They’re trying so hard. And not just to get more free money from the government.
Airlines have seen their businesses decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Worse — for them, at least — is that business travel is the most affected. It’s the most profitable part, after all.
Some airlines are convinced it’ll all come rolling back. No, Southwest isn’t among them. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, however, insists that Zoom is so preternaturally awful that business travel will even increase. Some time in the future, that is.
And then there’s United. Not so long ago, the airline scoffed that keeping middle seats empty was mere PR puffery. Which didn’t, perhaps, encourage too many business types to think more favorably about flying United.
Package Business Trip, Anyone?
Now the airline has a new idea, one whose aim is to get employees out of their homes