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    Pilots in India seek payment for colleagues who died of Covid

    The post Pilots in India seek payment for colleagues who died of Covid appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Amitesh Prasad, a pilot with Air India, came down with Covid-like symptoms in April this year after he flew from San Francisco to the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. He was among the many pilots who had worked on one of India’s largest humanitarian missions to bring home stranded residents and transport essential pandemic-related supplies. He died on May 9, one of at least 17 pilots in India who have died of the coronavirus, according to the Indian Pilots’ Guild, a union of about 350 pilots in the…

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    Singapore Airlines pilots IATA’s travel pass app

    The post Singapore Airlines pilots IATA’s travel pass app appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be the world’s first airline to pilot the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass mobile application for digital health verification, starting with passengers travelling from Singapore to London from 15 to 28 March 2021. This marks the second phase of SIA’s digital health verification process trials, which is based on the IATA Travel Pass framework. Passengers with mobile phones running on Apple’s iOS operating system will be invited to download the IATA Travel Pass app, and create a digital ID comprising their profile photo and passport information.…

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    Half the airlines pilots grounded by Covid-19

    The post Half the airlines pilots grounded by Covid-19 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. More than half of the airline pilots in the world are currently not flying for a living, according to the first worldwide survey of the profession since the Covid-19 crisis. I remember a report on TV some months ago that covered Qantas A380 pilots that became Sydney metro bus drivers. The pilot survey – carried out by specialist aviation and pilot recruitment agency Goose with aviation publisher FlightGlobal – seeks to capture the devastating effect Covid-19 has had on airline pilots, with 30 per cent describing themselves as currently unemployed, and a…