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KLM to serve more US destinations this winter

Source: KLM Thanks to the recent easing of travel restrictions, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be allowed to operate additional services to destinations in the United States this winter. The US recently announced that, from the start of November, vaccinated travellers from the EU and UK would be granted access to the US. The Dutch government also decided to withdraw previously announced quarantine regulations for vaccinated travellers from the United States. Earlier, KLM had been forced to cancel flights due to these regulations. The easing of restrictions prompted KLM’s decision to resume service to Las Vegas and Miami from 7 December. Passengers to these destinations, who were previously rebooked, can contact KLM for a free rebooking to these direct flights. [...]

2021-09-24T18:30:39+03:00September 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Southwest Airlines Continues Companywide Commitment Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Southwest Airlines Co. shared an update today with its Employees, Customers, and Partners on the progress the airline has made during the last year and its next steps within the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roadmap. In September 2020, Southwest Airlines announced Company goals to strengthen and improve efforts to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive job opportunities and candidate pipelines while championing a welcoming environment for all Employees. "Summer 2020 was a season of learning for Southwest Airlines in many ways; it heightened our awareness of social injustice and initiated an increased focus on our own diversity and inclusion efforts. We started with evolving our existing Company Values around how we show up individually, how we treat each other, and [...]

2021-09-24T18:26:56+03:00September 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Memos reflect Delta’s commitment to employee and passenger safety

Source: Delta Air Lines Two memos were sent internally in the last day as a reminder of Delta's commitment to creating a culture of safety for every employee. Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P. - InFlight Service, and Eric Phillips, S.V.P. – ACS and Cargo Operations, sent the memos to their teams in response to recent incidents involving unruly passengers. The full text of the memos is available below. At Delta, we now have more than 1,600 people on our “no fly” list, and we’ve submitted more than 600 banned names to the FAA in 2021 as part of their Special Emphasis Enforcement Program. We’ve also asked other airlines to share their “no fly” list to further protect airline employees across the [...]

2021-09-24T18:02:02+03:00September 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Now Playing: Movies Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Source: American Airlines In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, American Airlines is featuring a collection of must-watch movie hits on the airline’s inflight entertainment, including Selena, West Side Story and In The Heights. American’s Latin Diversity Network Employee Business Resource Group chose 15 classic films for the Hispanic Heritage Month Channel, which will be on board aircraft through Oct. 15. Below are some of the movies featured on the Hispanic Heritage Month Channel. In The Heights (2021) Magnetic bodega owner, Usnavi, saves every penny from his daily grind as he imagines, hopes and sings about a better life. Coco (2017) Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with a charming trickster named Héctor on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Mcfarland, [...]

2021-09-24T17:29:10+03:00September 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Russell Wilson scores a new Alaska Airlines livery

Source: Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines unveiled the aircraft via a gate celebration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport The celebration for the return of professional football continues at Alaska Airlines, where the Seattle-based airline unveiled its fourth Russell Wilson livery. The Boeing 737-900ER aircraft was introduced to fans waiting for a flight from Seattle (SEA) to Indianapolis (IND), where Alaska's Chief Football Officer is set to take the field in his first game this season. "When we can celebrate Russell Wilson in the stands and in the skies, that's a win-win," said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience for Alaska Airlines. "We're proud to honor the passion and dedication of our Chief Football Officer with this special aircraft, and we're excited to see him soar all season long." This [...]

2021-09-24T17:16:27+03:00September 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

US Court approves extension of the exclusivity period for the presentation of the LATAM Reorganization Plan until 15 October 20211

Source: LATAM This morning the judge of the Court of the Southern District of New York approved the request for an extension of the exclusivity period to present the LATAM Reorganization Plan until October 15, 2021. As previously reported, such request, filed on September 9, is an alternative contemplated within the process. It should be remembered that LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States, Peru and Brazil voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 in May 2020, after the serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this process, the subsidiaries will be able to resize their operations and adapt them to the new demand environment and reorganize their financial balance sheets, allowing them to re-emerge as [...]

2021-09-24T16:59:25+03:00September 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Emirates becomes first airline to implement IATA Travel Pass across six continents

Source: Emirates Emirates is the first airline to implement the International Air Transport Association's IATA Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health pass to customers at all its destinations. Following successful trials in April on select routes from its Dubai hub, Emirates gradually expanded the IATA Travel Pass pilot to customers on 12 routes in June and the airline has now signed a contract with IATA to implement the solution across its global network. Currently available to Emirates customers travelling from 50 cities, the roll-out across all 120+ Emirates destinations is expected to be completed by October. Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “Emirates continues to invest in technology and solutions, like [...]

2021-09-23T21:32:53+03:00September 23rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

JetBlue Names Edward Kayton Head of Talent and Crewmember Experience

Source: JetBlue JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the appointment of Edward Kayton to Head of Talent and Crewmember Experience, effective September 28, 2021. Reporting to JetBlue’s Chief People Officer, Laurie Villa, Kayton will be responsible for leading talent acquisition, talent management, people data insights, organizational effectiveness, crew relations and values relations at JetBlue. “Edward not only brings the expertise and passion that will benefit JetBlue at this time of evolution and growth in our business, but he is also a fantastic fit for our company’s special culture,” said Villa. “I’m excited to partner with him to ensure JetBlue remains an employer of choice for today’s crewmembers and the many we’ll welcome in the years ahead.” “I’ve long admired the JetBlue [...]

2021-09-23T21:18:03+03:00September 23rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

United Makes it Easier for Customers to Find and Use Travel Credits

Source: United United today announced it is giving customers even more flexibility when they need to rebook their travel by helping them to find and use their travel credits. United is the only airline to make it easy for customers to use their credits by automatically displaying them as a payment option during the checkout process. This functionality will be available for MileagePlus® members first and the airline is working to roll it out to all customers in the near future. Also, beginning next week, United will be the first to let customers use their travel credits for extra legroom seats and to pre-pay for checked baggage. These industry firsts, along with other new options like the ability to combine multiple [...]

2021-09-23T20:52:25+03:00September 23rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

United Makes it Easier for Customers to Find and Use Travel Credits

Source: United Airlines The airline offers customers the most transparent and user-friendly options in the industry to encourage and simplify using travel credits Customers have even more self-service options to easily find, apply and combine credits at check-out; plus credits can now be used to book flights on partner airlines, purchase Economy Plus® seats, pre-paid checked bags and more United today announced it is giving customers even more flexibility when they need to rebook their travel by helping them to find and use their travel credits. United is the only airline to make it easy for customers to use their credits by automatically displaying them as a payment option during the checkout process. This functionality will be available for MileagePlus® [...]

2021-09-23T20:39:19+03:00September 23rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|