Current luggage screening technology may soon be replaced by scanners and conveyors that work more efficiently and with better precision. "I think if we can continue momentum the way we have for the past six months or the last year, we have a real opportunity to transform the system," said Transportation Security Administration Chief Technology Officer Jill Vaughan.
Boston's Logan International Airport is the first airport in New England to deploy explosives-sniffing dogs to regularly help screen passengers. The dogs are stationed at checkpoints where they sniff the air for traces of explosives as people walk by.
Offering complimentary checked baggage has become part of Southwest's brand, and the policy won't change, CEO Gary Kelly says. While sticking to its guns on not adding baggage charges, executives say they will continue to build on the company's other successful programs, such as its Business Select and EarlyBird Check-In.
Denver International Airport and United Airlines will pitch in to help the Transportation Security Administration keep checkpoint lines moving at the Colorado airport this holiday season. Airports and airlines across the US are making similar arrangements in a bid to aid holiday travelers.
United Airlines employees are gathering to assemble more than 15,000 hygiene kits that will be distributed to charities helping victims of Hurricane Matthew. The kits include unused products it offers in its premium cabins such as lotions, toothpastes and other personal hygiene items.
Pilot Dewey Davenport keeps his fleet of historic barnstorming airplanes at a private airstrip outside of Dayton, Ohio, and makes a living giving people the thrill of a lifetime. "When I take you for a ride, I want you to step back 85 years," he said.
Elevate is the project name for Uber's new network of on-demand electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that the ridesharing company expects to launch by 2026. Uber does not actually plan to build the aircraft -- rather they intend to act as an industry catalyst, bringing together public and private entities to make the aircraft and infrastructure possible.
JetBlue Airways on Wednesday reported better revenue and higher costs associated with expected pay raises in the new year and rising jet fuel costs. Hurricane Matthew is expected to be a factor in the company's fourth-quarter results.
Wings for All brought together United Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration and nonprofit learning disability foundations earlier this month in an effort to educate and aid children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, practice boarding flights. The Arc, which advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, spearheaded the event held at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
United Airlines broke ground Tuesday on a $162 million operations center at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The center, slated for completion in 2018, will offer around 200,000 additional square feet of hangar space.
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