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cnbc.com - Shawn Baldwin - Why ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is falling behind
Why ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is falling behind
CNBC

Published Mon, Jan 18 2021 8:00 AM EST Spirit Airlines, the no-frills carrier known for bright yellow planes, brash style and low fares, has helped revolutionize the way we pay for travel. To offset its bare-bones fares the carrier charges for…

bloomberg.com - Christopher Jasper - European Airlines Brace for Turbulence as Summer Hopes Fade
European Airlines Brace for Turbulence as Summer Hopes Fade
Bloomberg

Photographer: Etienne Torbey/Getty Images Airlines have for months been looking toward a rush of Covid vaccine introductions in early 2021 to rescue their battered industry. But European carriers counting on a bumper summer season to restore…

bbc.co.uk - EasyJet sees summer holiday bookings surge 250%
EasyJet sees summer holiday bookings surge 250%
BBC

EasyJet says summer holiday bookings for this year are up 250% on last season, fuelling the airline industry's hopes of pent up demand for when lockdown restrictions ease. EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren told the BBC it offers confidence for…

wxyz.com - Brett Kast - Spirit Airlines employee hospitalized after assault at DTW
Spirit Airlines employee hospitalized after assault at DTW
WXYZ

ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Two people were arrested and a Spirit Airlines employee was hospitalized after being attacked outside gate D15 of a Spirit Airlines flight Sunday night at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. A passenger was seen on video…

bloomberg.com - Justin Sink - Biden Rejects Trump Plan to Rescind EU, U.K., Brazil Travel Bans
Biden Rejects Trump Plan to Rescind EU, U.K., Brazil Travel Bans
Bloomberg

President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration rejected a move by President Donald Trump to rescind coronavirus-related travel bans for non-American citizens arriving from the European Union, the U.K. and Brazil, which means the curbs will…

flightglobal.com - Pilar Wolfsteller - US airlines begin tapping into government aid
US airlines begin tapping into government aid
Flight Global

The US government has begun disbursing $15 billion in payroll assistance to airlines, which have been eagerly awaiting the financial relief ever since an earlier programme expired in September. The support, part of a $900 billion stimulus package…

onemileatatime.com - Ben - Leaked: American Airlines Planning For New CEO
Leaked: American Airlines Planning For New CEO
One Mile at a Time

I'm guessing this is more information than American Airlines probably wanted to be made public, but… Executive search firm Hanold Associates has been given the task of finding a chief human resources officer (CHRO) for American Airlines, and…

dailymail.co.uk - Two Spirit Airlines passengers arrested in brawl with gate agents
Two Spirit Airlines passengers arrested in brawl with gate agents
Mail Online

Two Spirit Airlines gate agents were injured and two passengers were arrested The fight broke out following a dispute over a bag at Detroit Metro Airport Incident happened on Sunday while the passengers were trying to board Flight 646 from Detroit…

clickondetroit.com - Derick Hutchinson - 2 Spirit agents hurt, 3 passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline says
2 Spirit agents hurt, 3 passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline says
ClickOnDetroit | WDIV Local 4

ROMULUS, Mich. – Two Spirit agents were injured and three passengers were arrested this weekend following a bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport, the airline says. According to Spirit Airlines, “three passengers attacked our agents…

jewishpress.com - Hana Levi Julian - El Al's 'Sun D'Or' Airlines Stops Operating on Sabbath
El Al's 'Sun D'Or' Airlines Stops Operating on Sabbath
The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

Sun D'Or International Airlines – a subsidiary of Israel's national carrier, El Al Airlines – is set to stop flying its routes on Friday nights and Saturdays, according to a report by the Globes business news site. The airline, which…

viewfromthewing.com - American Airlines Preparing For Retirement Of Doug Parker, Elise Eberwein
American Airlines Preparing For Retirement Of Doug Parker, Elise Eberwein
View from the Wing

According to an announcement by the firm that American Airlines tapped to find its new Chief Human Resources Officer, the role they're hiring for will eventually report to Doug Parker's replacement – who will be an internal hire –…

detroitnews.com - Mark Hicks, The Detroit News - Metro Airport police arrest 2 passengers in Spirit Airlines bag dispute
Metro Airport police arrest 2 passengers in Spirit Airlines bag dispute
The Detroit News

What should have been a routine processing for passengers at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday led to what Spirit Airlines describes as an assault on its workers at the gate, two arrests and two employees injured. The incident happened when three…

viewfromthewing.com - American Airlines C-Suite Tweetstorms About Doug Parker's Retirement Rumors
American Airlines C-Suite Tweetstorms About Doug Parker's Retirement Rumors
View from the Wing

Elise Eberwein, American Airlines Executive Vice President in charge of HR and Corporate Communications, had her impending retirement, along with that of CEO Doug Parker, announced by an employment search firm. One of the six top leaders of the…

thenorthernecho.co.uk - Jim Scott - This airline has been voted UKs best for refunding its customers
This airline has been voted UKs best for refunding its customers
The Northern Echo

The operator, which flies to several destinations from Newcastle Airport, beat five other major airlines in the UK. The Which? airline satisfaction survey asked people about their experience of getting their money back from the six major airlines…

nytimes.com - Michael D. Shear - Trump lifted coronavirus travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil, Biden team says it won't last.
Trump lifted coronavirus travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil, Biden team says it won't last.
The New York Times

|Trump lifted coronavirus travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil, Biden team says it won't last. Continue reading the main story As Biden's Inauguration Approaches Pressure Mounts on Some Trump Appointees President Trump on Monday ordered an…

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