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Business Travel

Amazon’s New Remote Work Policy Gives Regional Airlines a Lift

The tech giant’s latest tinkering with office policies will likely chip away further at the legacy carriers' traditional corporate travel volumes.

Amazon’s New Remote Work Policy Gives Regional Airlines a Lift

Airlines

American and Southwest Support Federal Vaccine Mandate, Reject Texas Gov.

The more airline employees and passengers that get vaccinated, the fewer people who will get sick or die. That's good for public health and good for business.

American and Southwest Support Federal Vaccine Mandate, Reject Texas Gov.

Airlines

Why Holdout Delta Air Lines Is Still Not Mandating Vaccines for Workers

Delta Air Lines is getting public relations blowback by not mandating its employees be vaccinated. Delta points to its voluntary vaccination program as a success, but the Atlanta-based carrier said it will fall into line when the federal government requires contractors to vaccinate crews.

Why Holdout Delta Air Lines Is Still Not Mandating Vaccines for Workers

Airlines

Southwest Will Now Require Employees to Be Vaccinated, Following Others

United Airlines set the example, now Southwest has told employees they must their submit vaccination status and documentation next month, ahead of a Dec 8. deadline. Expect more carriers to follow.

Southwest Will Now Require Employees to Be Vaccinated, Following Others

Business Travel

Corp Travel Agencies Before and After the Pandemic and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, numerous large corporate travel agencies have made big changes since the pandemic, unions representing pilots at two U.S. airline giants seek exemptions from vaccine mandates, and two major U.S. hotel management companies announce plans to merge.

Corp Travel Agencies Before and After the Pandemic and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Airlines

Biden Administration Pushes U.S. Airlines to Mandate Vaccines for Staff by Holidays

The White House wants airlines to get their staff vaccinated against Covid-19, and soon. The Biden administration is pushing American, Delta and Southwest to meet a December deadline. United is already there.

Biden Administration Pushes U.S. Airlines to Mandate Vaccines for Staff by Holidays

Airlines

American and Southwest Pilots Seek Vaccine Mandate Exemptions

Pilots at American Airlines and Southwest Airlines claim special status in seeking exemptions from President Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandates. The move pits the administration's drive to boost vaccination rates against a potentially bumpy holiday travel season.

American and Southwest Pilots Seek Vaccine Mandate Exemptions

Airlines

Air Canada Will Match Perks of U.S. Frequent Flyers to Boost Tourism

Destination Canada is behind the promotion, giving away points to entice Americans to visit. Expect an imminent counterattack from U.S. carriers.

Air Canada Will Match Perks of U.S. Frequent Flyers to Boost Tourism

Airline Weekly

Justice Department Sues American, JetBlue Over Northeast Alliance

Airline consolidation has gone too far, or that's what the Biden Justice Department says by suing to undo the American Airlines-JetBlue Northeast Alliance. The airlines, of course, say the alliance helps, not harms, consumers.

Justice Department Sues American, JetBlue Over Northeast Alliance

Airlines

JetBlue-American Partnership Draws Scrutiny of U.S. Senator Over Airfares

An increase in airfares could contribute to reducing airline passenger numbers. That would be another blow for an industry still suffering from damage caused by Covid variants.

JetBlue-American Partnership Draws Scrutiny of U.S. Senator Over Airfares