American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) wouldn’t put up any restrictions in the number of seats sold on flights. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world with an impact, and the effects are still being felt around the globe. The move by the business guru was targeted at helping it recover from the situation, which left it suffering some massive business losses.
There are reports about an upcoming meeting that will be attended by leaders working with several major airlines in the US. Notable figures in the government will be attending, one of them being Mike Pence. The meeting is scheduled to take place in the White House. The purpose will be to discuss several important matters linked to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will be centered around matters to do with travel. Major airlines hope to succeed in their quest to push the government focus on the administration of the temperature checks for those traveling by air.
The capping of seats
It has been a rough patch for all US airlines who have been struggling financially. Some of them dispute the capping of seats on flights to different countries. They take the stand that changes must be implemented, saying the spaces aren’t viable.
Recently, American Airlines capped the seating capacity to stand at 85% on each of its flights.
The business guru revealed that it will soon be giving out a notification to all its customers on whether or not the flights will be full.
Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) will uphold the principle of limited seating capacity, and that will be through September.
The Allied Pilots Association has, over the years, been to function as a representative of the American Airlines’ pilots. It is also one of the major voices that have spoken out this time around. It urges the government to consider subsidizing the empty seats in a bid to reassure people about flying.