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June 4, 2020

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Airlines

Delta extends complimentary rebooking (Source: Delta News Hub)
Delta Air Lines has extended complimentary rebooking for flights booked through Sept. 30, 2022.

Delta Extends Seating Caps Through the Summer (Source: Business Travel News)
Delta Air Lines will maintain its capacity caps in place through Sept. 30, the carrier announced Wednesday.  

Frontier Airlines Will Be First U.S. Airline to Introduce Mandatory Temperature Testing (Source: Travel Market Report)
In anticipation of returning summer travel, Frontier is introducing new routes while enforcing temperature screenings for passengers and crew. 

Southwest plans to add new routes (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Southwest Airlines plans to add several new routes aimed at business travelers as well as increasing flights to leisure destinations. 

Southwest to Leave Middle Seat Open Through End of July (Source: Travel Market Report)
Southwest will continue to facilitate social distancing onboard throughout at least July.

United brings back international flights (Source: Reuters)
United Airlines plans to restore service in July to 11 cities in Asia, Europe and South America as a result of modest increases in demand.

Airports

What to expect from the JFK airport expansion (Source: Airport Technology)
A $3.8 billion expansion of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport will add 500,000 square feet for seating, gates, restrooms and baggage handling.

General Interest

BCD Survey: Airport, Cabin Sanitization Business Travelers’ Top Concern (Source: Business Travel News)
Nine in 10 business travelers said an enhanced airport and cabin disinfection is a very or extremely important measure to ensure safe travel in the future, according to a BCD Travel survey.

If you’re not reading our coronavirus and travel liveblog, you’re missing out (Source: Skift)
On Wednesday, we highlighted Hyatt extending its coronavirus cancellation policy through July 31, Delta committing to onboard social distancing through September, and Carnival CEO Arnold Donald sharing his own experiences with racial injustice.

Passport Services to Resume in Three Phases (Source: Travel Market Report)
The U.S. Department of State said this week that its passport services will restart in phases, with regions getting different restart dates depending on local conditions.

Security

TSA prepared for summer travelers with updated security procedures (Source: tsa.gov)
WASHINGTON – With the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicking off the start of summer, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing a very different travel season given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

TSA seeks self-screening system for airports (Source: Bloomberg Government)
The Transportation Security Administration is pursuing development of self-screening systems for passengers that would enable screenings of people and baggage without TSA contact.

Technology

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: (Source: Skift)
Low-touch is the new high-touch in travel. Companies may rapidly adopt some kinds of contactless systems in response to the pandemic. But which ones?

Vacations

10 bucket-list-worthy national park experiences (Source: Lonely Planet)
US national parks provide some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous possibilities.

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