Your Next American Airlines Flight Might Be a Bus

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Frontier Airlines Attendants Put on Paid Leave After Duct-Taping Violent Passenger to Seat

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Hackers Just Looted Passenger Data From Some of the World's Biggest Airlines

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SITA, a large data firm that works with some of the world’s largest airlines, announced Thursday that it had been the victim of a “highly sophisticated cyberattack,” the likes of which compromised information on hundreds of thousands of airline passengers all over the world.

Delta Wants Airlines to Share No-Fly Lists to Keep Crap Passengers Out of the Skies

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As if we needed any more problems, passengers from hell are a thing now (or more a thing than before, anyway). They assault flight attendants , toss food and alcohol around , and throw their masks on the ground. Delta Air Lines has apparently had enough. Read more.

Man Arrested for Storming an American Airlines Cockpit in a Fit of Rage

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The countless delays and cancellations plaguing air travel right now (not to mention the packed planes, the skyrocketing ticket prices, and mask mandates) have left many airline passengers angrier than we’ve ever seen them before.

United Airlines Buys 270 New Airplanes in Largest Order of the Past Decade

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United Airlines has ordered 270 new airplanes from Boeing and Airbus, the largest order by a single airline in a decade, according to a statement from United early Tuesday.

Airlines to DOJ: Please, Start Putting Passengers From Hell in Prison

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Airline trade associations and unions are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to do something about the inundation of soulless passengers raising drunken hell in the lawless skies. Specifically, they want them put in prison. Read more.

Jump to lightspeed! Alaska Airlines celebrates May the Fourth with Star Wars-themed aircraft

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The Star Wars-themed plane from Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines Photo). It probably won’t make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but Han Solo should definitely be piloting this new plane from Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines Photos).

American Airlines Is Giving Passengers Free In-Flight TikTok

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Passengers aboard American Airlines flights will soon have an in-flight entertainment option that’s not “La La Land, but you fall asleep 20 minutes in and don’t rewind it so now you’ll never really know the plot of that movie”: TikTok , which just became available for free in 30-minute increments.

Airlines are taking flight toward revival thanks to data and tech

Venture Beast

Good airline data and a strong digital backbone are essential for recovery. The pandemic has turned the air travel revenue model on its head. Read More.

Nearly 200 arrested for airline ticketing fraud

Computer Weekly

Police have arrested nearly 200 people for airline ticketing fraud in an international operation involving public and private sector organisations

American Airlines ‘Unprecedented Weather’ Excuse for Canceling Flights Into July Sounds Suspect

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airlines are seeing a surge in demand. Yet American Airlines has already or will soon be canceling hundreds of flights. The airline is blaming recent “unprecedented weather” that has led to hundreds of flight cancelations through mid-July.

American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights Through Mid-July

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American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the past weekend and plans to cancel perhaps thousands more through mid-July, according to multiple news reports.

The DOT May Create a Better World, One in Which Airlines Pay Us Back for Late Baggage and Busted WiFi

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American Airlines Throws Out Social Distancing Measures During Pandemic

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is still in the middle of a raging coronavirus pandemic that is breaking records in states like Texas and Florida and getting us banned from visiting Europe , American Airlines has decided to throw out social distancing measures on its planes. Although the U.S.

United Airlines Will Let iPhone Users Show Proof of Vaccination in the Apple Health App

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Flying during pandemic times just got a bit more convenient for iPhone users traveling on United Airlines. Read more.

New American Airlines Wheelchair Policy Strands Passengers Relying on Mobility Devices

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A change to the wheelchair policy at American Airlines has quietly flown under the radar for months. accessibility american airlines wheelchairs john morris mobility devices airlines planes

United Airlines Grounded U.S. Flights Due to 'Technical System Issues'

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United Airlines was forced to hit pause on all of its flights across the U.S. and Canada early Friday morning due to an IT hiccup, the airliner said. united airlines cyberattack phishing cybercrime computer law crime computer security

Airline CEOs Warn of Unprecedented 'Chaos' Tied to This Week's 5G Rollout

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For weeks, airlines have been cautioning authorities over the delays and disruptions that would happen in the wake of telco companies’ planned rollout of 5G technology, and things are getting serious.

United Is the First Major Airline Requiring Vaccines for All Employees

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United Airlines will be the first major US airline to require its US-based employees—all 67,000 of them—to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Airline seats now equipped with cameras

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The traveling public should pay attention to this one. Is this a violation of your privacy? Not in any legal sense, you are pretty much in a public place when on commercial air. But still it could be so creepy and such a violation of what we believe should be a private time that it […]. CTO Cyber Security News

American Airlines suing The Points Guy over app that syncs frequent flyer data

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American Airlines is suing The Points Guy | Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images. It’s seeking an order blocking The Points Guy from accessing or using American Airlines customer data and from allowing its users to access their own accounts through the TPG app or site.

Pentagon Orders US Airlines Provide 18 Planes to Help With Afghan Evacuation

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airlines be delivered to the Department of Defense to help with the effort to evacuate Americans and Afghan refugees from Afghanistan according to a press release last Sunday. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered 18 aircraft from U.S.

