FedEx plans to incorporate the use of wood-based biofuels for its aircraft within two years based on terms of a new agreement between FedEx Express and Red Rock Biofuels. "With our total jet fuel capacity now sold to FedEx and Southwest Airlines, we are building a suite of powerful, global customers that continue to commit to the future of alternative fuels in a market where oil prices are low, providing true validation of our business model and mission," said Red Rock CEO Terry Kulesa.
Interested in which airports have the most stunning bathrooms? Cintas' Best Restroom contest in the U.S. and Canada picks a winner every year; in 2014, the Vancouver airport was among the finalists. Meanwhile, some airport bathrooms offer intriguing views, like Singapore's Changi Airport's urinals that overlook a runway and the large fish tank in a men's room at Thailand’s Samui Airport.
Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport found two guns in separate incidents over two days. The guns were found in travelers' carry-on luggage. Both travelers face weapons charges.
JetBlue and Marriott are offering discount hotel rates at Haiti's Port-au-Prince Marriott for passengers who travel to Haiti aboard JetBlue. The promotion is available on flights from Boston, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., until Aug. 29.
American Airlines will have a good 2016, according to analyst Adam Levine-Weinberg. Completing the merger with U.S. Airways will allow American to better optimize its flight schedule and drive down the airlines' non-fuel costs.
American Airlines is offering a purser training program to build soft skills with the airlines' flight crews and help them deliver transformational service - service personalized to each individual passenger.
Chattanooga Airport is adding 20% more parking to keep up with rising demand. The airport will also install canopies over surface parking and sidewalks to help protect passengers from the elements.
The introduction of breastfeeding pods at New York area airports and indoor playgrounds now available at airports such as Logan International in Boston highlight how airports are becoming more child-friendly. The Honest Company has installed nine kiosks in airports nationwide to provide diapers and other essentials to traveling families.