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To Mask or Not to Mask?

To Mask or Not to Mask?

May 26, 2020

Brett Snyder, better known as The Cranky Flier, emphatically says passengers need to wear masks or facial coverings onboard aircraft. It’s not a question, Snyder says in this episode of Mondays With Skift Airline Weekly. Airlines dug themselves into a public-relations hole by promising social distancing by blocking middle seats — which doesn’t provide the necessary six-feet of separation and is financially unsustainable. So given that flights will be filling up again, passengers need to wear masks.

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How Airports Need to Adapt for a Public Health Crisis

How Airports Need to Adapt for a Public Health Crisis

May 19, 2020

Ty Osbaugh, architecture firm Gensler’s aviation lead and principal, joins Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan for a discussion on how airports need to change to handle a public-health emergency. Everything from check-in to terminal design needs to be rethought to adapt to travel’s new reality.

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Enormous Challenges and Possible Opportunities

Enormous Challenges and Possible Opportunities

May 11, 2020

The airline industry is ravaged now, but could this create an opportunity for new airlines to emerge? Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan and Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly co-founder and current host of the Airlines Confidential podcast discuss the possibility.

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How Much Money Are Airlines Losing Now?

How Much Money Are Airlines Losing Now?

May 4, 2020

This week Skift Airline Weekly editor Madhu Unnikrishnan was joined by Skift Aviation Business Editor Brian Sumers to discuss first quarter earnings -- and why they are likely the best numbers airlines will see for all of 2020.

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The Threat to Virgin Australia

The Threat to Virgin Australia

May 1, 2020

This week the Skift Airline Weekly team discussed Virgin Australia’s potential demise as well as how other airlines are weathering the coronavirus fallout.

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