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More Than 100,000 Cruise Ship Crew Members Remain Stuck at Sea

More than 100,000 cruise ship crew members remain stranded at sea more than two months after the industry temporarily suspended operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Miami Herald. The newspaper’s analysis found that at least 578 crew members of various ships have contracted COVID-19 while at sea and […]

More Help on the Way for US Airlines

U.S. airlines, shell-shocked by the global effects of the coronavirus that has cut travel demand by 90 percent, received some good news on Saturday. The U.S. Treasury Department has released $9.5 billion in additional monies earmarked for the grants associated with the Payroll Support Program as part of the CARES Act stimulus program signed into […]

More Than 13,000 American Airlines Crew Take Voluntary Leave, Early Retirement

As it weathers the new normal of less demand for travel and a reduction in flights due to the widespread growth of the coronavirus, American Airlines has started the attrition process with its pilots and flight attendants. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that more than 13,000 pilots and flight attendants for American have accepted […]

ASTA requests more than 13 billion for travel agencies coronavirus

ASTA on Tuesday released its official relief requests to Congress relating to the Covid-19 coronavirus’ impact on travel agencies. ASTA wants a total of $13.7 billion in loans and grants and additional funding for Small Business Administration loans. “Discussions about targeted financial relief for the travel sector are fast-moving with requests ranging from $58 billion […]