Aviation
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8/30/2016

Industry watchers say air travel during the coming Labor Day weekend may be cheaper than it has been in recent years. The average ticket price is $50 less than 2014, according to a travel site.

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8/30/2016

Thousands of Americans are lining up to receive their Federal Aviation Administration licenses to operate unmanned aircraft. Demand is so great that some are predicting UAS pilots will outnumber private pilots within a year.

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The Consumerist
8/30/2016

Alaska Airlines' flight crews use mobile technology to enhance the customer experience and generate revenue during flights. Hand-held devices tell crew members who is traveling together and help them identify passengers who may require special attention.

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Alaska Airlines, mobile devices
8/30/2016

Beginning Jan. 4, JetBlue will offer direct service between Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba. Fort Lauderdale is the third city JetBlue is connecting directly to Aruba, joining New York and Boston.

8/30/2016

Southwest Airlines and its pilots union say they have reached a tentative new labor agreement that will boost pay and benefits. The new deal, if approved by the union, paves the way for international codeshare and interline agreements and the use of additional aircraft.

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Southwest Airlines, The new deal
8/30/2016

Scott Kirby has been named president of United Continental Holdings, leaving his post as the No. 2 executive at American Airlines. Meanwhile, American Airlines promoted Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom to president.

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Airline Geeks
8/30/2016

Though only a teenager, Amanda Vogt says she knows that becoming a commercial pilot is the career path for her. The daughter of Southwest Airlines pilot Jeff Vogt, she took her first solo flight on her 16th birthday.

8/30/2016

LeaseCorp Aviation is continuing its expansion at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas with the addition of a fourth hangar -- less than two months after opening its third at the facility. Demand is strong for business aircraft hangars because few have been constructed in the area in recent decades, according to Ray Koenig, LeaseCorp general manager.

8/30/2016

The Federal Aviation Administration's free Public ADS-B Performance Report Request enables pilots to verify that their ADS-B Out equipment is working properly.

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Disciples of Flight
8/29/2016

While demand for large business jets is slumping, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association says sales of small and midsize jets by Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honda Aircraft and One Aviation are outpacing last year's numbers.