As summer travel heats up, transportation secretary aims for smoother flying experience
America’s secretary of transportation hopes last year’s summer travel woes won’t repeat this year, as he pushes for the government and airlines to learn from their mistakes. On Tuesday, Pete Buttigieg talked about easing those problems we see when flying which includes more rights for travelers.
Jacksonville airports preparing for influx of visitors the week of RNC
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tens of thousands of people will be heading into Jacksonville in less than two months for the Republican National Conventions. It could seem like a long way away, but it’s just around the corner for Jacksonville Aviation Authority officials. It didn’t specify the number of people expected, but it’s freeing up 4 of its airports to accommodate travelers. In a statement sent to News4Jax, JAA said it will be showcasing its four airports, including Jacksonville International (JAX), Cecil, Jacksonville Executive at Craig. “As the RNC approaches, the JAA will release additional information for passengers, members of the media, and other airport visitors.
Union: 100 American Airlines flight attendants have coronavirus
(CNN) – The union representing flight attendants for American Airlines says about 100 flight attendants have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing more than 27,000 flight attendants, disclosed the figure in a message to its membership and said the airline has "agreed to start providing face masks for frontline team members while at work should you choose to wear one." APFA president Julie Hedrick said Tuesday the union has "been pushing the company since January" to provide personal protective equipment for flight attendants. "Flight attendants are aviation's first responders, who are transporting medical personnel and supplies into COVID-19 hotspots, and they need to be treated and protected as such." American would not comment directly on the union's claim of flight attendants testing positive for the virus at the world's largest airline.