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JetBlue is laying off workers and reshuffling jobs as it moves to cut $300 million in costs

JetBlue announced a round of layoffs, buyouts, and a restructuring of positions on Friday afternoon. It did not specify how many jobs would be affected by the decision.
An aerial view of islands in Palau.

China has forced a Pacific airline to close down because of diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Last year China banned group tourism to the small nations of Palau and the Vatican, both of which are diplomatic allies of Taiwan. In doing so, China is trying to exert influence over these countries in hope they'll abandon Taiwan.

Why you have to pay a fortune to get a decent seat on a plane

Airlines are charging customers a fortune with a collection of additional fees. This tactic is called "Unbundling," and it's relatively new to the industry, as it was driven by changing economic conditions and the birth of the internet.
Air France offers Givenchy pajamas and amenity kits to its La Première customers.

These are some of the most expensive items you get when you fly first class

First class flying usually includes entertainment systems and gourmet meals. In addition to these services, many first-class passengers get designer amenity kits and luxurious bedding — which they sometimes keep. See some of the most expensive products you get in first class

Airlines warned fuel prices were a growing threat, but it just became clear how terrible the situation has become

Delta Air Lines reported second-quarter 2018 profits of $1.025 billion on $11.775 billion in revenue. Even with record high revenues, the airline's profits fell by $161 million because of the extra $654 million it had to spend of fuel.
Asia holds the highest number of spots in the 10 best airlines in the world.

The 10 best airlines in the world, according to travellers

One UK airline made TripAdvisor's list — and it wasn't British Airways.
The lawsuit alleges that Dowling consumed alcohol and Ambien before groping the plaintiff.

United slammed with lawsuit by a woman who claims she was groped by a man 3 times during a flight and the airline did nothing to protect her

A woman is suing United Airlines for allegedly failing to protect her from being groped on a July 2016 flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco. According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Anne Maureen Dowling was touched sexually without her consent three times by Monte Wedl.
An Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Another airline has caved to the China’s demands and wiped all mention of Taiwan from its website

Air India has removed all mention of Taiwan from its website following instructions from the Indian Government. In April, the Chinese Government requested all mention of Taiwan as an entity separate from China be removed from airline websites.

Mysterious airline fees are costing passengers hundreds of dollars and no one knows what they go to pay for

Major US airlines such as American, Delta, and United are charging passengers hundreds of dollars in "carrier-imposed fees" on international flights. However, airlines won't tell us what these fees or surcharges pay for.
A service dog on a plane.

Emotional-support animals are becoming a big problem on planes, and airlines want them to go away

The number of emotional-support animals on US airliners increased by 74% from 2016 to 2017. Much of this growth can be attributed to fraudulent behavior by people who pass off their family pets as support animals.