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Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks

Details are emerging over why a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta was turned around and returned to Detroit on Thursday, and once again face masks are the issue. According to reports, two passengers refused to wear face masks during the flight – a mandate for virtually every airline – and the plane returned to Detroit Metro Airport in suburban Romulus. A Delta spokesperson told the MLive.com media outlet that the flight was delayed because the passengers “were non-compliant with crew… (www.msn.com) More...

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Private jet firm is selling social distance-friendly seats between New York and Florida for the price of first class ticket

XO is offering a private jet experience where passengers fly between New York and Florida on a VIP-configured Bombardier CRJ200 for a fraction of the cost of a charter. Passengers only pay for their seat and but still get nearly the full private jet experience. Flights depart from and arrive at private terminals in New York and Florida and in-flight meals and WiFi are complimentary. Private aviation firm XO has created a unique East Coast air bridge this summer that promises the luxury of… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Rumor: Amazon Behind New International Airline In Brisbane

Last week, Simple Flying reported on an unknown Brisbane-based start-up airline running job applications for key roles. We approached several people who might know for clarification but hit a wall of silence. Brisbane Airport told us they were as much in the dark as we were. But, we’ve since learned Amazon could be behind this new start-up airline. (simpleflying.com) More...

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NTSB releases preliminary report on Coeur d'Alene plane crash that killed eight

A de Havilland owned by Brooks Seaplane and a Cessna collided over Lake Coeur d'Alene on July 5, around 2 p.m. The pilot and the passenger in the Cessna as well as the pilot and all 5 passengers in the de Havilland died in the collision, according to the report. (www.ktvb.com) More...

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Two U.S. Airlines Announced They Will No Longer Accept Medical Exemptions for Face Masks

For the majority of the businesses requiring customers to wear face masks, they ofter an exemption to those with certain medical conditions. (They also exempt those under the age of 2, per the recommendation of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.) However, a couple of major U.S. airlines have just reversed their policies on their mask mandates. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both decided that they will no longer allow medical exemptions as a reason not to wear a face mask. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Delta Has Placed over 100 People on No-fly List for Refusing to Wear a Mask, CEO Says

Delta has already placed more than 100 people on a no-fly list for refusing to wear a mask, the carrier’s CEO Ed Bastian said earlier this week, in an effort to crack down on its mask policy. “We’ve been... steadily and rather aggressively stepping up our enforcement of the mask policy,” Bastian said in an interview on the TODAY show this week. “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on. If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t… (www.travelandleisure.com) More...

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Hawaiian Believes Its Premium Leisure Positioning Will Help It Rebound

Hawaiian Airlines serves an interesting position in the market. As the leading airline to and from Hawaii, it maintains a key player in bringing leisure travelers from near and far to Hawaii and also offering intra-island flights. While the islands currently remain under strict quarantine requirements, the airline believes its positioning will be vital to becoming successful. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Spirit Gives Sick 4 Year Old VIP Treatment With Private Jet

A four-year-old child was ruined forever after Spirit Airlines laid on an empty plane to repatriate the young lady and her family back to Puerto Rico last week (simpleflying.com) More...

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Passenger In Virginia Refused To Don Mask, Delaying American Airlines Flight

American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport. The airline said the plane returned to the gate. And the passenger ultimately exited the plane. The flight then departed for North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport without further issues. (baltimore.cbslocal.com) More...

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Virgin Galactic reveals plans for supersonic aircraft

Virgin Galactic announced that they would be collaborating with Rolls-Royce in designing and building Mach 3, a supersonic commercial aircraft. The aircraft is set to be an innovative delta-wing with a capacity to carry between nine to 19 people and at an altitude of 60,000 feet and above. Virgin Galactic’s statement reads that the design aims to utilize “state-of-the-art sustainable aviation fuel.” (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Passenger airlines at MIA grow to 13 in July as rebound continues

Airlines and passengers continued their return to Miami International Airport in July, when five more airlines – British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa and TAP Air Portugal – restarted scheduled international flights at the global hub. Previously in June, Aeromexico, Iberia and Turkish Airlines also made their returns to MIA, joining five airlines that never ceased operations during the COVID-19 pandemic: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, LATAM… (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Emirates Resumes Flights to Seychelles, Expands Maldives and Philippines Operations

Emirates resumed services to the Seychelles Aug. 1, boosting access to Indian Ocean destinations this summer. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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The Antonov AN225 Lands in Prestwick (+Photos, Video)

The Antonov AN225 Mriya has touched down in Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) today. A crowd gathered around the airport to watch the largest aircraft in the world land there (airwaysmag.com) More...


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