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Great Moments in Travel History – April 2020

A year from now, the “Great Moments” monthly feature will presumably include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.
Still, the month of April is commonly associated with spring and rain, as in the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The month is also associated with two major religious holidays that result in one of the busiest travel seasons …

U.S. Airlines Could Shut Down, Report Says

U.S. Airlines Could Shut Down, Report Says

Airlines in the United States are drafting plans for a possible voluntary or government-ordered shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported.
One airline in the country, Hawaiian Airlines, has already suspended all international flights and virtually all flights to the mainland, while cutting back substantially on inter-island flights.
U.S. airlines are already cancelling thousands of flights on a daily basis to cope with a dwindling number of passengers, …

JetBlue Plans Additional Cutbacks on a ‘Rolling Basis’

JetBlue Plans Additional Cutbacks on a ‘Rolling Basis’

JetBlue Airways said Sunday that it is planning to make additional cutbacks in capacity on top of what it announced last week.
On Wednesday, the airline announced plans to cut capacity by at least 40% in April and May, and said that it also expected to see “substantial cuts” in June and July.
News of the new cuts came in an e-mailed message to employees by the airline’s COO, Joanna Geraghty.  Geraghty …

Airline CEOs Pledge No Stock Buybacks or Furloughs in Exchange for $29 Billion Coronavirus Bailout

Airline CEOs Pledge No Stock Buybacks or Furloughs in Exchange for $29 Billion Coronavirus Bailout

The heads of ten major U.S. airlines sent a letter to Congress with a promise to stop stock buybacks and paying dividends in exchange for a multi-billion dollar coronavirus bailout.  The industry is asking for “at least” $29 billion, saying it needs that sum in order to avoid massive layoffs.
“”Unless worker payroll protection grants are passed immediately, many of us will be forced to take draconian measures such as furloughs,” …

JetBlue to Reduce Capacity by At Least 40% Due to Lower Demand from Coronavirus Outbreak

JetBlue to Reduce Capacity by At Least 40% Due to Lower Demand from Coronavirus Outbreak

JetBlue Airways said it plans to cut capacity by at least 40% in April and May, adding that it also expects to see “substantial cuts” in June and July.
The New York-based airline will ground some of its Airbus and Embraer fleet. It currently operates 202 A320 and A321 aircraft, has orders for 76 A321neos and A321XLRs, as well as for 70 A220-300s.
“We know this is not an easy move –it …

Coronavirus Update: Apple Reopens China Stores, Broadway Shuttered, JetBlue Passenger in Hot Water

Coronavirus Update: Apple Reopens China Stores, Broadway Shuttered, JetBlue Passenger in Hot Water

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
Health officials have reported over 132,567 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since China made its first report to the World Health Organization in January.
China reported only 22 new cases and eight new deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases there to 80,815. The death toll in China has risen to 3,177.
Italy has the second highest number of cases in the world, with 15,133 and a …

JetBlue to Waive Change Fees Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

JetBlue to Waive Change Fees Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

JetBlue Airways said it is temporarily suspending change and cancel fees for new tickets purchases.
The police shift impacts flights booked starting February 27 through March 11, 2020 with travel to be completd by June 1, 2020.  There are no restrictions or reports of outbreaks of Covid-19 at any of the airline’s destinations as of the time of publication.
“Given our mission is to inspire humanity, we felt this suspension was an …