Leslie Josephs, CNBC

Leslie Josephs


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Leslie:

As demand for summer travel surges, Delta trims schedule in effort to avoid disruptions

Delta is the latest carrier to trim its schedule ahead of the peak travel season. → Read More

Spirit Airlines urges shareholders to reject JetBlue's tender offer

JetBlue launched a hostile takeover of Spirit earlier this week with $30-a-share tender offer. → Read More

Flight attendants’ union backs Spirit-Frontier merger, clearing labor hurdle

The announcement clears a labor hurdle among the biggest worker groups at the airlines. → Read More

United Airlines says FAA has cleared 52 Boeing 777s to fly again after they were grounded for engine failure

United plans to start flying the 52 Pratt & Whitney-powered 777s again this month. → Read More

JetBlue launches hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines

JetBlue wrote to Spirit shareholders Monday, offering $30 a share and encouraging them to vote against the Frontier deal. → Read More

A severe pilot shortage in the U.S. leaves airlines scrambling for solutions

The U.S. is facing its worst pilot shortage in recent memory, forcing airlines to cut flights just as travelers are returning after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

United reaches new contract deal with pilots' union, the first of the major airlines in pandemic

United is the first major U.S. airline to reach an agreement with its pilots. → Read More

U.S. airline bookings dropped 17% in April as flights got even more expensive

Domestic fares continued to surpass 2019 levels due to a rebound in demand and more expensive fuel this year. → Read More

Southwest is upgrading its planes with faster Wi-Fi, bigger overhead bins and new drinks to woo travelers

Southwest and other carriers are working on upgrading cabins with more passenger comforts like in-seat power and faster internet as travelers return. → Read More

Traveler satisfaction is down as planes fill up and airfare rises, survey finds

Customer satisfaction dropped among travelers across all cabin classes. → Read More

Boeing aircraft orders, deliveries slipped in April

Deliveries of Boeing's 787 Dreamliners remain on hold. → Read More

JetBlue Airways faces a quarter-century crossroads after Spirit rejects its takeover offer

Spirit's rejection leaves JetBlue Airways at something of breaking point. → Read More

FAA to increase Florida air traffic controllers, work with airlines to avoid more flight disruptions in state

Airlines have ramped up capacity beyond 2019 levels at several major Florida airports. → Read More

Southwest to offer free Wi-Fi on some flights as it tests service upgrades

The free Wi-Fi on Southwest will be available from May 4 through June 10 on certain flights in the western U.S. → Read More

Airlines' big challenge this summer: Rebooking travelers when things go wrong

Airline capacity is constrained by staffing and other issues this year. → Read More

Surging prices force consumers to ask: Can I live without it?

Consumer spending habits are starting to shift as inflation rises and people emerge from the pandemic. → Read More

Southwest Airlines keeps 2022 profit forecast as bookings and fares outpace higher costs

The airline expects second-quarter revenue to top 2019 even though it will fly less. → Read More

Boeing lost $1.1 billion on Trump Air Force One contract; CEO regrets deal

Donald Trump had bragged his deal with Boeing for the Air Force One program would save taxpayers more than a billion dollars. It's cost Boeing more than that. → Read More

Boeing misses estimates as it grapples with delays on commercial, defense programs

Boeing is facing challenges in a host of commercial and defense programs. → Read More

FAA calls meeting with airlines to discuss flight disruptions in Florida as travel booms

More than 9,000 flights were delayed or canceled earlier this month. → Read More