Tech 2020-03-13T23:33:50Z
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Elon Musk reportedly told SpaceX employees they have a much higher chance of dying in a car crash than from the coronavirus

Musk has repeatedly downplayed the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, tweeting last week that "the coronavirus panic is dumb."
Transportation 2020-03-13T22:22:20Z
Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Express aircrafts line up on the tarmac at the Hong Kong International Airport, Friday, March 6, 2020. The global airline's flying schedules have declined since the outbreak of new coronavirus COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

How to change or cancel flights as coronavirus and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry

The airline industry is struggling to keep up with plummeting customer demand. Here's what you need to know about changing or canceling travel.
Transportation 2020-03-13T21:53:11Z
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An elderly couple has sued Princess Cruise Lines for more than $1 million after being stuck on coronavirus-stricken ship near San Francisco, and their legal counsel says more lawsuits are on the way

The lawsuit claims gross negligence, in that Princess Cruises failed to adequately warn about the risk of coronavirus exposure on the Grand Princess.
Transportation 2020-03-13T21:20:20Z

Royal Caribbean is halting new cruises for the next 30 days in the US amid coronavirus threat

"We understand the gravity of the public health crisis," Royal Caribbean wrote in a release announcing the pause.
Transportation 2020-03-13T20:59:38Z

TSA will now allow up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer through security checkpoints as coronavirus fears spread

The move comes as flights are slashed in the US and abroad in the face of the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
Tech 2020-03-13T20:57:18Z

A leaked email reveals Tesla is asking employees to deliver cars on their days off during the final weeks of the quarter

According to the email, Tesla is "expecting a significant increase in our North America delivery volume" in the coming weeks.
Tech 2020-03-13T20:05:33Z

A Chinese electric car maker backed by Warren Buffett re-tooled to make face masks when COVID-19 hit — now it says it's the world's largest mask factory

Electric car maker BYD says it's producing 5 million masks and 300,000 bottles of disinfectant per day using 90% in-house materials.
Transportation 2020-03-13T19:09:03Z

The judge in Tesla's shareholder lawsuit is reportedly postponing the trial because of the coronavirus

"We are expecting that more than 100 people may well gather in connection with this trial," the judge said, according to a report.
Transportation 2020-03-13T19:03:10Z

Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Canada have refused to work since Thursday due to a possible coronavirus case

An employee has self-quarantined due to a secondary contact with a coronavirus case. FCA said that there was no case at the factory itself.
Transportation 2020-03-13T18:49:31Z

Shifting Gears: Coronavirus has airlines on bankruptcy watch

Here's all the transportation news you missed this week in the deluge of warnings about the novel coronavirus that is now a pandemic.
Transportation 2020-03-13T18:09:21Z

Delta is canceling flights to continental Europe, grounding 300 planes, and reducing flights overall by 40% — the largest cuts in the airline's history

The airline will also ground up to 300 aircraft, according to a note sent to employees by CEO Ed Bastian.
Transportation 2020-03-13T17:51:31Z

Carnival Cruise Line is banning certain customers and issuing mandatory pre-boarding temperature checks after Princess' ships were hit by a massive coronavirus outbreak

Guests who visited certain countries at least 20 days before their departure date will either be not permitted on the ship or be subject to screening.
News 2020-03-13T17:13:43Z

The Nepalese government has closed Mount Everest ahead of its busy spring climbing season as a 'precaution' against the coronavirus outbreak

"A COVID-19 outbreak at base camp would be dangerous and potentially devastating," said Adrian Ballinger, who leads expeditions to the Himalayas.
Transportation 2020-03-13T16:57:49Z

Delta, American, and other airline workers say coronavirus travel bans and plummeting demand has them worried they'll lose their jobs, just as COVID-19 continues to spread

For veteran airline workers who made it through the furloughs and layoffs after 9/11, the coronavirus situation is eerily familiar.
BI Prime Tech 2020-03-13T16:45:59Z

NASA is limiting access to astronauts scheduled to fly on SpaceX's first spaceship for people as the coronavirus spreads

The space agency says it's also deciding on additional measures to "minimize the risk of exposure to astronauts in training."
Transportation 2020-03-13T16:12:15Z

Over 40 international routes suspended as American, Delta, and United react to Trump's surprise travel restrictions

The big three US airlines are evaluating their networks after President Donald Trump's surprise travel ban that will see numerous routes suspended.
Transportation 2020-03-13T16:00:00Z

