According tomedia reports, today (October 1st local time) is a shocking and cruel day for the airline industry, thousands of airlines will start laying off workers. Since the new crown pandemic has severely affected consumer demand for flights, the underlying causes of this situation are not surprising. All major U.S. airlines are trying to secure a transition to 2021 with the terms of a bailout deal with the Trump administration and Congress, hoping that a vaccine will help restore consumer confidence that it is safe to fly again.
Meanwhile, starting this week, thousands of employees on most U.S. airlines will be forced to take vacations or lay off their jobs. For example, Breaunna Ross, an American Airlines flight attendant, completed her last flight a few days ago.
A few days ago, her last flight landed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. In a video of her farewell to passengers, she explains that she will be on vacation on October 1. The video was posted on Facebook and Instagram. The latest figures show that 19,000 American Airlines employees lost their jobs this week, like Ross. This is a devastating reminder of the terrible costs associated with the epidemic.