02-15-2021 - Pessimism, Optimism and hotel chains planning for the future

Airline News

American Minute: Learn how at-home COVID-19 testing works

Here is a nice little video from AA about in home Covid testing. The Vid




Delta extends middle seat blocking through April 2021; Only U.S. airline to continue providing more space for customers

Delta is continuing to block the middle seat on flights. At this point with how contagious the virus is, I’m not sure it makes a real difference, just a mental one. Details here on delta.com




JAL Group Announces Domestic Network Plan through March 11

As airline bookings continue to basically suck, JAL has revised and posted an even lesser domestic route place until March.

I’m not really sure we’re going to recover much at all in the first half of 2021

Details on jal.com




Hotel News

Marriott International Expects To More Than Double All-Inclusive Portfolio In An Agreement With Sunwing Travel Group

Marriott has entered into a deal with Blue Diamond Resorts for cooperation and booking at their all inclusive resorts.

I have never gone to an all inclusive, but I would be interested in knowing about them from those who have.

Details as usual are available from a link at marriott.com




Hyatt Inspires Local Stays in Signature Ways With New Hyatt Night In Package, Available in More Than 55 Cities Across the Americas

Hyatt, an already pretty nice brand, is trying to lure people to USA destinations with more local experiences catered to the area.

Not a horrible idea, just how much can you do at a time given whatever restrictions might be inplace then?

Info at hyatt.com