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Delta has committed to blocking middle seats on all flights through at least early 2021. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees a $200 Monthly Surcharge

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday, August 25, that it will require unvaccinated employees to pay an additional $200 health care surcharge every month whilst remaining unvaccinated. The additional charge on employees’ health insurance premiums will go into effect on November 1st. The memo addressed to employees from CEO Ed Bastian states the reason for the surcharge is the “high” cost of care for an employee with Covid-19, “The average hospital stay for COVID-19 has cost Delta $50,000 per person.…

Mask Mandate Extended Through Early 2022

On Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask mandate to Jan. 18, 2022, for passengers and crew onboard commercial aircraft or at U.S. airports. It is also extended to individuals on any form of public transportation like train and bus. The mandate aims to limit the spread…