APFA President Julie Hedrick came out on top in a seven-way race by just 659 votes. She lost Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas – Fort Worth, Miami and New York to A. Marie Plevaritis. In other words, Hedrick’s strength came primarily from legacy US Airways. There remains a split among ex-AFA US Airways flight attendants and those from the American Airlines side.
A Pegasus Airlines flight en route from Istanbul to Riyadh made an emergency landing in Antalya after passengers and crew heard unexplained cries for help emanating from the aircraft’s cargo hold, but no one was found upon inspection.
Luxury is not having to deal with other people. Traveling on nearly empty flights and staying in luxury resorts with minimal occupancy, creates a unique and exclusive experience.
Customers see a poorly maintained airplane cabin interior, and they begin to question whether the parts of the plane they can’t see are maintained in the same manner. That’s not really how this works, but it’s a logical inference for most passengers – especially with the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 9 in the news, after a door plug came off an Alaska Airlines aircraft inflight.
Air travel doesn’t always work out the way that you want. Seat assignments don’t always work out the way that you want. Your desire for a different outcome, though, is between you and the airline – it doesn’t impose an obligation on other passengers to disadvantage themselves for your benefit.
Sometimes they will! There’s no harm in asking. But it’s perfectly fine for them to say no.
United’s CEO is talking about backing out of its order for hundreds of Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft and has lost confidence in the planemaker, having made calls looking for changes at the top of that company.
American’s CEO, too, is unhappy with Boeing – even though his airline doesn’t operate the MAX 9 which was grounded after an Alaska Airlines flight had a door plug separate from its fuselage inflight, suffering rapid depressurization.
American Airlines, through a leaked employee presentation, announced significant changes to its AAdvantage program, including a new approach to earning and redeeming miles, especially for partner airline awards.
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American Airlines has bested United Airlines in a fiercely fought battle for a coveted takeoff and landing slot at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, which became available when Delta determined it couldn’t make its Portland to Tokyo flight work.
United Airlines’ CEO pressured for a leadership change at Boeing amidst concerns over the Boeing 737 MAX 10, and the airline has said that they’ve removed their massive order for the planes from their fleet plans. Airbus is attempting to capture the order by offering to buy back delivery slots from current customers.