Airlines make changes to pandemic travel vouchers -- What you need to know
DETROIT – If you purchased a plane ticket during the COVID pandemic and exchanged it for a travel voucher there are some changes you need to know about. Airlines are changing deadlines and you might need to book your next flight soon so you don’t lose it. Planning to travel later this year? Airfares remain lowest in years but could rise soonThe travel industry has taken a big financial hit because fewer people are taking trips during the COVID pandemic. If you want to travel this summer or later in the year, booking now may be a good idea.
How Delta Airlines is working to keep passengers safe
DETROIT Delta Airlines showed off how the airline plans to keep passengers safe. Youll notice the differences at the airport as soon as you make your way through the sliding glass doors. Face masks are a must and if you dont have one, one will be provided. They must be worn in the airport and on board aircrafts. For a full look at the precautions Delta has put in place, watch Tim Pamplins full story above.
American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October
DALLAS American Airlines said Tuesday it will eliminate 19,000 jobs in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic. The furloughs and management layoffs announced Tuesday are in addition to 23,500 employees who accepted buyouts, retired early or took long-term leaves of absence. U.S. air travel plunged 95% by April, a few weeks after the first significant coronavirus outbreaks in the United States. In March, passenger airlines got $25 billion from the government to save jobs for six months, and American was the biggest beneficiary, receiving $5.8 billion. American plans to fly less than half its usual schedule and only one-fourth of its lucrative international service in the fourth quarter.
Man removed from Delta flight after mask dispute
DETROIT Todd Benson and his family witnessed turbulence before their flight could even take off from Aruba to Atlanta. He was yelling, I have it on I have it on, and he was talking about his mask. The Delta flight attendant was requesting that he put it on properly, said Benson. RELATED: Passengers removed from Detroit plane for not wearing mask, flight delayedApparently this man was kicked off the plane following a meltdown -- all over being asked to correct his mask. RELATED: What Delta Airlines is doing to continue protecting passengers from COVID-19Its just a mask.
Passengers removed from Detroit plane for not wearing mask, flight delayed
DETROIT A Delta flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was delayed for about an hour Thursday when two people refused to wear a mask. RELATED: What Delta Airlines is doing to continue protecting passengers from COVID-19According to someone on the flight, the plane was taxiing and about to take off when two passengers refused to put their masks on. The plane turned around and the two passengers were removed from the flight. A representative with Delta Airlines said flight 1227 from Detroit to Atlanta had to return to the gate when two customers were not complying with crew instructions and were removed due to not following Deltas mask requirement.
What Delta Airlines is doing to continue protecting passengers from COVID-19
DETROIT At a time when passengers are worried about others wearing masks and flights being too crowded, Local 4 got a firsthand look at how Delta Airlines is keeping everyone safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19). READ: Delta to maintain social distancing while many other airlines end COVID-19 safety measuresHelp Me Hank took a flight from Detroit to Denver to get a taste of he process. Downstairs at the McNamara Terminal, there were only a handful of people around when Hank took his trip. At the gate, a protective shield is in place to separate travelers from the Delta gate agent. Before the safety video ran, a new video played, showing what Delta is doing to protect passengers from the coronavirus.
What Delta Airlines is doing to make passengers feel safe while flying during pandemic
DETROIT Delta Airlines is working to make sure passengers feel safe while flying during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. From spraying to seating arrangements, Delta is taking steps to make flights as germ-free as possible. READ: Delta to maintain social distancing while many other airlines end COVID-19 safety measuresNew filters are in place, which work to keep the air quality clean. Delta is continuing to keep middle seats open in an attempt to separate passengers as much as possible. Many airlines are filling planes now, while Delta keeps capacity at 60% with middle seats open.
Delta set to resume flights to China with new safety measures in place
DETROIT Delta Airlines is set to resume service to China from two U.S. cities, including Detroit. Delta flights to China will begin this week. Each city involved will have two flights per week. Seattle to China begins on Thursday and Detroit to China begins in July. A spokesperson for Delta said they are excited to resume their service between the U.S. and China as economic and social activities start to resume.
All the questions to ask yourself before planning a summer trip -- with answers from the CDC, too
So we’ll go through some of their recommendations, to perhaps anticipate some of your summer travel questions. Travel does increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19, the CDC said. If you’re considering cleaning your lodging area, see these guidelines on how to clean and disinfectFollow state and local travel restrictions. For up-to-date information, check the state or local health department where you are, along your route, and at your planned destination. “Also be aware that many local, state, and national public parks have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19.”It’s just one more thing to check on.
Airline Pilot Association: Current COVID-19 guidelines dont make air travel safe
DETROIT Many people feel air travel isnt safe right now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and pilots agree. Officials with the Airline Pilots Association said guidelines and suggestions currently in place are not enough. Joe DePete, the president of the Airline Pilots Association, said passengers are the only ones who dont feel safe. Delta has already capped seating at 60% capacity in the main cabin and will guarantee middle seats are empty. According to airline industry analysts, if airlines eliminate middle seats as a standard practice going forward, ticket prices will increase by at least 40%.