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Why hasn't the US closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?

Why hasn't the US closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?
According to the CDC, "a U.S. Department of Transportation rule permits airlines to deny boarding to air travelers with serious contagious diseases that could spread during flight, including travelers with possible Ebola symptoms. This rule applies to …
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American Airlines CEO: Relationship with MIA still 'incredibly important'
At the Miami Herald's office in Doral, he said the merger between American and US Airways, where he was previously CEO, has been “nicely successful” and beneficial to Miami because it created a network that allows more passengers to be fed into the hub.
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U.S. man kicked off of US Airways flight after Ebola joke

U.S. man kicked off of US Airways flight after Ebola joke
Airport Operations Director Walter Zemialkowski declined Friday to release the name of the passenger from the US Airways flight from Philadelphia. Grupo Punta Cana Vice President Paola Rainieri said in a radio interview that the man claimed to have …
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US Airways flight in emergency landing; none hurt
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A US Airways spokesman says a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport safely made an emergency landing at its scheduled destination in Charlotte after oxygen masks deployed in the final minutes amid indications of a …
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US Airways Flight Stopped on Tarmac, Quarantined

US Airways Flight Stopped on Tarmac, Quarantined
US Airways flight 1829 was scheduled to leave Charlotte at 5:50 pm according to Powell. As of 8pm, passengers were still sitting on the plane. They had been there since they boarded just after 5pm. The airline said it never deemed this an at risk …
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Health officials meet plane in Charlotte after report of sick passenger
MEDIC, airport officials and Health Department officials were notified to ensure all passengers were safe. An American Airlines spokesman said a woman became ill on US Airways Flight 1829. "The pilot eventually came on and told us or the captain told …
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Ebola scare on US Airways flight from Philadelphia
A passenger was escorted off a U.S. Airways flight by a crew in haz-mat suits, after allegedly saying he had Ebola and had been to Africa. This video on YouTube (posted below) is from the flight headed from Philadelphia to Punta Cana in the Dominican …
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US Airways: 2 planes make safe emergency landings

US Airways: 2 planes make safe emergency landings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A US Airways flight from New York safely made an emergency landing Saturday evening at its destination in Charlotte after oxygen masks deployed in the final minutes amid indications of a pressurization issue, a spokesman said, …
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American Airlines Cargo combines with US Airways Cargo under single air waybill
American Airlines Cargo is a division of American Airlines Group, the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe.
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Emirates Flies Into America, and US Airlines Grow Anxious

Emirates Flies Into America, and US Airlines Grow Anxious
The U.S. in particular has piqued Emirates's interest. The airline currently flies to nine U.S. destinations, including A380 service to Dallas-Fort Worth that began Wednesday. America represents just 7 percent of current revenue for Emirates, which is …
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VIDEO: Workers in hazmat suits board US Airways flight after passenger joked
The Dominican officials had met the plane coming from Philadelphia on the tarmac "due to a possible health issue on board," U.S. Airways said in statement. "We are following the direction of, and strictly adhering to, all Centers for Disease Control …
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US Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing

US Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A US Airways spokesman says a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport safely made an emergency landing at its scheduled destination in Charlotte after oxygen masks deployed in the final minutes amid indications of a …
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American, US Airways agents vote to join a union
The shared representation was the result of US Airways' merger in 2005 with America West Airlines whose customer service agents were Teamsters. US Airways' latest merger with American Airlines, whose agents were nonunion, led to an election.
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Airlines to report strong third quarter earnings despite stock drop: analysts
(Reuters) – U.S. airlines are expected to report healthy third-quarter profits as jet fuel costs keep declining, even though their stocks have plunged on concerns that Ebola will discourage travel, analysts said. Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) kicks off …
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US Airways Passenger Yells 'I Have Ebola' On Flight From Philly To Punta Cana

US Airways Passenger Yells 'I Have Ebola' On Flight From Philly To Punta Cana
… the airport's medical center to undergo further testing. It was confirmed that he did not show signs of a fever, which tends to be an early symptom of Ebola. However, the man was still flown back to the U.S. to undergo a second precautionary round …
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US Airways pulls passenger from plane who yelled 'I have Ebola'
As Ebola panic grips the world, a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, was detained after landing Wednesday after a passenger sneezed then yelled “I have Ebola, you are all screwed.” The 54-year-old man reportedly also …
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Airline Stocks Tumbling After News Hospital Worker With Ebola Flew On
WASHINGTON — News that a health worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a commercial flight the night before showing symptoms raised fears on Wall Street that the scare over the virus could reduce air travel. Shares of the biggest U.S. airlines tumbled …
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US Airways flight attendant reportedly won't hang up Army jacket

US Airways flight attendant reportedly won't hang up Army jacket
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WHDH) – Passengers from a US Airways flight are upset with the way a decorated member of the military was treated on board a flight. The Army Ranger was sitting in coach when he asked a flight attendant to hang his coat. "He had a …
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2 U.S. Airways flights have problems before landing in Charlotte
Two U.S. Airways flights experienced difficulties before landing Saturday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, airline spokesman Matt Miller said. Flight 5782 was heading to Charlotte and made an emergency landing at 7:45 …
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Passenger video shows Ebola scare aboard US Airways flight

Passenger video shows Ebola scare aboard US Airways flight
A passenger aboard US Airways Flight 850 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, posted video of an on-board Ebola scare Wednesday that was reportedly prompted by another passenger's remark that he had Ebola. (ABCNews). It may have …
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Ridiculous: What This Airline Did To A US Soldier Had His Fellow Passengers
According to one social media account, a flight attendent working for a major airline recently did everything she could to prevent a decorated Army Ranger seated in coach from hanging his uniform jacket to prevent wrinkling. A number of other …
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US Airways flight delayed after passenger sneezed and yelled, 'I have Ebola!'
PHILADELPHIA (PIX11) – A US Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republica had to be held at the landing gate Wednesday after a passenger sneezed then screamed, “I have Ebola! I've been to Africa!” The flight attendant says she thinks the …
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