Well below normal yearly rainfall has resulted in expanding and worsening drought conditions across parts of the state.
As the sweltering summer heat sweeps the nation, the American Red Cross reminds everyone to take precautions against heat related incidents. So many simple measures can be taken to significantly reduce the chance of getting heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Red Cross encourages drinking plenty of water and taking frequent breaks while working outside. Staying inside and avoiding strenuous activity is also recommended.
Passengers bumped from overbooked flights in the United States could be in line for an increase in compensation following a decision from the Department of Transport. While passengers delayed by two hours presently receive $400 in compensation, this is set to rise to nearly $1,200 for the longest delays.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that upgraded biometric technology is in place at major U.S. ports of entry, and most international visitors should expect to use the new technology when they enter the United States.
The National Mediation Board has offered a significant boost to unions in the United States, following an amendment to the Railway Labour Act. Airlines – including Delta, JetBlue and AirTran – are now bracing for a wave of industrial unrest, as unions assess the impact of the change.
United Airlines applauds United States and European Union negotiators for concluding an historic agreement today that will further liberalize the transatlantic market and enable airlines and their alliance partners greater commercial flexibility to better serve their customers.
The European Union and United States last night agreed in principal on a second Open Skies deal, ostensibly allowing airlines to take larger stakes in their transatlantic competitors. However, while the EU has been quick to support the proposal, America has been more reticent in endorsing the project.
Airlines in the United States have shed a quarter of their staff over the last ten years, as fluctuating fuel prices, a faltering economy and increased taxation take their toll. Further job losses are also predicted, as giants United Airlines and US Airways moot further consolidation.
American Airlines and US Airways have both revealed new rounds of jobs cuts as well as changes to their networks in order to aid recovery from the economic recession.
US Airways Group, Inc. today announced July and year-to-date 2009 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles for the month were 5.7 billion, down 4.3 percent versus July 2008.
Double Miles to Be Offered for Both ANA Mileage Club and US Airways Dividend Miles Members for Travel Flown by Nov. 30
A tough market and volatile prices have resulted in Delta Airlines turning in a weak set of quarterly figures. The Atlanta-based airline reported a net loss of $257m, while total revenue fell 23 percent to $7bn.