In response to what's known as "Giving Tuesday," some of the country's largest carriers have begun encouraging their customers to donate air miles to help offset travel costs for organizations.
The couple took a COVID-19 test in Seattle after returning from abroad and then received positive results after the flight bound for San Francisco had taken off, according to police.
Southwest Airlines, which has never laid off a worker in its 49-year history,?notified 6,828 employees that they may be involuntarily furloughed next year as the airline industry continues to suffer amid the coronavirus pandemic.?
The move follows reports of lengthy waits facing airline crews upon arrival, limited local accommodations and restrictions on their movement in China
The airline industry is readying its fleet to help deliver shipments of the forthcoming COVID-19 vaccines pending approval from health officials.
Airlines are looking at potential testing innovations and protocols to help revive confidence and improve safety.
United is among the major U.S. airlines that began implementing temporary waivers of change fees this year
United's program kicks?off just a month after?reports surfaced that U.S. officials were looking into opening travel between?New York City and London with shortened traveler quarantine periods as soon as the holidays.
United is adding more than 1,400 domestic flights during the week of Thanksgiving. United will also monitor last minute bookings in the event that the company needs "to swap in larger aircraft" to accommodate for the last-minute demand.?
United developed contactless digital payment system for flyers to buy food, drinks.
From?Nov. 16 through Dec. 11, United will offer?rapid tests to every crew member and passenger over the age of two on select flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to London Heathrow?as part of its transatlantic testing pilot program.
U.S. airlines expect it will be years before their business recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, even after pulling together over $100 billion by tapping government aid and mortgaging assets including planes and?frequent-flier programs.
Delta and United Airlines' respective leadership?are predicting very different timelines as to?when exactly business travel's full recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could happen.
A push for piecemeal legislation to help?pandemic-stricken U.S. airlines is gaining?traction among Democrats and Republicans?as the industry warned of "many more job losses" in coming weeks.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday asked airlines?to delay tens of thousands of planned furloughs, vowing?that additional government relief is "imminent" for the coronavirus-battered industry.? ?
The airline industry is bracing for mass layoffs as federal funding for the CARES Act runs out. One commercial pilot says there is a strong risk of being laid off while a pilot instructor at an Atlanta aviation school says he has already been furloughed.
The passenger airlines and their labor unions are lobbying for taxpayer money to pay workers for six more months
Following its initial pilot program, the airline will "quickly expand customer testing to other destinations and U.S. airports" later this year,?according to United Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist.
The chief executives of American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways and the major aviation unions held a press conference Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill as part of a last-ditch effort for?a six-month extension of the payroll support program granted through the $25 billion bailout from Congress back in March.??
The airline and unions are?also asking that the latest stimulus package include a clean six-month extension of funding for the Payroll Support Program, which requires airlines to keep their employees on the payroll through Oct. 1.