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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.
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.