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Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Delta Air Lines is planning to send notices to warn more than 2,500 pilots next week about potential furloughs, according to
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Travelers wearing protective masks walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. airlines are cracking down on travelers who refuse to wear face masks on board, a requirement that aims to protect passengers and crews from Covid-19. The federal
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ljubaphoto Travel insurer Seven Corners has started two new products  tailored to vacations in the age of coronavirus: one policy specifically covers medical expenses incurred due to Covid-19 infection while traveling overseas, and another helps motorists as road trips replace flights and cruises as the preferred means of summer and fall travel. “Travel trends, in general,
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Luca Frigeni, Owner & General Manager of SakeMate, a restaurant in Shanghai SakeMate Luca Frigeni, an Italian businessman living in Shanghai, finally fulfilled his dream late last year when he opened his own restaurant and lounge. But the coronavirus pandemic stalled that dream, as he entered “the most difficult” moment in his career. Business at
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Founders: Brian Chesky (CEO), Joe Gebbia, Nathan BlecharczykLaunched: 2008Headquarters: San FranciscoFunding: $5 billionValuation: $18 billion (PitchBook)Industry: Hotels, travel, hospitalityPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 7 (No. 7 in 2019) George Kavallines Among the companies hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its stranglehold on travel is Airbnb. In early May the company laid off 1,900 people, or about 25% of
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An Airbnb on the island of Santorini, in Greece. Courtesy of Airbnb. Airbnb bookings are starting to grow again, thanks to pent-up travel demand. The company said that over the weekend of June 5–7, gross booking value grew in year-over-year terms for the first time since February, when the coronavirus began to devastate its business. 
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