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U.S. senators urge Delta, JetBlue to restore employee hours

22 May 2020

A group of U.S. senators is urging Delta Air Lines Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp to immediately reverse their decisions to reduce employees' hours, calling them contrary to the requirements of taxpayer-funded payroll assistance.

U.S. senators urge Delta, JetBlue to backtrack on employee hour cuts

21 May 2020

May 21 A group of U.S. senators is urging Delta Air Lines Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp to immediately reverse their decisions to reduce employees' hours, saying that the moves are inconsistent with the requirements of taxpayer-funded payroll assistance.

Southwest to limit seats sold on each flight through July -CEO

21 May 2020

Southwest Airlines Co will continue to limit bookings on its flights through at least July to give passengers space between seats, CEO Gary Kelly told shareholders on Thursday, mirroring a plan by competitor Delta Air Lines Inc .

U.S. airlines step up safety measures in preparation for recovery

21 May 2020

U.S. carriers JetBlue Airways Corp and United Airlines Holdings Inc announced fresh safety measures on Wednesday aimed at restoring confidence in air travel as several executives pointed to signs domestic demand is improving. | Video

JetBlue to keep blocking seats through July 6; United teams up with Clorox

20 May 2020

May 20 JetBlue Airways Corp said on Wednesday it will continue blocking seats on its aircraft through at least July 6, while United Airlines Holdings Inc said it had teamed up with Clorox Co and Cleveland Clinic medical experts to advise on new cleaning and safety protocols.

Airlines say ticket cancellations slowing; business models may change

19 May 2020

Top U.S. airlines and Air Canada on Tuesday reported slower ticket cancellations and an improvement in bookings on some routes, though executives said overall demand remained weak and changes to travel rules may force new business models.

Exclusive: Delta will add flights to keep planes no more than 60% full as demand rises - sources

19 May 2020

Delta Air Lines Inc will keep planes no more than 60% full through at least July, adding more flights to its schedule than demand would usually justify, people familiar with the matter said.

Exclusive: United Airlines only needs 3,000 of 25,000 flight attendants in June - sources

15 May 2020

United Airlines Holdings Inc has told staff that it only has work for about 3,000 of its about 25,000 flight attendants in June, sources said, and warned of job losses if demand does not recover by the time government payroll aid expires in the fall.

Delta, others wrestle with too many planes, too many pilots

15 May 2020

Delta Air Lines moved to retire its Boeing Co 777 fleet and reduce its pilot ranks on Thursday as it joins other airlines wrestling with the need to shrink their operations to match reduced air travel due to the coronavirus crisis. | Video

House Democrat wants U.S. airlines to cap seating because of coronavirus

15 May 2020

WASHINGTON The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday urged U.S. airlines to maintain at least one seat between all passengers and cap seating at 67% of capacity on narrow-body airplanes to address the coronavirus pandemic.

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