They were stranded at sea. Now they're on a docked cruise ship … waiting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Cruise ship passengers still are dealing with fevers, arranging travel to their home countries or waiting for their loved ones who are ill at South Florida hospitals.They’re the final passengers of a cruise ship docked at Port Everglades, and it’s taking longer than anyone expected to get them home amid the coronavirus crisis.Meanwhile, at PortMiami, another cruise ship with sick passengers and two deaths was having its own evacuation issues Tuesday.At Port Everglades, the plan was to get everyone off two Holland America ships, the Zaandam and Rotterdam, in a matter of ...
Delta cuts flying at hubs, including big reductions in New York
Delta Air Lines is making large cuts in flying at its hubs, including a 60% reduction in flights at its largest hub in Atlanta.Atlanta-based Delta, like other airlines, has cut the vast majority of its flights in New York, a hot spot for the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and a city where Delta has a domestic hub at LaGuardia Airport and an international hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport.Delta has cut service at LaGuardia by more than 90% in April and at JFK by more than 80%.Some states have imposed restrictions on travelers from New York.And amid international “do not tr...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Truckers warn supply chain in jeopardy if they don't get better COVID-19 protection
America’s supply chain could be in jeopardy if the government doesn’t act swiftly to help protect the country’s truckers, some industry officials and drivers are warning.As the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastation across the U.S., they say, truckers are hauling into COVID-19 hot spots every day with no protective equipment, testing capabilities or ways to self-quarantine or seek treatment if they become sick.“HELP — MAYDAY — 9-1-1,” are the words in all caps across the top of a letter the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent to President Donald Trump on Friday.“Urgent ...
The Kansas City Star
With fewer drivers on the road because of coronavirus, Allstate will return $600 million in premiums to its customers
Allstate announced Monday that it will return $600 million in auto insurance premiums to customers because fewer motorists are on the road as a result of the new coronavirus.The insurer will offer a “shelter-in-place payback” to its Allstate, Esurance and Encompass customers. Most policyholders will receive 15% of their monthly premium in April and May.State Farm is also considering a rebate plan.“We are closely monitoring our automobile insurance loss and are considering how best to take this into account and return value to our auto insurance policyholders,” State Farm spokeswoman Gina Morss...
Have Raiders closed up shop in Alameda early?
Have the Raiders closed up shop in Alameda for good?Their facility at 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway in Alameda, adjacent to the Oakland International Airport, has been closed since March 24 by NFL decree with minimal activity other than players rehabbing injuries with training staff, security and IT personnel.The Raiders learned Monday what had been expected within the last week — the NFL Draft April 23-25 will be done remotely. Coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock will run the draft from their respective homes, and all input from coaches and the personnel department will be done with te...
The Mercury News
Sailors slam Navy for virus response on ships, Naval Base San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Ever since COVID-19 began spreading in the San Diego community in early March, military leaders here have been challenged to balance their mission obligations with the need to protect the health of personnel.Some service members and their families are questioning that balancing act. They’re criticizing Navy leaders’ decisions and noting the variery of ways various units are responding to coronavirus outbreaks.The most visible example of this questioning was a letter publicized last week from Captain Brett Crozier of the San Diego-based carrier Theodore Roosevelt to Navy brass, urgi...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
'Heartbreaking news': Coral Princess cruise ship, with 2 deaths aboard, docks in Miami
MIAMI — Two people have died aboard the Coral Princess, which docked in Port Miami Saturday morning and began to unload people shortly after.Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said two people were taken from the ship to Larkin Community Hospital. Three others are being sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa for treatment. During an online press conference, Gimenez offered condolences to family members of two passengers who died aboard the Princess. “It’s heartbreaking news,” he said.Gimenez said about 65 passengers and crew members will remain on the ship under quarantine. He said that group was ...
Here comes another cruise ship with coronavirus — but this one won't dock in Fort Lauderdale yet
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard won’t allow Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess, which has 12 people aboard who’ve tested positive for the new coronavirus, to dock in Port Everglades for the time being, a port spokeswoman confirmed Friday.Miami-based Carnival Corp., which owns the ship, had already decided not to head for Broward before the Coast Guard decision, said Port Everglades spokeswoman Ellen Kennedy.The decision comes a day after two Holland America ships, the Zaandam and Rotterdam, were allowed to dock in Broward County, with scores of passengers reporting flu-like symptoms...
After 39 years and more than 30,000 hours in the air, a pioneering female pilot retires
PHILADELPHIA — Capt. Pati Marsh pulled the American Airlines Airbus 330 into the gate at Philadelphia International Airport 10 minutes early, having just arrived from Madrid. On any other day, the smooth landing would not have been memorable to Marsh. But this one was very special.After 39 years of flights to 18 countries and 44 states, of furloughs and airline mergers, 30,000-plus hours in the air, one dramatic emergency landing, and a “really big” comfort pig as a passenger, Marsh was retiring.Not out of choice, but because she’s out of time. She has reached the FAA-mandated retirement age o...
The Philadelphia Inquirer