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Debate Over Refunds for Canceled Flights Emerges

Less than a week after releasing preliminary terms for airlines receiving aid from the U.S. government, the Department of Transportation (DOT) filed another memo for airlines on April 3, this one mandating airlines continue to provide refunds per previous guidance, even in the wake of the economic and travel industry fallout precipitated by COVID-19. "U.S. and foreign airlines remain obligated to provide a prompt refund to passengers for flights to, within, or from the United States when the carrier cancels…

United, American Significantly Reduce New York Service

New York has become the epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. As such travel demand to the city has collapsed, as has demand across the world. In response, United, one of the largest carriers in the city, has made drastic reductions to its flying schedule. In total,…

United to Provide Free Round-Trip Fights to Medical Volunteers

United Airlines is to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers wishing to help the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis to help treat patients in New York City. The airline is working with the city's Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, as well as some medical volunteer organizations,…

Regional Carrier Trans States Airlines Makes Final Flight

Trans States Airlines’ final flight landed at Denver International Airport Wednesday morning. Operating as UAL4695 from Springfield, Mo., the aircraft landed at 10:38 a.m according to FlightAware24. It spent 2 hours 23 minutes in flight.  [embed]https://twitter.com/CaptRoan/status/1245399188516433920[/embed] Final flight for United affiliate Trans States Airlines lands in Denver (Video: FlyingPhotog). https://t.co/NSboW3U0N5…

A Look at Peru’s Unusual Repatriation Traffic

Over the last week, governments across the world have been under increased pressure to repatriate their citizens back home as rising travel restrictions around the CODIV-19 global pandemic have been making travel hard for many citizens needing to find a way home. The South American country of Peru has made…

Where are U.S Airlines Grounding Their Aircraft?

As Coronavirus spread urges the world to stay to contain the contagion curve; airlines are forced to slash capacity in a move that is perhaps unprecedented in history. With thousands of aircraft temporarily in the ground, airlines in the U.S storing these frames in different locations across the country, particularly…

United Announces Updated European Flight Schedule

Chicago-based United Airlines has announced its updated travel restrictions after the recent U.S. travel ban due to COVID-19. In a statement released earlier today, the carrier announced that it would first be capping all fares to the U.S. on flights from countries affected by the travel ban. Additionally, the carrier…

United Temporarily Nixes Tokyo Narita Service, Haneda Service Remains Unaffected

United Airlines has temporarily suspended flight service between its Los Angeles hub and Tokyo's Narita International Airport from March 8, 2020 due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. The service will remain suspended between the two airports until at least April 27, 2020. United's service to Tokyo's…

Regional Carrier Trans States to Suspend Operations by 2021

The end of 2020 will mark the end of Trans States Airlines as an internal memo to employees outlined that the carrier would cease operations when their contract with United Airlines ends. The airline, based out of Bridgeton, Mo., has been operating since 1982. Currently, the United Express operator has…

United Airlines Plans to Expand in Denver Move a Step…

United Airlines' plans to expand at Denver International Airport have been solidified following approval to lease extra gates at the airport. In partnership with the airport, United held an event on Friday to celebrate Denver City Council's decision to approve the lease of an additional 24 gates by the airline…