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…
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…
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.…
“May The Force Be With You” and Season’s Greetings from our Savannah Hilton Head International Airport manager Darrell Gomes and Chewbacca!
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.
Our awesome PIT crew working the Snowball Express. Great job team PIT!
A SAV team member marshalling in the Snowball Express
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.
Our 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.
Everyone….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!
Our BOS team being briefed before a shift during the US/AA transition. To view more Facebook photos please click HERE.
Celebrating our CFO, Georgiane Graves, 10 year anniversary with Jetstream.
SAV- The SAV team working the first Sun Country flight. To view more photos on Facebook, please click HERE.
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.
BUF – Our BUF crew saying good bye to Boniface Porto. Boniface worked his last day of 41 years with US/AA on 1/6.
BHM – This has got to be the coolest cake ever! Eddie Smith’s family bought this for him for his birthday.
BUF – 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!
PHX – Station starup….pictured from L to R: Tim Davis, Dan Hicks, and Alex Chan.
Promotions and New Hires
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!!
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
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.
Promotions and New Hires
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!!!
JetStream’s Pioneering Spirits
Photos from the CMH Transition
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
CLT – General Manager Ramp Operations
Jeff Pierce has recently been promoted from 3rd Shift Manager on the utility side to the General Manager of Ramp Operations in CLT.
His new responsibilities will include the Southwest and Frontier Ramp operations.Jeff began his career with Jetstream in 2013 and has over 30 years of ramp and utility experience which is why Jeff is the perfect candidate for this position. Keep up the good work Jeff!
CMH – Duty Manager
Congratulations to our new Duty Manager in CMH, Ashley Andracchio.
Ashley joined our JetStream team in July 2014 as a Training Coordinator and quickly worked her way up to Duty Manager. Her airline industry career began in 2009 where she worked for airlines such as Piedmont, Air Wisconsin, and Republic Airways.
In her free time, Ashley and her husband love to travel and her passion is cooking. She attended Culinary School while working for Air Wisconsin, but she says she always winds back up at the airport because she really loves aviation.
Congratulations on your new position Ashley, we are happy to have you as part of our team!