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Report: More Than 600 Southwest Employees Afflicted with Coronavirus. Would You Virtually Mattress Run?

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A staggering number of Southwest Airlines employees are purportedly infected with the coronavirus.

And what exactly is “virtual mattress running”?

Hundreds of Airline Workers Have Coronavirus

WBAP reports that over 700 airline employees have tested positive for coronavirus. (H/T: Simple Flying.) 600 of those are Southwest staff and the other 100 work for American. That doesn’t take into account other airlines’ employees — such as these Delta pilots and any affected flight attendants.

Virtual Mattress Running

Monkey Miles details an interesting concept: mattress running without actually visiting a hotel.

A double bed is seen inside a room at the Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T4 (LHR airport hotel) in Hounslow, United Kingdom.

Americans Are Itching to Travel

Travel Pulse reports a growing number of Americans want to travel again. But only a third think travel will be “mostly the same.”

Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive
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A US Domestic Quarantine Cheat Sheet

USA Today has a rundown of who must quarantine where when traveling within the United States.

Disney Parks May Take Guests’ Temperatures

We wrote yesterday about London Heathrow’s CEO predicting that airline passengers might continue getting their temperatures taken in order to suss out who’s ill.

Now, Disney parks may do the same thing.

— Chris

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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