News and notes from around the interweb:
- For months I’ve been saying the riskiest place on a plane during Covid is the lavatory and now there’s a study actually showing this.
- United Airlines says oops, the plan to outsource management jobs to India was really just a mistake. Of course executives defended jobs growth in India to U.S. employees, so the mistake must have been that the plan went public?
This was a highly-demanded/top five (out of 100) question during a recent town hall and the response was a complete non-response. Saying these are still United employees just the same is disingenuous when they are being paid a fifth of what their American counterparts receive.
— JonNYC (@xJonNYC) August 26, 2020
- Management company that runs the Trump Hotel & Tower Vancouver has filed for bankruptcy.
A Canadian friend passes on word that the company that runs the Trump Vancouver just filed for bankruptcy, because of COVID losses pic.twitter.com/7fuiZMuefU
— Ben Smith (@benyt) August 28, 2020
- I recently predicted that hotels’ return to 50% occupancy would be a high water mark and that already appears to be bearing out, with occupancy in the U.S. dropping to a 3 week low.
- There’s now a tour to see parked cruise ships, no one wants to go on cruises but the ships themselves are a tourist attraction.
- American Airlines offered early retirement options to pilots to reduce furloughs and then didn’t follow through on early retirements for those who volunteered, deciding the offer they made was too costly.