Calls Rise to End Face Mask Mandate, Boeing Commits $2 Million to Support Humanitarian Response in Ukraine – SGF News

March 8, 2022

Calls Rise to End Face Mask Mandate

With the national public transportation face mask mandate scheduled to come to an end in March 2022, one former aviation leader is calling for it not to be renewed – while a major newspaper is pushing against a no-fly list for unruly passengers.

As the world slowly returns to normal after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, two major voices are calling for the national public transportation face mask mandate to end, along with stopping the proposed unruly passenger no-fly list.

In an editorial published to Forbes, former Spirit Airlines chief executive Ben Baldanza argues that the mandate should be allowed to end without further extension.


Boeing Commits US$2 Million to Support Humanitarian Response in Ukraine

Boeing has announced a US $2 million emergency assistance package to support humanitarian response efforts in Ukraine. The assistance package will be directed to organizations working to bring food, water, clothing, medicine and shelter to displaced Ukrainians – including those seeking refuge in neighboring countries. In addition, Boeing will match all qualifying employee contributions made in support of Ukrainian humanitarian relief through the company's charitable matching program.

"The conflict unfolding in Ukraine is leading to a significant humanitarian emergency, and Boeing will take action to support the Ukrainian people," said Dave Calhoun, Boeing president and CEO. "Our thoughts are with all those who have been thrust into the midst of this crisis. While we work to ensure the safety of Boeing employees in the region, our hope is that this assistance package will help deliver some much-needed support to those who are displaced and suffering."


How to book 5 spring break dream getaways with points and miles

With the holiday season long gone and summer still far ahead, the time has come for one of the most anticipated vacation periods of the year: spring break. Thanks to the scattered scheduling of spring break recess across the nation, there are tons of opportunities to cash in those points and miles you’ve been saving up to save big during this vacation period — even at the last minute.

Today we’ll take a look at some flight and hotel options — available as of this writing — that would make for an unforgettable spring break getaway, even for adults. Note that, to best align with school breaks, all sample trips in this post are five to seven nights long and have either weekend or Monday departures and weekend or Friday returns.


Emirates threatens Airbus over A350 quality issues

Emirates has demanded that Airbus address the A350 fuselage paint degradation issue before any aircraft are delivered to the airline, Chairman Tim Clark told

"Our engineers looked at these A350s and said they are not in a good shape. So we say to Toulouse: By the delivery of the A350, you will have cracked this problem, otherwise, you will face us with no deliveries either," he warned.


Hawaiian Airlines to resume daily Oakland-Kona summer service, add flights between San Francisco-Honolulu

Hawaiian Airlines is offering Bay Area travelers more convenient options to visit Hawai'i this summer by bringing back nonstop service between Oakland (OAK) and Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawai'i, and adding a second daily flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL).

Hawaiian's Oakland-Kona service, which the carrier last operated in the summer of 2016, will be available June 15 through Sept. 6. HA66 will depart KOA at 11:55 a.m. and arrive at OAK at 8:10 p.m. HA65 departs OAK at 8:10 a.m. with a 10:40 a.m. arrival at KOA, giving travelers ample time to settle in and start enjoying the island. The seasonal route will become Hawaiian's fourth daily flight connecting Oakland and the islands, joining existing nonstop service between OAK and Honolulu, Kahului on Maui, and Līhu'e on Kaua'i.

Hawaiian will provide the additional San Francisco-Honolulu service May 15 through Aug. 1. HA54 will depart HNL at 8:45 p.m. and arrive at SFO at 5:05 a.m. HA53 departs SFO at 7 a.m. and arrives at HNL at 9:30 a.m.

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