To Mask or Not to Mask?

Brett Snyder, better known as The Cranky Flier, emphatically says passengers need to wear masks or facial coverings onboard aircraft. It’s not a question, Snyder says in this episode of Mondays With Skift Airline Weekly. Airlines dug themselves into a public-relations hole by promising social distancing by blocking middle seats — which doesn’t provide the necessary six-feet of separation and is financially unsustainable. So given that flights will be filling up again, passengers need to wear masks

How Airports Need to Adapt for a Public Health Crisis

Ty Osbaugh, architecture firm Gensler’s aviation lead and principal, joins Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan for a discussion on how airports need to change to handle a public-health emergency. Everything from check-in to terminal design needs to be rethought to adapt to travel’s new reality.

Skift Daily Briefing, May 15, 2020

We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon.

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The State of Short-Term Rentals

As the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp decline for both the rapidly expanding urban short-term rental market and the prospects of a busy summer vacation rental season, how can players both large and small across alternative-accommodations best balance find resilience in this time? How can platforms best balance the needs of both guests and hosts, following more consistent policy enforcement?

Join Skift editors and research analysts, along with leaders in short-term rental ecosystem to discuss how the crisis has impacted the business landscape and how to prepare for the key challenges ahead.

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Skift Daily Briefing May 5, 2020

We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon.

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How Much Are Airlines Losing Now?

For this week’s episode of Skift Airline Weekly Lounge, Skift Airline Weekly editor Madhu Unnikrishnan was joined by Skift Aviation Business Editor Brian Sumers to discuss first quarter earnings — and why they are likely the best numbers airlines will see for all of 2020.

Dive deeper with the latest issue of Skift Airline Weekly

Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 12/10/19

We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon.

This month, the podcast is presented by Starbucks. 

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Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 11/7/19

We are excited to share Skift Daily Briefing, a daily podcast that tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon.

This month, the podcast is presented by Porsche. Introducing the new Porsche 911. Timeless machine. Learn more at PorscheUSA.com/NEW911

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Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

The stock market has been on a wild ride; the U.S. government was partially shut down for more than a month; and recession worries are impossible to shake. So 2019 should be a terrible year for the travel industry, right?

Wrong, according to our experts, Skift Senior Research Analysts Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko. In fact, they insist there’s room for optimism in the coming year.

A few reasons why: Consumer confidence is high; U.S. corporations are spending on capital projects; airline earnings have been largely positive; and international markets are growing, albeit at a slower pace.

This episode of the Skift Podcast dives into the economic outlook for travel in 2019: the good signs, the risks, and the reasons you shouldn’t panic.

Our conversation took the form of a Skift Call in mid-January, featuring Stone, Borko, and Skift Executive Editor Dennis Schaal.

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