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United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain said Ford was spared additional strikes because the company has met some of the union’s demands during negotiations over the past week.
In a video posted late Monday, UAW President Shawn Fain gave General Motors, Ford and Stellantis until noon Friday, which will mark a week since the union began strikes at three factories — one at each company.
The FAA said that United crews were unable to contact airline dispatchers through normal means.
Backups were easing Thursday at U.S. airports, yet there are still hundreds of delays and cancellations for travelers on what is expected to be the peak day for holiday travel.
Air travelers have been putting up with widespread delays all month and it’s continuing as bad weather rakes the Northeast.
The aim of the rules would be to, for the first time, require airlines to pay compensation beyond a ticket refund and to cover expenses that consumers incur.
Boeing representatives and relatives of some of the passengers killed in two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets met in a Texas courtroom Thursday.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that preliminary indications “traced the outage to a damaged database file.”
Southwest officials have acknowledged that it has inadequate and outdated technology that can leave flight crews out of position when bad weather strikes.
The airline also scrubbed 2,500 flights for Wednesday and nearly 1,200 for Thursday as it tried to restore order to its mangled schedule.
The airlines are pushing back a week after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called them to a virtual meeting and threatened to punish carriers that fail to meet consumer-protection standards.
Companies including Amazon, Google, Starbucks and Bank of America, and individuals such as Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg, signed a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation.”
Boeing said in a statement the problem stemmed from a “production issue” and affected planes used by 16 of its customers.
Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week’s presidential inauguration.
The new measures are designed to try to prevent travelers from bringing in newer forms of the virus that scientists say can spread more easily.