- Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Pfizer, Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA has determined that pilots may receive the vaccine under the conditions of their FAA-issued airman medical certification.
- A month ago, Delta Air Lines reached a tentative agreement with its pilot union — the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) — to avoid pilot furloughs. The deal offered partial pay for more than 1,700 pilots who would have been furloughed, in exchange for a modest reduction in the number of guaranteed hours for the rest of Delta’s pilots.
- United is adding 1,400 flights during Thanksgiving week on expectations of higher demand, a more than 9% increase during the week of Nov. 23 and is planning to “swap in larger aircraft when needed to accommodate last-minute demand.”
- American Airlines is cutting its December schedule by nearly 50%, removing more than 100,000 flights for the holiday season “in an effort to match the low demand resulting from coronavirus.”
- “US airlines are in the crappiest recovery ever. They’re getting hit in two ways: The number of passengers is still way down, seven months into the pandemic, or actually over eight months into it because for airlines it started at the end of January with flight bans; and on top of it, ticket prices have plunged — the toxic mix of crushed volume and crushed prices.”