British Airways (BA) has announced it will cut a further 10,300 short-haul flights until the end of October. The airline , among the worst hit by post-pandemic staff shortages that have resulted in widespread disruption for passengers this year, made the announcement just a day after another wave of cancellations was revealed in a bid to make schedules more robust. BA told Sky News that the cancellations it was announcing to passengers on Wednesday, covering August to October, were part of a focus on protecting popular holiday flights. It suggested that destinations with weak bookings would be most likely to have flight frequency consolidated. However, there could be worse problems ahead for BA customers using Heathrow. Advertisement BA revealed the latest cuts less than 24 hours before unions representing 700 of its check-in and ground-handling staff at the airport - almost half its customer-facing team there - were due to reveal strike dates … [Read more...] about British Airways to cut a further 10,300 flights until end of October
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British Airways has announced it is going to cut 10,300 short-haul flights until the end of October, with long-haul travel unaffected. The move, which will see flights cut from the start of August, takes the percentage of cancellations across the airline to a total of 13% this summer. BA has been one of the worst affected carriers in terms of schedule disruption in recent months as the aviation industry battles increased demand and staff shortages. In a statement the airline said it was ‘not where we wanted to be’ but believed the cuts were ‘the right thing to do for our customers and colleagues’. The company said: ‘The whole aviation industry continues to face into significant challenges and we’re completely focussed on building resilience into our operation to give customers the certainty they deserve. ‘The Government recently decided to give the whole industry slot alleviation to minimise potential disruption this summer. ‘While taking further action is not … [Read more...] about British Airways to cut 10,300 short-haul flights until October
For the first time in 75 years, the United States exported more oil than it imported, carrying out a pledge from President Trump that America can achieve “energy independence.” While the U.S. has been a net oil importer since 1949, over the final week of November, U.S. net imports of crude oil and petroleum products fell to minus 211,000 barrels per day (bpd) — which means America exported more than it imported, according to data from U.S. Energy Information and Administration. Oil production has been booming in the U.S. as the shale revolution swept the nation. America is now the world’s largest producer of petroleum, passing Russia and Saudi Arabia. As the U.S. oil boom spread, the power of OPEC was reduced and gas prices in the U.S. have dropped from the $4+ highs under former president Barack Obama. Net imports peaked in 2005, topping 14 million bpd, but in the last few months, the U.S. has imported an average of 2 million bpd. U.S. production has more than doubled since 2012 … [Read more...] about GOOD TRUMP: U.S. Ends Reliance On Foreign Oil For First Time In 75 Years | The Daily Wire
Johnson returns to No 10 following Sunak and Javid resignations Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info But he insisted to allies the failed bid to force him out of Downing Street marked a “moment of liberation” that will allow his Government to pursue a true-blue Tory agenda to win the next general election. Mr Johnson was said to be in a “resolute and determined” mood and carrying on with “business as usual” following the extraordinary acts of disloyalty by the two senior ministers. Related articles Queen could be forced to jet back to London as Boris's Cabinet spirals Zahawi forces beleaguered Johnson to name him as Chancellor He … [Read more...] about PM’S BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL: Defiant Boris vows to FIGHT ON and SLASH taxes for millions
The most famous story about modern presidential campaigning now has a quaint old-world tone. It’s about the showdown between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in the first debate of their 1960 campaign, which was also the very first nationally televised general-election debate in the United States. The story is that Kennedy looked great, which is true, and Nixon looked terrible, which is also true—and that this visual difference had an unexpected electoral effect. As Theodore H. White described it in his hugely influential book The Making of the President 1960 , which has set the model for campaign coverage ever since, “sample surveys” after the debate found that people who had only heard Kennedy and Nixon talking, over the radio, thought that the debate had been a tie. But those who saw the two men on television were much more likely to think that Kennedy—handsome, tanned, non-sweaty, poised—had won. Historians who have followed up on this story haven’t found data to back … [Read more...] about When Donald Meets Hillary: Who Will Win the Debates?