26 famous airlines that have gone out of business

Around a half-dozen European airlines have closed in 2019, and several more ceased operations in 2017 and 2018. Now, 2020 is off to a rocky start.
Transportation 2020-03-13T15:51:53Z

Eerie photos show empty airports, trains, and roads across the world as people stay home amid coronavirus

Photos from around the world show how COVID-19 has many people staying home, leaving highways, train stations, and airports almost entirely empty.
Transportation 2020-03-13T15:32:22Z

Coronavirus outbreak has led Ford to tell its employees to work from home until further notice

The automaker's decision doesn't apply to China, where its says the COVID-19 situation is improving.
Transportation 2020-03-13T15:29:15Z

A cruise expert describes the biggest mistake Princess Cruises made in handling the coronavirus outbreak that infected over 700 people on the Diamond Princess

Princess Cruises announced on Thursday that it was canceling all cruises until May 11 in response to the coronavirus.
Transportation 2020-03-13T15:23:00Z

8 of the biggest scams to avoid when buying a car

Buying a car can be tricky, with plenty of deals and negotiating. But, if a deal on a car seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Transportation 2020-03-13T15:01:31Z

JetBlue bans a man who tested for COVID-19 but didn't tell the crew until after flying — and learning he had the disease

The passenger was said to be waiting to get results back results from a coronavirus test when he boarded the JetBlue flight — they came back positive.
Transportation 2020-03-13T14:43:00Z

Airline bookings have 'fallen off a cliff' not seen since 9/11 as coronavirus wreaks havoc on the industry

It's likely that some carriers could go bankrupt if things don't get back to normal soon -- and there's no evidence that's likely to happen.
Tech 2020-03-13T14:07:00Z

Colleges are extending spring breaks amid the coronavirus, and students are taking advantage of the cheap flights amid travel fears to book low-cost trips

Some students with extended spring breaks are taking advantage of the extra time off and cheap flights amid travel fears to book low-cost trips.
Transportation 2020-03-13T13:44:23Z

Disney cancels all cruises for the rest of the month in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Disney just canceled its cruises through the end of March. Customers are receiving refunds or credit and staff members are continuing to get paid.
Transportation 2020-03-13T13:32:08Z

An American Airlines pilot has tested positive for the coronavirus

The airline would not say which flights or routes the Dallas-based employee recently worked, but noted the risk of transmission to passengers was low.
Tech 2020-03-13T12:27:00Z

This $67,000 electric motorcycle made from real wood can be fully charged in 40 minutes

Newron Motors is taking preorders for the first 12 motorcycles — the EV-1 — which will be available in 2021.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-03-13T12:15:00Z

Unlike some cruise ports, superyacht marinas remain open amid coronavirus fears. An expert says it's because yachts are more hygienic and less monitored than cruise ships.

Superyachts are safe because they're extremely hygienic, but their close quarters can actually increase the risk of spreading coronavirus.
News 2020-03-13T02:12:00Z

Virgin Australia slashes international flights as it announces a cabin crew member contracted coronavirus

The airline industry has taken a hit as demand for air travel declines amid the global coronavirus outbreak.
News 2020-03-13T01:59:00Z

Italy, home to more than 60 million people, is on lockdown. Even shops are closed. Here's how the coronavirus crisis there has unfolded.

The coronavirus has infected 15,000-plus people and killed over 1,000 others in Italy, making it the worst-hit country outside of Asia.
Transportation 2020-03-13T01:00:00Z

These are the 5 leaders in the self-driving-car race

In a new report, BI Intelligence takes an in-depth look at the most expansive self-driving-car tests taking place in the US, and offers insights on the leaders.
Tech 2020-03-12T21:49:02Z

New York police addressed rampant social-media rumors that the NYC subway system will shut down amid the novel-coronavirus pandemic

Viral disinformation texts and tweets suggested that New York City may shut down the subway system and encouraged recipients to panic buy.
Tech 2020-03-12T21:42:06Z

Here are the companies laying off employees as they deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic

Norwegian, the low-cost airline, said it would cut up to 50% of its workforce due to the decline in demand and the US restrictions on European travel.
BI Prime Tech 2020-03-12T21:02:26Z

Leaked Tesla memo reveals what the company is doing about worker safety as coronavirus spreads

Tesla just reopened its Shanghai factory. Now it has to deal with what the coronavirus will do to its factories in the US.
Transportation 2020-03-12T19:44:10Z

