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Looks like flights between the US and China won't be stopping mid-month after all. Chinese regulators backed down after the US took a hard line in the negotiations. But the two sides remain far apart on a return to normal traffic levels.
Few are traveling and those who are tend to avoid direct interactions at the airport. That's bad news for XpresSpa, provider of spa services at airports around the globe. The company sees a silver lining, however, as it pivots to deliver COVID-19 testing in terminals.
Automating millions of airline ticket changes is no easy task. Retroactively adjusting the fare rules was nearly impossible. But ATPCO stepped up to deliver a new Emergency Flexibility option to airlines and distribution channels, massively easing the change burden for the industry.
Project Sunrise, the planned Qantas nonstop services from Sydney to London and New York City, is grounded for now. But the company believes that is a temporary situation, not a long-term shift in the market.