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Take One American Airlines Flight, Get A Free Upgrade

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Mar 04 2021

American Airlines has a small business program. It’s designed for companies that aren’t going to have corporate-level agreements with an airline that come with discounts or rebates. Instead they offer points redeemable for travel and services from the airline. It’s a great double dip. And they’re offering new signups a confirmed first class upgrade after taking any flight.

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Appeals Court Rules Each State Can Mandate Inflight Work Rules For Flight Attendants Based There

Mar 04 2021

One of the more complicated legal issues I come across is what airline practices states are allowed to regulate, and which ones they aren’t. The Airline Deregulation Act makes issues of price, routes, and service a matter for federal regulation, seeking to avoid a ‘patchwork’ of 50 sets of rules for interstate travel.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, though, that California’s meal and rest break rules can be applied to airline crew. And that’s true even for crew who spend a majority of their work time outside the state.

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US Imposes New Rules For Inbound Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Countries To Prevent Outbreak

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Mar 04 2021

The CDC has issued a new directive requiring passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries to provide contact information on arrival.

This applies to anyone who has been in either Guinea or the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the past 21 days, and applies to arrivals at New York JFK, Newark, Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles and Washington Dulles. This covers roughly 60 passengers per day on average. The CDC imposed and bungled similar rules at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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WOW: $245 Business Class Roundtrips Several US Cities To Europe

Mar 03 2021

United Airlines partner and Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal has business class roundtrip fares from several U.S. cities to several points in Europe starting at just $245 roundtrip.

Departures are available from Chicago, New York JFK, Boston, Miami, Washington Dulles, and San Francisco. And you can travel to TAP Air Portugal destinations such as Rome, Amsterdam, Vienna, Dublin, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Dublin and Brussels – possibly others as well.

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Once You Get Your Vaccine Shot, Wait Two Weeks, It’s Time To Travel

Mar 03 2021

One Mile at a Time asks “What Does New Vaccine Timeline Mean For Travel?” now that the current expectation is enough doses in the U.S. for every adult by the end of May. What he’s really asking, I think, is once you’ve been vaccinated (and waited two weeks for full protection) and once community spread is significantly reduced (from vaccinations, immunity from prior infection, and seasonality), will you feel comfortable traveling?

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Flight Attendant Narrowly Averts Disaster When De-Icing Company Fails to Clear Snow From Wings

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Mar 03 2021

A near-disaster was narrowly averted for the February 18 Frontier Airlines Nashville – Las Vegas flight.

The aircraft had to be de-ice prior to departure. The contractor informed the crew this was completed. However a flight attendant noticed a significant amount of snow and ice on the wings, and informed the pilots, who returned to the gate. They found around a foot of snow on the wings.

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