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American Airlines, unions make new push to win government payroll assistance _ Reuters

American Airlines, unions make new push to win government payroll assistance

By: David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
American Airlines AAL.O Chief Executive Doug Parker and seven major airline unions on Wednesday made a new push to win additional government assistance to keep nearly 20,000 workers on the payroll past Oct. 1.
While Other Airlines Stay Quiet, Southwest Goes Big on Ads

While Other Airlines Stay Quiet, Southwest Goes Big on Ads

By: Ryan Barwick
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: September 15th, 2020
The airline is uniquely positioned, and is investing heavily in new customer acquisition.
Miller Lite helps fans 'escape 2020' with 1975-themed rental _ Marketing Dive

Miller Lite helps fans 'escape 2020' with 1975-themed rental

By: Tatiana Walk-Morris
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: September 2nd, 2020
Miller Lite teamed up with Hotels.com to rent out a 1975-themed Miller Timeshare for $96 per night, the beer brand announced.
Virgin Atlantic to cut over 1,000 more jobs as demand languishes

Virgin Atlantic to cut over 1,000 more jobs as demand languishes

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2020
Virgin Atlantic is preparing to cut more than 1,000 jobs after seeing a slower-than-expected recovery in international demand for air travel, Sky News reported bit.ly/3h0II1c on Thursday.
United Airlines will furlough 16,000 employees - CNN

United Airlines will furlough 16,000 employees

By: Pete Muntean, Gregory Wallace
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: September 2nd, 2020
With no air travel rebound or new federal help in sight, United Airlines says it will furlough about 20% of its frontline employees in less than a month's time.
Small the new big for hotels post-pandemic, says Oyo CEO

Small the new big for hotels post-pandemic, says Oyo CEO

By: Axel Threlfall, Joshua Franklin
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 1st, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic will mean holiday-goers will shy away from larger hotels for the foreseeable future in favor of boutiques and home rentals, the CEO of India-based hospitality startup Oyo Hotels and Homes told Reuters.
Uber extends mask selfie verification feature to riders

Uber extends mask selfie verification feature to riders

By: Tina Bellon
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 1st, 2020
Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) on Tuesday said it will roll out a global selfie feature to verify its ride-hail customers wear a mask, modeled after a similar feature introduced for drivers in mid-May.
MGM Resorts to lay off 18,000 furloughed U.S. employees

MGM Resorts to lay off 18,000 furloughed U.S. employees

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 28th, 2020
Casino operator MGM Resorts International (MGM.N) informed its staff on Friday it would lay off 18,000 furloughed employees in the United States as the coronavirus-induced travel curbs hurt its operations.
United Airlines bids farewell to change fees in push for bookings

United Airlines bids farewell to change fees in push for bookings

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 30th, 2020
United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Sunday it is permanently eliminating change fees on tickets for U.S. travel effective immediately, the latest effort by a U.S. airline to try to stimulate bookings hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
American Airlines to Cut 19,000 Jobs by Oct. 1 When Federal Stimulus Ends - WSJ

American Airlines to Cut 19,000 Jobs by Oct. 1 When Federal Stimulus Ends

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 25th, 2020
Airline to shrink workforce by 30% as pandemic continues to weigh heavily on travel demand.