Pack those snacks, says nutritionist

Travelers need to avoid a host of pathogens this winter, including the “triple demia” of infections caused by Covid-19, influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). But there are steps people can take to reduce their chances of getting sick, say health professionals at Spain’s SHA Wellness Clinic. The key is to develop “a resilient immune … Read more

The last 747 jumbo jet has just rolled off the Boeing assembly line

new York CNN Business — After 53 years and more than 1,570 aircraft, the last Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in Washington state on Tuesday evening, headed for service as a freighter. The once-innovative jumbo jet, with its distinctive second-floor bulge, is perhaps the most remarkable and popular aircraft ever created by Boeing. … Read more

Delta pilots reach labor deal with 34% pay increase

Delta Air Lines has offered its pilots a 34 percent cumulative pay increase over three years in a new contract, demonstrating the bargaining power aviators enjoy in an understaffed industry with booming travel demand. If the deal is approved by Delta ( DAL ) pilots, it is widely expected to serve as a benchmark for … Read more

Caring for grandchildren can be bad for your health

Budget airline AirTran aired a funny ad about a couple of grandparents visiting their offspring shortly after their grandchildren were born. The grandparents were expecting a week together with the whole family. Instead, they were handed the babies at the door as the new parents jumped into a taxi and headed to the airport. “We’ll … Read more

Does COVID spread on airplanes? Hello science? Anyone?

This article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. It seems like all my friends got COVID this summer and many think they got it on a plane. But this is as anecdotal as the data. What does it do, you know science I must say? I spoke with Arnold Barnett, a statistics professor at MIT who … Read more

Does COVID spread on airplanes? Hello science? Anyone?

This article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. It seems like all my friends got COVID this summer and many think they got it on a plane. But this is as anecdotal as the data. What does it do, you know science I must say? I spoke with Arnold Barnett, a statistics professor at MIT who … Read more

Global airlines blast governments for confused response to coronavirus pandemic

Global airlines attacked governments on Monday for what the industry’s leading ambassador called their “shamball” response to the COVID-19 crisis, and called on nations to tear up the book on widespread border closures for any future pandemics. “The cost of bad government has been significant. It has devastated economies, disrupted supply chains and destroyed jobs,” … Read more