American Airlines Warns Its International Capacity Will Still Be Way Down a Year From Now

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An American Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft on the tarmac. American Airlines Group will adjust its long-haul international schedule for winter 2020 through summer 2021 to be down 25 percent from 2019 levels. American Airlines

Skift Take: Given the crisis, it’s hard to believe the words “dividend” and “solidly profitable” will ever appear in the same sentence as American Airlines for the next few years.

— Sean O’Neill

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A European Summer Without Americans Threatens Already Struggling Luxury Hotels

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The EU’s travel ban on Americans is another hit to the struggling hotel industry, but some segments may manage to navigate the summer without much of an impact. Ptra / Pixabay

Skift Take: The EU’s ban on American travelers is another revenue hit for European hoteliers, but also an opportunity to build up a domestic travel base.

— Cameron Sperance

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6 Key Takeaways From Skift Forum Europe

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Travel business got a chance to look themselves in the mirror and to redesign their operations during the coronavirus crisis. A sideview mirror as pictured on December 5, 2015. Sam /

Skift Take: Nothing like a world-shattering crisis to force companies to look into the mirror and contemplate a makeover. Will consumer travel preferences change forever because of coronavirus? Forever is a very long time.

— Dennis Schaal

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Paris Tourism Shortfall Taps the Breaks on Sightseeing Tours in Cute Vintage Citroens

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A Citroen 2CV car of the Paris company is seen parked in front of the Sacre-Coeur basilica of Montmartre in Paris, France, June 26, 2020. Paris has suffered a lack of tourism due to the pandemic, as the example of city sightseeing tours in a Citroen 2CV shows. Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Skift Take: One sentence about an operator of sightseeing tours says it all: “Another six months of slow business may force him to quit.”

— Sean O’Neill

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