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Airlines Bleed Money as Jets Half Empty, Long-Haul Still Grounded

Empty rows of airplane seats

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 July passenger traffic reached just 20% of 2019’s levels | Signs of domestic rebound fade outside China, IATA says By Richard Weiss and Christopher Jasper for Bloomberg – Airlines seeking to build up flights after idling their fleets at the height of the coronavirus outbreak are bleeding more cash as jets fly half empty and the most lucrative inter-continental …

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Emirates Tries a New Tactic to Fill Planes: Cover Medical Costs – Cruise lines take note

Two Emirates airlines planes

BLOOMBERG, JULY 23, 2020 By Layan Odeh for Bloomberg – Emirates has come up with a unique way to boost confidence in air travel. The Dubai-based carrier on Thursday offered to cover the medical expenses of its passengers should they be diagnosed with Covid-19 while away from home. Emirates specializes in the type of long-distance flights that have been hit hardest by …

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VIDEO: Hazmat suits for air travel and shipping are here thanks to Toronto PPE company

The BioVYZR helmet. Source: VYZR Technologies Inc.

BLOOMBERG, JULY 15, 2020 By Jen Murphy for Bloomberg – After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommended widespread use of face masks to help slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the minimalist medical mask quickly got reimagined as a fashion accessory. Then model Naomi Campbell—a famous germaphobe—and musician Erykah Badu stepped it up a notch, sporting custom hazmat suits for stylish social distancing. …

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American Airlines will book flights to full capacity – Associated Press

American Airlines Jet in Flight

PortandTerminal.com, June 27, 2020 DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines will start booking flights to full capacity next week, ending any effort to promote social distancing on its planes while the United States sets records for new reported cases of the coronavirus. American’s move matches the policy of United Airlines but contrasts sharply with rivals that limit bookings to create space …

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INNOVATION: Will this invention let us fly again?

Interior of a passenger airplane

PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020 With airlines looking to safeguard passengers when demand returns, many are considering how social distancing could be maintained on a plane. Is this the solution? Passenger ferries and Port Authorities take note. NAPLES, ITALY – How do you maintain social distancing on an airplane? An Italian aviation design firm has unveiled a new product that could …

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