Alaska Airlines plane evacuated in Seattle after passenger’s Samsung cell phone catches fire

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(Alaska Airlines Photo). A cell phone fire in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines plane forced the emergency evacuation of passengers after the flight from New Orleans landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday night.

Nordic CIO Interview: Mattias Forsberg, Scandinavian Airlines

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The CIO of Nordic airline SAS talks to Computer Weekly about how digital technologies are changing customer experiences as well as the business itself

Russian Airline at home in the cloud

Computer Weekly

S7 Airlines in Russia looks set to move more of its IT to the cloud after successful infrastructure-as-a-service project

Delta Airlines wants competitors to share info about unruly passengers

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Delta Airlines said in a pair of internal memos to employees this week that it’s asked competitors to share their no-fly lists, to try to keep passengers who cause disturbances on planes from bringing their mayhem to other airlines. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

Alaska Airlines launches investment arm to support goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040

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Alaska Airlines on Monday announced the launch of Alaska Star Ventures to invest in new aviation technologies as part of the airline’s goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Net zero carbon emissions is tall order for the airline industry, admitted Rakow.

Alaska Airlines Flight Forced To Evacuate After Passenger's Samsung Phone Caught Fire

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On Monday, an Alaska Airlines flight was forced to evacuate all 129 passengers after landing at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport after one of those passenger’s phones caught ablaze. Another day, another story of a Samsung phone turning into a ticking time bomb.

What it was like to fly — and land — in Alaska Airlines’ first commercial 737-MAX 9 flight

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Sunrise as viewed from the Alaska Airlines Flight 482 in Seattle on a 737-MAX 9 flight, with Mount Rainier and an Amazon Prime cargo jet in the distance. We believe Boeing has made the required, necessary updates,” the airline says. Tech 737 MAX aerospace Alaska Airlines Boeing

CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

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Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. However, when it comes to airlines, their CIOs are spending their time thinking about more practical things like just exactly how to go about keeping their critical IT systems up and running. The Challenge Of Running An Airline. Just in case you were not aware of it, it turns out that running an airline is really hard work. How To Fix The Airlines’s IT Problems.

Ted Cruz's Office Says He Was Just Enjoying a Delicious Beverage, Not Violating Mandatory Airline Mask Policy or Anything

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American Airlines has said it is investigating after Senator Ted Cruz was photographed in apparent violation of its policy mandating use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic by all passengers and crew on Sunday, per CBS News.

Frontier’s acquisition of Spirit means there’s one fewer cheap airline

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Frontier and Spirit claim they will become “America’s most competitive ultra-low fare airline.” | Photo by Derek Davis/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images.

Grounded airline planes turned into pop-up restaurants sell out in 30 minutes

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Image: Singapore Airlines. Amidst plunging revenues due to the pandemic, Singapore Airlines is turning two of its Airbus A380 planes parked at Changi Airport into impromptu restaurants on October 24th and 25th, and it’s proved surprisingly popular.

Uber, Amtrak, airlines drop mask requirements after judge strikes down rule

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A number of transportation providers, including Uber, Amtrak, and all three major airlines, said they wouldn’t require employees or customers to wear masks anymore after a federal judge struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Report details how Alaska Airlines is using AI to better map flight routes and save time and fuel

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In a new story this week , Fortune reports on how Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is pioneering the use of software to better predict weather and air traffic and help flight planners map out routes. Transportation AI Airspace Intelligence Alaska Airlines artificial intelligence Flyways Travel

Never lose track of customer journey, says Brussels Airlines CIO

Computer Weekly

Brussels Airlines is transforming its IT, with customer experience the driving force

American Airlines will resume booking flights to capacity, as COVID-19 cases soar

The Verge

American Airlines will soon remove the booking limits it placed on flights back in April. American Airlines will resume booking its flights to capacity starting July 1st, the company has announced. Multiple airlines are requiring passengers to wear face masks.

SpaceX’s Starlink is in talks with ‘several’ airlines for in-flight Wi-Fi

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The team behind SpaceX’s growing satellite internet network Starlink is in talks with “several” airlines to beam internet to their airplanes, the project’s vice president said during a conference panel on Wednesday. Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

Tech Moves: WTIA elects new board leadership; Adriane Brown joins American Airlines board

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Seattle venture capitalist Adriane Brown is joining the board of American Airlines Group, one of the largest airlines in the world. From left to right: Dave Cotter and Kristen Forecki (Dave Cotter and Convoy Photos). —

Good Luck Trying to Fly Right Now

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More than 2,500 flights have been canceled on Tuesday alone, according to the airline tracking website FlightAware , with over 5,500 more delayed across… Read more.

Ghost Flights Are Polluting the Skies Thanks to Omicron

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Few industries have been affected more by the covid-19 pandemic than air travel; with so few people flying for business or pleasure, airlines have taken to flying “ghost flights” to secure their takeoff and landing slots at airports.

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American Airlines will let you watch 30 minutes of TikTok in the air for free

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Free TikTok has arrived on some of American Airlines’ flights, according to a press release put out by the company ( via CNET ). If you don’t have the app already installed, the airline says you’ll be able to download it for free while in the air. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.