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United Requires All New Hires To Be Vaccinated

United Airlines has announced it will require all new external hires to prove they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The move comes about a month after fellow American legacy carrier Delta Air Lines began requiring vaccinations for new hires. All external candidates who receive job offers after June 15 must confirm they have been fully vaccinated by their start date. United says that new employees “will be required to upload their COVID vaccine card in My Info no later…

Does Boeing’s Next ecoDemonstrator Alter The Aviation Sustainability Picture?

Boeing revealed its latest ecoDemonstrator aircraft on Thursday, June 3. In a briefing with reporters, the American manufacturing behemoth outlined a number of new projects that it plans to test with the aircraft. Boeing will retrofit an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 with a number of new technologies in order to…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 48: Returning From Shutdowns

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

U.S. Airlines Hit by East Coast Pipeline Shutdown

Several American Airlines flights have been scheduled with unusual domestic stops as the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which was brought on by a ransomware attack on Saturday, continues toward its fourth day. At the time of writing, two notable routes, both out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 47: New Developments in Leisure Travel

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

Interview: Sun Country Using Proven Model to Forge New Trails

Sun Country on Tuesday announced a vast new expansion that includes 18 new routes and nine brand-new destinations. AirlineGeeks sat down with Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Network Planning Grant Whitney to discuss the expansion and how the airline is planning to expand in the coming…

Sun Country Adds 18 New Nonstop Routes

Sun Country Airlines on Tuesday announced the addition of 18 new nonstop routes to its route network. In a press release regarding the expansion, Sun Country also announced the addition of nine new airports to its route network. The largest expansion will be out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 45: Hope Amid Losses

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

American Airlines, JetBlue Expand Partnership, Add New Delhi Service

American Airlines has announced an expansion of its Strategic Partnership with JetBlue, which was first announced last summer. Most notably, American is launching new service from New York to New Delhi, and through its connection with JetBlue is bolstering its domestic network, especially out of Boston and on other Northeastern…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 44: Divergent Domestic Markets

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…