United Airlines Announces 16,000 Furloughs

United Airlines has become the latest airline to announce mass layoffs as it suffers from major financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the airline has received payroll support from the CARES Act, the funding expires on Sept. 30, unless Congress can pass a second support bill. In July,…

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…

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…