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Southwest Airlines no longer cleans armrests and seat belts between flights

Captain John W. Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral, on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the cruise industry. Southwest Airlines no longer disinfects armrests between flights as it reverts to a more normal turnaround schedule. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PLEASE PASSENGERS TO DRINK NO OWN BOOZE DURING THE FLIGHTS From August 1, Southwest changed its sanitary policy between flights to focus …

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as the pandemic tears airlines apart

Virgin Atlantic filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York on Tuesday, becoming the youngest airline to be restructured during the coronavirus pandemic. Virgin Atlantic is the Virgin Group’s second airline to file for bankruptcy protection. Virgin Australia filed for voluntary administration in April – a form of bankruptcy in Australia. Virgin Atlantic, based in London, 49% of which is …

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According to lawmakers, airlines have fired more than 9,000 despite government aid

At the Gate Gourmet 110,000-square-foot facility near Dulles Int. Airport. Astrid Riecken | The Washington Post | Getty Images Three House Democrats beat up contractors on airlines that fired more than 9,000 employees on Wednesday despite accepting millions of federal funds for corona viruses. Legislator asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to stop helping businesses or to recover some of the …

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United Airlines, pilot union, reaches creative agreement to limit vacation days

A United Airlines airliner takes off from the tarmac when United Airlines announces regional layoffs of its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on July 15, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia, United States. REUTERS / Tom Brenner (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) and the pilot union said on Thursday that they had reached an agreement on two different packages that aim to reduce …

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American Airlines warns 25,000 workers about possible vacation

The memo by CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom says the airline hopes to avoid some of these vacation days, which include around 10,000 flight attendants and 2,500 pilots. “We hope to be able to significantly reduce the actual number of vacation days through improved vacation and early learning programs for represented work groups that we are announcing today,” …

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