United Plan To Revamp Houston George Bush Airport Experience — TheDesignAir

IAH airport is the latest airport to receive OTG’s signature dining experiences in partnership with United Airlines. The key hub in the airline’s network was chosen to undergo a series of renovations in order to elevate the dining and retail experience at all of United’s terminals in Houston George Bush Airport. The spaces are designed […]

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American Airlines Plane Back In Service After Bird Strike — CBS Dallas / Fort WorthCBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — American airlines said a plane was now back in service after being damaged last week. The Airbus A321 stuck possibly two or more birds during takeoff according to CBS News. The plane was headed to Dallas from Seattle Tacoma International Airport last Wednesday. A flock, a flyby and a quick freshen up. Thanks…

via American Airlines Plane Back In Service After Bird Strike — CBS Dallas / Fort WorthCBS Dallas / Fort Worth

2 North Texas-Based Airlines Make “Best Of” List — CBS Dallas / Fort WorthCBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CBS NEWS) – Complaining about flying is an American pastime, thanks to cramped seats and fees for everything from checking baggage to changing an airline ticket. That helps explain why airlines have consistently ranked as one of the lowest-scoring industries with the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent national benchmark of…

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Denver Celebrates New Train Service To Airport — CBS DenverCBS Denver

DENVER (AP) — Denver is celebrating its new train service between downtown and the airport. The train — officially called the University of Colorado A line — began running between Union Station and Denver International Airport on Friday filled with dignitaries. “It’s great to be mayor when we inaugurate this,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said.…

via Denver Celebrates New Train Service To Airport — CBS DenverCBS Denver

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What’s Been Happening at JetStream?

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“May The Force Be With You” and Season’s Greetings from our Savannah Hilton Head International Airport manager Darrell Gomes and Chewbacca!

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What a great story… Safyre is an 8 yr old that was badly burned and lost her family in a house fire. Her only wish this Christmas was to fill a Christmas card tree with cards. She ended up receiving over 195,000 cards for Christmas this year and one of those cards was from the Jetstream Headquarters crew along with a Toys R Us gift card. This is one beautiful girl that had the best Christmas ever!!! To view the video, please click HERE.

81bc98fb-0920-40d5-87b3-a84491bb5163Our awesome PIT crew working the Snowball Express. Great job team PIT!

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A few of our guys doing some TDY time in PIT. Thank you Eddie Smith (BHM),
Art Ford (BHM), Shemoi Christian (SAV) and everyone else who made the
trip to help out.
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Frank Austin and Teresa Tucker cooking a meal for 25 people at the Quantum House in West Palm Beach. The Quantum House was opened in May of 2001 to house families of children going through treatment at St. Mary’s Hospital. The House is the only hospital hospitality house serving children and their families this way between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida.
914c40c2-b4c3-4122-a9b5-42523487268fOur BOS manager Jeff Jackson proudly supporting police officers by using a blue bulb at the front entrance to his home. Project Blue Light was started by a former police officer Brian Waid to show support to local law enforcement by using a blue light bulb on his front porch. JetStream purchased a few cases of bulbs for Jeff Jackson to pass out to his friends, family, and neighbors to show their support.

c2a32adb-73cb-43aa-86e3-e9e197fad1b6Everyone….meet Caitlyn. Caitlyn is BUF’s freshly painted push back. The local GM painted their push back, freight cart, and baggage cart in pink for the Be Pink campaign that LUS has been doing the past few years. Caitlyn sure is a beauty! Thank you Sarah Mangus for taking these awesome shots!

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Our BOS team being briefed before a shift during the US/AA transition. To view more Facebook photos please click HERE.

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Celebrating our CFO, Georgiane Graves, 10 year anniversary with Jetstream.

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JetStream recently donated $150 to sponsor a local high schooler in the AirGuard. This donation made it possible for the young man to participate in this ceremony and place 10 wreaths on graves at a local cemetery. Please click HERE to view the video.

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2BUF – JetStream is famous!!  Our ramp and deicing teams were on last night’s Channel 4 news. Click HERE to read the article and view video Go Jetstream!

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PHX – Station starup….pictured from L to R: Tim Davis, Dan Hicks, and Alex Chan.

