Air Travel Update 8/10/2020

Some recent items of interest for airline travelers: Due to an increase in flights, Southwest Airlines will no longer disinfect armrests and seats belts between flights. However, the carrier will continue to follow its COVID19 cleaning protocol by disinfecting tray tables and lavatories between flights. Southwest says the change is necessary as there is nowContinue reading “Air Travel Update 8/10/2020”

Fewer MSP Flights Leads to Non-Airline Layoffs

Everyone who follows the airline industry knows that there’s a lot more to an airline flight than the pilots and cabin crew. The COVID19 pandemic which has caused a dramatic reduction in the number of airline passengers and correspondingly, to flights offered, has also had a devastating effect on employment throughout the hospitality industry. Already,Continue reading “Fewer MSP Flights Leads to Non-Airline Layoffs”

Changes Abound at MSP’s New Silver Ramp

While COVID19 has set back growth plans at airports worldwide, the new Silver Ramp, which has been under construction since last year at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, is set to welcome many ground transportation services effective Wednesday, August 5. While the 11-level, five thousand space facility isn’t going to be occupied as quickly asContinue reading “Changes Abound at MSP’s New Silver Ramp”

COVID19 Causes Devastating 2nd Quarter Financials for U.S. Airlines

With COVID19 wreaking havoc worldwide, impacting virtually every aspect of life, it comes as no surprise that the airline industry has been one of the hardest hit business sectors. As the pandemic ebbs and flows around the globe, scores of air carriers are in survival mode as they try to hold on until people startContinue reading “COVID19 Causes Devastating 2nd Quarter Financials for U.S. Airlines”

Southwest’s “Promise” Includes Open Middle Seats

If you’re like most travelers who haven’t set foot on a plane since the COVID19 pandemic began, the last thing you want to do when the time comes to take to the skies, is to be crammed into a full airliner. Going one step further than Delta’s commitment to block middle seats through the endContinue reading “Southwest’s “Promise” Includes Open Middle Seats”