United Airlines' MileagePlus rewards program has been voted Favorite Frequent-Flyer program by the readers of Trazee Travel. "We are extremely proud that our customers voted MileagePlus as the favorite frequent-flyer program. United continues to build and improve our loyalty program that provides great value for all of our members, while offering a variety of earning and redemption opportunities," said Luc Bondar, United's MileagePlus president and loyalty program vice president.
AOPA reports that it has helped 5,700 pilots regain currency under its Rusty Pilot seminar program, which launched in 2014. The program offers local seminars that help pilots get back up to speed on GA changes since they last flew and become recurrent without the need for a checkride.
AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa Cobb describes a day trip that started with a short flight to Maryland's Ocean City Municipal Airport. "The airport is popular, and several couples and families of beachgoers clad in swimsuits and trunks have also flown in, tied down, and headed through the FBO to the ocean just a couple of blocks away," she writes.
Texas' Athens Municipal Airport will spend $1.5 million to seal its runway and repair a cracked taxiway and apron. City officials have allocated $150,000 for the project, with the remaining 90% of funds expected to come from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Chile's civil aviation authority on Thursday received 11 bomb threats, prompting nine flights in Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace to make emergency landings. No explosives were found and police are trying to trace the origin of the threats.
Police in Anchorage, Alaska, boarded an arriving flight recently to remove a woman who was reported to be smoking and sleeping on the floor of the aircraft. The woman was arrested and held on existing warrants; she may face federal charges of interference with a flight crew.
A man was arrested Thursday at Orlando International Airport in Florida and charged with battery on an officer, resisting with violence, trespassing, disorderly conduct and possession of cannabis. Police said the man caused a disturbance at an airline ticket counter and fought with officers.
Denver International Airport has started a $3.5 billion project designed to expand the facility and improve traffic flow. The airport opened in 1995 and was designed to accommodate 50 million passengers per year; last year it served 61.4 million passengers.