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United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
U.S. air carrier United Airlines UAL.O said on Monday it expects the Thanksgiving holiday week to be its busiest since March and is adding more than 1,400 domestic flights to cater to the surge.
U.S. cruise industry will extend suspension through December 31

U.S. cruise industry will extend suspension through December 31

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 3rd, 2020
The cruise industry will extend its suspension of U.S. cruise operations through Dec. 31, an industry group that represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity said on Tuesday.
Guidelines for COVID-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability, sources say

Guidelines for COVID-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability, sources say

By: Allison Lampert, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 1st, 2020
A global aviation manual now under review by a UN body suggests global guidelines calling for the use of highly reliable tests when screening passengers to detect the novel coronavirus ahead of flights, three sources familiar with the matter said.
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Covid-19 Slammed Rental-Car Firms, Then Business Turned Around

By: Nora Naughton
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: November 2nd, 2020
After a big collapse in bookings this spring, Avis, Enterprise are benefiting from higher used-car prices and a preference for traveling by auto.
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JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

By: David Koenig
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: October 29th, 2020
The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end.
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Marriott Uses Loyalty Program to Roll Out New Work From Anywhere Program

By: Ryan Barwick
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: October 27th, 2020
Day rates available for workers sick of their own homes.
80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

By: Natasha Chen
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: October 25th, 2020
Clarence Cox took over a 35-year-old motorcoach business from his father and uncle and had hopes of one day giving it to his daughters. But with a $5 million fleet parked for months during a pandemic, and no federal aid, his goal now is just to make it to the end of 2020.
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.