockpit on a Geneva-Paris flight in June, an Air France official said Sunday. The flight continued and landed safely, and the dispute More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Alaska Airlines flight turns back, makes emergency landing as engine cover rips off

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to San Diego was forced to turn back shortly after departure Monday and make an emergency landing after an engine cover detached, the airline said. In dramatic video shared More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2022
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After a summer of flight delays and cancellations, federal officials issue an ultimatum to the airlines

After a punishing summer for air travelers who have seen delayed and canceled flights, the federal government is taking additional steps to help beleaguered passengers. The Department of Transportation is telling More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
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United Airlines orders 15 supersonic jets to cut travel time in half — some day

United Airlines announced Thursday that it has ordered 15 supersonic planes from startup Boom Supersonic — saying it hopes to zip travelers around the globe in half the time, for the price of a current first-class More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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American Airlines orders 20 supersonic planes from Boom

American Airlines on Tuesday said it has ordered 20 supersonic planes, aircrafts that can carry passengers at twice the speed of today’s fastest commercial aircraft. American has become the third major airline More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

DALLAS — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The More...

By admin On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Biden administration proposes refunds for travelers hit with major flight delays

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary. The More...

By admin On Monday, August 1st, 2022
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A looming Lufthansa pilot strike would hit 20 U.S. airports

The union representing airline pilots for the German flagship carrier Lufthansa voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favor of labor action that could become an official strike. Such a move, if the Vereinigung Cockpit More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
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Flight from London to L.A. diverted to Salt Lake City due to unruly passenger

A Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Los Angeles was diverted to Salt Lake City on Tuesday due to an “unruly passenger” who was arrested after being detained by fellow passengers and crew members More...