Man who sexually assaulted woman in middle seat of Delta flight to Detroit claims he was asleep, feds say
A man who was caught sexually assaulting the 19-year-old woman sitting in the middle seat next to him on a Delta flight to Detroit blamed it on his hands moving while he slept, according to authorities.
Tracking total COVID cases per state on March 20, 2021
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)More than 24% of the world’s 122 million confirmed COVID cases are from the United States as of March 20, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Each week, we’ll provide an update on each state’s total number of COVID cases and how they compare to other states. LOCAL: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know March 20, 2021Below is the total coronavirus case count for each state in the U.S. on March 20, 2021. Note: JHU has not provided data for active COVID cases in the U.S. for the last two weeks. More: Global COVID: Tracking countries with the most virus cases, deaths on March 20, 2021COVID-19 cases and deaths have been broken down by county in each individual state by Johns Hopkins University and can be viewed here.
Airline industry pushes US to standardize health papers
Airlines hope such a document would allow countries to relax travel restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. More than two dozen airline and business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote to the White House about the matter on Monday, March 8, 2021. However, the groups said that vaccination should not be a requirement for domestic or international travel. The groups include the main U.S. and international airline trade organizations, airline labor unions and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The White House did not immediately comment.
Around the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millions
Amid fears of new variants of the virus, new restrictions on movement have hit just as people start to look ahead to what is usually a busy time of year for travel. Amid fears of new variants of the virus, new restrictions on movement have hit just as people start to look ahead to what is usually a busy time of year for travel. For millions of migrant workers, it usually is the only chance to visit their hometowns during the year. Travel into the European Union is severely restricted, with entry bans and quarantine requirements for returning citizens. For air travel, “the short-term outlook has definitely darkened,” said Brian Pearce, chief economist for the International Air Transport Association.
Airlines, resorts implement new COVID safety precautions, discounts
Some airlines and resorts are doing more than ever to ensure the safety of those who choose to travel. The lower number of travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed prices at resorts to their lowest point in years. Some airlines, like Delta, are still limiting capacity, requiring mask and using new technology to sanitize the planes. They’re also being flexible should a traveler choose to cancel or re-book a flight. If you choose to travel, you may good a good deal, but you may also not find availability.
CDC requires face masks on airlines, public transportation
(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)ATLANTA – Travelers on airplanes and public transportation like buses and subways will be required to wear face masks starting next week to curb the spread of COVID-19. The 11-page CDC order takes effect just before midnight on Monday night. Flight attendant unions have said a federal rule will make it easier for crews to enforce the requirement. The don't-travel list includes face shields, bandanas, masks with exhalation valves and masks that are too big or otherwise don't fit properly. AdThe CDC rule came just over a week after Biden’s executive order, which already mandated masks on certain modes of public transportation including planes and trains, and it mandated masks on federal property.
Looking to travel this year? Safest airlines for 2021 revealed
DETROIT – For a lot of people, 2021 is going to be the year to get back to traveling. AirlineRatings.com analyzed crash records and safety compliance data of more than 100 airlines to put together a list of the 20 safest airlines for 2021. Other U.S. airlines in the top 20 were Southwest Airlines at no. 15 and United Airlines at no. The safety ratings also took a look at which airlines are handing the pandemic the best and ensuring everything is being done to keep passengers safe.
How Delta Airlines is working to keep passengers safe
DETROIT Delta Airlines showed off how the airline plans to keep passengers safe. Youll notice the differences at the airport as soon as you make your way through the sliding glass doors. Face masks are a must and if you dont have one, one will be provided. They must be worn in the airport and on board aircrafts. For a full look at the precautions Delta has put in place, watch Tim Pamplins full story above.
Man removed from Delta flight after mask dispute
DETROIT Todd Benson and his family witnessed turbulence before their flight could even take off from Aruba to Atlanta. He was yelling, I have it on I have it on, and he was talking about his mask. The Delta flight attendant was requesting that he put it on properly, said Benson. RELATED: Passengers removed from Detroit plane for not wearing mask, flight delayedApparently this man was kicked off the plane following a meltdown -- all over being asked to correct his mask. RELATED: What Delta Airlines is doing to continue protecting passengers from COVID-19Its just a mask.
Passengers removed from Detroit plane for not wearing mask, flight delayed
DETROIT A Delta flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was delayed for about an hour Thursday when two people refused to wear a mask. RELATED: What Delta Airlines is doing to continue protecting passengers from COVID-19According to someone on the flight, the plane was taxiing and about to take off when two passengers refused to put their masks on. The plane turned around and the two passengers were removed from the flight. A representative with Delta Airlines said flight 1227 from Detroit to Atlanta had to return to the gate when two customers were not complying with crew instructions and were removed due to not following Deltas mask requirement.
What Delta Airlines is doing to continue protecting passengers from COVID-19
DETROIT At a time when passengers are worried about others wearing masks and flights being too crowded, Local 4 got a firsthand look at how Delta Airlines is keeping everyone safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19). READ: Delta to maintain social distancing while many other airlines end COVID-19 safety measuresHelp Me Hank took a flight from Detroit to Denver to get a taste of he process. Downstairs at the McNamara Terminal, there were only a handful of people around when Hank took his trip. At the gate, a protective shield is in place to separate travelers from the Delta gate agent. Before the safety video ran, a new video played, showing what Delta is doing to protect passengers from the coronavirus.
What Delta Airlines is doing to make passengers feel safe while flying during pandemic
DETROIT Delta Airlines is working to make sure passengers feel safe while flying during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From spraying to seating arrangements, Delta is taking steps to make flights as germ-free as possible. READ: Delta to maintain social distancing while many other airlines end COVID-19 safety measuresNew filters are in place, which work to keep the air quality clean. Delta is continuing to keep middle seats open in an attempt to separate passengers as much as possible. Many airlines are filling planes now, while Delta keeps capacity at 60% with middle seats open.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Tuesday, June 30, 2020
My hope was that we would be into phase five by the Fourth of July, Whitmer said Tuesday during her coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing. Delta Airlines announced it will continue to enforce social distancing rules while many other airlines throw out their safety measures despite coronavirus (COVID-19) cases spiking around the country. Schools will need to develop three separate plans, depending on which phase of the reopening plan the state is in. That includes fully remote learning, in-person learning with strict protocols and a more relaxed plan for phase five. Oakland County health officials said video from inside a Royal Oak bar linked to three coronavirus (COVID-19) cases shows there was no social distancing enforced despite the crowded atmosphere.
Delta to maintain social distancing while many other airlines end COVID-19 safety measures
DETROIT Delta Airlines announced it will continue to enforce social distancing rules while many other airlines throw out their safety measures despite coronavirus (COVID-19) cases spiking around the country. Delta is one of the few commercial carries still enforcing social distancing rules onboard planes and selling fewer seats in order to keep passengers and crew members said. The airline made the announcement that those rules will continue for the next few months. Masks and attention to hygiene are also important factors, but beyond that, passengers are at the mercy of airlines. Deltas announcement comes as other airlines, such as American Airlines, said they will start filling up their flights.
Delta set to resume flights to China with new safety measures in place
DETROIT Delta Airlines is set to resume service to China from two U.S. cities, including Detroit. Delta flights to China will begin this week. Each city involved will have two flights per week. Seattle to China begins on Thursday and Detroit to China begins in July. A spokesperson for Delta said they are excited to resume their service between the U.S. and China as economic and social activities start to resume.