Promotions and New Hires

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PIT – Todd Thornton New PIT Manager

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BUF – Louis Rogers Promoted to Supervisor

 

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BOS – Marlene Vargas Promoted to Supervisor

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BOS – Harold Coburn Promoted to Supervisor

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BOS – Kenneth Martinez Promoted to Supervisor

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MEM – Yolanda Johnson Promoted to Train the Trainer

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PIT – Station Administrator

ROC – Sam Farina Promoted to Customer Service Agent
SAV – Charles Robinson Promoted to Lead
SAV – Shamoi Christian Promoted to Supervisor
PIT – Brad Randalson Promoted to Lead
BOS – New Shift Manager Michael Louis
MEM – Yolanda Johnson promoted to Train The Trainer
New PHX Team
Tammy Harrington – Director of Operations
Rob Blacksher – Senior Manager
Robert Fulton – Operational Manager
Scott Madsen – Training and Compliance Manager
David Rosado – Operational Manager
Darryl Tyler – Operational Manager
Jennifer Knowles – Hiring Manager

Accolades
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Our JAN station recently held a Safety Board contest conducted by Supervisor Deronza Smith. Deronza asked for each employee to come up with a slogan to be used on the Safety Board. The winning slogan was created by Deonte Park (pictured) second runner up is Robert King and third runner up is Michael McLaurin. The winners were chosen by the Delta Safety Coordinator for JAN. Nice job Deonte!!

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Preliminary results are in and PIT aced the EGOM audit. Congrats to Lead Jeff Foreman, Ramp Agents Josh Altamare, Eric Jessel, Bag Runner Bob Inge, Trainer Heather Sullivan, and Cleaning Supervisor Dave Sicuranza. Well Done!

 

Summer News From JetStream Ground Services

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We would like to give a HUGE shout out to the Boston Logan International Airport team for an outstanding transition this week. They are an awesome group who
have their work down to a science and work very well together. Jeff said it was the craziest day of his life with the 33 RONs that were completed. Thank you to Jeff,
his leadership team, and the whole BOS crew for an outstanding job!!!

Promotions and New Hires

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DEN – Slawomir new 1st Shift Manager

DEN - Brian Looman promoted to Shift Manager

DEN – Brian Looman promoted to Shift Manager

DEN - Brian Boyce promoted to Safety and Compliance Manager

DEN – Brian Boyce promoted to Safety and Compliance Manager

BUF - Osvaldo Torres promoted to Supervisor

BUF – Osvaldo Torres promoted to Supervisor

CLT - Carmen Ricra promoted to Supervisor

CLT – Carmen Ricra promoted to Supervisor

CLT - Dale Green new Cargo Manager

CLT – Dale Green new Cargo Manager

PVD - Jamie Mather promoted to Station Manager

PVD – Jamie Mather promoted to Station Manager

HDQ - Nicole Olivieri new HR Generalist

HDQ – Nicole Olivieri new HR Generalist

Accolades

PVD- An outstanding job by our PVD Supervisor Matt Holten. Matt was challenged by a TSA agent and was then asked by the agent to perform an A/C search including seat, life vests, galleys, restrooms, and overheads. Matt performed the tasks asked by the agent and passed. Matt was awarded a gift card for a job well done!

PVD- An outstanding job by our PVD Supervisor Matt Holten. Matt was challenged by a TSA agent and was then asked by the agent to perform an A/C search including seat, life vests, galleys, restrooms, and overheads. Matt performed the tasks asked by the agent and passed. Matt was awarded a gift card for a job well done!

CLT - Congratulations to our 10 year anniversary employees!

CLT – Congratulations to our 10 year anniversary employees!

ROC - A Southwest flight attendant wrote an email to the CEO of SW Airlines praising Ben Jones for his help with an arriving flight. The FA said he could not have asked for a better way to start the day! Great job Ben!!

ROC – A Southwest flight attendant wrote an email to the CEO of SW Airlines praising Ben Jones for his help with an arriving flight. The FA said he could not have asked for a better way to start the day! Great job Ben!!

