United’s New Drinking Policy and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

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United aircraft at Chicago O’Hare. The carrier is tightening its rules on pilots’ alcohol consumption. United Airlines

Skift Take: This week in aviation, United cracks down on pilots’ alcohol consumption, Cathay sees complications from the Hong Kong protests, and we take a close look at competition in the European short-haul market.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

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A Ryanair Holdings Plc aircraft at Dublin Airport. Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Ryanair expects minimal cancellations if pilots in Britain and Ireland go ahead with a strike as planned. But anticipated moves in the next few weeks promise many labor actions. Ryanair passengers should keep an eye on their flight statuses.

— Sean O’Neill

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