United Leads, Delta and American Follow, As Most Domestic Change Fees Are Eliminated

Hoping to find a way to stimulate domestic air travel during the COVID19 pandemic, United Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines have announced the permanent elimination of change fees for most domestic tickets. The four carriers have apparently caught on that Southwest Airlines, which has never charged change fees, clearly knows thatContinue reading “United Leads, Delta and American Follow, As Most Domestic Change Fees Are Eliminated”

Delta and CVS Aim to Speed Employee COVID-19 Testing

So it’s finally time for that first flight after many long months of staying close to home. You’ve got your mask, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes set to go, and you know that Delta’s distance spacing onboard the aircraft will have the other passengers safely away from your seating area. Since everyone is required toContinue reading “Delta and CVS Aim to Speed Employee COVID-19 Testing”

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”

Delta Tries a Creative Way to Avoid Pilot Furloughs

When October 1 arrives (just 75 days from today), Delta and other airlines that accepted Federal stimulus money will be free to do whatever is necessary to survive. And that includes furloughing staff whose jobs were protected to the end of September by the terms of the pandemic aid packages they accepted. The Atlanta-based carrierContinue reading “Delta Tries a Creative Way to Avoid Pilot Furloughs”

Airline Update – 7/13/2020

Fourteen Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant trainees have tested positive for the coronavirus after attending classes at the carrier’s Honolulu headquarters. The new-hires are now quarantined for two weeks, and the airline’s training facilites are undergoing a deep cleaning prior to be utilized again. Hawaiian has instituted a mandatory face mask policy for their headquarters (imagineContinue reading “Airline Update – 7/13/2020”