American Airlines executives are optimistic about a rebound for business travel and the future of travel as a whole. In a recent Skift Aviation Forum, Robert Isom, the president of the American Airlines Group and American Airlines, shared that there is a pent-up demand for business travel according to what they are hearing from their corporate clients. The airline is committed to transporting travelers safely and cites infection rates within the company lower than the national average, despite working in densely populated areas. For their customer-facing employees, such as flight attendants and gate agents, they report an even lower infection rate than the company as a whole. The increasing confidence in the safety of air travel may indicate an increase in business travel in the near future!
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Delta Will Continue to Block Seats Through March
Seat blocking policies come off of the menu soon for many other airlines
After several research studies have come to light to prove a very low risk of COVID transmission on airplanes, many other airline carriers feel it is time to start opening their center seats back up, but when? See the chart below of current seat blocking and capacity policies for each major US Airline.
Center Seat and Capacity Policies for Major US Airlines
Alaska Airlines: Blocking center seats and capping the number of guests on flights through January 6, 2021.
American Airlines: Currently selling center seats and selling flights to capacity.
Delta Airlines: Blocking center seats through March 30, 2021.
Hawaiian Airlines: Blocking center seats and capping cabin capacity to 70 percent through December 15, 2020.
JetBlue Airways: Capping capacity on flights at 70 percent through December 1, 2020. Capping capacity on flights to 85 percent between December 2, 2020 and January 7, 2021. Selling to capacity beginning January 8. 2021.
United Airlines: Currently selling center seats and selling flights to capacity.
Southwest Airlines: Selling flights at a limited capacity through November 30, 2020.
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JetBlue Opens Testing Center at JFK
Also offering a “take out” option for Self-Testing Kits
- South Africa: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure from country of origin required.
- Botswana: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure from country of origin required.
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