News notes from around the interweb:
- American Airlines has started taking temperatures of ramp workers at DFW airport this doesn’t prevent spread by asymptomatic employees, but can help reduce spread by a portion of those with the virus.
- Airlines and pilots will need to negotiate ‘scope clauses’ (that limit use of regional jets) in order for airlines to ramp flying back of slowly with smaller planes, while preserving pilot jobs.
- St. Regis Singapore delivers weekend brunch experience and it earns points.
Brunch at the St. Regis Singapore
- British Airways parent IAG is renegotiating its purchase of Air Europa wouldn’t you renege on a deal to buy an airline at this point, too?
- South Africa asks unions to come up with concessions that might save South African Airways.
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- Going abroad? Expect to be monitored
[i]n early March, the Iranian government released an app that it pitched as a self-diagnostic tool. While the tool’s efficacy was likely low, given reports of asymptomatic carriers of the virus, the app saved location data of millions of Iranians, according to a Vice report.
One of the most alarming measures being implemented is in Argentina, where those who are caught breaking quarantine are being forced to download an app that tracks their location. In Hong Kong, those arriving in the airport are given electronic tracking bracelets that must be synced to their home location through their smartphone’s GPS signal.
- U.S. Storage Sites Brace For Aircraft Storage, Teardown Demands