Episode 38: What's Happening in Travel - United and American Airlines furlough more than 30,000 staff in one day; United gets very creative in enticing more leisure traffic on its flights

Episode 38: United and American Airlines furlough more than 30,000 staff in one day; United gets very creative in enticing more leisure traffic on its flights

Kerwin McKenzie

Episode 38: United and American Airlines furlough more than 30,000 staff in one day; United gets very creative in enticing more leisure traffic on its flights

Episode 38

Here is the video of my Concorde trip I mentioned in this episode:

 

In this episode:

Airlines

  • 2:05 – United and American Airlines furlough more than 30,000 staff in one day
  • 6:40 – United gets very creative in enticing more leisure traffic on its flights
    • Launched Map Search to help the shopping process; it’s in beta now
  • 14:18 – Is United’s on-again, off-again service at New York JFK on again?
  • 17:45 – What is going on with Delta Air Lines and the Airbus A220?
  • 19:57 – Airlines pile on to the rapid COVID testing bandwagon
    • Lufthansa, Swiss are the latest, American, JetBlue and Alaska are others
  • 24: 45 – Think a business class meal on an A380 is a distant dream?  Not so in October 2020
  • Taiwanese carriers adding more flights to nowhere and also South Korean airlines

 

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