Lockdowns Halt Europe’s Air-Travel Recovery, Threaten Jobs

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The demise of Europe’s air-travel rebound and a fresh warning on jobs from Airbus SE are adding to evidence that the region’s aviation industry is in for a tough winter.

A rise in European air traffic that built up over July and August has abruptly shifted into reverse, the body that oversees the region’s skies said on Monday. The head of planemaker Airbus said separately that voluntary staff departures probably won’t be enough to cope with the deepening crisis.

The tally of flights this year will be about 6 million, or 55% below 2019’s level, Brussels-based air-traffic-management agency Eurocontrol said Monday. That represents a 1 million-trip reduction from its April forecast. Airbus Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury said mandatory job cuts are now on the cards as the Toulouse, France-based company hunkers down for a “deep and long downturn.”

A hoped-for surge in late summer traffic

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Democrats Threaten Veterans, Women by Targeting Choice in Education

Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami at the time, speaks to students at The Bank Atlantic Center at The University of Miami on February 28, 2007 in Miami, Fla. (Photo credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Headlines abound regarding reopening plans for grade schools nationwide and how students and families will be impacted. Less attention and fanfare, however, has been given to a Democrat-sponsored bill that, if passed, would limit educational choice for veterans and women. 

As Jarome Bell, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and spokesperson for Veterans for Education Choice says, “learners such as working adults with families, minority students with limited options, and, of course, our veterans will pay the heaviest price by removing career-oriented schools from the equation.” 

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), would rewrite federal-funding rules for career-oriented colleges and universities and hurt veterans, especially women, who seek the flexibility and alternative

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