Airlines push for more COVID tests, fewer quarantines to get more people traveling

Airlines believe the fear of sitting next to an infected passenger and 14-day mandatory quarantines are keeping more people from flying.
Travelers stand at an information desk to ask about the free-of-charge COVID-19 testing station at Düsseldorf International Airport on October 19, 2020.
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Airlines are burning a lot of cash — so what does that mean?

Oct 12, 2020
Expenses don’t go away just because people aren’t flying.
An employee disinfects an airplane at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Virginia in July. Airlines are burning cash because there are still expenses, regardless if people are flying.
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What it means when airlines get special aid

Oct 7, 2020
On-again, off-again stimulus talks are impacting the entire economy, but airlines are usually a special case. Here's why.
Airline industry workers call for more federal aid in Federal Plaza in Chicago on Sept. 9.
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This week may be "Armageddon" for the airline industry

Sep 28, 2020
Carriers are likely to cut more than 35,000 jobs starting Thursday.
Flight attendants and other aviation workers participate in a march near the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 9, calling for extended airline support.
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Airlines ask for bailout extension

Sep 23, 2020
The industry is warning of a massive wave of layoffs if lawmakers don’t extend funding before Oct. 1.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby joins fellow airline executives, union heads and politicians at a news conference calling for additional financial support to avoid layoffs on Sept. 22 outside the U.S. Capitol.
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Airlines seek additional federal funds to keep staff on board as pandemic continues

Sep 18, 2020
Airline executives are pressing for another $25 billion in aid to prevent job cuts into next year.
Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly, center, speaks with other airline executives after a meeting at the White House regarding an extension of federal aid on Sept. 17.
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Delta's putting its frequent flyer program up as collateral for a loan

Sep 14, 2020
The airline's SkyMiles program is worth millions every year.
A Delta Air Lines employee waits for passengers at an empty check-in counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
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United Airlines drops ticket change fees for domestic flights

Consumers have to be careful, as the fees still apply to the most basic economy fares.
This could be the first move in more permanent changes to airline ticket pricing.
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Furloughed pilot's new project helps frontline health workers

Jun 22, 2020
Through Project Wingman, airline crews visit hospitals to provide company and support to health care workers.
Many furloughed pilots haven't yet returned to the skies. Some are spending their time providing for health care workers.
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How possible is a major airline failure due to COVID-19?

May 12, 2020
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said it's "likely" in an interview on NBC's "Today" show.
United Airlines planes sit parked on a runway in Denver in April.