Episode 23: What's Happening in Travel

Episode 23: Taiwanese carriers offer unique flights to nowhere on Father’s Day (Aug 8), Southwest announces cutbacks in aircraft cleaning between flights and much more…

Kerwin McKenzie

Episode 23

In this episode, we talk about travel restrictions and travel insurance as well as the following topics:

Airlines

  • Southwest announces cutbacks in aircraft cleaning between flights
  • Taiwanese carriers offer unique flights to nowhere on Father’s Day (Aug 8)
  • United starts sanitizing the flight decks on its aircraft with UV light
  • Virgin Australia goes back to the future – and its origins as a 737-only operator
  • Qantas parks most of its Boeing 787-9s
  • Emirates reduces service to the U.S.
  • Air India Express Boeing 737 crash in India
  • 20% of Delta staff leave voluntarily in one late July week,
  • Virgin Atlantic files Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US to protect its assets
  • 1.7 million lb (771,000 kg) of mixed nuts anyone?  An American Airlines supplier gets stuck with that after the carrier (legally) cancels its contract on very short notice
  • Apple TV now available for free on American Airlines

Aircraft Manufacturers

  • The US FAA stipulates the changes for the Boeing 737 Max before it is allowed back into commercial service
  • Delays in the E175-E2 program

 

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