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At the moment’s podcast appears to be like at layoffs by Navan, the banning of airways adverts, and a psychological well being disaster for airline pilots.

Good morning from Skift. It’s Thursday, December 7. Right here’s what it’s essential know in regards to the enterprise of journey as we speak.

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Navan, a journey and expense administration startup, has laid off 5% of staff on the firm, accounting for about 145 folks, writes journey tech reporter Justin Dawes.

Kelly Soderlund, a spokesperson for Navan, mentioned in an electronic mail that the layoff affected groups throughout departments. She mentioned in a press release that Navan is “refocusing efforts to maneuver quicker towards profitability” as its enters the subsequent part of its firm.

Navan has raised effectively over $1 billion in enterprise capital, most just lately $154 million in October 2022. 

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Subsequent, a summit about psychological well being highlighted the chance for pilots, writes airline reporter Edward Russell.

The problem acquired new consideration in October after an Alaska Airways pilot Joseph Emerson practically introduced down a aircraft whereas struggling a psychological well being disaster. Emerson mentioned that he had skilled depression-like signs for the reason that demise of a good friend in 2018 — some 5 years earlier than the incident.

Greater than 55% of pilots have expressed reluctance to report psychological well being points because of concern of profession reprisals, based on researcher William Hoffman

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Jennifer Homendy, chair of the Nationwide Transportation Security Board, is agency that one thing must be carried out. She said on the summit in Washington, D.C.: “There’s a tradition proper now, which isn’t stunning to me, that you just both lie otherwise you search assist. We will’t have that. That’s not security.”

Lastly, commercials on Google by Air France, Lufthansa, and Etihad had been banned for giving what the U.Okay.’s Promoting Requirements Authority mentioned was “a deceptive impression” of their environmental affect, writes airline reporter Meghna Maharishi.

The advert by Etihad, for instance, implied that clients can journey with “complete peace of thoughts” relating to its environmental advocacy. The ASA mentioned it didn’t have satisfactory proof that that was true.

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Etihad and Lufthansa took down the adverts following the ruling. The ASA mentioned Air France “didn’t present a substantive response” to its ruling.

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