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US cancels 44 flights to China after China cancels 44 flights to US

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  • The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) cancelled 44 China bound flights operated by Chinese carriers that were planned between Jan. 30 to the end of March.
  • The move was made “in response” to China’s previous suspension of 44 U.S. bound flights by American carriers.
  • The spat can be traced back to a Chinese policy that requires two to four week suspensions of airline routes whose passengers test positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in China.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday announced its suspension of 44 China bound flights operated by Chinese carriers from Jan. 30 to the end of March, matching 44 previous cancellations of U.S. bound flights by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

The restrictions will be placed on Air China Ltd., China Eastern Airlines Corp., China Southern Airlines Co. and Xiamen Airlines Co. Most of the suspended flights are from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), as per Routes.

Vietnam Airlines become first in history to offer direct commercial flights between Vietnam and US

Vietnam Airlines becomes first company to offer direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to U.S

On Monday, the first commercial nonstop flight from Vietnam to the United States was successfully completed by flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

The first: The flight, which had 30 passengers consisting mostly of Vietnamese Americans aboard a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, “marked a new milestone for Vietnam Airlines in particular and Vietnam’s aviation in general,” said Vietnam Airlines President Le Hong Ha, according to VNExpress.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Allegedly Bars Korean Passengers From Using the Toilet Over Coronavirus Fears

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.), the flag carrier of the Netherlands, allegedly barred Korean passengers from using its toilet over fears that they might spread the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The incident, which involved a written note, occurred on KLM Flight KL855 from Amsterdam to Seoul on Feb. 10, according to passenger @connie_kiim.

United Allegedly Throws Off Retired Professors After Flight Attendant Loses Their Boarding Passes

Two years after Dr. David Dao was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight, the airline is embroiled in yet another incident involving elderly passengers.

Dr. Jessie Au, 68, and her husband Dr. M.G. “Guill” Wientjes, 66, retired professors of pharmaceutics from Ohio State University who have been married for almost 40 years, told Forbes that they were kicked off a United flight on June 24.