Kyiv rejects Russia's announcement that it destroyed two US-made HIMARS in eastern Ukraine Germany to replenish weapons' stock for countries supplying Ukraine New requirements for Ukrainian conscripts scrapped after Zelenskyy's criticism Lavrov to meet some G20 foreign ministers despite G7 threats The article was last updated at 17:43 UTC/GMT Scholz says Germany must speed up energy transition due to war Germany must implement the transition to green energy faster because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said. Speaking at an event hosted by the Renewable Energy Association Scholz said Russia was using oil and gas exports as a political weapon. "Energy policy is not just a question of price. Energy policy is also security policy," according to the German leader. "That's why we now have to turbo charge the expansion of renewable energy," he said. Russia to create youth movement reminiscent of Soviet-era Russian lawmakers approved … [Read more...] about Germany’s Scholz: Ukraine war calls for faster energy transition — live updates
Published 8 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Patients will be offered hospital appointments outside their local health board areas in a drive to reduce Scotland's record waiting times. The Scottish government says it wants to "eradicate" waits of more than two years for outpatients in most specialities by 31 August. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said "addressing long waits is a key focus of our plans for NHS recovery". Opposition parties have been critical saying the plan lacked ambition. The Scottish Conservatives said it ought "to be a given" that no patient waits more than two years for any kind of NHS treatment and Scottish Labour accused Mr Yousaf of "moving the goalposts in order to massage the figures". This latest pledge on waiting times will be funded by the £1bn allocated to the NHS Recovery Plan. … [Read more...] about Scottish government pledges to ‘eradicate’ long NHS waiting times
Last minute negotiations by President Trump secured a 23-nation agreement to cut global oil production and potentially revive a struggling U.S. oil industry. The United States has pushed Russia and Saudi Arabia for weeks to end a price war that, along with the coronavirus pandemic, drove global oil prices to an 18-year low at the end of March. The deal is the largest oil production cut ever negotiated, equaling about 10 million barrels of oil a day, or 13% of global oil production, according to The Wall Street Journal . Trump touted the agreement of OPEC+, supported by the 13-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and 10 other nations, on Sunday. “The big Oil Deal with OPEC Plus is done. This will save hundreds of thousands of energy jobs in the United States. I would like to thank and congratulate President Putin of Russia and King Salman of Saudi Arabia. I just spoke to them from the Oval Office. Great deal for all!” Trump tweeted. The big Oil Deal with … [Read more...] about Trump Touts ‘Hundreds Of Thousands’ Of Jobs Saved With OPEC+ Oil Deal | The Daily Wire
The Democratic Unionist Party’s £1 billion deal to prop up the Conservative government may end up costing the country far more because the DUP will be “back for more”, it emerged last night. The Tories finally sealed a historic deal with the Northern Irish party which guarantees its 10 MPs will vote with the Government on key legislation, in return for which cash will go to Belfast for infrastructure, broadband, schools and hospitals. But the £1billion payment - the equivalent of £33 for every taxpayer in the UK - could be only the start after DUP sources hinted that they will ask for more cash when the deal is “reviewed” in two years’ time. The SNP reacted by immediately demanding more money for Scotland, while the Welsh government claimed it should be given £1.7 bn to achieve parity with Ulster. Sinn Fein, meanwhile, claimed the deal threatened the Good Friday Agreement. After 18 days of negotiations, the DUP leader Arlene Foster flew to London yesterday to oversee the … [Read more...] about DUP deal to prop up minority Tory Government set to cost billions as party hints it will be ‘back for more’
This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here . I wonder if the remaining sensible Republicans have accepted the irretrievable loss of the GOP they once knew. But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic . Let’s use Chicago rules to beat Russia. Hybrid work is doomed. Uber Pool is a zombie. Harsher Truths In 1991, the last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, was briefly deposed in a coup by hard-line members of the Soviet Communist Party. Gorbachev, upon his return to Moscow, tried to differentiate between the plotters and the Party itself. One of his closest advisers, Aleksandr Yakovlev, told him that this effort was pointless, akin to “serving tea to a corpse.” Republicans such as Senator Mitt Romney—an honorable man for whom I voted in 2012—and a handful of others in the GOP, … [Read more...] about Are the Last Rational Republicans in Denial?