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JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC JetBlue Airways in a surprise move Wednesday became the first U.S. carrier to cut its change and cancellation fees for travelers concerned about the coronavirus. The budget carrier’s unusual measure, which could pressure other airlines to follow suit, comes during steep drop in
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Baseball, known locally as yakyuu (or literally “field ball”), is a national phenomenon in Japan. Masaoka Shiki, one of Japan’s four great haiku masters, wrote several poems praising it. Osaka’s most infamous urban legend centers around it. It’s even more popular than the nation’s native sumo. According to data published by Japan’s Central Research Services
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Delta’s first Airbus A350 in Atlanta. Leslie Josephs | CNBC Delta Air Lines and American Airlines on Monday said they would waive cancellation and change fees for travelers booked to South Korea as the coronavirus spreads beyond China. Earlier on Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned travelers to avoid non-essential travel
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Swell Media Who among us has suffered an airline delay or cancellation, or even been bumped from a flight? Plenty. Who’s been compensated for the inconvenience? Probably not very many. One Berlin-based firm, AirHelp, is trying to rectify that, educating flyers around the world of their rights to compensation — and, for a fee, helping
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A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a Vietnam Airlines airplane to protect from the recent coronavirus outbreak, at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam February 21, 2020. Kham | Reuters Airlines have canceled more than 200,000 flights as the coronavirus continues to spread, prompting travel restrictions and a sharp drop in demand for trips to
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United Airlines planes, including a Boeing 737 MAX 9 model, are pictured at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, March 18, 2019. Loren Elliott | Reuters Coronavirus isn’t just hitting China travel. Barcelona trips are also feeling the impact. United Airlines on Thursday said it will scale back its flights to Barcelona after the
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Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO Getty Images Airbnb reportedly lost money last year as costs outpaced revenue, casting doubt on the company’s private valuation and the timing of its planned public debut this year. The home-sharing startup lost $322 million over the first nine months of last year, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people close
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