Consumer News: Black Friday looks different this year, more cities added to Delta's 'No-Fly' list

Deanna Dewberry
Updated: October 14, 2020 05:46 PM
Created: October 14, 2020 04:52 PM

Big retailers fight for your buck during Amazon Prime Day

In consumer news, I’m taking a look at all that Amazon Prime Day competition. Amazon Prime Day ends Thursday morning 3:00 am Eastern, midnight pacific time.  But Amazon isn't the only online player trying to get your holiday buck. Other major retailers have launched big online sales too.

Best Buy and Target's big sales end Wednesday night. Walmart's Big Save event runs through Thursday.

The online site Wired is tracking some of the best deals at each retailer.

Is Black Friday a relic of days gone by?

Is Black Friday a relic of days past? It is if everyone follows Walmart’s lead. Wednesday Walmart executives announced that they will be splitting their black Friday sales into three different events.

They don't want to draw the huge crowds the retailer usually sees during its annual Black Friday event that occurs the day after Thanksgiving. So it’s launching the first Black Friday event online on Nov. 4. It will feature sales on electronics, toys and home products.

The sale continues in-store on Nov. 7. The second event is online on Nov. 11 and in-store on Nov. 14. Sale items then will be TVs, computers, movies and more.

Then the third event is on Nov. 25 in-store on the true Black Friday. Walmart executives say they're splitting up the sales for the protection of customers and employees.

Flying Delta? Check its “No Fly Cities” list first

Are you planning a holiday flight to Bangor, Maine? How about Aspen, Colorado or Santa Barbara, California. Well, don't plan on flying Delta.

Airline leaders announced today its suspending service to five more cities in addition to the 11 cities to which they suspended service in the early days of the pandemic. So now the total is 16. The airline is making the move as a cost-saving measure.

Airlines are bleeding money. During the week that ended Oct. 4, airline travel was down 63% over the same time last year.

The 16 cities are the following:

  • Akron-Canton, Ohio (CAK)
  • Aspen, Colorado (ASE)
  • Bangor (BGR)
  • Erie, Pennsylvania (ERI)
  • Flint, Michigan (FNT)
  • Fort Smith, Arkansas (FSM)
  • Lincoln (LNK)
  • Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT)
  • New Bern, North Carolina (EWN)
  • Newburgh/Stewart, New York (SWF)
  • Newport News/Williamsburg, Virginia (PHF)
  • Peoria, Illinois (PIA)
  • Santa Barbara (SBA)
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania (AVP)
  • Williston, North Dakota (XWA)
  • Worcester, Massachusetts (ORH)

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