The Chicago-based airline said 36,000 employees face layoffs on or around October 1st. Airlines that received government bailouts are prohibited from laying off workers through the end of September.
Clubs in Chicago O’Hare (E Concourse), Denver, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix and San Francisco will join Clubs that are already operating as they reopen throughout July, with additional Clubs reopening as travel increases over the coming months.
It is offered along with a complimentary protective kit, which includes a single-use surgical face mask that should also be worn, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizer.
American Airlines needs to significantly downsize staffing at some of its bases, and plans to cut 8,000 flight attendant jobs. The information comes from a memo sent to flight attendants at the airline.
American Airlines paused mileage expiration in March as the coronavirus pandemic was getting started in the United States. Most airlines did the same thing, as people were not able to travel. But now that grace period is over. Mileage expiration for AAdvantage members has resumed again, and miles will begin expiring after 18 months of inactivity.
Starting in July, the airline will give non-compliant passengers a yellow card, a soccer reference that is a warning before the final red card that throws you out of the game.
Airlines for America, the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that its member carriers will voluntarily pledge to refund tickets for passengers who are turned away at the airport due to temperature checks.
JetBlue has announced a new redemption option for TrueBlue members. You can now use Cash + Points to book travel, which would be helpful if you do not have enough loyalty points to cover the full cost.
JetBlue has announced it is adding 30 new domestic routes to serve customers in markets where domestic travel is showing some signs of strength.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday that it will not make it mandatory for passengers to wear face masks on planes. This leaves the the decision to require protective gear to individual airlines.
The United States and China have agreed to allow four weekly flights between the two countries. The U.S. Transportation Department made the announcement on Monday.
American Airlines has updated its seat fee refund policy. The airline will now let you request a voucher for the value of a non refundable seat if you cancel your trip. The new policy applies to all flights booked by June 30th for travel through September 30th, 2020.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a daily coronavirus briefing this week at the newly unveiled Arrivals and Departures Hall at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport. The sparkling terminal on Wednesday seems nothing like the LaGuardia airport we are all used to.
Southwest has quietly extended the expiration date, announcing the news in a post in its community blog. “Once service resumes, any drink coupons set to expire throughout 2020 will now expire December 31, 2020” the post says.
Lufthansa is introducing a “homecoming guarantee” for any German resident it flies abroad, its CEO said in an interview Sunday.
JetBlue has extended its flight schedule through February of 2020. You can now book JetBlue flights as far out as 2/10/2021. This opens up the schedule for four more months that include the year end holidays and through the winter.
American Airlines is getting ready for summer travel by restoring more flights and re-opening key Admirals Club lounges. The airline is also expanding flexible policies and continuing its robust health, well-being and cleaning procedures.
The U.S. Transportation Department plans to revise the order to block Chinese airlines from flying to the United States. The agency is expected to issue the change in the coming days and could allow some Chinese passenger airline flights to continue.