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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.
Delta doubles cabin cleaners in 'pit stop' revamp, buys kits to test for germs

Delta doubles cabin cleaners in 'pit stop' revamp, buys kits to test for germs

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 24th, 2020
Delta Air Lines has doubled its staffing to handle revamped pre-flight “pit stops” for deeper cleaning and wants to ensure that tray tables and restroom door handles are germ-free with a new testing process, an executive told Reuters.
Airlines Are Withholding Billions in Refunds—That’s Billions With a B - WSJ

Airlines Are Withholding Billions in Refunds—That’s Billions With a B

By: Scott McCartney
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 12th, 2020
Passengers with trips canceled months ago struggle to get refunds from some carriers or travel agencies, even with U.S. law on their side.
Lyft's 2Q loss $437M as virus spread and riders stayed home

Lyft's 2Q loss $437M as virus spread and riders stayed home

By: Cathy Bussewitz, AP Business Writer
Source: ABC News
Date of Publication: August 12th, 2020
Lyft has posted a loss of $437 million for the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak meant few people were looking to use its ride-hailing service.
Marriott posts bigger-than-expected loss as virus hits bookings

Marriott posts bigger-than-expected loss as virus hits bookings

By: Reuters
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: August 10th, 2020
U.S. hotel operator Marriott International posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic curbed global travel and led to a plunge in room bookings.