COVID Clipped This Pilot’s Wings

American Airlines furloughed him on November 1. Now his career track is cloudy.

David Hodas, 39, of Kinnelon, N.J., is an American Airlines pilot currently on furlough.
David Hodas, 39, of Kinnelon, N.J., is an American Airlines pilot currently on furlough.
(Image credit: Photo by Colin Miller)

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  • Who: David Hodas, 39
  • What: First Officer, American Airlines (on furlough)
  • Where: Kinnelon, N.J.

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Emma Patch
Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Emma Patch joined Kiplinger in 2020. She previously interned for Kiplinger's Retirement Report and before that, for a boutique investment firm in New York City. She served as editor-at-large and features editor for Middlebury College's student newspaper, The Campus. She specializes in travel, student debt and a number of other personal finance topics. Born in London, Emma grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Washington, D.C.