Department Of Justice Is Ramping Up Its Investigation Of The American Airlines – JetBlue Partnership

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Apr 14 2021

The Department of Transportation approved the American Airlines-JetBlue alliance in New York and Boston. Those airlines had to give up takeoff and landing slots in New York, and commit to increase their flying (or lose more slots).

However it’s a new administration and other airlines aren’t happy with the increased competition JetBlue and American will provide. So the Department of Justice is ramping up a probe of the deal, taking another bite at the apple for special interests.

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Australia Says They Might Not Open Borders Even After Vaccinating Everyone

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Apr 14 2021

Australia has jettisoned its vaccination goals, fearful of clotting risks of the AstraZeneca shot, and now says they could keep borders closed even after everyone in the country has eventually been vaccinated. Their risk-reward calculus is different than most of the world’s, and having kept Covid-19 largely under control they’re desperately afraid of any misstep no matter the cost.

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New CDC Study Promotes Blocked Middle Seats On Planes, But Doesn’t Say What Most Think It Says

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Apr 14 2021

You’re going to see a lot about a new CDC-released study that suggests blocking middle seats is important protection for air travel during the pandemic. However the coverage is going to be very misleading.

All that the new research tells us is that being a bit farther away from someone infected with the virus is probably better than being right next to them, which we already know.

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