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Hawaiian Airlines Announces Furloughs

While leisure travel has had a slight increase in the United States over the past few months, one state and its main airline have not been able to see the same growth. Hawaiian Airlines has suffered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a lack of demand and strict lockdown rules and protocols enforced by the state of Hawaii. According to the Honolulu Star Advisor, the carrier announced that it will be issuing furlough notices to over 2,000 employees…

Analysis: U.S. Airlines Drop Change Fees

United Airlines announced over the weekend that it will permanently drop change fees on domestic flights in a move most likely intended to win over passengers while demand stays low amid the coronavirus pandemic. A day later, on Monday, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines followed suit and published press…

United Develops System to Cancel Low Load Flights

Generally when comparing airlines in the United States, one naturally gravitates towards Delta Air Lines. It runs a great operation and generally, people are very happy flying them. The other airlines always try to be like Delta but rarely does it succeed. In an industry where decisions often are based…

AirlineGeeks ‘AG Lounge’ Podcast Episode 12: Airlines Announce Furloughs, Shut…

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at this week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to the AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or through our distributor, Anchor. This week's…

White House Looking to Prevent Airline Industry Layoffs

On Wednesday, the White House stated that it will consider the possibility of taking action to protect thousands of airline employees’ jobs. According to USA Today, this comes the same week American Airlines and Delta Airlines announced they would furlough thousands of union employees each in October. According to American,…

Delta Air Lines COO Gil West to Retire in September

Delta Air Lines’ Chief Operating Officer Gil West announced his plans to retire from the company. The announcement was made public in an internal memo to employees from CEO Ed Bastian on Aug. 25. Considered the architect of the carrier’s operating performance excellence, West joined Delta in 2008 as the…

Delta To Furlough 1,941 Pilots on Oct. 1

As demand remains weak and Oct. 1 looms on the horizon, U.S. airlines are struggling to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the industry. In that context, Delta has announced in an internal memo that is planning to furlough 1,941 pilots once the CARES act prohibition on involuntary cuts ends.…

Delta Long-Haul Flights Return to Midwest Hub, Focus Cities

Banking on the potential availability of a vaccine, the gradual return of demand and the lifting of international travel restrictions, Delta Air Lines is adding frequencies and reopening routes in its winter 2020 and summer 2021 long-haul flying schedule. In line with IATA expectations for a multi-year recovery to pre-COVID-19…

American Airlines and Pilot Union Reach Furlough Agreement

American Airlines and their pilot union, Allied Pilots Association, have reached an agreement to reduce the number of redundancies this fall. According to the Chicago Tribune, the two sides have reached an agreement allowing some pilots to alternate months of flying till May, or take leave while still receiving training.…

Delta Remains Confident In Business Travel Rebound

In comments to The Washington Post, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said that he is confident that business travel will return in the future despite being having been greatly reduced over the past months due to COVID-19 pandemic. The executive has been firm with this stance and has repeatedly assured it…