The Folo, episode 4: The airlines and the Cares Act

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The world's airlines have been caught up in the coronavirus crisis; as travel bans and warnings were put into place, the number of flyers has dwindled to unprecedented levels  and revenue has declined with it.

Aviation editor Robert Silk has been covering the situation, and on this episode of the Folo by Travel Weekly he talks with managing editor Rebecca Tobin and Rob Fixmer (who has recently retired as editor) about the airline's rescue package and how it's evolved, the strings attached, what the airlines are doing now from an operations standpoint, and what they might do in the future.

Related reading:

Airlines agree to Treasury's terms for rescue funding

Airlines seek exemptions to the rule for getting federal aid

Airlines pitching in to keep supplies moving

Covid-19: The ultimate survival test for airlines

Worldwide airline capacity down 77%

AA makes temporary changes to seating, pet policies

About The Folo by Travel Weekly podcast: A folo is a journalism term for an article that "follows" a news report to offer additional facts and context. On The Folo by Travel Weekly podcast, we'll take you behind the scenes as we talk with reporters, editors and contributors to explore ideas and share experiences in the reporting of the biggest travel trends.

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