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Southwest Airlines CEO Insists Flight Cancellations Not Linked To Covid Vaccine Protest

Topline Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly on Tuesday vehemently denied widespread rumors that the mass cancellations of flights at his airline in recent days were caused by an internal protest over its Covid-19 vaccine mandate, saying while controversial, he has found “no evidence” of correlation between the mandate and the disruptions. Gary Kelly, chief executive…

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Southwest Airlines CEO Speaks Out on Cancellation Chaos and Vaccine Mandate: ‘We’re Not Going to Fire Any Employees Over This’

Update 10/12: Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has issued an apology to thousands of customers via Good Morning America. ROBYN BECK | Getty Images In his interview with George Stephanopoulos, Kelly admitted that though there were no ATC issues that occured over the weekend, the outfall and setbacks caused by the initial issues at Florida-based airports ended…

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Southwest Airlines cancels 1,800 flights, blaming weather and staffing

Passengers deplane from a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas at Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, California, Oct. 10, 2021. Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights Sunday, as part of a major weekend service disruption that the carrier attributed to bad weather, air traffic control and its own shortage of available staff.Robyn Beck |…

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Alaska Airlines banned her for refusing to wear a mask. Now state Sen. Lora Reinbold can’t reach the capital to vote.

In a Facebook post, Alaska State Sen. Reinbold said Alaska Airlines is impeding her ability to get to the capital. Reinbold claimed Alaska Airlines preventing her from flying is a “political ban.” Because of the ban, Reinbold’s commute from Eagle River to Juneau may take up to two days. LoadingSomething is loading. Following her ban…

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Japan Airlines finalises $2.7 billion raising to position for post-COVID-19 era

Please try another search Economy1 hour ago (Sep 10, 2021 02:15AM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japan Airlines (JAL) planes sit on the tarmac at New Chitose Airport, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato By Maki Shiraki and Jamie Freed TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) said on Friday it…

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Airlines warn risks from 5G are too big to ignore, but is it all hot air?

The mobile wireless industry is preparing to deploy 5G all across the country, and 6G is already in development — but millions of people in the United States don’t even have access to household internet. This differential in access is called the “digital divide,” and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is trying to bridge it. Part…

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United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Why He Requires His Entire Global Staff to Be Vaccinated 

Right now, as the highly transmissible Delta variant surges across the country, many businesses are focusing on getting every worker vaccinated. Doing so successfully requires employer trust to combat misinformation and vaccine hesitancy. It may also take employer resources to educate employees and communities to increase vaccination rates.Few people know this better than Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines. He announced on August 6…

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Start-up US airlines say bookings sag as COVID cases rise

The nation’s two newest passenger airlines are showing signs of growth — raising money and announcing new destinationsBy DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines WriterAugust 19, 2021, 10:00 AM• 2 min readThe newest U.S. airlines are showing signs of growth while at the same time hoping that the surge in coronavirus infections is only a short-term obstacle.On…

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United Airlines reroutes planes around Afghanistan, Emirates suspends Kabul flights

United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landing in London Heathrow International airport in England, UK.Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesUnited Airlines on Sunday started rerouting its India flights to avoid Afghanistan airspace after Taliban fighters entered the capital Kabul, sealing a takeover of the country, and U.S. officials scrambled to evacuate its personnel.”Due to the…

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Emirates Airlines hits with commercial on top of the world: video

Many netizens wondered if it was real or was it a montage, that’s how the company responded. Free Book Preview: Brand Renegades Discover how two entrepreneurs used unconventional business strategies to turn their startup into a multimillion-dollar company. August 11, 2021 4 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies.…