Allegiant Air passengers will receive a free care package when flying the airline. Plus, Sun Country filed a lawsuit against the company once known as Delta Ground Services.Those are some of the travel and points headlines I thought you, too, might find interesting.
Allegiant to Distribute “Personal Health and Safety Kits” to Passengers
Just a day after we wrote about Allegiant Air topping an airline quality study, the carrier is in the news again. This time, they’re announcing that passengers on all their flights will receive “personal health and safety kits” — which the airline says will include a single-use face mask, non-latex disposable gloves and two sanitizing wipes. (H/T: Fox News Travel)
And here’s the kicker: they’re free to passengers! No extra fee or charge!
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We have begun providing complimentary personal health and safety kits to our customers. As supplies are delivered over the next couple of weeks, we will have them available for each and every customer. Each kit includes a single-use face mask, non-latex disposable gloves and two sanitizing wipes. This is another way that Allegiant is Going the Distance for Health and Safety!
Gotta say: Allegiant seems to be cleaning up its act. Bravo to them.
The airline’s former CEO, Jude Bricker, made headlines, too, at his current gig over at Sun County —
Sun Country Sues the Former Delta Ground Services
Unifi — formerly known as Delta Ground Services — was sued by Sun Country Airlines.
Sun Country used then-DGS for for many of the airline’s ground services at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). But last month, Sun Country terminated the contract and made all their operations internal.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Dylan Thomas writes that Sun Country’s legal beef includes claims that DGS:
“[N]egligently and recklessly failed to perform multiple ground handling services safely and promptly … causing substantial disruption of and significant cost to Sun Country’s operations at MSP Airport.” It goes on to allege that DGS’s performance led to “flight delays, missed connections, stranded passengers, baggage charges, fuel costs, misplaced or lost property, staffing shortages, customer complaints, fines and penalties, as well as significant economic and reputational damages, including lost profits and loss of goodwill.”
Air Canada Will Check Your Temperature
Air Canada passengers will be subject to temperature checks before boarding flights.
Travel + Leisure reports the practice will be effective by May 15.
One Disney Park is Opening…
Shanghai Disneyland will open its gates on Monday.
Mickey Mouse Masks?
Mickey Mouse Ears are a time-honored Disney park tradition. But the Disneylands and Worlds may require guests to wear masks, too.
That possibility — along with others such as virtual queuing for rides — are some ideas floated by Travelicious’ Chelease Bengier.
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