United Will End Last Africa Flight: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 31, 2016
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Ryanair and Aer Lingus Still Seeking Return of €120 Million in Fees
Presidential Candidates Weigh In on Norwegian Air Controversy
United Airlines to Stop Service to Africa
American Airlines Claims that 70,000 Have Missed Flights Because of TSA Delays
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JetBlue staff in Boston told a Seattle-based burlesque dancer that she could not board her flight because of the way she was dressed. She was wearing a sweater, short shorts and thigh-high socks. JetBlue gate agents in New York, where she had caught her original flight, had let her board without any questions. The airline has already apologized to the performer and refunded her ticket.
LATAM is suspending flights to Venezuela starting in June because the country’s strict currency controls make it impossible to repatriate profits. Demand for service to and from Venezuela has also dropped off because of the country’s economic struggles.
A military court in Somalia has sentenced two men to life in prison for their roles in a botched terrorist attack against an airplane in February. Only the bomber was killed when he detonated his device on a Daallo Airlines flight. After the bomb exploded, the plane managed to return safely to Mogadishu Airport and no passengers were killed.
Long TSA lines aren’t the only thing to worry about for passengers arriving at Washington Reagan International Airport. Officials are scrambling to deal with congestion on the roads, which caused major traffic jams for people trying to get to the airport during Memorial Day weekend.
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