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United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
U.S. air carrier United Airlines UAL.O said on Monday it expects the Thanksgiving holiday week to be its busiest since March and is adding more than 1,400 domestic flights to cater to the surge.
Lack of passenger flights squeezes air freight capacity in peak season

Lack of passenger flights squeezes air freight capacity in peak season

By: Jamie Freed
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 2nd, 2020
A sharp fall in passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with rising e-commerce demand is setting the stage for tight capacity and a renewed rise in air freight rates heading into the peak Christmas season.
Guidelines for COVID-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability, sources say

Guidelines for COVID-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability, sources say

By: Allison Lampert, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 1st, 2020
A global aviation manual now under review by a UN body suggests global guidelines calling for the use of highly reliable tests when screening passengers to detect the novel coronavirus ahead of flights, three sources familiar with the matter said.
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AmEx profits plunge as travel spending comes to a standstill

By: Ken Sweet
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: October 23rd, 2020
American Express’ fourth-quarter profits dropped by 39%, the credit card giant said Friday, as the pandemic’s deep impacts on travel, entertainment and dining dramatically impacted the company’s results.
New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

By: Simret Akiliu
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: October 11th, 2020
But now, The Roosevelt Hotel will no longer bear witness to motion pictures or moments in history.
The hotel will permanently close its doors this year, a spokesperson told CNN in a statement.
The Roosevelt Hotel, owned by Pakistan International Airlines, cited the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing drop in business as the principal reasons it will cease operations.
Six months into the pandemic, the US economic outlook is getting gloomier - CNN

Six months into the pandemic, the US economic outlook is getting gloomier

By: Annalyn Kurtz
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2020
Six months. It may feel like an eternity, but that's how long it's been since states started enacting stay-at-home orders.
Disneyland reopening on hold as California delays theme park guidelines

Disneyland reopening on hold as California delays theme park guidelines

By: Lisa Richwine
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 2nd, 2020
California's health secretary on Friday agreed to hear more input from theme park operators before issuing reopening guidelines, a step that further delays Walt Disney Co's DIS.N plans to welcome visitors back to Disneyland.
Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks unit employees due to coronavirus hit

Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks unit employees due to coronavirus hit

By: Lisa Richwine
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 29th, 2020
Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday it will lay off roughly 28,000 employees, mostly at its U.S. theme parks, where attendance has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in California where Disneyland remains closed.
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.
Fortune 500 CEO survey on how top companies are dealing with coronavirus pandemic, predictions for what's ahead _ Fortune

Fortune 500 CEO survey: How are America’s biggest companies dealing with the coronavirus pandemic?

By: Alan Murray
Source: Fortune
Date of Publication: May 14th, 2020
CEOs of the Fortune 500, surveyed in the last two weeks of April, believe it will be years before the effects of COVID-19 are purged from the U.S. economy.