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June 25, 2020

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Airlines

How Airlines Are Keeping Passengers Safer (Source: Money Magazine)
Airlines have adjusted policies and instituted new measures to provide additional layers of protection for passengers and employees, including required face coverings, altered boarding procedures and adjusted food and drink service.

Delta Air Lines Shares Recommendations For Summer Travel (Source: Delta News Hub)
Delta Air Lines has shared tips for travelers as consumers begin to take to the skies for summer travel. The recommendations include reviewing TSA guidelines, wearing a face covering throughout the travel experience and utilizing smartphone technology to ensure a touchless experience.

JetBlue Adds 30 Domestic Routes, Expands Premium Service (Source: USA Today)
JetBlue will add 30 new domestic routes between July and October, as well as resuming more suspended flights and expanding its Mint premium service to flights between Newark, N.J., and California. “As we’ve seen demand come back, the speed with which it returned surprised us, particularly in leisure markets and particularly in the last three to three and a half weeks,” JetBlue’s Scott Laurence said.

Delta Resumes Flights Between US and China (Source: Delta News Hub)
Delta Air Lines will resume twice-weekly service between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon following a temporary suspension in February due to the coronavirus pandemic. Once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit will also operate starting from July.

Delta CEO Looks Toward Recovery (Source: BNN Bloomberg)
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian predicted that the Labor Day holiday will be “an important milestone and pivot point” as business travel usually picks up afterward. “We are in the process of recovery, there’s no doubt about it,” Bastian said. “There are clear signs the momentum we have is meaningful and continuing to build.”

Airports

Airport Layouts Could Get Post-Pandemic Overhauls (Source: Forbes)
Larger terminals, fever-detecting cameras, virtual line-ups and biometrics-enabled electronic boarding gates could all be in the future for airports as officials work to ensure the safety of both travelers and staff post-pandemic. “We’re trying to do everything we can to make sure that our airport terminals are a safe environment, and we’re making sure that we’re doing everything we can to make it healthy for people to come in,” says Justin Erbacci, chief executive of Los Angeles World Airports.

N.J. Airport Steps Up Virus Safety Measures (Source: WABC-TV New York)
The use of anti-viral cleaning agents, requiring face coverings for travelers and other safety procedures are part of the new normal for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey airports, including Newark Liberty International. “Yes, it is going to be very different and yes, it is going to take some time to get used to and no it’s not going to be easy,” said Port Authority Aviation Director Huntley Lawrence.

Airport Capital Projects Adjust to Pandemic (Source: Construction Drive)
Projects at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Denver International Airport and LaGuardia Airport have continued during the coronavirus pandemic. Other facilities, such as Texas’ Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Jacksonville International Airport in Florida and San Francisco International Airport have adjusted construction timelines in response.

US Airports Emphasize Passenger Safety (Source: USA Today)
Floor decals promoting social distancing, plexiglass barriers at check-in counters, sanitizer stations and more employees — or robots — “sanitizing at every turn” are among the sights becoming commonplace as airports strive to keep passengers safe. Many airports are requiring face coverings and a few have added vending machines selling personal protective gear.

General Interest

Necessity is The Mother of Invention – How We Can Be Safe When We Fly Has Become A New Industry Focus (Source: The Blue Swan Daily)
As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. That’s certainly true in these days of Covid-19 as airlines and airports struggle to find ways to keep us safe and encourage us to fly again. A few weeks ago we looked at some of the new concepts airlines were coming up with to change the economy cabin experience. Now, we look at a few of the new innovations that are being considered to keep some kind of separation between passengers.

CDC Releases Updated Travel Guidelines As Summer Travel Ramps Up (Source: GET.com)
We have some news that all summertime travelers need to know about. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just posted a highly anticipated new set of guidelines for travel. The guidelines should prove helpful if you’re aiming to travel this summer without taking unnecessary risks.

Leisure Travel

10 Unforgettable Places to Sleep in National Parks (Source: SmarterTravel)
A cabin floating on a lake. A boutique hotel. A yurt. Around North America, national parks offer incredible scenery, dazzling wildlife, and some truly funky, cool, and surprising places to stay. So leave the tent at home and instead spend your days exploring and your nights cozied up by the fireplace of a grand lodge. Or a campfire next to a tipi. Or a dude-ranch bonfire. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to be unforgettable

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