American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Thursday that there are several signs the industry is bouncing back, providing welcome news for both consumers and investors. Parker said that American is investing in its employees and increasing pay.
Since taking the helm in 2015, United CEO Oscar Munoz has undertaken several efforts to engage and invest in his employees, which has resulted in improved performance, enhanced customer service and a new culture that has created momentum for United. "It's just this personal level of engagement that we've been able to bring to the workforce that has created an energy and a momentum," he said.
Sanford Reim was ferrying a Super Breezy airplane across the country when he spotted Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport in New York and decided to stop for a break. In a letter to the mayor of Olean to express his gratitude for the service he received, he calls the airport "one of the nicest looking airports I had ever seen in my life."
Hangar Technology is a new startup that aims to help businesses gather and crunch the data they need using drones. "We want to help enterprises around the world to easily acquire aerial data," said co-founder Colin Guinn.
Reuters photographer Carlos Garcia Rawlins writes about his assignment to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Based in Port-au-Prince, Rawlins met a local pilot set to fly across the country to Jeremie who invited Rawlins to join him.
NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration are working to develop an unmanned air traffic control system so that drones can be flown outside the line of sight. This week, NASA and researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, flew drones out of sight for the first time during tests conducted at Reno-Stead Airport.
American Airlines is showing its support for the Chicago Cubs, after becoming the Major League Baseball team's official airline in February 2015. American is putting rally towels with the team's signature "W" on flights and even allowing pilots to provide game updates during flights.
A $1 billion renovation planned for Virginia's Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will add 1.1 million square feet to the 75-year-old airport. The extra space will reduce wait times and improve traffic flow through the facility.
American Airlines' new Premium Economy cabin for international flights will launch next month on service from Texas to Brazil. Premium Economy seats feature expanded legroom, priority boarding and up to two free checked bags.
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