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Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

By: Jen Wieczner
Source: Fortune
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
Airbnb is hoping to lure customers back after the pandemic with a new cleanliness initiative.
Air travel jumps over July 4 weekend, but down more than 70% from 2019_CNBC

Air travel jumps over July 4 weekend, but down more than 70% from 2019

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 6th, 2020
The number of people passing through U.S. airports in the first five days of July rose more than 90% from a month ago, federal data shows.
Uber bus just around the corner on post-pandemic public transit map

Uber bus just around the corner on post-pandemic public transit map

By: Tina Bellon
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
Urban transportation’s transformation has shifted up a gear as the coronavirus crisis turns travel habits on their head, with Uber making allies of public transit systems by now offering to sell them its software expertise.
American Airlines Will Have 20 – 30% Too Many Flight Attendants and Pilots by October

American Airlines Will Have 20 – 30% Too Many Flight Attendants and Pilots by October

By: Mateusz Maszczynski
Source: Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Date of Publication: June 28th, 2020
American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker has warned staffers that the airline will likely have an overage of employees of between 10 to 20 per cent by July 2021 owing to the continued impact of the Corona crisis. Flight attendants are likely to be one of the hardest-hit workgroups Parker warned at an employee Town Hall meeting last week, while pilots may be saved because of the high costs involved in recruiting and training them.
American Airlines to Lift Limits on Number of Passengers On Board - WSJ

American Airlines to Lift Limits on Number of Passengers On Board

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 26th, 2020
Carrier joins United in forgoing coronavirus measure as travel begins to rebound.
Pandemic takes a bite out of Chuck E. Cheese; chain files for bankruptcy

Pandemic takes a bite out of Chuck E. Cheese; chain files for bankruptcy

By: The Associated Press
Source: The Press-Enterprise
Date of Publication: June 25th, 2020
Chuck E. Cheese – where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches – is filing for bankruptcy protection.
Airline shares tumble as New York imposes quarantines, Florida cases spike_CNBC

Airline shares tumble as New York imposes quarantines, Florida cases spike

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 24th, 2020
U.S. airline shares fell sharply Wednesday after state officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said they were imposing a two-week quarantine on travelers arriving from certain states whose coronavirus infection rates have been on the rise.
LAX will try thermal cameras to spot travelers with COVID-19

LAX will try thermal cameras to spot travelers with COVID-19

By: Hugo Martin, Dakota Smith
Source: LA Times
Date of Publication: June 22nd, 2020
Hoping to make flying safer, Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday will begin testing thermal cameras to identify passengers with high body temperatures as a way of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Yosemite Closes Campgrounds After Coronavirus Spike In California

Yosemite Closes Campgrounds After Coronavirus Spike In California

Source: KPBS
Date of Publication: June 23rd, 2020
California's Yosemite National Park is reversing course two weeks after reopening and now says it will hold off on reopening campgrounds through the month of July after a spike in coronavirus cases in the state.
Most major cruise lines like Carnival and Norwegian have moved back their possible restart date

Most major cruise lines like Carnival and Norwegian have moved back their possible restart date

By: Richard Tribou
Source: The Times Picayne / New Orleans Advocate
Date of Publication: June 21st, 2020
Cruise lines have agreed to suspend sailing from U.S. ports until Sept. 15, trade group Cruise Lines International Association announced Friday.