The Coveted Jet Built for the Economics of the Pandemic

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JetBlue is introducing the all-new A220 in the middle of the pandemic. Courtesy of JetBlue / JetBlue Airways

Skift Take: The Airbus A220 is poised to emerge strong from the coronavirus pandemic with airlines keen for its low costs and small capacity. JetBlue is the latest carrier to add the jet as it moves forward with a major fleet transition amid the crisis.

— Edward Russell

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Japan’s Second Covid Wave Puts Smaller Travel Agencies in Peril

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Experiences such as visiting a teahouse with geisha performance in Higashi Chaya is a unique Japan experience. Hitotoki

Skift Take: A second wave in Japan puts its tourism members on a joyless rollercoaster ride. Small inbound travel specialists especially are hanging by a thread. Huddling together for strength and inspiration is a good idea.

— Raini Hamdi

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Hilton Bans All Political Spending, Choosing Not to Target Trump Vote Supporters

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Two of the hotel industry’s largest companies have different approached to ending political donations in light of the Capitol Hill attacks last week. Tyler Merbler / Wikimedia

Skift Take: Hilton suspended all political contributions in light of last week’s violence on Capitol Hill. But its blanket approach to both parties may draw the ire from those who had nothing to do with supporting the mob’s cause.

— Cameron Sperance

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