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American Airlines Flight Attendant Dies En Route to St. Louis

American Airlines Flight Attendant Dies En Route to St. Louis

An American Airlines flight attendant died from a heart attack while working on a flight headed for St. Louis.
Joseph Tormes, known as Joe to friends, was working the flight along with his wife, Elsa Jett-Tormes, who also works for the airline.
The airline announced his death in a memorandum to employees on Monday.
“We know that many of you worked with Joe and know you will miss him deeply,” the airline said …

Sixt to Open 10 New Airport Locations from Bankrupt Advantage Rent-a-Car

Sixt to Open 10 New Airport Locations from Bankrupt Advantage Rent-a-Car

Sixt Rent-a-Car won court approval to take over ten airport locations from Advantage Rent a Car, which filed for bankruptcy in May, just a few days after industry giant Hertz entered bankruptcy proceedings.
The Munich-based company paid $16.1 million for the concessions.
A U.S. District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court judge approved Sixt’s acquisition of airport concessions at New York’s three major airport locations, LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark, as well as at Boston …

Delta, Latam File for Antitrust Immunity for Joint Venture

Delta, Latam File for Antitrust Immunity for Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines Group filed for antitrust immunity for a planned trans-American joint venture.
“Delta and LATAM Airlines Group S.A. have entered into, and hereby seek approval and a grant of antitrust immunity for, a comprehensive metal-neutral joint venture agreement to combine their highly complementary networks and operate a fully integrated international airline joint venture between North and South America,” the two said in the filing now before …

United Airlines Issues Layoff Notices to 36,000 Workers

United Airlines Issues Layoff Notices to 36,000 Workers

United Airlines warned 36,000 employees, approximately 45% of its customer-facing workforce, of impending layoffs that would happen on or after October 1 of this year.
Flight attendants and gate agents account for 26,000 of the 36,000.
“After months of aggressive cost-cutting and proactive capital-raising, today we updated employees about a topic we’ve always dreaded and the action that was always a last resort in the context of this COVID-19 pandemic: involuntary furloughs,” …

IAG Subsidiary Level France to Shut Down

IAG Subsidiary Level France to Shut Down

Low-cost carrier Level Europe will reportedly cease operations as British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group tries to stem losses amidst the plummet in air travel during the coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes less than one month after Austrian low-cost carrier Level Europe, another IAG subsidiary, shut down and filed for insolvency.
Previously known as OpenSkies, the airline was founded in 2008 after British Airways purchased the then two-year-old French airline, L’Avion.  The …

15 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Infected by Covid-19 After Attending Training

15 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Infected by Covid-19 After Attending Training

Fifteen Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants who were attending recurrent training tested at the airline’s headquarters tested positive for the coronavirus
All flight attendants are required to requalified once a year on the aircraft they fly and to learn new and updated procedures. The training includes close interaction, said the airline’s CEO Peter Ingram.
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, “we have revised our training policies to reduce the risk of virus spread …

Coronavirus News: July 8, 2020 – Brix Says Limit Gatherings to 10 in Many States, Fauci Cautions of Misreading Drop in Death Rate

Coronavirus News: July 8, 2020 – Brix Says Limit Gatherings to 10 in Many States, Fauci Cautions of Misreading Drop in Death Rate

The U.S. coronavirus response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Brix, said that gatherings in counties and states that are currently seeking significant spikes in new coronavirus cases should be limited to ten people or fewer.
Earlier in the week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned the country that it was a “false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death,” countering what President …