JetStream recently donated to the Bags of Fun program. Bags of Fun exists to bring joy, laughter and relief to children fighting a life threatening disease or condition. Every bag is crafted for each child, taking into consideration the best means to reduce their tension and anxiety. Maelle was the recipient of the bag of goodies from JetStream . Maelle was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her optic nerve and has undergone multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. Maelle's mom sent an email thanking us and saying she is "forever grateful for your organization and the kindness that you showed to our baby girl"

JetStream recently donated to the Bags of Fun program. Bags of Fun exists to bring joy, laughter and relief to children fighting a life threatening disease or condition. Every bag is crafted for each child, taking into consideration the best means to reduce their tension and anxiety. Maelle was the recipient of the bag of goodies from JetStream . Maelle was diagnosed with
a brain tumor on her optic nerve and has undergone multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. Maelle’s mom sent an email thanking us and saying she is “forever grateful for your organization and the kindness that
you showed to our baby girl”

JetStream’s Pioneering Spirit

We would like to highlight Rob Blacksher in our Summer ’15 newsletter. Rob has been with Jetstream over 4 years and has worked in our
CLT, DEN, BDL, and CMH locations.

 Rob was chosen by Joe Gutierrez because he has put in a lot of time and effort in helping turn around our BDL station.  Joe said, “A few months ago I asked
Rob for his assistance in helping turn around a struggling BDL station.  Without hesitation, Rob accepted the challenge and reported to BDL where began to forge
relationships with our employees and customer.  He made an immediate impact and his leadership has really stabilized the station that is now a top performer.
Rob has sacrificed his time away from home, spending long hours on the job and
has had to constantly deal with me:)”
 
Rob began his airline career in 1997 as a ramp agent in Albuquerque, NM working for DGS. In 1999, he began his management career in Little Rock, AR managing a
Delta contract for 2 years. In 2001, he was selected to manage the first joint venture between DGS and Continental in TPA that ultimately led to partnering in 3 other cities.
Rob’s next stop was LAS where he had oversightof 4 different carriers, DL, WN, AS, and VX. In 2008, Rob was moved to SEA and had oversight of SEA, LAS, and ANC
until 2010 when he left the company.
He then joined our Jetstream family a year later.
Rob mentioned that his most memorable experience in the airline industry was the morning of September 11, 2001 when planes were forced to land across the country in airports they weren’t scheduled to be in with no notice at all. He says he hopes to never experience a day like that again, but what he does remember the most was how inspiring it was to see our
country come together when things were so chaotic. It’s the same spirit that Rob tries to instill in those he works with every day.  Thank you Rob for all you do!

News From Jetstream Ground Services

Promotions and New Hires

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DEN – Marc Rainieri Director of Hub Operations

DEN - Ela Rodriguez Manager of Employee Development

DEN – Ela Rodriguez Manager of Employee Development

HDQ - Yvette Mooney Director of Operations

HDQ – Yvette Mooney Director of Operations

CMH - Corey McKee Promoted to Shift Manager

CMH – Corey McKee Promoted to Shift Manager

DEN - Kevin Colberg Promoted To 3rd Shift Manager

DEN – Kevin Colberg Promoted To 3rd Shift Manager

DEN - Benjamin Wirtz New 2nd Shift Manager

DEN – Benjamin Wirtz New 2nd Shift Manager


Accolades

CLT – Ben Sando was fueling equipment recently when he noticed that a Delta MD 90 was taxiing with its bin door open. Ben contacted the Supervisor on duty, Keith Marrow, who then called airport ops and had the issue corrected.  Our guys did a great job of being aware of their surroundings and possibly stopping a major problem from occurring with the aircraft.

BOS – While cleaning an aircraft early one morning, Julia and Jerome McIntosh both challenged a TSA agent trying to enter the plane. The agent asked Julia and Jerome a few questions which the two were able to answer correctly. Julia was then told by the TSA agent before leaving that JetStream always does a great job in finding what has been hidden on the aircraft. Kudos to Julia and Jerome and a great job done by the BOS team!

GSO – On two occasions in one day, our amazing GSO team members challenged TSA agents. Don Walker prevented unauthorized access to a secured area and Oscar Lanzas, Robert Sanders, and Inez Marcelino challenged an agent at the gate. These four team members did an amazing job and received a huge compliment from a TSA Inspector. Keep up the good work Team GSO!!!

