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Aircraft Dispatcher 5-Day Recurrent Course

Aircraft Dispatcher 5-Day Recurrent Course

Post-COVID-19 Airline Industry: America’s Airlines Are Bouncing Back

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Airline bosses can sleep a little better at night as domestic travel begins to rebound strongly in the United States. As the demand for domestic flights in the airline industry becomes more evident, big carriers are beginning to see more bookings as the airline industry starts recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our […]

Air Traffic Controller Salary

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What Is the Average Air Traffic Controller Salary? The average base salary of an air traffic controller varies greatly depending on location. According to Glassdoor, the air traffic controller salary on average is $74,700 while Indeed estimates $46,400. Salary.com suggests a salary range from $64,926 to $97,500. [1][2][3] According to the National Bureau of Labor […]

COVID Test Requirements for Domestic and International Flights

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At the beginning of the year, the Biden administration started introducing new rules and regulations for flight travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In addition to a national mask mandate, President Biden announced an executive order detailing the new proposed policies regarding COVID testing for travel.1 These requirements are supported by the Centers for Disease […]

2021 Mask Mandate: Biden Orders Requiring Masks on Planes

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COVID-19 has brought many changes over the last year and a half. Additionally, there’s a new administration in the White House that’s taking a different approach than the previous administration regarding the pandemic, particularly regarding a national mask mandate. In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, President Biden has begun his first year […]

Flying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Deciding whether flying during the COVID-19 pandemic is prudent can be a difficult choice. Here are some things to consider while traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Future of Airlines in 2021

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We still don’t know what the next will behold. Here’s a look at the future of airlines in 2021 from Sheffield School of Aeronautics.

Give the Gift of Airfare

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. While holiday travel is down and you should ask yourself whether or not to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, eventually the world will bounce back and the bustling travel will be the norm. Whether it’s finally escaping the confines of quarantine or catching up on business, expect […]

Airlines Packing Flights During COVID-19 Pandemic

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If you can help it, stay home and stay safe. These are the practical guidelines set out by the United States government for the entirety of the coronavirus craze. Some have been able to comply, as there has been a steep increase in the amount of work from home mandates by companies. Others, however, have […]

Is it Safe to Fly for Thanksgiving During COVID-19?

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The coronavirus has halted many activities and events in 2020. Although many have made their peace with not fulfilling certain plans, celebrating the holidays with loved ones may be tougher to give up for others. As we dive into the holiday season, many people are wondering, “is it safe to fly for Thanksgiving during COVID-19?” […]

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