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Southwest sounds alarm on jobs in 'very bad environment,' American preparing furlough warnings

Southwest sounds alarm on jobs in 'very bad environment,' American preparing furlough warnings

7/14/2020 3:08:00 AM

Southwest sounds alarm on jobs in 'very bad environment,' American preparing furlough warnings

Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly told employees on Monday that he was concerned about the impact of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and quarantines on already-weak travel demand and said passenger numbers would need to triple by the end of the year to prevent job cuts.

United Airlines started sending furlough warnings to about 45% of its frontline workers last week, and American Airlines was preparing to send warnings - coupled with early exit packages to encourage voluntary departures - this week, people familiar with the matter said.

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Southwest and United employees have until July 15 to apply for early exits. No U.S. airline can furlough staff before Oct. 1, according to terms of a government bailout, and must give employees 60 days’ notice of potential furloughs.Not everyone who receives a notification will be let go, United said.

Airlines are grappling with overstaffing and burning millions of dollars of cash each day, even as they face pressure to limit passengers on flights to allow for social distancing.JetBlue Airways Corp said Monday it will extend blocking middle seats on larger airplanes and aisle seats on smaller aircraft for flights through Sept. 8. American and United are again booking flights to capacity, but informing customers if their flights will be full.

Delta Air Lines, which reports second-quarter results on Tuesday and is blocking middle seats through at least Sept. 30, told employees last week it plans to get “smaller as we look ahead to the recovery, which is likely to be lengthy and slow.”Monday is the deadline for Delta employees to accept a voluntary exit deal.

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama, Nick Zieminski and Dan Grebler Read more: Reuters Top News »

U.S. health chief arrives in Taiwan on trip condemned by China

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday as the highest-level U.S. official to visit in four decades, a trip condemned by China which claims the island as its own, further irritating Sino-U.S. relations.

American Airlines to warn staff this week about potential furloughsAmerican Airlines is planning to warn pilots this week about potential furloughs, the latest carrier to prepare employees for job cuts as the coronavirus pandemic roils the airline business. umarwaqar4 Guess where we’re returning So much for the pilot shortage, hopefully that's the end of 20 year olds in the captains seat. SoWestTexas_

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Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, WHO sounds alarmWorld Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there would be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future, with too many countries headed in the wrong direction. Parts of the world, especially the United States with more than 3.3 million confirmed cases, are still seeing Sounded the alarm a little late, eh? The WHO had one job...they failed and have failed over and over. They can go back to China for their dog treats.... cv19 spreads but look at the tests. Rapid resp. shows immunity. PCR can also amplify immunity w/in a certain time frame. The fatality rate for kids under 10 is .0013% & .0070% under 19. Thus, CV19 sickens those who immunities need some help. Focus there.

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