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Southwest Airlines warns it may cut jobs without jump in travel

[FOX BUSINESS] A recent rise in COVID-19 has taken a toll on travel MIT analysis: Coronavirus risk nearly doubles on full flights Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza provides insight into an MIT study that suggests blocking the middle seat lowers the coronavirus risks. Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly told employees on Monday it needs […]

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Blocking middle seats on planes is a ‘PR strategy, not a safety strategy,’ United says

[CNBC, GETTY IMAGES] KEY POINTS United dismissed the effectiveness of blocking middle seats.Airlines are grappling with how to calm travelers nervous about flying during the coronavirus pandemic.All major U.S. carriers require that passengers wear masks onboard.United Airlines on Wednesday dismissed the notion that blocking some seats onboard would keep passengers safer from Covid-19, as policies among U.S. […]

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I flew on the 3rd and 4th-largest US airlines to see how they’re handling the pandemic and the difference was night and day

[Business Insider] United Airlines and Southwest Airlines make up the lower half of the big four US airlines behind American and Delta. I flew on both airlines between New York and Orlando to see how the duo was tackling social distancing policies during the pandemic.The two each approach social distancing differently with Southwest being more aggressive […]

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