U.S. FAA juggles air traffic staffing as flights plummet amid coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration is rejiggering staffing at air traffic control centers to respond to the dramatic falloff in flights and to reduce the impact of coronavirus cases. FILE PHOTO: A man arrives to JFK airport after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily halted flights arriving at New York City airports due…

Deaths, intubations swamp New Orleans doctors in coronavirus surge

(Reuters) - Emergency room doctor Thomas Krajewski stopped at the hospital room door at 2 a.m. to glance at the chart. He knew instantly the long odds faced by the patient inside: A man in his 70s, with a fever, short of breath. “Do you mind calling my son?” the patient asked him. “My two…

Airbnb to pay out $250 million to hosts to help ease coronavirus cancellation pain

(Reuters) - Airbnb said on Monday it was allocating $250 million to help offset losses by hosts around the world whose guests have canceled bookings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, following its announcement earlier this month that guests could get full refunds for certain reservations. FILE PHOTO: Airbnb logo is seen in front…

American Airlines to apply for up to $12 billion in government aid: memo

FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines airplane sits on the tarmac at LAX in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 4, 2019. Picture taken March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File PhotoCHICAGO (Reuters) - American Airlines Holdings Inc (AAL.O) intends to apply for up to $12 billion government aid, ensuring no involuntary layoffs or pay cuts in the next…