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US air travel rebounding

The number of air passengers screened at US airports on March 22, 2021 amounted to over 1.5 million. This is more than at any time since March 13, 2020. Screening refers to security checks on passengers entering airports. The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) concludes that US air travel continues to rebound from a pandemic-related drop.

Vaccinations

COVID-19 devastated air travel demand, with US airline passengers down 60% in 2020. But a growing number of Americans are getting vaccinated, which reduces the chance of getting infected. This development may stimulate...
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Managing health credentials

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the arrival in London of the first travelers using the IATA Travel Pass. With this app they can manage their travel health credentials. The travelers flew on Singapore Airlines.

IATA Travel Pass

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General, is enthusiastic about the trial with Singapore Airlines that took the passengers to London. Obviously, he is happy with the IATA Travel Pass and its successful implementation. “This flight demonstrates that technology can help travelers and governments to manage travel health credentials....
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Ryanair delays compensation by 4 years

Ryanair planeIn 2017, 4 passengers fly Ryanair from Malta to the Netherlands, where they arrive more than 3 hours late. The reason is a defect aircraft radio that needs to be replaced. After arrival the passengers claim through Claimingo €400 ($490) per person compensation referring to EU regulation 261/2004.

Compensation

The carrier refuses to pay based on a session ban in its terms & conditions. This means that a third party can’t file a claim on behalf of a duped passenger. A second argument Ryanair adduces,...
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Back and forth on KLM

Cleaning the windshieldOn December 26, 2020 KLM flight 705 is scheduled for a flight at 10:25 am to Rio de Janeiro with a flying time of nearly 12 hours. The flight, operated with a Boeing 787, departs with a 16 minutes delay. However, the plane doesn’t get farther than the Canary Islands, where the aircraft makes a U-turn and flies back to the Netherlands. Nine hours and 12 minutes after takeoff the plane lands back at Schiphol Amsterdam airport. Thus, passengers experience a long delay.

KLM information not accurate

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Montenegro Airlines bankrupt

In a strange press release dated March 16, 2020 Montenegro Airlines announces that all flights of the national carrier have been canceled, including the flights scheduled for April 1, 2020. The measure is due to the corona crisis. But the airlines’ website still offers flights, with season greetings from Santa Claus.

Montenegro Airlines

In another press release dated December 24, 2020 the Montenegrin capital investments minister, Mr. Mladen Bojanić, states: “This government does not have a problem with making decisions. But, in this case,...
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Desperate optimism at Lufthansa?

LufthansaParked Lufthansa aircraft claims it observes a sharp rise in bookings for the upcoming holiday season, both for intra-European and intercontinental flights. In particular bookings to South Africa, Namibia, the Canary Islands, Madeira and sunny destinations in the Mediterranean would be on the rise. But also snow-assured areas in Northern Finland are popular according to Lufthansa.

No absolute number of bookings

The carrier doesn’t report absolute numbers, but all airlines have been complaining about the low number of travelers. An increase in the number of bookings, say from...
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