COVID-19 Impacts on Logan, MBTA, and Boston travel and tourism

jass

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NJ Transit put their bus people behind shields a few years ago, but it was to prevent physical assault.

Of course only SEPTA would decide to spend money to wring every last penny from their riders instead of just letting people board for free via the back door

 

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The DOT denied JetBlue’s request to suspend service at ORH and most other airports (T.F. Green among others) listed in its request, citing that the airlines is receiving funds from the CARES act for payroll assistance and is therefore obligated to maintain a certain level of service. I was surprised by that decision.

 

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The DOT denied JetBlue’s request to suspend service at ORH and most other airports (T.F. Green among others) listed in its request, citing that the airlines is receiving funds from the CARES act for payroll assistance and is therefore obligated to maintain a certain level of service. I was surprised by that decision.

A lot of the reason for keeping passenger jets flying to many destinations is cargo capacity.

We don't have enough cargo jets in the US to move the air freight needed. Passenger jets carry a huge amount of our air cargo in the US. Even though a lot is being made about the passenger compartment being nearly empty, these planes are largely flying with full cargo holds!
 

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Alaska and Frontier have started "milk runs" where the same plane stops at multiple cities, which counts as service.

I wonder if Jetblue can do that, or go further and operate Worcester as a bus destination, like United does with Allentown.
 

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I follow a YouTube channel by the name of Blancolirio, an airline pilot out of California. He just shared the full extent of commercial air reductions & the minimum requirements per the DOT & the CARES Act.

Here's what Boston's looks like:

boston cuts.png


Full List is compiled HERE
 

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Delta and United reported earnings this week:

Delta:
  • Net loss $534 million, revenue down 18% from last year
  • Burning $100 million/day in March, hoping to get it down to $50 million by May or June. Ending June with $10 billion in liquidity.
  • "The second quarter will be worse. The decline in travel has reduced our expected revenues for the period by $11 billion, or 90 percent, compared to a year ago,” -CEO
 

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I didnt even realize anyone aside from Jetblue was flying to Worcester
 

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Airlines Q1 reporting tally:
Delta: $534 million loss
American Airlines: $2.2 billion loss
United $1.7 billion loss
Southwest: $94 million loss
 

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