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Travel: Ryanair passengers will have to ask to use toilet

The Guardian reports that Ryanair passengers “will have to ask permission to use the toilet under new rules laid out by the airline, as it prepares to restart 40% of flights in July in the hope that government restrictions on travel in Europe will be lifted.” For other rules, see this interesting piece in The […]

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Alaska Airlines: ‘Our Care is Never Canceled’

Alaska Airlines, the fifth largest airline in the United States, sends the right message for this moment:

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Is Southwest Airlines Taking Social Distancing Seriously?

Southwest Airlines CEO and chairman Gary C. Kelly on the PBS NewsHour: The first thing is, we’re requiring all of own employees to wear masks. We’re also requiring our customers to wear masks. We are not going to remove middle seats, but we won’t book so many reservations, so that all the middle seats could be […]

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Warren Buffett: ‘The World Has Changed for the Airlines’

Berkshire Hathaway sold its entire stakes in American, Delta, Southwest, and United Airlines:

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Pilot Discusses COVID-19 and Airline Flying

Juan Browne, a commercial pilot, explains the air quality of commercial airliners and the cleaning regimen airlines use.

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Lufthansa Reduces Flights By 50 Percent

The Lufthansa Group has announced that it will reduce its current flight schedule by up to 50 percent, in response to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The airline is also contemplating grounding its fleet of 14 Airbus A380 aircraft. Source: AirlineGeeks

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Lufthansa Suspends 7100 Flights in March, Including to Israel

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Airlines Feel Deepening Impact as Coronavirus Upends Travel – The New York Times

The latest example of the outbreak’s toll on the industry came on Wednesday, when United Airlines became the first U.S. carrier to announce a widespread cut to domestic service, signaling that fear over the virus was starting to erode ticket sales far from the hot spots of the epidemic. In a letter to employees, the […]

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Coronavirus: BA Reducing Flights to US

The New York Times reports that British Airways is cancelling some flights from London to the United States to match reduced demand for flying due to the impact of COVID-19. The slowdown continues. Where is this headed?

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Coronavirus Threatens Health of El Al

Times of Israel reports that El Al faces serious financial problems due to the loss of business resulting from the spread of the coronavirus: El Al Airlines is formulating a plan to fire some 1,000 employees, nearly one-sixth of its workforce, due to financial losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak.