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Ed Bastian memo: Delta 2021

Ed Bastian memo: Delta 2021

By: Ed Bastian
Source: Delta Air Lines
Date of Publication: January 1st, 2021
CEO Ed Bastian shared the below memo with employees to welcome the new year.
Delta announces quarantine-free flights to Rome, raising hopes for more travel corridors - The Washington Post

Delta announces quarantine-free flights to Rome, raising hopes for more travel corridors

By: Rick Noack
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: November 27th, 2020
Delta Air Lines has announced that, pending approval, it will be launching quarantine-free flights from Atlanta to Rome for travelers who have tested negative for the coronavirus and are eligible to enter the European Union despite travel restrictions.
McDonald's and franchisees to make safety checks as 'COVID fatigue' grips

McDonald's and franchisees to make safety checks as 'COVID fatigue' grips

By: Hilary Russ
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 13th, 2020
McDonald's Corp MCD.N will inspect all its U.S. restaurants to ensure compliance with safety standards as coronavirus cases surge again and "COVID fatigue" sets in, according to an internal note seen by Reuters on Friday.
Tyson Foods beats profit estimates, sees lower COVID-19 costs in 2021

Tyson Foods beats profit estimates, sees lower COVID-19 costs in 2021

By: Tom Polansek, Praveen Paramasivam
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
Tyson Foods TSN.N beat Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter profit on Monday, but faces rising costs for animal feed and uncertainty over labor as COVID-19 cases surge in the United States.
U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 12th, 2020
Delta Air Lines DAL.N and Southwest Airlines LUV.N on Thursday cautioned that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases may have a negative impact on travel over the winter holidays, a period the sector had hoped would see improved bookings.
JetBlue plane

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.
Detroit automakers keep masks on to keep the factories running

Detroit automakers keep masks on to keep the factories running

By: Joseph White
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 27th, 2020
Now, four months after a slow and sometimes bumpy restart in May, many General Motors Co GM.N, Ford Motor Co F.N and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV FCHA.MI factories are working at close to full speed, chasing a stronger-than-expected recovery in sales.
AMC to reopen more theaters in the United States

AMC to reopen more theaters in the United States

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 19th, 2020
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc AMC.N, the world's largest theater chain, said on Monday it plans to open more cinemas in the United States this week, offering some hope to an industry hammered by pandemic restrictions and sending its shares up 24%.
Airborne transmission of coronavirus has made high-end air filtration systems more popular than ‘toilet paper in April’ as HVAC systems sell out

Airborne transmission of coronavirus has made high-end air filtration systems more popular than ‘toilet paper in April’ as HVAC systems sell out

By: Will Feuer
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Evidence has been mounting for months that the coronavirus can spread by air, but effective and high-quality air filtration as well as proper ventilation can reduce the risk of spread. It’s no silver bullet, but as the weather turns colder and people spend more time indoors, it’s another layer of a multi-pronged defense against the virus. “Filters and ventilation all play a role here, but fundamentally, I think of them more as kind of taking the edge off the risk once you’ve already done everything right to reduce it,” Jeff Siegel, a civil engineer at the University of Toronto, said.
Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Nokia has created an automated system that uses a thermal camera and real-time video analytics to determine if a person has COVID-19 symptoms and is wearing a mask, part of efforts to protect employees as they return to work.