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Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline

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Main image:  GETTING “bumped” from a flight took on a whole new meaning on April 9th, when United Airlines summoned aviation-security officers to drag a passenger off a plane kicking and screaming—literally. The flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky was overbooked, and after no one accepted the company’s offer of $1,000 to relinquish their seat, the company selected an already seated traveller at random and ordered him to disembark. When he refused—he is a doctor, and said he could not change planes because he had...
Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline

Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline

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Main image:  GETTING “bumped” from a flight took on a whole new meaning on April 9th, when United Airlines summoned aviation-security officers to drag a passenger off a plane kicking and screaming—literally. The company needed to transport employees from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, and the flight was too full to...

Not so smart: America may demand the right to peruse visitors’ mobile phones on arrival

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Main image:  THE effect that Donald Trump is having on American tourism seems clear. Data from online travel agents, which analyse customers’ searches and are thus privy to the most timely information on travel trends, are unanimous in the bleakness of their assessments. Expedia, Cheapflights and Kayak are just some of the sites reporting that interest in travelling to the United States has fallen since Mr Trump’s inauguration and his attempted travel bans and drawbridge-up rhetoric. (The strong dollar hasn't helped.) Economic forecasters are pessimistic, too. Oxford Economics, for example, reckons that as many as 6.7m fewer tourists will visit America this year; a fall of 8% compared to last year. Those working in the American tourism industry are desperate to see the drip-drip of negative news stories come to an end. They will have been dismayed, therefore, by a Wall Street Journal article published on April 4th. According to the paper, the Trump administration is considering introducing even harsher security checks on foreign tourists, either when they enter the country or when they apply for a visa. The new proposals, called “extreme vetting”, include a right to access visitors’ mobile phones. A Department of Homeland Security official told the Journal that the goal is to "figure out ...

Not so smart: America may demand the right to peruse visitors’ mobile phones on arrival

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Main image:  THE effect that Donald Trump is having on American tourism seems pretty clear. Data from online travel agents, which analyse customers’ searches and are thus privy to the most timely information on travel trends, are unanimous in the bleakness of their assessments. Expedia, Cheapflights and Kayak are just some of the sites reporting that interest in travelling to the United States has fallen since Mr Trump’s inauguration and his attempted travel bans and drawbridge-up rhetoric. (The strong dollar hasn't helped.) Economic forecasters are pessimistic, too. Oxford Economics, for example, reckons that as many as 6.7m fewer tourists will visit America this year; a fall of 8% compared to last year. Those working in the American tourism industry are desperate to see the drip-drip of negative news stories come to an end. They will have been dismayed, therefore, by a Wall Street Journal article published on April 4th. According to the paper, the Trump administration is considering introducing even harsher security checks on foreign tourists, either when then they enter the country or when they apply for a visa. The new proposals, called “extreme vetting”, include a right to access visitors’ mobile phones. A Department of Homeland Security official told the Journal that the goal is to ...
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