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100 American Airlines Flight Attendants Have Contracted Covid-19

100 American Airlines Flight Attendants Have Contracted Covid-19

The union that represents flight attendants at the world’s largest airline said that approximately 100 of its members have contracted the novel coronavirus.
The news was announced in a memorandum to the members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents over 27,000 cabin crew at American Airlines, which was provided to FBT.
The airline, the union said, has “agreed to start providing face masks for frontline team members,” adding that …

Lufthansa to Mothball 747s, A380s, and Ground Germanwings

Lufthansa to Mothball 747s, A380s, and Ground Germanwings

Lufthansa said it plans to ground its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings and permanently reduce the size of its fleet, while warning that it will take years until the aviation industry sees a return to the type of traffic that it experienced in the past few years before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“”It will take months until the global travel restrictions are completely lifted and years until the worldwide demand …

United Airlines to ‘Significantly’ Slash Flights at SFO by 25%, and at LAX by 60%

United Airlines to ‘Significantly’ Slash Flights at SFO by 25%, and at LAX by 60%

United Airlines announced Tuesday that it will temporarily but “significantly” cut the number of flights at its two California hubs.
The schedule changes, which will go into effect on Sunday, will reduce the number of flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport by 60% and in and out of San Francisco International Airport by almost a quarter.
The news was announced in a memorandum to the airline’s employees by Greg …

American Airlines Raises $2 Million to Support Red Cross Coronavirus Pandemic Work

American Airlines Raises $2 Million to Support Red Cross Coronavirus Pandemic Work

American Airlines said it has raised over $2 million for the American Red Cross to support that organization’s Covid-19 relief effort.
The airline is offering members of its AAdvantage frequent-flyer program ten miles for every dollar they donate. The program is in effect through the end of the month.
Over one million dollars was raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.
“Through the support of our AAdvantage members the American Airlines …

Airbnb Raises $1 Billion But Future is Still Cloudy

Airbnb Raises $1 Billion But Future is Still Cloudy

Airbnb, the startup that built an online marketplace for lodging at people’s homes, said Monday it had raised $1 billion in financing to weather the current storm.
The travel company that caused major hotel chains to enter the marketplace, was already losing money but, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, bookings have plummeted.  CEO Brian Chesky, however, maintains that business will bounce back after the pandemic, although it is unclear how long …

Coronavirus Update: World May Never Return to ‘Normal,’ UK Prime Minister in ICU, Austria to Reopen Shops

Coronavirus Update:  World May Never Return to ‘Normal,’ UK Prime Minister in ICU, Austria to Reopen Shops

IN BRIEF
The world may never get back to what it once considered “normal” just a little over three months ago said U.S. health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci at a White House press briefing.
Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, was moved to intensive care. the U.S. Supreme Court told Wisconsin to hold its elections as originally planned, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the state had experienced its highest increase …

Delta to Donate Sky Club and In-Flight Food Items to Hospitals and Charities

Delta to Donate Sky Club and In-Flight Food Items to Hospitals and Charities

Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that it plans to donate over 200,000 pounds (90,718 kilograms) of food destined for its Sky Clubs and in-flight meal services that it cannot use due to cutbacks in flying due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Delta has 200,000 pounds of food we can’t use,” the airline said in a statement. “So we are giving it to people in need.”  The donations will include perishable and non-perishable …