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U.S. Airlines Struggle as Airports Become Parking Lots

In early May, Warren Buffett divested all of his investment firm’s holdings in the four major U.S. airlines, warning that the “world has changed” for the aviation industry due to the coronavirus crisis.  In mid May, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said he saw a bumpy road ahead for the airline industry and predicted that a major carrier would not survive 2020 as a result.
It appears Buffett and Calhoun were on …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2020

June, the month with the most daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere, is the sixth month of the year, and is equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere. The start of meteorological summer, June derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the …

Boeing Launches ‘Confident Travel Initiative’ to Get People Back on Planes

Boeing Launches ‘Confident Travel Initiative’ to Get People Back on Planes

Boeing announced the creation of a team, dubbed the Confident Travel Initiative, to help develop new solutions and gain industry backing to help people feel comfortable getting back onto airplanes amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The Chicago-based company named Mike Delaney, who is its vice president for digital transformation, to head the team.  The group will “work to develop new solutions to help minimize air travel health risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic …

Delta to Retire Boeing 777 Fleet by End of 2020

Delta to Retire Boeing 777 Fleet by End of 2020

Delta Air Lines announced plans to retire its entire Boeing 777 fleet by the end of the year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes just weeks after the airline announced that it would retire its McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft.
In April, American Airlines said that it has “officially retired” its Boeing 767 and Embraer E190 fleets and will soon retire its remaining Airbus A330, Boeing 757, and Bombardier CRJ200 …

Boeing CEO Sees a Major U.S. Airline Going Out of Business in 2020

Boeing CEO Sees a Major U.S. Airline Going Out of Business in 2020

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said in a televised interview that he believes a major U.S. airline will go out of business this year as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate air travel.
Speaking on the “The Today Show” on NBC on Tuesday, Calhoun was asked if he thinks “there might be a major U.S. carrier that just has to go out of business” by journalist Savannah Guthrie, and replied, “Yes, …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2020

May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, has some unusual properties in the calendar.  In any given year, no month starts on and ends on the same day of the week as does May, and it is the only month with these properties.
Named after the Greek goddess Maia, May is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern.
May Day, …

America Airlines, Delta Accelerate Retirement of 7 Fleet Types Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

America Airlines, Delta Accelerate Retirement of 7 Fleet Types Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The two largest U.S. airlines, American and Delta, announced plans to send a number of aircraft types into early retirement amidst the downturn in customer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
American Airlines said it has “officially retired” its Boeing 767 and Embraer E190 fleets and will soon retire its remaining Airbus A330, Boeing 757, and Bombardier CRJ200 airliners, while Delta said it would retire the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft.
All …