Airlines

Hurricane Ian Still Tormenting Travel

Courtesy The Weather Channel

Hurricane Ian was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane past due Wednesday night, however that doesn’t mean the journey woes that wild weather brings are ended.

Early Thursday morning, FlightAware listed near 2,000 flight cancellations within, into, or out of america. Not surprisingly, the airports with the most canceled flights were in Florida and the southeast.

A handful of airports continue to be closed for industrial operations

Orlando International Airport (MCO) ceased business operations Wednesday morning however remains open to open to accept emergency/resource and relief flights, if vital. In education for Ian’s arrival, airport employees tied down the jet bridges and protected the price tag counters. The airport’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is in full activation. And, relying on harm assessment, business operations are anticipated to renew Friday, MCO stated in a assertion.

Here are a number of the other airports that closed earlier of Hurricane Ian’s arrival.

Airports open, with delays & cancellations.

Key West International Airport (EYW) plans to reopen at 7am on Thursday, September 29.

Airlines supplying signals and journey waivers

Here are hyperlinks to the travel signals and journey waiver gives from many home airways. Many now cover flights to, from, or via airports in cities in the course of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

If you’ve were given a flight scheduled, be sure to maintain checking lower back.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Frontier Airlines

JetBlue

Spirit Airlines

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

Airline aprons. The kind you wear.

We’re huge fans of the treasures in the series of the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

And of the museum’s searchable on line database.

This tweet, approximately the museum’s collection of extra than 100 flight attendant smocks and aprons despatched the Airport Search style reporter down a totally deep rabbit hollow checking out the models.

We love this Eighties-generation apron from Japan Airlines

And this one from Western Airlines. Also from the Nineteen Eighties.

And take a look at out this Delta Air Lines apron from 1973.

Not loving the airlines right now? J.D. Power says you’re not by myself

We may be flying again, however that doesn’t suggest we’re glad with the provider airways are imparting.

In truth, consistent with J.D. Power’s 2022 North America Airline Satisfaction Study, normal passenger satisfaction with airlines is down due to better expenses, pandemic-era regulations, and a host of other elements.

“Customer delight with North American airlines climbed to unprecedented highs for all of the incorrect motives at some point of the past years,” Michael Taylor, travel intelligence lead at J.D. Power said within the report’s release assertion. “Fewer passengers intended more area on airplanes, less ready in line, and more attention from flight attendants. But that enterprise model became honestly now not sustainable.”

Now, Taylor says, volumes are surging, a few pandemic-generation constraints are still in place, and passenger satisfaction declined in all three observe segments—first/commercial enterprise, top class economic system, and economic system/basic economic system.

The charts under show how passengers ranked North American carriers via segment, using eight size factors: plane; luggage; boarding; check-in; value and costs; flight team; in-flight offerings; and reservation.

The universal score became 798 – on a 1,000-factor scale – which is down greater than 20 factors from a yr ago.

You’ll see that JetBlue and Alaska Airlines topped the scores inside the First/Business segment; JetBlue and Delta Air Lines finished first inside the Premium Economy sector; and that Southwest and JetBlue led in the financial system section.

Mask mandate off. For now.

On Monday a federal choose in Florida struck down the Biden administration’s mandate requiring masks to be worn in airports, on airplanes, trains, buses, and on other forms of public transportation.

The ruling is being reviewed. But late Monday, the Transportation Security Administration issued a statement informing the public that:

Due to these days’s court ruling, powerful right now, TSA will now not put into effect its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring masks use on public transportation and transportation hubs. TSA will also rescind the brand new Security Directives that had been scheduled to take impact the following day. CDC continues to endorse that humans put on masks in indoor public transportation settings at the moment.

TSA’s announcement become followed by messages from airports and airlines pronouncing they too would no longer put into effect the mask mandate.

Here are a couple of airport tweets on the issue. Note the tweet from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) where mask are nevertheless required.

Airlines were pretty brief to declare that they could now not be requiring passengers to put on masks on board either.

American Airlines, Alaska Airines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country, United Airlines and maximum each different airline issued a declaration and/or despatched out a social media submit.

You may – and maybe need to – still put on a mask whilst you tour

While masks may no longer be required when visiting, it may nonetheless be a good idea to wear a mask in busy airports and on airplanes and on public transporation to and from the airport.

Coronavirus infections are at the rise in many communities and also you, or a person around you, can be immunocompromised and effortlessly prone to the present day COVID variant, the flu, or whatever else may be going round.

There are also still a whole lot of unvaccinated humans out there. So wearing a mask is an smooth way to protect your self and people round you.

If you make a decision to now not put on a mask while travelling, please be respectful of folks that maintain to wear them.

Join airways in elevating finances for Ukrainian humanitarian desires

Individuals, organizations, and businesses are gathering humanitarian resource for the Ukrainian humans fleeing the Russian invasion. Airlines are joining the effort and encouraging tourists to pitch in too.

United Airlines award bonus milies for donations

United Airlines MileagePlus individuals can donate cash or miles to the airline’s signature remedy companions – Airlink, Americares, American Red Cross, and World Central Kitchen – by using touring united.com/UkraineSupport.

United will be matching the first five million miles donated and the primary $100,000. To encourage donations, United is likewise awarding bonus miles to all of us who offers $50 or more.

  • Donate $50 – $99 and earn 250 bonus miles
  • Donate $one hundred – $249 and earn 500 bonus miles
  • Donate $250 or greater and earn 1,000 bonus miles

“The human tragedy we're witnessing in Ukraine is frightening and has stunned us all so we’re doing our part to fast help get resource to the individuals who desperately want remedy,” said United President Brett Hart. “Our companions have been at the floor for extra than per week and it’s clean they want more resources to satisfy their assignment of flying people and elements to and from the frontlines of this disaster.”

American Airlines

Throughout March, American Airlines price range accrued on-line and on flights to and from global destinations and Hawaii with the aid of flight attendants via American’s partnership with UNICEF’s Change for Good application will go to help UNICEF and its humanitarian response in Ukraine.

The carrier says the finances will help attain susceptible children and families in Ukraine and offer assistance with basic offerings such as water, sanitization, immunization, and fitness care, in addition to education and gaining knowledge of guide and emergency coins assistance for up to 7.five million children.

“It is deeply troubling to see the humanitarian disaster unfolding because of the conflict in Ukraine,” said Brady Byrnes, Vice President of Flight Service for American. “Our cause at American Airlines is to care for human beings on lifestyles’s adventure and so that it will simply fulfill that purpose, we have to step up whilst it subjects maximum.”

The UNICEF Change for Good application is an alliance among the UNICEF and the international airline industry to transform spare trade donated by clients travelling on plane into vital offerings and substances for vulnerable kids round the sector.

In addition, all AAdvantage miles donated to American’s Miles for Social Good program all through March can be directed to Airlink to assist shipping physicians and remedy people to Eastern Europe to help with humanitarian remedy in Ukraine. Airlink is a international humanitarian business enterprise turning in critical useful resource to communities in crisis by means of presenting airlift and logistical answers to nonprofit partners responding to failures around the world.

We’ll add greater airline efforts to support Ukrainian refugees as we find them.