Southwest Layoffs Coming, Italy on Lockdown, Is It Truly Safe to Fly?

Southwest launches service from Los Angeles to Liberia, Costa Rica
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Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you. Here are the articles for Monday, November 9, 2020, that we think you should read.

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Italy Begins Second Coronavirus Lockdown With Strict Rules for Select Regions. – It’s sad news that many countries in Europe are locking down again. But, in great news, the Pfizer drug is said to be 90% effective against coronavirus, so we may be traveling sooner than most people predicted.

Southwest Airlines warns staff of first layoffs in carrier’s history. – Southwest Airlines has been one of the most financially successful airlines, but even they are not immune to the effects of coronavirus. With travel demand down, it is understandable why they may need to lay off some workers.

Southwest Heart One
Photo courtesy of Southwest. Photo Credit: Stephen M. Keller

How to Avoid the Worst Cold-Weather Packing Mistakes. – If you are traveling this winter, follow this guide to help avoid packing mistakes that can lead to frustration and spending extra money that you didn’t plan on.

DC to Require Covid Test for Visitors From Hot-Spot States. – We are all part of the U.S., but some states and localities are requiring visitors to pass coronavirus tests before being allowed to visit. D.C. even requires a second test if you plan on staying for more than three days. I never thought I’d see travel restrictions between states in America.

Is It Truly Safe to Fly? COVID-19 Airplane Studies May Not Go Far Enough. – Many people have been touting the study that shows that flying during coronavirus is safe. However, that study didn’t account for how people act on planes (ie: removing their mask and moving around). Airlines are taking appropriate precautions, but that doesn’t mean that the risk is gone.

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