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Britain to Impose Fines of up to £10,000 for Coronavirus Restriction Violations

Britain to Impose Fines of up to £10,000 for Coronavirus Restriction Violations

The United Kingdom announced it would impose fines of up to £10,000 ($12,916) against individuals who do not comply with coronavirus restrictions.
The number of new daily cases in Britain has risen to over 4,000, causing the move as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to avert a nationwide lockdown.
The country’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, speaking on a BBC news program hosted by Andrew Marr, made the issue quite clear.
“If everybody follows …

Braniff Airways Creates Endowment at University of Texas to Care for Corporate Archive

Braniff Airways Creates Endowment at University of Texas to Care for Corporate Archive

Braniff Airways, the airline that flew from 1930 through 1982 and that continues as a branding and licensing company while administering former employee travel benefits, announced that it has set up a permanent endowment at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Braniff Airways Public Relations Archives Endowment will support the archiving of Braniff’s corporate communications files.  The files include news releases, photographs, negatives, transparencies, and other press materials and spans …

Boeing Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer, Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

Boeing Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer, Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

Boeing announced the appointment of B. Marc Allen to the position of chief strategy officer as well as Chris Raymond to the position of chief sustainability officer.
Mr. Allen is a long-time executive at the company and joined the Executive Council in 2014.  He recently served as as president of Boeing International and president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations.
In his new position, Mr. Allen will be responsible for enterprise strategy …

Delta Upgrades Its SkyMiles Financing Deal to $9 Billion

Delta Upgrades Its SkyMiles Financing Deal to $9 Billion

Delta Air Lines, which last week said it plans to issue a private-note offering to raise $6.5 billion backed by its SkyMiles frequent-flyer program, now says it will increase the total proceeds of the deal to $9 billion, an increase of $2.5 billion.
The Atlanta-based carrier said it expects to issue $2.5 billion in 4.5% senior secured notes that are due in 2025 and $3.5 billion in 4.75% senior secured notes …

United Airlines, Pilots Union Closer to Saving Several Thousand Jobs

United Airlines, Pilots Union Closer to Saving Several Thousand Jobs

Leaders at the union representing 13,000 pilots at United Airlines voted to approve a tentative deal that could save several thousand jobs.
The layoffs, were they to take place, would be a result of the coronavirus pandemic-induced drop in travel.
The United Airlines branch of the Air Line Pilots Union reached the tentative agreement on September 10.
Both United and the pilots union declined to comment on details of the agreement, although the …

Hawaii to Reopen Tourism October 15 with Coronavirus Testing Program

Hawaii to Reopen Tourism October 15 with Coronavirus Testing Program

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced it would reopen the state to visitors starting October 15.
Travelers who test negative immediately prior to arrival will be exempt from the current 14-day quarantine.
The news was announced by the governor on Wednesday.
Travelers to the islands will have to take a coronavirus test within 72 hours of their flights’ arrival time.  Pharmacy chain CVS and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente will conduct the tests as part …

Southwest Airlines to Block Middle Seats Through Thanksgiving Travel Period

Southwest Airlines to Block Middle Seats Through Thanksgiving Travel Period

Southwest Airlines said it would continue to block all middle seats on mainline flights and maintain reduced loads on regional flights through at least November 30, 2020 as the travel industry continues to struggle with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The airline reiterated that it will require all passengers over the age of two to wear face masks, with no exceptions.  The mask requirement is in effect at ticket counters, …