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Southwest reduces aircraft cleaning between flights, focusing on tray tables over seat belts

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Southwest Airlines cut back on its cleaning procedures as the Dallas-based airline returns to standard turnaround times. According to a Southwest memo to flight attendants obtained by USA TODAY, starting Aug. 1, the between-flight cleaning focused on high-touch areas such as the lavatories and tray tables, which are disinfected before each takeoff (top, bottom and latch of each table). "These are the most important areas to clean between each flight as they are prone to contamination from… (www.usatoday.com) Más...

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Grainy video raises more questions about security at Cleveland airport

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The most recent case went unnoticed for close to two hours. We’ve learned, in the latest case, no camera was even facing the part of the fence where the driver went through. “We’re not running a dog park. You’re running an international airport. You have to have the maximum security. Airport security and all the issues we’re dealing with, you would think you would have the most sophisticated system,” Polensek said. (fox8.com) Más...

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in the US

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Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the United States as the global airline industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which is based in the United Kingdom, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York on Tuesday. Virgin Atlantic hasn't been immune from the airline industry's pandemic problems. In July, the company received a £1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) rescue deal to keep the airline solvent just days before it was due to resume passenger flights. (www.cnn.com) Más...

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Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360

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Textron Aviation ushered in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family on Tuesday with the introduction of the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Más...

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Airline Food For Sale. No Plane Ticket Required

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Miss international travel? Why not recreate the experience in the comfort of your own home with some airplane food? (www.npr.org) Más...

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You Can Buy An Airbus A340 Converted Into A Restaurant For $1.4 Million

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Turkey’s largest restaurant happens to be the inside of a retired Airbus A340. The plane-turned-restaurant is located in Balikesir, Turkey, and is currently on sale for $1.4m, according to real estate agent, Huseyin Caliskan. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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United Nations Antonov An-72 Crashes In Mali

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A United Nations Antonov An-72 has crashed on arrival in Mali. Initial reports suggest that there were only a few injuries and no fatalities. It is unclear exactly what caused the incident, but it appears that the plane landed during or after a rainstorm. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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India Set To Take Delivery Of “Air Force One” Boeing 777s Next Month

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India is all set to take delivery of the two VIP Boeing 777 aircraft. Dubbed India’s “Air Force One”, the new plane will fly the country’s top leadership on important foreign missions. The new 777s will replace the fleet of aging Air India 747s, as the government looks to operate its own fleet of aircraft, separate from the soon-to-be-privatized Air India. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Virgin Australia Announces Massive Layoffs, Shrinks Fleet

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Virgin Australia announced it will lay off 3,000 employees. It’ll also remove ATR, Boeing 777, Airbus A330 from its fleet and discontinue its budget carrier Tigerair. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks

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Details are emerging over why a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta was turned around and returned to Detroit on Thursday, and once again face masks are the issue. According to reports, two passengers refused to wear face masks during the flight – a mandate for virtually every airline – and the plane returned to Detroit Metro Airport in suburban Romulus. A Delta spokesperson told the MLive.com media outlet that the flight was delayed because the passengers “were non-compliant with crew… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Etihad Airways Introduces MicrobeBARRIER Face Protection for Premium Passengers

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Viracopos (VCP) presents a gradual recovery of passengers.

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The recovery in the passenger sector shows an upward trend after a sharp drop registered from March... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Delta Has Placed over 100 People on No-fly List for Refusing to Wear a Mask, CEO Says

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Delta has already placed more than 100 people on a no-fly list for refusing to wear a mask, the carrier’s CEO Ed Bastian said earlier this week, in an effort to crack down on its mask policy. “We’ve been... steadily and rather aggressively stepping up our enforcement of the mask policy,” Bastian said in an interview on the TODAY show this week. “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on. If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t… (www.travelandleisure.com) Más...

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easyJet plans restructure in Q3 announcement

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European low-cost carrier easyJet (U2) has today released a statement for its Q3 report. It also announced an increase in the number of flights. The airline looks to continue to cope with the growing demand for travel from holidaymakers. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Global capacity creeps above 50%

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Weekly scheduled airline capacity has risen to more than half of the level recoded this time in 2019—although the pace of recovery is differing from region to region. (www.routesonline.com) Más...

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FAA Proposes Final Corrective Actions for The Boeing 737 MAX

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The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Its purpose is to supersede the previous Airworthiness Directive (AD) applying to Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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