Brian Sumers

editor-at-large for the travel industry publication Skift

Guest

Reporter covering airlines in the Americas for Aviation Week; former airports and airlines reporter for 9 newspapers of Los Angeles News Group, including L.A Daily News, Long Beach Press Telegram and Torrance Daily Breeze

Brian Sumers on KCRW

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Passengers arriving in LA could be bringing COVID with them. How airport officials are handling risks

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

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Travel is down 70% compared to this time last year. That’s why the federal government gave airlines $25 billion in grants, as long as they promised to keep employees on the payroll.

$25 billion in federal subsidies has not saved the airline industry, and 40,000 jobs are on the line

Travel is down 70% compared to this time last year. That’s why the federal government gave airlines $25 billion in grants, as long as they promised to keep employees on the payroll.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This is the worst economic crisis in American aviation history, says airline reporter Brian Sumers.

What it’s like to fly during COVID-19, and how the industry is bleeding money

This is the worst economic crisis in American aviation history, says airline reporter Brian Sumers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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