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Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
New service will take on United and American, as the carriers fight Covid-19’s impact.
New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

By: Simret Akiliu
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: October 11th, 2020
But now, The Roosevelt Hotel will no longer bear witness to motion pictures or moments in history.
The hotel will permanently close its doors this year, a spokesperson told CNN in a statement.
The Roosevelt Hotel, owned by Pakistan International Airlines, cited the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing drop in business as the principal reasons it will cease operations.
Carnival reports smaller-than-expected loss, says cruising still in demand

Carnival reports smaller-than-expected loss, says cruising still in demand

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 8th, 2020
Carnival Corp CCL.N on Thursday reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and said advanced bookings for next year were improving, indicating renewed demand for cruising.
Pelosi asks airlines to pause furloughs, vowing additional aid, but no deal yet

Pelosi asks airlines to pause furloughs, vowing additional aid, but no deal yet

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: October 2nd, 2020
Pelosi said the additional aid could be a standalone bill or part of a broader coronavirus package.
Top U.S. airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

Top U.S. airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 30th, 2020
American Airlines and United Airlines, two of the largest U.S. carriers, said they were beginning furloughs of over 32,000 workers on Thursday as hopes faded for a last-minute bailout from Washington.
United, pilots agree on schedule reductions to avoid nearly 3,000 furloughs

United, pilots agree on schedule reductions to avoid nearly 3,000 furloughs

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 28th, 2020
United Airlines’ pilots agreed to reduce their hours to avoid furloughs of close to 3,000 pilots.
Cranky customers, masked smiles redefine workplace culture: ‘Feels like we’re strangers’

Cranky customers, masked smiles redefine workplace culture: ‘Feels like we’re strangers’

By: Abha Bhattarai
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: September 23rd, 2020
The pandemic that has ravaged the service industry and cost millions of jobs is changing the nature of customer-facing work at stores, spas, restaurants, barbershops and other service-sector jobs. Workers across the country say even the most basic interactions with customers and colleagues have been complicated by social distancing and mask requirements, as well as the underlying fear of contracting the deadly virus.
Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Outline How They Plan to Cruise Safely - WSJ

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Outline How They Plan to Cruise Safely

By: Dave Sebastian
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2020
Recommendations include tighter controls to keep infected people from boarding ships and detailed plans for addressing infections on board.
RV makers roll toward a V-shaped recovery amid COVID

RV makers roll toward a V-shaped recovery amid COVID

By: Timothy Aeppel
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2020
At least one American industry is rolling toward a V-shaped recovery. Wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles - which have surged in popularity as Americans sought to travel without the need to touch hotel or restaurant doorknobs - are projected to set a record next year, according to an analysis seen by Reuters prepared for the RV Industry Association. The report is being released today.
Coronavirus_ Airline CEOs meet with White House in plea for more federal aid

Airline CEOs meet with White House in last-minute plea for more coronavirus aid

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
Airline CEOs and unions are seeking another $25 billion in federal aid to preserve jobs through March.