This week’s airline news:
- Delta CEO: Coronavirus won’t cause any major US airlines to go out of business
- Delta expands onboard customer spacing with blocked seats on all aircraft
- JetBlue blocking middle seats through Fourth of July as airlines face backlash for not social distancing
- Qantas set to offer bargain $19 flights, enhanced in-flight safety when domestic travel resumes
- Two men are suing United including an NFL player and another passenger in the same row because a woman was making “unwanted sexual advances” before she was moved to a different seat
- Air France is retiring the A380
- A Hack To Continue To Use American’s Old Award Calendar
- United Airlines introduces CleanPlus which is a partnership with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to inform and guide their new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols
- Southwest Says New Bookings Now Outpacing Cancellations, a Pandemic Turning Point
- American Airlines said during the investor conference that its planes are flying about 35% full, up from 15% in April
- Delta Air Lines CFO said Thanks to a rise in domestic leisure bookings in June and July, net sales are up “modestly versus our conservative forecast”
- EasyJet says hackers stole 9 million customers’ personal data, including email addresses and credit card details
- Norwegian Air gets $271 million state-backed loan after debt restructuring
- United Airlines Will Provide Masks and Hand Wipes to Passengers
- Thai Airways survives for now as government orders overhaul
- Emirates is resuming flights to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne on May 21
- Qatar Airways’ new policy is letting customers book 2020 travel from the US to nearly anywhere in the world for under $500
- Delta Air to retire all of its 777 jets, in latest blow to Boeing
- Man who got voucher instead of refund targets Air Canada’s COVID-19 cancellation policy in U.S. class action
- Southwest memo says it will not deny boarding if customers don’t wear masks
- Starting May 15, every adjacent seat in Air Canada’s Economy Class will be blocked to increase your personal space. This distancing measure is just one component of our new end-to-end Air Canada CleanCare+ program, designed with your health and safety in mind.
- Canadian airline passengers are entitled to vouchers for cancelled flights from COVID-19 — but what about refunds?
- In April Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of 13,729 passengers, a decrease of 99.6% compared to April 2019
- There’s a new shortest airline route in the US and its just 29 miles
- How Risky Is It To Fly? What Can I Do To Lessen The Risks?
- Analyzing Delta’s 777 Retirement Plan
This week’s airport news:
- PPE vending machines installed at Las Vegas’ McCarran airport
- Passenger service at Everett’s Paine Field will be suspended from May 22 until August 1
- International air travel may not return to normal until 2023, says IATA
- TSA Preps Passenger Temperature Checks at Some Airports
- Grounded passenger jets are causing an unexpected bottleneck
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