Spirit scrambled, but failed, to stop an email to customers urging them to 'book a trip today' amid coronavirus pandemic

Spirit Airlines accidentally emailed a swath of customers that it's "never a better time to fly" amid coronavirus pandemic.
Transportation 2020-03-12T18:47:58Z

Delta is having technical issues rebooking flights as travelers deal with the coronavirus outbreak and the US ban on some travel from Europe

"For those customers who do not have an urgent need to travel within the next 48 hours, please visit delta.com or call back later."
Transportation 2020-03-12T18:29:08Z

Low-cost European carrier Norwegian Air may be the first casualty of Trump's Europe travel ban as it slashes thousands of flights and plans to lay off up to 50% of staff

US travel restrictions will force Norwegian to cancel numerous transatlantic routes and ground aircraft at a vulnerable time for the low-cost airline.
Transportation 2020-03-12T18:18:52Z

Here's why Delta, American, United, and other airlines won't be quick to offer refunds even though travel from the US to some European countries is largely banned due to the coronavirus pandemic

Even as uncertainty looms over European travel, airlines are hesitant to offer refunds to those flying to countries under Trump's travel ban.
Tech 2020-03-12T18:12:57Z

Trump's coronavirus travel ban is causing chaos for people's wedding, vacation, and honeymoon plans

The US coronavirus travel ban is upending people's vacations, weddings, graduations, honeymoons, and study abroad programs.
Transportation 2020-03-12T17:34:01Z

'Never a better time to fly': Spirit Airlines mistakenly advised customers to fly amid coronavirus, even as health officials urge lockdown to prevent spread

Shares of Spirit stock are down nearly 66% from last month amid coronavirus, as the industry bleeds billions in market value across the board.
News 2020-03-12T17:13:19Z

White House Coronavirus Task Force leader Vice President Mike Pence says he's 'still shaking hands' even as the CDC says it spreads the disease

Trump halted travel between Europe and the US, but his speech necessitated two clarifications. "I don't think there was confusion," Pence insisted.
Tech 2020-03-12T16:58:00Z

JetBlue's CEO said the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak is worse than after 9/11. Here's what airlines did then, and what they're doing now.

JetBlue's CEO said the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak is worse than after 9/11. What airlines did back then could inform what they do now.
Transportation 2020-03-12T15:50:34Z

A major flight-attendants' union is denouncing Trump's sudden European travel ban. Industry leaders are worried jobs will be in jeopardy.

President Donald Trump's abrupt European travel ban, aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, has left airline workers reeling.
Transportation 2020-03-12T15:36:00Z

A JetBlue passenger who flew from New York to Florida has tested positive for coronavirus

Passengers on the plane, which landed in West Palm Beach Wednesday night, were forced to remain on the plane for about two hours after landing.
Transportation 2020-03-12T15:32:22Z

A JetBlue ad joked about $39 flights for 'remote work or study' as news broke that one of its passengers tested positive for coronavirus

"As if you needed another excuse to work or study remotely," JetBlue wrote in its email announcing the extended sale on flights.
Transportation 2020-03-12T15:16:37Z

Airlines are scrambling to adjust to Trump's surprise Europe travel ban. Weaker carriers may not make it through the end of the month.

Airlines on both sides of the Atlantic appeared to be taken by surprise after President Trump's move to limit travel between the US and Europe.
Strategy 2020-03-12T14:45:00Z

I flew back to New York after it declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. Here's how I prepared for and protected myself during my flight home.

The coronavirus has the potential to spread on flights and in airports. I took a US economy flight during the outbreak. Here's how I handled it.
Transportation 2020-03-12T14:34:32Z

American Airlines is reportedly capping fares for travelers leaving Europe following the US travel ban amid coronavirus pandemic

The move is reportedly a response to a 30-day travel ban declared by the US President Donald Trump Wednesday night.
Transportation 2020-03-12T14:24:00Z

The end is near for the Airbus A380 superjumbo jet. Here's how it went from airline status symbol to reject in just 10 years

The Airbus A380 superjumbo was supposed to be a game-changing icon like the Boeing 747. Instead, it will be discontinued for good in 2021.
Transportation 2020-03-12T14:22:32Z

Automaker stocks are enduring their worst period since the financial crisis and the market selloff due to coronavirus fears isn't helping. Here's how car manufacturers are responding.

Ford and General Motors have instituted restrictions on travel domestically and internationally, as has the United Auto Workers.
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