MYR - Nick Plump recently discovered an aircraft damage while he was performing his arrival walk around. The passengers were deplaned and eventually the flight was cancelled due to the damage. Nick did an excellent job in performing his duties. This is a great example of why a walkaround inspection is require at every aircraft arrival. Keep up the good work Nick!

MYR – Nick Plump recently discovered an aircraft damage while he was performing his arrival walk around. The passengers were deplaned and eventually the flight was cancelled due to the damage. Nick did an excellent job in performing his duties. This is a great example of why a walkaround inspection is require at every aircraft arrival. Keep up the good work Nick!

LGA -  Congratulations to Randy Koenig and his team for being awarded Cargo Top Performer in the Vendor category. Way to go LGA Team!!

LGA – Congratulations to Randy Koenig and his team for being awarded Cargo Top Performer in the Vendor category. Way to go LGA Team!!

BDL - A HUGE Congratulations goes to the BDL team for surpassing last year's number of 609 aircraft deiced with 772 deicings so far. Not only did they surpass last year's number, they are STILL having to deice. Stay warm up there guys...it's almost over.

BDL – A HUGE Congratulations goes to the BDL team for surpassing last year’s number of 609 aircraft deiced with 772 deicings so far. Not only did they surpass last year’s number, they are STILL having to deice. Stay warm up there guys…it’s almost over.

JAN - Jerry Catchings was putting ice on a Delta MD-88 when he noticed the lights in the aircraft flickering on and off. He took a step outside to look at the GPU and found the GPU smoking. Jerry acted fast in turning off the GPU, disconnecting it and moving it away from the aircraft. Jerry was awarded a $25 gift card for his quick actions. Great job!

JAN – Jerry Catchings was putting ice on a Delta MD-88 when he noticed the lights in the aircraft flickering on and off. He took a step outside to look at the GPU and found the GPU smoking. Jerry acted fast in turning off the GPU, disconnecting it and moving it away from the aircraft. Jerry was awarded a $25 gift card for his quick actions. Great job!

BOS - During a security search, Peterson Louis found a valuable ring that had been left on the aircraft by a passenger. Peterson gave the ring to his lead which was then turned into US Airways. Thank you Peterson demonstrating the integrity of our operation and our employees!!!

BOS – During a security search, Peterson Louis found a valuable ring that had been left on the aircraft by a passenger. Peterson gave the ring to his lead which was then turned into US Airways. Thank you Peterson demonstrating the integrity of our operation and our employees!!!

 

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ROC – Mark Siolkowsky (pictured two photos above) and Sean Nhong (pictured above) both did an amazing job when Southwest had their annual TSA inspection in ROC. They thwarted several attempts by TSA inspectors trying to sneak on jet-bridges, sneak through the boarding line of a flight, and trying to be sneaky by not displaying their badges. Thank you guys for such a great job during inspections!!!


JetStream’s Pioneering Spirits

The Pioneering Spirit choice for this newsletter is not one, but two very hardworking JetStream team players, Ty Yount and Jon Prater.
 
Ty and Jon were chosen because of all of the hard work and hours they put in during the CMH transition. The two both worked the bag room every day
during the transition because they were shorthanded. Jon would pick Ty up every morning at 4 a.m. on his way into work and they would work 12-14 hour
daysfor almost a month straight.
 
Ty and Jon make a great team and did an amazing job working the ramp, learning the new American system and training the other employees the new American way of
 doing things. Thank you guys for all of your hard work. You two make a great team!!!
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The Dynamic Duo

Photos from the CMH Transition

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New Team Memeber In Charlotte

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We would like to welcome Joe Lovitt who recently joined our team in CLT as the new Director of Hub Operations.
Joe’s career in the airline industry began in 1979 with Continental Airlines in Houston, TX. He has also lived in Bismarck, ND and Columbus, OH where he was the General Manager at both locations.
In 1992, he became tired of the cold weather, so he moved down south where he worked in West Palm Beach and Pensacola.
This past March, Joe retired and spent some time working on his golf game and refinishing furniture until he came to CLT to join the Jetstream Team.
Welcome Joe, we are happy to have you with us