Vaccine Euphoria Isn’ Deterring United From Conservative Approach as Year-End Cancellations Rise

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United Airlines flight landing at Newark Airport before the pandemic changed everything for the airline. Skift

Skift Take: In spite of a rise in holiday flight cancellations, United Airlines remains confident for the long-term return of business and international travel — there is pent-up travel demand and the airline has had success with its early pre-flight testing programs. Still, even with a vaccine on the horizon, the airline remains cautious.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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No Halfway, Business Travel Is Coming Back: Top Execs at American Airlines and Dallas-Forth Worth Airport

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An American Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Skift Take: You can debate about in-flight studies on the risk of spreading infection. But American Airlines at least has the hard evidence that its guest-facing workers have a reported lower infection rate than the company as a whole or than the urban areas where they tend to work. That bodes well for a business travel rebound.

— Sean O’Neill

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CEOs From Air France and Ryanair See Different Flight Paths to a Travel Recovery

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Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport, as seen at night during busier times. The top bosses of Air France and Ryanair differed on competitiveness, fairness, and the value of testing at airports at Skift Aviation Forum. Groupe ADP

Skift Take: There’s a fascinating difference of opinion between the top bosses of Air France and Ryanair on competitiveness, fairness, and the value of testing at airports.

— Sean O’Neill

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