Southwest Airlines Reports November Traffic — Travel And Tour World

Southwest Airlines Co. (the “Company”) today reported its November and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics. The Company flew 10.4 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in November 2016, an increase of 7.2 percent from the 9.7 billion RPMs flown in November 2015. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 4.9 percent to 12.3 billion in November 2016, compared […]

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DFW Airport Receives $40 Million In Grants For Improvement — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has received four grants for infrastructure improvement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) totaling $40 million dollars. “As our facility approaches its 44th year of operation, we are focusing more on the infrastructure needs of DFW Airport. Grants such as these from the FAA…

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JetBlue Goes Large on Self-Service Technology with 100s of SITA Kiosks in +50 Locations in the US and Caribbean — Flight Chic

Under a three-year agreement, JetBlue has selected global IT provider SITA to support 531 check-in and automated passport control (APC) self-service kiosks across 56 locations in the USA and Caribbean. SITA will provide 24/7 remote and on-site service.

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Passenger: Plane That Rolled Off DIA Runway ‘Stopped Suddenly’ — CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Passengers who were on a plane that veered of a Denver International Airport runway wound up making it to their destination in Nevada overnight after a big delay. United Flight 296 was taking off at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday when it ended up in a grassy area. (credit: Mike Higdon) Passengers…

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American Airlines Group Names Robert Isom As President — Travel And Tour World

American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq:AAL) today announced that Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom will become president, effective immediately. In his new role, Isom, 52, will report to Chairman and CEO Doug Parker, 54. Source:-Travelandtourworld.com

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Scott Kirby Named President of United Airlines — Travel And Tour World

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) today announced that Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines. In this newly created role, Kirby will assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management. Kirby’s appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Oscar Munoz, United’s CEO. Kirby joins United from […]

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Man In Boxer Shorts Drives Pickup Into Southwest Plane At Nebraska Airport — CBS New York

OMAHA, Neb. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board. Eppley Airfield Police Chief Tim Conahan says an officer spotted the man outside the terminal Thursday evening, screaming…

via Man In Boxer Shorts Drives Pickup Into Southwest Plane At Nebraska Airport — CBS New York

Southwest Has Redesigned The Interiors of Its New 737s, Let’s Take a Look Inside — Cranky Flier

In my trip report last week, I mentioned that Southwest had brought me up to Seattle so I could go crawl around its newest 737-800, the 7th with its newly-designed cabin. This so-called “Heart” interior is going to be the standard going forward, and I was happy to have some time to poke around. Let’s…

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Delta Adds a Door to Business Class, Calls It a Suite — Cranky Flier

Flat beds in business class? That’s so 2016. Delta has decided to kick off the 2017 season with the newest, coolest trend in the pointy-end of the airplane: a door. The airline will now be installing suites on its longest-haul aircraft in Delta One business class. Each seat, er, suite, will have that uber-cool door…

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Baby Born on an Airplane Given 1 Million Miles as a Birthday Present — TIME

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A baby girl is having an exciting first week on the planet. After being born on an airplane during a flight from Dubai to Manila on Sunday, Philippine airline Cebu Pacific gave the baby one million air miles, the Guardian reports. The mother, who was not due for another five weeks, went into labor about…

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