In this interview, Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger talks about how the agency has evolved since he took the helm in July 2015. "There were about 60,000 people in the agency, and we, over the course of August and September of 2015, retrained the entire agency eight hours at a time," he said.
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly discussed the recent boost in bookings the carrier has seen since the election. "There's definitely a lift in spirit," said Kelly.
Hawaiian Airlines' new Airbus A321neos will feature satellite connectivity to the cockpit using Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR 350D system.
United Continental Holdings has increased its profit margin estimate for the final quarter of 2016, citing stronger-than-anticipated bookings. The company says its pretax profit margin could be as high as 8.5% for the period.
The Transportation Security Administration is gearing up for holiday travel by offering those passing through the airport tips to ensure a speedy process, including encouraging passengers to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before takeoff.
United Airlines has donated blankets and pillows to be distributed to patients at Guam Memorial Hospital. "One of our volunteers, who is a United Airlines employee, offered to ask if the company had any items they would like to donate," said Jenny Cruz, president of the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteer Association. "And when we heard there were blankets they could give out, we thought that would be amazing, because it gets pretty cold in the hospital and the hospital doesn't have many supplies to give."
Working with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, FedEx delivered 275 Christmas trees to Fort Hood in Texas as part of the Trees for Troops program. FedEx has delivered 176,000-plus Christmas trees to US military personnel and their families worldwide since 2005.
Police officers at Alaska's Fairbanks International Airport on Monday arrested Kevin Trask, a fugitive on US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's most-wanted list for sharing images and videos featuring child pornography. ICE spokesman James Schwab praised the officers for identifying and arresting Trask: "We really, really want to thank them."
A man was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers found more than 60 counterfeit credit cards in his carry-on and luggage.
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