Life as a Flight Attendant During COVID-19: I Don’t Care

 

 

This week on I Don’t Care, Kevin Stevenson invited a very special guest on to the show to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the airline industry. Kevin’s wife, Michelle, is a flight attendant for a major airline and gave some insight into the enhanced cleaning protocols, crew safety and changes in air travel in light of the current health crisis facing most of the world.

On another MarketScale podcast, Roads, Rails, & Rides, Jeb Morris brought up a staggering number in the reduction of travel in North America right now. TSA has reported as having gone from 2 million passengers a day going through security last March to roughly an average of 200,000 people going through security. With a 90% drop off in air travel many pilots, flight attendants, and passengers have reported being on a flight with fewer than 10 passenger onboard. Even with the steep drop off in business it is more cost effective to keep the planes in the air going to their next destination than it is to cancel some routes and bringing new planes to cover the active routes.

Michelle Stevenson discusses how her employer has increased the frequency of deep cleaning the aircraft from at the end of each day to even in between flights. Despite the drop in the usage of each seat, airlines are more focused than ever to make sure to disinfect all surfaces that would be susceptible to transmission of the virus.

Airlines across the industry are reconciling with the uncertain future of air travel by determining when furloughs are necessary and how to keep as many employees as possible active. To accommodate the reduction in active routes, some airlines are allowing crew members to have the option of extended time off to reduce the strain of active employees.

If you are interested in reading statements from airlines about how they are handling the COVID crisis we have linked the statements from the major airlines below.

American Airlines

Delta

Southwest

United

Catch upon previous episodes of I Don’t Care with Kevin Stevenson!

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

rightnow media
Excellence Culture – Brian Mosley
May 22, 2024

“I like your word excellence better than greatness, because you don’t have to sacrifice everything in order to be excellent” – Brian Mosley Those were the words of Brian Mosley (President of RightNow Media) as we discussed the balance of family and leading an organization that is impacting people all over the world. If you…

Read More
safety culture
Nurturing and Growing a Sustainable Safety Culture
May 22, 2024

Applied Digital champions a proactive approach to workplace safety, empowering employees to take ownership of their health and safety. This video showcases our open-door policy, which allows employees to easily connect with environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals via phone, email, or a dedicated helpline for support in any situation. We also highlight our…

Read More
executive leadership commitment to safety
Applied Digital’s Executive Leadership Commitment to Safety
May 22, 2024

This video explores the profound impact of Applied Digital’s executive leadership view commitment to safety. It highlights the key initiatives led by senior executives to foster a culture where safety is paramount. A standout strategy is the incorporation of a ‘safety moment’ at the start of every meeting, designed to heighten safety awareness from…

Read More
employee safety
At Applied Digital, Employee Safety is #1
May 22, 2024

At Applied Digital, employee safety transcends mere compliance—it’s a core value that defines our corporate ethos. This video underlines the importance of creating a robust health and safety environment, ensuring every team member returns home safely daily, and fostering a positive and secure workplace atmosphere. By prioritizing safety above all, including production, Applied Digital…

Read More