•   
  •   
  •   

US American Airlines is relocating crews from downtown DC hotels for inauguration week

08:25  14 january  2021
08:25  14 january  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Inauguration Day has a cold but seldom snowy history in Washington

  Inauguration Day has a cold but seldom snowy history in Washington The 2021 presidential inauguration is predicted to be dry and seasonably chilly. This year, early signs suggest it will be a seasonably chilly winter day in Washington, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures near 40 degrees midday.

American Airlines is also planning to ramp up safety measures ahead of the inauguration . The Fort Worth-Texas based airline last week had increased airport staffing and suspended alcohol service on flights in and out of the D . C . area as well as moving crews to airport hotels . Airline labor unions have

Airbnb said on Wednesday that it would cancel and block reservations in Washington, DC , during inauguration week . It said it was trying to prevent hate groups from disrupting Joe Biden's inauguration next Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

American Airlines said it will relocate crew members from downtown Washington, DC hotels to lodgings closer to airports through January 24 because of heightened safety concern surrounding Wednesday's Inauguration Day.

a large jetliner sitting on top of a building: An American Airlines plane at Reagan National Airport. Flight crews will be relocated closer to airports during the inauguration. © Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images An American Airlines plane at Reagan National Airport. Flight crews will be relocated closer to airports during the inauguration.

The decision follows recent altercations on DC flights and at airports involving fervent supporters of President Donald Trump, who did little to dissuade a mob from storming the Capitol building January 6. Five people, including one officer, died during the unprecedented attack in the nation's capital.

Biden's inauguration rehearsal has been postponed due to security threats, report says

  Biden's inauguration rehearsal has been postponed due to security threats, report says The rehearsal was postponed from Sunday to Monday, Politico reported. Security agencies have ramped up operations after last week's Capitol riots.Two sources familiar with the matter told the outlet that the practice run for Biden's swearing-in ceremony, which was scheduled for Sunday, will now take place on Monday. Inauguration Day is on Wednesday.

We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week .Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these The FBI has reportedly warned that armed protests are planned for Washington and all of the 50 US state capitals ahead of Biden's inauguration on

Blocking out reservations during inauguration would prevent hate group members coming to D . C . to commit violence from staying with Airbnb. Preventing hate group members in the U.S. from hiding behind fake identities by providing government ID. Re -running background checks on existing users.

Local officials and other companies are bracing for potential violence as thousands of National Guard troops stream into the city to provide security throughout the week.

Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday urged people to avoid attending the inauguration.

"Our goals right now are to encourage Americans to participate virtually and to protect the District of Columbia from a repeat of the violent insurrection experienced at the Capitol and its grounds on January 6," Bowser said.

Airbnb told CNN Business it will cancel all short-term reservations in the DC area next week.

Along with its lodging decision, American Airlines also announced the suspension of alcoholic beverage service on DC-area flights from January 16 to January 21, the day following the inauguration.

Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's inauguration. He wants a red carpet, military band, and a 21-gun salute, reports say.

  Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's inauguration. He wants a red carpet, military band, and a 21-gun salute, reports say. President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a military-style send-off to take place before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.Trump hopes to walk down a red carpet while a military band plays, sources familiar with the plans told the broadcaster.

"We are aware of reports emerging yesterday afternoon regarding armed militias and known hate groups that are attempting to travel and disrupt the Inauguration ," Airbnb said.

Airbnb won't be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration , the company said in a statement. The move to make the blanket ban and effectively shutter Airbnb's in and around DC ahead of the Inauguration came after the company had committed to review guest

The airports affected are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

The airline will increase staffing at the three DC-area airports and said it is "revising pre-departure announcements to further emphasize the importance of following crew member instructions and complying with mandatory face-covering policies."

The union that represents American Airlines' flight crews, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), issued a statement following the riots.

"We are incredibly concerned about recent politically motivated incidents on board passenger aircraft," read the release from APFA president Julie Hedrick. "Regardless of one's political beliefs, the cabin of a commercial aircraft must, out of necessity, be a calm environment for the safety of everyone onboard."

Trump announces he'll skip inauguration, Biden said he'd be 'honored' to have Pence there .
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen “have yet to make a decision regarding their attendance,” spokesman Devin O’Malley said Friday.“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20th,” he announced on Twitter.

usr: 0
This is interesting!