Some employees at airlines receiving government assistance aren’t happy about what the carriers are doing, payroll-wise. Southwest is getting into the cargo game. And Spirit suspended service to three cities.
Those are some of the travel headlines that piqued my interest today.
Airlines Getting Bailout Money – But Still Reducing Employee Pay?
Despite receiving government aid contingent upon not reducing workforces until mid-fall, airlines are reducing worker pay.
Though if airlines aren’t actually laying off people, is that a viable defense?
Southwest to Start Cargo Flights(?!)
The Airline of Love is one of US several airlines starting, resuming, or increasing their cargo flights, now that many passenger operations are grounded.
Spirit Cuts Flights to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Following the CDC’s travel advisory regarding New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Spirit Airline decided to temporarily suspend flights to/from those states. Travel Weekly notes the changes are in effect through at least May 4.
A Photographic Tour of State Department March Travel Advisory Locations
Interview with United Employee Who Tested Positive for COVID-19
Matthew at Live and Let’s Fly posted this interesting read about a United Airlines employee who has coronavirus. The post and ensuing comments offer an intriguing look into United’s culture.
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