Southwest’s Streak Ends as Airline Posts First Loss in Half a Century

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Southwest will re-introduce the 737 Max in March even as it faces an uncertain recovery outlook. John Crowley / Wikimedia

Skift Take: Southwest Airlines is raising alarm bells about the cost of mandatory Covid-19 tests for domestic travel after its first annual loss in 48 years. But with containing the virus top of mind for the new administration, the industry may have few legs to stand on.

— Edward Russell

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Marriott Unveils Sheraton’s New $1 Billion-Plus Look — Finally

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Marriott debuted six revamped Sheratons (pictured: the Sheraton Grand Dubai) this week, nearly three years after launching the brand revitalization. Marriott International

Skift Take: Sheraton’s long-awaited brand update is finally here, but you’re going to be waiting several years for the new look to roll out fully across its global footprint.

— Cameron Sperance

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