American Airlines and the NFL's Carolina Panthers have extended their sponsorship agreement for another five years. The airline celebrated the deal with Panthers players on hand at American's Charlotte, NC, hub. "We've been partners with the Panthers since 2006," said Fernand Fernandez, American's vice president for global marketing. "What better place to invest than with a winning team?"
An enrollment center for the US Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry trusted traveler program will open Sept. 26 in London. The center, located in the US embassy, will be open for 60 days.
United Airlines is increasing service from Newark Liberty Airport to St. Kitts by 50% this November. Winter service to the Caribbean commences Nov. 19.
JetBlue has announced the order of 30 Airbus jetliners worth as much as $3.6 billion, including the possibility of adding the A321neo LR to the fleet. "This enhanced airplane type could very well be a game changer for us and provide us the ability to start JetBlue flights to Europe from other East Coast focus cities should we choose to do so," said CEO Robin Hayes.
The Southwest Airlines customer experience is filled with "southern hospitality," according to this review. Kylie McLaughlin highlights customer service and amenities such as free baggage check-in and flight changes.
For "Pokemon Go" players traveling through airports it is important to watch where you are going or you may wander into secured areas. Alaska Airlines asks game players to follow in-cabin directions, including regarding the use of mobile devices.
Nevada's McCarran International Airport saw the highest passenger traffic numbers since 2007, with more than 3.7 million passing through the facility.
The Transportation Security Administration has opened two more TSA PreCheck enrollment offices in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area. "Compared to last year there are 43% more passengers flying with TSA Pre-Check that are departing out of Tampa International Airport," said Lee Kair, federal security director for the TSA in Tampa Bay.
The Transportation Security Administration's @TSA social media team verified that philosopher Jeremy Bentham's mummified head would be allowed in an airplane cabin "as long as it's properly packaged, labeled, and declared."
On July 28, 1976, Eldon Joersz flew his US Air Force Blackbird 2,194 mph above Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, setting a record for world's fastest flight that still stands 40 years later. "I'm honored to help remember this great airplane and the men who flew her, designed her, built her, and those who maintained and supported her," he said.
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