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7/6/2015

United Airlines is adding a new route from North Bend, Ore., to Denver, Colo., from the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. The areas is home to Vern C. Gorst, an aviation pioneer often referred to as the "granddad" of United.

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7/6/2015

American Airlines is deploying its new Boeing 787s to Los Angeles International, where they will operate on routes to Shanghai and Sao Paulo. A 787 will also join the Chicago-Tokyo route in August.

7/6/2015

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport will use grant money to boost its marketing presence and make the airport more attractive to airlines. A partnership with Sun Country Airlines is the first in a series of moves designed to drive more passenger traffic through the airport.

7/6/2015

Southwest Airlines is making it easier for passengers to get around this winter as it introduces new round trip flights such as Little Rock, Ark., to St. Louis, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., to Boise, Idaho. The airline will also offer several new flights from Fort Myers., Fla.

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7/6/2015

JetBlue has begun operating weekly charter flights between New York City and Havana, Cuba. It is the first major airline to offer direct flights between New York City and Cuba since a travel ban was lifted earlier this year.

7/6/2015

This article examines how the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program works, from how to apply to which airlines are compatible with the program. Participants receive access to special airport security screening lanes where they don't have to remove their shoes, belts or light jackets.

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Business Insider
7/6/2015

Qatar Airways and Emirates offer the sort of cocktail-bar experience that hearkens back to the introduction of the Boeing 747 as a platform for luxury four decades ago. Back then, American Airlines' Luxury Liners, the Captain Cook lounge aboard Qantas' 747s, and Pan American's "restaurant in the sky" aimed to make flying a social and luxurious experience.

7/6/2015

A Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport landed well away from the gate at Colorado's Denver International Airport on Saturday due to an unspecified threat. Officials searched the plane and found the threat was not credible, said FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders.

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ABC News
7/6/2015

At just 24 years old, Jason Flood is one of the top aerobatic pilots in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted permission for Flood to open his own Aerobatic Practice Area near Hammonton Municipal Airport in New Jersey.

7/6/2015

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg landed in Hawaii after an almost five-day flight from Japan in Solar Impulse 2, during which he only slept in 20-minute intervals. The solo flight took 118 hours, setting records for manned, solar-powered flight. Borschberg offered regular updates during the flight via Twitter. "During the fourth day I felt very tired, having climbed the equivalent altitude of Mount Everest four times," he wrote in a tweet on Thursday.

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