Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has called on the Department of Homeland Security to review Transportation Security Administration training methods and equipment maintenance procedures. "In light of the recent test result reports, TSA should move immediately to address all holes, shortfalls and gaps in training procedures, technology, and the entire airport security process," Schumer said.
Signing up for a discovery flight by using AOPA's flight school finder is a great way for nervous flyers to conquer their fear of air travel. "Sitting in the cockpit yourself for half an hour learning how things work is often the best way to reverse it," commercial pilot Katie Pribyl says.
Shopify and UPS have negotiated discounted shipping rates for Shopify merchants, leveling the playing field a bit for the smaller retailers competing against large corporations like Amazon.
Southwest Airlines last year served more than 17 million passengers flying from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, up 3.2% over 2015.
Alaska Airlines will add flights between Washington's Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to coincide with Washington State University's school breaks.
John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer at United Technologies Corp., in this podcast, discussed aviation's commitment to sustainable growth with A4A Vice President for Environmental Affairs Nancy Young. They discussed how airlines, and airframe and aircraft engine manufacturers, are driving technology, operations and infrastructure to help grow aviation in a sustainable way.
American Airlines' Sky Ball XV raised a record $3.1 million for the carrier's AirPower Foundation, which helps veterans with health problems. A reported 1,500 company volunteers pitched in to put on the ball, handling everything from decorating a maintenance hangar to waiting tables.
Maine state Rep. Rich Cebra has voiced his opposition to the Passenger Facility Charge increase Congress is considering. "If a family of four wanted to take a once-in-a lifetime trip to Disney that included numerous connections, there could be as much as $100 in PFC fees alone added on their tickets if the proposed increase goes through," Cebra writes.
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