American, Southwest CEOs say they don’t plan to fire employees over federal vaccine mandate

Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly (R) speaks alongside American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker (L) following a meeting with other airline executives at the White House about extending economic assistance to the airlines, in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Southwest Airlines and American Airlines CEOs …

American Airlines posts profit thanks to federal aid, revenue improves

American Airlines on Thursday reported a $169 million profit for the third quarter thanks to more than $990 million in federal payroll support. Revenue for the quarter totaled $8.97 billion down about 25% from the same period of 2019 but up from the $3.17 billion American brought in a year ago. That was ahead of …

Boston Celtics star slams ‘dictator’ Xi over Tibet, Tencent scraps team’s NBA broadcast

Enes Kanter #11 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 02, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — The National Basketball Association could once again face a …

Southwest Airlines’ October flight cancellations cost carrier $75 million

Passengers check in for a Southwest Airlines flight at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, U.S., October 11, 2021. Joe Skipper | Reuters Southwest Airlines on Thursday said mass flight cancellations and delays that disrupted travel for tens of thousands of customers earlier this month cost it $75 million. Dallas-based Southwest earlier this month canceled …

Fanatics’ NFT company is worth $1.5 billion, and NFL legend Peyton Manning now owns a stake

Fanatics Founder/Executive Chairman Michael Rubin attends Fanatics Super Bowl Party at College Football Hall of Fame on February 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike Coppola | Getty Images Sports e-commerce company Fanatics secured another funding round for one of its ventures on Thursday, as the firm wants to align more revenue outside of merchandising. Fanatics’ …

The cheapest way to ‘own’ a superyacht? Buy an apartment on one

Travelers who fantasize about owning a superyacht may be able to turn their dreams into reality — at a much lower price. Residential yachts, as they are called, are essentially apartment buildings at sea. Buyers purchase apartments on massive yachts, rather than own and operate their own smaller vessels. Once most of the apartments are …

‘Dune’ is ‘both dazzling and frustrating,’ critics say

Timothee Chalamet stars in Warner Bros.’ “Dune.” Warner Bros. “Dune” has long been considered unfilmable, but director Denis Villeneuve seems to have cracked the code on how to bring this sweeping narrative to the big screen. Previous versions of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science-fiction novel have struggled to capture the scope and nuance of the source …

United Airlines CEO says to expect higher fares as jet fuel prices rise

Jet fuel prices are rising to levels not seen since before the Covid pandemic and it’s set to drive up airfares, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said Wednesday. “Higher jet-fuel prices lead to higher ticket prices,” Kirby told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” “Ultimately, we’ll pass that through.” United forecast average fuel costs of $2.39 …

WNBA Finals viewership was up from last year – here’s how many people watched the Chicago Sky’s first championship 

Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky celebrates with her teammates after winning Game Four of the 2021 WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury on October 17, 2021 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Kena Krutsinger | National Basketball Association | Getty Images The Women’s National Basketball Association concluded its 25th anniversary season with …

United Airlines posts higher-than-expected revenue after travel demand rebounded

A United Airlines plane prepares to take off at the Benito Juarez International airport in Mexico City, on March 20, 2020. Pedro Pardo | AFP | Getty Images United Airlines on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected revenue as travel rebounded late in the third quarter but the airline didn’t give a timeline for when it would return …