Airlines' Coronavirus Cutbacks Are 'Unlike Any We've Ever Seen'

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 2:13pm

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As more of the country is encouraged and/or told to stay inside our homes and only venture out when we really need to, the impact is being felt in a plethora of industries.

One of those is the airline business, which is facing fewer travelers and a lot more empty seats.

Delta and United have already announced dramatic cuts. Delta is parking 300 airplanes, with United reducing capacity by 50% through May.

To hear more about the impact on airlines, The Show talked to Seth Kaplan, transportation analyst for NPR’s Here and Now.

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