3 Links I Love: Just How Empty Those Planes are, Virgin Australia on the Brink, Delta Clean

3 Links I Love: Just How Empty Those Planes are, Virgin Australia on the Brink, Delta Clean

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Ethics of Airline Bailouts in Spotlight With Virgin-Qantas FeudBloomberg
Quite the brawl going on down under. Virgin Australia wants the government to bail it out. Qantas sees blood in the water and wants no help. There has been talk of letting the airline fail …

Shut It Down

Shut It Down

On Monday, I talked about the $50 billion airline stimulus that the government rolled out. One of the provisions in both the grant and the loan pieces of the pie said that the Department of Transportation (DOT) could require airlines to continue to serve all points until March 1, 2022. …

Southwest to Offer Preboarding To Those Willing to Help Prevent COVID-19 With New Shoot’nBoard Program

Southwest to Offer Preboarding To Those Willing to Help Prevent COVID-19 With New Shoot’nBoard Program

There is very little that preoccupies Southwest travelers’ minds more before a flight than wondering if they’ll be able to get the seats they prefer. Southwest is now rolling out a new way to put people’s minds at ease… if they’re willing to chip in to fight COVID-19. Say hello …

Cranky on the Web: Impact on Travelers and Employees, More Refunds, Biscoff, and a Virtual Happy Hour

Cranky on the Web: Impact on Travelers and Employees, More Refunds, Biscoff, and a Virtual Happy Hour

What does the airline aid package mean for travelers? Not muchTPG
The headline says it pretty well. Other than having more flights operating than demand would otherwise require, the aid package shouldn’t mean much of a change for travelers.

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