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Delta will avoid pilot furloughs if they agree to reduced minimum pay: memo

Delta will avoid pilot furloughs if they agree to reduced minimum pay: memo

By: David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 17th, 2020
Delta Air Lines told pilots on Friday it would avoid furloughs if they agreed to reduced guaranteed minimum pay, according to a memo seen by Reuters.
Uber offers COVID-19 contact tracing help amid chaotic U.S. response

Uber offers COVID-19 contact tracing help amid chaotic U.S. response

By: Tina Bellon
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 20th, 2020
Uber Technologies Inc has quietly launched a service to give public health officials quick access to data on drivers and riders presumed to have come into contact with someone infected with COVID-19, company officials told Reuters.
Lyft to provide drivers with partition shields as coronavirus protection

Lyft to provide drivers with partition shields as coronavirus protection

By: Tina Bellon
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 17th, 2020
Lyft Inc (LYFT.O) said on Friday it would distribute some 60,000 vehicle partition shields to its most-active drivers as a protection against the coronavirus and begin selling the custom-made protective barriers to other drivers later this summer.
Airbnb says one million nights booked in one day

Airbnb says one million nights booked in one day

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 14th, 2020
Home rental firm Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday its guests have booked more than 1 million nights globally on July 8, offering an early sign of recovery after a slowdown in reservations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delta trims August flights amid resurgent virus, CEO says demand 'at a stall'

Delta trims August flights amid resurgent virus, CEO says demand 'at a stall'

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 14th, 2020
Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) scaled back the flights it planned to add in August amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and warned it will be more than two years before the industry sees a sustainable recovery from the “staggering” impact of the pandemic.
Touchless: How the world's busiest airport envisions post-COVID travel

Touchless: How the world's busiest airport envisions post-COVID travel

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 12th, 2020
With COVID-19 ravaging the aviation industry, airlines and airports worldwide are reining in costs and halting new spending, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-wary passengers about travel.
Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

By: Jen Wieczner
Source: Fortune
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
Airbnb is hoping to lure customers back after the pandemic with a new cleanliness initiative.
Air travel jumps over July 4 weekend, but down more than 70% from 2019_CNBC

Air travel jumps over July 4 weekend, but down more than 70% from 2019

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 6th, 2020
The number of people passing through U.S. airports in the first five days of July rose more than 90% from a month ago, federal data shows.
Uber bus just around the corner on post-pandemic public transit map

Uber bus just around the corner on post-pandemic public transit map

By: Tina Bellon
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
Urban transportation’s transformation has shifted up a gear as the coronavirus crisis turns travel habits on their head, with Uber making allies of public transit systems by now offering to sell them its software expertise.
American Airlines Will Have 20 – 30% Too Many Flight Attendants and Pilots by October

American Airlines Will Have 20 – 30% Too Many Flight Attendants and Pilots by October

By: Mateusz Maszczynski
Source: Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Date of Publication: June 28th, 2020
American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker has warned staffers that the airline will likely have an overage of employees of between 10 to 20 per cent by July 2021 owing to the continued impact of the Corona crisis. Flight attendants are likely to be one of the hardest-hit workgroups Parker warned at an employee Town Hall meeting last week, while pilots may be saved because of the high costs involved in recruiting and training them.