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Can Do: Travel In The Time Of COVID-19

Sep 14, 2020

We are now more than 7 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and perhaps no industry has been more disrupted than transportation. Global air travel is down 85% from this time last year. Air carriers are set to lose more than $84B this fiscal year. NYC subway traffic is down 75% and more than 4,000 transport workers have contracted COVID-19 with more than 130 deaths reported.

The thoughts on everyone’s mind are, “when will it be safe to travel again?” and “will business travel ever be the same?” 

Joining us today on Can Do to discuss this and the state of all forms of mass transportation are:

Allie Malis, American Airlines Flight Attendant and Government Relations Representative for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.
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CNN Commentator and former Managing Director of the National Transportation Safety Board, Peter Goelz

Allie Malis, American Airlines Flight Attendant and Government Relations Representative for the 28,000-member Association of Professional Flight Attendants.

Missoula International Airport Director, Cris Jensen

This is Can Do, a podcast that explores the business lessons critical for success in these volatile times. Can Do shares the insights of industry experts along with the experiences and advice of local businessmen and businesswomen. Whether you’re a business owner, an entrepreneur, or your career is affected by the current economic climate, these lessons will give you the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your future. I’m your host, Arnie Sherman.

Peter Goelz, CNN Commentator and former Managing Director of the National Transportation Safety Board.
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Support for this episode of Can Do is provided by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, dedicated to investing in people to improve the quality of their lives.

Additional support comes from the Greater Montana Foundation, encouraging communication on issues, trends and values of importance to Montanans.

And Parsons Behle and Latimer, a regional law firm with national expertise, representing the interests of Montana entrepreneurs and businesses. More information at parsonsbehle.com.