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Grounded Air Transat Investigates Alternatives To Air Canada Deal

Canadian leisure airline Air Transat is exploring its options as the takeover deal that would see it become part of the Air Canada Group is still being vetted by the European Commission. The Montreal-based carrier grounded all its flights on Jan. 29 following the decision by the Canadian government to ask all airlines to suspend for 90 days all services to Mexico and the Caribbeans in an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unsustainable Losses Air Transat…

American Prepares for 13,000 Employee Furloughs

On Wednesday, American Airlines warned employees that it will send furlough notices to roughly 13,000 employees this week. The announcement comes as the second round of federal payroll aid, which was approved in December, is set to expire. “The vaccine is not being distributed as quickly as any of us…

United to Award Bonus Miles to Members Who Donate for…

United Airlines has announced a new partnership with disaster relief organizations, such as the American Red Cross, to assist in the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey by incentivizing frequent fliers to donate. United Airlines is offering bonus miles to MileagePlus members who donate to American Red Cross,…