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Delta Flight Museum to Serve as Mass Vaccination Site

Delta Flight Museum to Serve as Mass Vaccination Site

The Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, will be the one of the state’s four mass vaccination sites.
Vaccinations will begin at the museum, which will be the largest of the four sites, on February 22. Inoculations will be given in accordance with the state’s vaccination guidelines.  Recipients of the vaccine will have a choice of using a drive-through lane or getting the jab in the Flight Museum.
Inoculations via the drive-through lane …

Airline Industry Comes Out in Favor of International Contact Tracing Program

Airline Industry Comes Out in Favor of International Contact Tracing Program

Airlines in the United States voiced support for a voluntary international contact tracing program that would help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The list of airlines includes Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
The carriers said they support collecting contact information including the passenger’s legal name, two phone numbers, and the passenger’s e-mail address.  The airlines would also collect the permanent …

CDC Won’t Recommend Mandatory Covid Testing for Flights

CDC Won’t Recommend Mandatory Covid Testing for Flights

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would not ask airlines to make negative coronavirus tests for travelers on domestic flights mandatory.
In January, the CDC had said the idea was under consideration and it was brought up again by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in an interview last weekend.
“We are actively looking at it,” Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, in a …

Airline CEOs to Meet with White House Covid Coordinator Over Pre-Flight Testing

Airline CEOs to Meet with White House Covid Coordinator Over Pre-Flight Testing

CEOs of major U.S. airlines are scheduled to meet virtually with the White House Covid-19 response coordinator Friday.
The meeting with Jeff Zients, the coordinator, and other senior administration staff,  which was first reported by Reuters, comes as the Biden Administration is giving serious consideration to requiring negative coronavirus tests for domestic travel, a move that airline unions, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers have strongly opposed.
The idea of pre-flight testing was first …

Delta Unveils Online Service to Help with Travel Restrictions, Manage Health Data

Delta Unveils Online Service to Help with Travel Restrictions, Manage Health Data

Delta Air Lines announced plans for a new digital travel concierge service that will help travelers understand current coronavirus pandemic-induced travel restrictions and manage health data.
The new version will continue to simply coronavirus test requirements at various destinations for travelers, the airline said.  It will work based on the destination booked, and provide available coronavirus test schedule alternatives and automatically store test results.
The service will assist passengers with information needed …

Delta CEO Calls Mandatory Covid Testing for Flights ‘A Horrible Idea’

Delta CEO Calls Mandatory Covid Testing for Flights ‘A Horrible Idea’

The CEO of Delta Air Lines spoke out against the idea of requiring mandatory coronavirus tests for passengers on domestic flights in the United States on Tuesday.
“I think it would be a horrible idea for a lot of reasons,” Ed Bastian told a reporter on CNN in the course of an interview.
Bastian, who also discussed Delta’s promise to continue to block middle seats in coach on its aircraft as well …

Delta Reports Record Loss of $12.4 Billion in 2020

Delta Reports Record Loss of $12.4 Billion in 2020

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for fourth quarter of 2020 as well as for the calendar year.
The Atlanta-based carrier posted a net loss of $12.4 billion in 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.  The airline also reported a $755 million net loss in the fourth quarter compared with a $1.1 billion profit in the same period in 2019.
The airline expects a “stronger” 2021, as coronavirus vaccinations start …