As the world still comes to grip with the ongoing economic and public health crisis, many governments are still figuring out the correct policies and procedures as they consider a phased reopening of their borders. However, last week I wrote about how I don’t see travel coming back to normal any time soon. Here’s a quick recap of some of the stories covered last week.
As much I’d love to simply flip a switch and see travel return to normal right away, the data tells us a very different story. In this post, I analyze media reports as well as industry research. Unfortunately, both point out in the wrong direction. In short, we won’t see travel return to normal any time soon. Read the report to get a full picture of the data and my predictions.
A massive cyber attack which targeted Cognizant’s corporate cards seems to have cost the company anywhere close to $70M. While the exact details are still not known, the cyber attack may have exposed key data like Social Security Numbers (SSN, Tax ID Numbers, Passport Details and more.
The AA recently published a study outlining predictions for summer travel in the U.S. As expected, while flights may be down, we’re seeing an uptick in extended hotel stays and road trips. Low gas prices will continue to be a driver for road trips over the summer.
After the publicity stunt on AA, it seems like Delta is now looking to play it safe. Delta introduced a policy which effectively allowed them to ban customers who refuse to wear a mask on board. While we don’t know any specifics of the policy, this seems to be a move by Delta to preemptively put the message out in the open.
As per the most recent update, this seems more likely to be the case as the most recent list still does not include travelers who reside in the United States.
Over the weekend, we saw a growing number of Chase customers who took to Twitter. Apparently, many Chase banking customers saw that something was amiss with their banking accounts. A few customers saw funds taken out, while others saw more funds than what they’d expected. Chase put the rumors to rest with a Tweet later on during the day.
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