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Delta Promises to Block Middle Seats Through September 30

Delta Promises to Block Middle Seats Through September 30

Delta Air Lines said it would continue to block all middle seats on its aircraft through at least the end of September.
In addition, the airline will cap seating at 50% in first-class cabins, 60% in coach, premium economy, and premium economy lite, and 75% in Delta One business-class cabins.
On smaller aircraft with seating in a 2×2 configuration, Delta said it will continue to block some aisle seats as well.
“Reducing the …

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 …

DOT to Allow U.S. Airlines to Temporarily Suspend Service to 75 Airports

DOT to Allow U.S. Airlines to Temporarily Suspend Service to 75 Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation said it would allow 15 U.S. airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 airports amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines were granted tentative approval to halt flights to 11 airports each, while JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, and Frontier Airlines won approval to temporarily end service to five airports each.
In announcing the approval, the department said that, despite the temporary halts in service, …

Delta Announces Updated Schedule for June

Delta Announces Updated Schedule for June

Delta Air Lines announced updates to its June 2020 schedule on Thursday.
The Atlanta-based airline will operate ten transatlantic routes, most on a “less than daily” basis, the airline said.  The flights will include New York to Amsterdam, Paris, and Tel Aviv, and Atlanta to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and London, and Detroit to Amsterdam and London.
It will operate five transpacific routes, namely Detroit-Seoul, Detroit-Shanghai, Seattle-Seoul, Seattle-Shanghai, and Seattle-Tokyo (Haneda).
The airline will operate …

Airlines Wrestle with Face Mask Policies Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘The Current Policies are Toothless’

While U.S. airlines want customers to see the friendly skies as safe from the novel coronavirus and all have policies requiring face masks, their approaches enforcement varies widely.
American Airlines will deny boarding to a passenger not wearing a mask, as will JetBlue Airways. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Southwest Airlines has told its gate agents not to stop passengers from boarding if they arrive sans mask, and United Airlines …

Why Empty Middle Seats Probably Won’t Be the New Normal

Full flights with few empty seats are making headlines but they probably aren’t the norm today. Yet.
Meanwhile, over half of all passenger aircraft in the United States are grounded amidst the coronavirus pandemic and, as more passengers are starting to return to the skies, the days of empty airliners may soon be over.
The number of people who traversed the nation’s security checkpoints on Friday reached the highest number in six weeks, …