U.S. Carriers Gear Up For ‘Autumn Of Discontent’

American Airlines airliner
American Airlines is currently planning schedules 45 days in advance, compared with 120 days out prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The summer peak season in the U.S. is finally over—if you can even call it that. Sure, there was optimism in the beginning: Passenger numbers marched steadily higher for 10 consecutive weeks between mid-April and early July. But the positive momentum broke down with little notice, as surging COVID...

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