United Airlines flight attendant Jennie Ballesteros adjusts her wings lapel pin on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Ballesteros, based in San Francisco, started her career in January and is expected to be furloughed on Oct. 1 as the airline industry anticipates shedding more than 35,000 employees. (David Becker for The Washington Post) By Ian Duncan, Lori
Airlines and airports embrace the baseline standard and expand their efforts to protect travelers and employees. Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Washington is setting new requirements for commercial airports and recommendations for airlines. This is a statewide approach to the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect the health and safety of workers, passengers and crew
1 of 3 | Passengers walk near the south end of the terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Thursday. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) By Joseph O’Sullivan Seattle Times staff reporter OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday announced safety requirements for commercial airport service, as the airline industry continues to struggle amid COVID-19.
By Melissa Hellmann Seattle Times staff reporter SEATAC — As massive clouds of smoke from wildfires throughout the region obscured the sky last week, SeaTac Deputy Mayor Peter Kwon filtered the air in his own home by attaching a furnace filter to a box fan and then duct-taping a triangular piece of cardboard over the
U.S. airlines are sending out warnings about huge financial losses and urgently requesting help. Tens of thousands of flights for the fall have been canceled, and change fees have been eliminated in order to attract travelers. Meanwhile, flight staff and security are being drawn into arguments with passengers who refuse to comply with mask mandates.
By Jon Hemmerdinger 24 August 2020 A ban on aircraft that do not meet new noise standards would do little to reduce overall aircraft noise and would impose costly requirements on airlines and aerospace manufacturers. That is according to a 20 August report from the US Government Accountability Office into the likely impact of a
By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter Hit hard by the collapse of the airplane market, Boeing will decide as early as next month whether to consolidate its two 787 Dreamliner assembly lines in Washington and South Carolina at a single site. If it does, the 30,000-employee widebody jet plant in Everett is expected to be
How to make indoor air safer (but not necessarily safe) during the pandemic. By Brian Resnick@B_resnickbrian@vox.com Part of The Vox guide to navigating the coronavirus crisis SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can float in the air. In particular, it can linger in poorly ventilated indoor spaces, spreading farther than 6 feet from
The likelihood of having a low birth weight (LBW) baby is increased if the mother lives close to the airport, in the direction of the runway, and is exposed to noise levels over the 55 dB threshold, a new University of Colorado Denver study found. Results come from a study conducted by Laura Argys, PhD,
Nicole Hall from San Diego County Regional Airport Authority presents how COVID-19 has not put a stop to the airport development plan. San Diego International Airport is located in a metropolitan area As the busiest single runway commercial airport in the United States and – pre COVID-19 – servicing more than 25 million passengers including