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United Airlines Pilots Up For Big Raises Amongst Worldwide Travel Disruptions

Pilots will be expecting some upcoming financial love amongst worldwide travel disruptions. United Airlines pilots will be receiving large raises over the next 18 months. The Air Line Pilots Association, the pilot’s union reached a preliminary agreement on Friday, June 24. Set to collect over $1.3 billion in raises, pilots will see an increase in pay over three pay raises. Amongst the current global travel disruptions, travelers may immediately see a rise in the cost of their airline seats this summer. The upside? More flight options and less in the way of canceled flights.
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'You Get Tired Of Fighting': Taraji P. Henson Says She Seriously Considering A Move Abroad

Taraji P. Henson is the latest Black celebrity who is considering a move abroad. The 50-year-old actor opened up to People Magazine, saying she’s tired of fighting. “I’m really considering getting up out of here, leaving and living in another country,” she stated on the People Every Day podcast when questioned about how she’s been coping with the difficult political and social climate in America.
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Indonesia Now Offers A Five-Year Digital Nomad Visa With Tax Exemption

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Delta Pilots Blame Flight Delays And Cancelations On Staff Shortage And Empathize With Passengers

As Travel Noire reported earlier this month, the entire aviation industry has been feeling the effects of the pilot shortage. This situation is caused mainly by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent slowing of hiring and training, as well as the early retirement of thousands of pilots. The current understaffed crisis is troubling all major US airline companies, resulting in a heavy volume of flight delays and cancelations this year.
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Meet Maurice Foley: Founder Of The Black Travel Expo

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Francia Márquez is the name of the Black Colombian woman who drastically changed the history and political face of Colombia. On June 19, 2022, Márquez became the first Afro-Colombian woman to be elected vice-President of the country, sparking many celebrations in South America. The 40-year-old political leader and her presidential running mate Gustavo Petro garnered nearly 50 percent of the popular vote. They were the first leftist political leaders to win a presidential election in Colombia’s history.
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NEW YORK CITY, NY