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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 …

American Airlines Temporarily Cuts 90% of Flights at New York-Area Airports

American Airlines Temporarily Cuts 90% of Flights at New York-Area Airports

American Airlines announced late Sunday it will temporarily cut the number of flights at New York-area airports by over 90% as the number of flyers continues to plummet.
The news came one day after U.S. officials announced that the number of novel coronavirus cases in the New York area would likely peak in the coming week. The reduction was announced in a memorandum to employees that was provided to FBT.
“As coronavirus …

Coronavirus Update: N.Y. Daily Death Toll Falls, A Plea for ‘Cobalt’ Programmers, Navy Captain Tests Positive

Coronavirus Update: N.Y. Daily Death Toll Falls, A Plea for ‘Cobalt’ Programmers, Navy Captain Tests Positive

IN BRIEF
The global caseload of Covid-19 surpassed 1.2 million, and over half the world’s population has been asked to remain home. The number of cases in the United States is now over 323,000 and over 9,100 deaths have been reported from the virus.
President Trump, who announced the new CDC guidance that people should wear masks even if they present no symptoms and then demurred when asked if he would wear …

American Airlines Plans to Restart Some International Flights on June 4

American Airlines Plans to Restart Some International Flights on June 4

Showing a bit of cautious optimism, American Airlines announced plans to resume some of its temporarily suspended international flights in a phased-in manner starting June 4, 2020, but it also said it expects to cut approximately 60% of its international summer schedule compared to what it operated in 2019.
The world’s largest airline expects to resume a number of flights it has temporarily suspended starting on June 4, 2020 including many …

U.S. Expects Peak in Coronaviruses Cases in New York, New Orleans, Detroit Next Week

U.S. Expects Peak in Coronaviruses Cases in New York, New Orleans, Detroit Next Week

Officials in the United States expect the number of coronavirus cases to peak in some cities in the next six or seven days.
This according to White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Brix, who said that modeling shows New York, Detroit, and New Orleans will reach the peak of their outbreaks in the next six to seven days.
The models include the areas around each of those cities.
Meanwhile, government officials are hopeful that …

JFK Airport Consolidates Operations During Coronavirus Crisis

JFK Airport Consolidates Operations During Coronavirus Crisis

As the number of passengers continues to plummet as the coronavirus crisis unfolds, operators of the various terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the nation’s busiest international gateway, are consolidating terminals, which means that many flights will leave from terminals not usually associated with their airline.
The Transportation Security Administration, which operates security checkpoints at the majority of the nation’s airports, said that the number of passengers at U.S. airports …

Delta Air Lines to Manufacture Face Shields for Hospital Workers

Delta Air Lines to Manufacture Face Shields for Hospital Workers

Delta Air Lines said Thursday that its Delta Flight Products subsidiary will manufacture face shields for use by medical professionals.
The face shields will be produced in collaboration with the Global Center for Medical Innovation, an affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is providing the raw materials and design expertise.
“Our entire team is rallying around this effort,” said Rick Salanitri, president of Delta Flight Products, which ordinarily designs and …