Christopherson delivers a bi-weekly email to clients with the latest developments and important information about how COVID-19 is impacting travel. This post was last updated on August 25, 2020.
Christopherson Expands COVID-19 Resources
We are pleased to offer even more support as you work to get your travelers back on the road. Visit our new COVID-19-dedicated webpage to access reliable resources and updates on the pandemic and how to travel safely for business.
Included on this new page are our regularly updated Travel Vendor Health & Safety Guide, our travel partner updates, a state/country entry restriction database, and current COVID-19 numbers and statistics.
Delta Extends Middle Seat Blocks Into January 2021
Delta Air Lines is extending their protocol to block middle seats and limit the number of customers per flight through at least Jan. 6, 2021. They are also extending their change fee waiver for new flights purchased through Sept. 30.
American Extends Travel Waiver Through Dec. 31
American Airlines has extended its offer to waive change fees for customers who purchase tickets by Sept. 30, 2020 for travel through Dec. 31, 2020. The offer is available for any of American’s fares.
Q&A: How Border Control Technology Could Ease COVID Spread
The return to an open and robust air travel industry is dependent on many factors including containment of the virus, development of vaccines, a resumption of corporate travel, strong consumer confidence and the lifting of travel restrictions.
Technology can help to facilitate this process by enabling contract tracing that correlates passenger data with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Read more in this Q&A.
Scientists Say Odds are Slim of Catching COVID on Plane
CNN reported that according to some experts, who point to the very few documented cases of in-flight transmission, the chances of catching COVID-19 while on board a flight are actually relatively slim. According to findings, the odds of a passenger catching COVID-19 on a flight and dying from the virus are less than one in half a million. Read about the study here.
TSA Promotes “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” Campaign
TSA launched their “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign, which details proactive and protective measures they have implemented at security checkpoints to make the screening process safer for passengers and our workforce by reducing the potential of exposure to the coronavirus. Here’s a helpful infographic about the program.
TSA also announced they will be installing acrylic barriers and associated equipment at checkpoints in 37 priority airports nationwide, with wider rollout this fall.
Christopherson Named No. 1 Woman-Owned Company
We are honored to have been ranked No. 1 on Colorado Biz Magazine’s list of Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies in 2020.
Need a Good News Break?
A few fun stories our team enjoyed this week:
- The National Zoo’s panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub!
- Refrigerators full of food are popping up on streets around Miami. Here’s why.
- What happens when a dragon reads to puppies?
The information here is up-to-date as of August 25, 2020 and is provided for general information purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice. Christopherson does not provide recommendations on the prudence of travel to an affected location. We do seek to provide pertinent information, allowing organizations and travelers to make informed decisions regarding travel.