United Airlines unveils voluntary contact tracing program
New York (AFP) - United Airlines announced Wednesday a program to collect customer contact data on all flights to assist health officials in contact tracing in the effort to contain Covid-19. The program, which will cover both domestic and international flights, follows a similar announcement earlier this month by rival Delta Air Lines, but the Delta program only pertains to international flights. The program, which is supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be voluntary for passengers. Consumers who opt in will be asked at check-in for contact details such as an ...
More cancellations as Covid-19 cases rise: United Airlines
New York (AFP) - United Airlines experienced an uptick in travel cancellations and decline in new bookings with the latest rise in Covid-19 cases over the last week, the US airline said Thursday.It now expects total capacity in the fourth quarter to decrease "at least" 55 percent compared with a year ago, it said, after previously projecting capacity would fall "approximately" 55 percent.United "continues to see a significant impact in demand for air travel," the airline said in a securities filing. "The company does not currently expect the recovery from Covid-19 to follow a linear path." Th...