Flight Schedule Updates
|Air Canada||Resuming flights between Ft. St. John and Vancouver starting June 22|
|Delta||Expanding flights to Latin America, Canada and U.S. destinations|
Resuming major routes in June including Detroit to Toronto, Seattle to Shanghai, and Salt Lake City to Mexico City
Suspending service to 10 airports within the U.S., halting flights in smaller airports where alternative flight options in nearby stations are available. Selected closures include: Chicago Midway; Oakland International Airport; Hollywood Burbank; Long Beach; Providence, R.I., Westchester County Airport; Stewart International; Akron-Canton, Ohio; Manchester, N.H. and Newport News/Williamsburg until at least September.
|Southwest||Continues to limit bookings at least through July while managing space between seats|
|Spirit||Reducton of 50% of filghts to Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis and Seattle|
|JetBlue||Reduction in 50% of flights to 16 major U.S. cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Seattle and Las Vegas|
|LATAM||Plans to resume routes from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt, London, Madrid and Miami in June. Expecting an increase to 13 additional international destinations in July||Europe|
|Alitalia Airlines||Resuming flights between Rome and New York as well as flights from Rome to Madrid and Barcelona effective June 2|
|British Airways||Planning to resume half of their flights from July|
|KLM||Resuming new flights effective May 8 to Madrid, Rome, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki|
|Lufthansa||Extending flight schedule through May 31 for internaitonal point to point destinations|
Offering 1,800 round trips a week to more than 130 destinations around the world by the end of June
|Virgin Aatlantic||Plans to end operations at London'g Gatwick Airport; some routes will switch to London Heathrow||Asia Pacific|
|Korean Air||Resumes flights on 19 international routes from June 1, including Washington DC, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Frankfurt, Singapore, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur||Middle East & Africa|
|Emirates Airlines||Plans to operate flights to nine destinations from May 21, including scheduled flight services from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne; It will also offer connections in Dubai for travelers between Britain and Australia|
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• GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) study finds more than half of companies considering resuming to travel. Read More
• Airline Requirements to Board: easy to view chart of which airlines are requiring masks for crew and passengers along with cleaning updates. Read More
• Challenge with Enforcing Mask Protocols: Most US airlines are relying on passenger cooperation for wearing masks, rather than enforcement. Read More
• Keeping your Phone Clean: How to maintain cleanliness with phones while on the road. Read More
• State by State Opening Status: Most states and U.S. territories have begun to ease restrictions. For a complete listing of what is and is not available by state: Read More.
• Face Masks Required: Numerous airlines, airports and Amtrak are requiring face masks for access and boarding. LAX and Denver international are the latest to put this requirement in place. The best practice is for all travelers to have face masks available to avoid any interruption in boarding of airport access.
• TSA outlines new expectations in cooperation with CDC guidelines for airport screening processes including:
- Increasing distance and visual reminders of spacing, staggering security lanes
- Recommending wallets, and other accessories to be stored in carry on luggage rather than on person
- Allowing liquid hand sanitizer containers up to 12 oz to be permitted in carry-on bags until further notice; potential carry-on search to validate the product and size during screening is likely
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• American Airlines announces expanded cleaning process: Read More.
• Delta cleans every flight: Read More.
• Frontier Airlines becomes first airline to require temperature screening: Read More.
• US, Mexico and Canada to Extend Travel Ban: US Department of Homeland Security extended the ban for non-essential travel across both borders through June 22, 2020.: Read More.
• Southwest Airlines extends credits for unused tickets through September 2022, as well as updates loyalty programs: Read More.
• Colombia and Argentina impose travel bans through August 31: Read More.
• United allowing rebooking off crowded flights - Although most flights are running at 50% capacity, starting next week United will contact passengers if flights are filling up to rebook. Program continues through June 30: Read More.
• Delta and JetBlue have requested suspensions to service in some smaller US Airports: Read More.
• European travel restrictions may last longer than originally predicted: Read More.
• Virgin Atlantic will cease operations without government help, according to founder Richard Branson. Without such support for airlines around the world, "there won’t be any competition left and hundreds of thousands more jobs will be lost, along with critical connectivity and huge economic value," Branson wrote in a letter to employees.
• GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) Member Survey: Among the GBTA members that reported their organizations have canceled at least some domestic travel, 62 percent said they expect it to resume in the next two to three months: Read More.
• The Canada-U.S. border is expected to stay closed to nonessential travel until June 21. Canada and the United States had agreed on April 18 to extend border restrictions for another 30 days. Canada asked for a 30-day roll-over and it is almost certain that Washington will agree to the proposal.
• Berlin Tegal Airport will close on June 15 for at least two months, with possible permanent closure. All flight traffic will be handled by Berlin Schonefeld Airport.
• Italy will commence reopening all airports starting June 3 when transfers are again permitted. Read More.
• Airports consider ways to reduce human contact: Read More.
• Access country specific airport requirements - Interactive Map outlining a Country by Country click through for flight operations, Interruptions and screening: Read More.
• Be prepared to briefly remove your mask at the airport for TSA Identity verification: Read More.
• Global Entry mobile enrollment is suspended, and U.S. Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers will stay closed through at least June 1.
• MedAire is beginning Covid-19 screening at airports in Los Angeles, London, Lima and Hong Kong. The program will expand to more airports and "evolve as additional options to screen, test or vaccinate become available."
• International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) interactive application provides a regional view of increase/decrease of aircraft departures over a 7 day period. Further detail by airport anywhere in the world to ensure clear guidance on airport closures or restrictions: Read More.
• Hotel Cleaning procedures: Comprehensive listing by chain to assist you in planning for return to travel: Read More.
• AHLA (The American Hotel & Lodging Association) on Monday, May 4 released new industry wide health and safety protocols in response to the coronavirus pandemic: Read More.
Ground Transportation Readiness
• Hertz New CEO, Paul Stone takes over after Kathryn Marinello steps down: Read More.
• Rental Car cleaning processes and loyalty status extensions: As more business travelers look to rental cars for regional travel, we have provided updates to the major rental car COVID 19 sites: