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  • United Airlines Might Replace Employee Bonuses With a Lottery

    United Airlines is eyeing a plan to end quarterly performance bonuses for its employees, replacing them instead with something a bit more unconventional: a lottery-style drawing, with prizes including cash, cars, and vacations.

    According to a report from the Chicago Business Journal, the new program was announced in a memo sent by President Scott Kirby on Friday.

    “As we look to continue improving, we took a step back and decided to replace the quarterly operational bonus and perfect attendance programs with an exciting new rewards program called ‘core4 Score Rewards’,” the memo read in part. A United spokesperson told … Read More

  • ALL CEBU PACIFIC AND CEBGO FLIGHTS WILL BE CANCELLED from March 19 until April 14, 2020, in support of government regulations on COVID-19.

    Cebu Pacific Advisory: Suspension of all Flight Operations due to COVID-19

    The Philippine government recently implemented Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon and similar directives across various provinces in the country. We are ensuring the safety of our passengers and operations teams, in compliance with the stricter quarantine measures, land travel restrictions and regulations in place.

    The last day of operations will be on March 18, 2020, where Cebu Pacific will operate the following flights:

    • Manila-Bangkok-Manila
    • Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila
    • Manila-Osaka-Manila
    • Manila-Nagoya-Manila
    • Manila-Ho Chi Minh-Manila
    • Manila-Singapore-Manila
    • Manila-Taipei-Manila
    • Manila-Bali (Denpasar)-Manila

    Please check the flight status through bit.ly/CEBflight-status.

    Below is a summary of

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  • Steve Mnuchin’s Travel on Military Planes Has Reportedly Cost Taxpayers $1 Million

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reportedly racked up a nearly $1 million tab on taxpayer-funded trips since taking office.

    According to Washington watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Mnuchin has frequently opted for using military aircraft for his travel instead of taking commercial planes, which would come at a much lower cost to the taxpayer.

    In a new report, CREW detailed findings obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Between the spring and fall of 2017, Mnuchin reportedly took eight trips on military planes, totaling close to $1 million.

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  • Department of Tourism Welcomes Lifting of Travel Ban For Outbound Passengers

    Manila, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to lift the 72-hour window for individuals departing overseas.

    DOT coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Labor and Employments to provide the joint guidelines for the lifting of the ban.

    Department of Tourism Welcomes Lifting of Travel Ban For Outbound Passengers

    OFWs, Balikbayans, and foreign nationals will be allowed to leave at any time during the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon, provided they travel only to the airport within 24 hours of the date and time of

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  • How Airlines Are Doubling Down on Comfort to Woo Business Travelers

    In 1944, Jean-Paul Sartre wrote that hell is other people, a maxim that perhaps most accurately describes the current state of commercial air travel, what with the long lines for security, overbooked flights, questionable “emotional support” animals, and the guy in 14F who can’t keep his elbows to himself. But for those lucky or savvy enough to fly in first or business class, hope is on the horizon as airlines double down on experiences and amenities for their most-prized clientele.

    “Privacy is a theme,” says Brian Kelly, founder of the Points Guy, a travel website that reviews airlines. Take Delta’s … Read More