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United is adding Google-powered maps to help travelers find flights for the coronavirus era

United Airlines is using interactive maps powered by Google to help travelers in need of travel find destinations that fit the coronavirus era. The map, released Wednesday on the United website, allows travelers to enter the best of what they want to spend on a ticket and filter airports based on their activities or descriptions: beaches, beer and breweries, culture, …

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Airlines offer sightseeing flights that go nowhere

The final Qantas Boeing 747 aircraft is preparing to take off from Sydney Airport for the United States on July 22, 2020. The downturn in the aviation industry due to travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak forced Qantas to retire its grounded 747 after flying on the Australian carrier for nearly 50 years. image:: PETER PARKS / AFP (Getty …

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Latest coronavirus: long-haul flights riskier than thought, says CDC paper

U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected a coronavirus vaccine will be available to every American by April more optimistic forecast than many US government scientists. On Friday, Mr Trump insisted that he often knew more about such topics than experts like Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pound sterling fell and UK Treasury …

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United is blocking senior crews from sports team charter flights

A lawsuit against United Airlines alleged that the company only allowed young, blonde crews to operate charter flights for sports teams. The practice discriminates against some workers and benefits others “based on their racial and physical characteristics and stereotypical notions of sexual attraction,” said the two flight attendants who filed the lawsuit, according to Bloomberg. Sharon Tesler and Kim Guillory, …

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United sued NFL flights with young, blonde crews over allegations

CONCLUDE Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flight schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAY United Airlines is charged in a new lawsuit of manning sports team charter flights with flight attendants who are “young, white, female and predominantly blonde / blue-eyed”. According to USA TODAY’s lawsuit filed Friday by Kim Guillory, …

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Singapore Airlines could launch flights to nowhere next month

Singapore Airlines may fly to the skies again on commercial flights by the end of October. These flights are aimed at carrying domestic passengers traveling without a destination. These flights to nowhere are supposed to take off from Changi Airport and land again three hours later. These short-haul flights to nowhere will help the airline mitigate the COVID-19 crisis. Photo: …

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United Airlines adds and restores flights in October

Fox Business Briefs: United Airlines announces that it will permanently end flight change fees on most domestic tickets. Gap and Banana Republic announce store closings. United Airlines is adding new and returning routes in October, allowing the airline to fly 40% of its total flight schedule year over year. This corresponds to an increase of 6% compared to the planned …

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SpaceX’s spaceship prototype is doing another hop test! Bring orbital flights!

SpaceX did it again! Today (Thursday, September 3rd) the company completed a second hop test with one Spaceship Prototype. This time it was the sixth iteration (SN6) that successfully completed the 150-meter flight at their launch facility near Boca Chica, Texas. This latest test has further validated that Spaceship Design and the Raptor engine, two systems that Musk hopes will …

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United Airlines waives ticket change fees for domestic flights

A United Airlines passenger jet takes off at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey with New York City as the backdrop. Chris Helgren | Reuters It’s time to say goodbye to the $ 200 ticket exchange fee. United Airlines announced on Sunday that it would permanently remove the fees for changing domestic flights. It’s a big bet that more …

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SpaceX tries historic back-to-back flights with Falcon 9

SpaceX is preparing for successive launches on Sunday just nine hours apart. This is the shortest time between two Florida orbit-class flights since 1966. The launches are a dramatic attempt to put 60 more Starlink Internet relay stations into orbit, followed by an Argentine remote sensing satellite. The planned launches follow on the heels of a last second “Hot-Fire-Abort” a …

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