The jet stream can have a big impact on how long a plane ride will last.
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When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
A vaccine may be the magic bullet, but getting travellers back in the skies will require much more — including convincing people that travel is safe again.
AirBNB IPO share price as at December 10, 2020.
Airbnb is taking a very bold step by issuing a multi billion dollar IPO during a global economic slowdown – something that was unthinkable a few years ago.
Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers.
A precedent set at the industry's outset has dominated efforts to reform aviation.
The Boeing 737 MAX is expected to take to the skies again following a review of the MCAS system which was responsible for two crashes in 2019.
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The Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded since 2019 following two fatal crashes, is expected to be cleared to fly again. An aviation law expert proposes a way to improve the certification process.
The airline industry has been cancelling routes because of the traffic drop-off during the pandemic. That has an impact on organ transplants.
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As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
A woman walks through Pearson International Airport in Toronto at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
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Citizens of the United States and Canada have both had the exact same information regarding the spread of COVID-19, but their attitudes about flying are very different.
Qantas leads the way with ultra-long-haul.
The airlines that survive this crisis will have to be strategically creative.
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A series of interviews with life-sciences executives finds them desperate to bring Zoom meetings to an end.
A traveller walks between empty check-in kiosks at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in June 2020.
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Will the joy and exhilaration of travel return after the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, but with a new value proposition built around safe and secure travel.
In the firing line.
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Past crises show airlines are well placed to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.
Airlines are risking alienating customers and permanent reputational damage due to their refusal to issue refunds after cancelling flights mid-coronavirus.
Airlines seem largely unconcerned about the long-term implications of their refusal to issue refunds to passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and risk alienating customers permanently.
Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it's no solution to the climate crisis.
Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve.
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Interviews with Ansett Airlines employees ten years after the airline’s collapse reveals a workforce much more resilient than expected - thanks mostly to how much staff helped each other.
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Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Virgin Australia has gone into administration. From the collapse of former airlines we know staff might not only lose a job, but a family.
The airline industry has faced many crises before. But these pale in comparison to the economic hit that airlines are currently facing.
Stand well back.
The coronavirus pandemic is shaking a system that was pretty wobbly already.