United Airlines has started printing its magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, lowering its weight by an ounce. The weight reduction will save the airline a projected 170,000 gallons of fuel per year.
Since 2012, the average airfare at Tennessee's Memphis International Airport has decreased by $181.29, leading to significantly higher numbers of passengers using the airport for their travels. "Passenger growth coupled with falling fares is a tremendous combination for Memphis. We're continuing to work hard to add flight options to help continue these trends," said Pace Cooper, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.
Employees' emotional struggles can interfere with work and pose particularly difficult problems for managers. The best course often lies in making allowances and offering a measure of genuine empathy.
Southwest Airlines partnered with Washington, D.C.'s Lucky Dog Animal Rescue to fly more than 60 rescued dogs and cats to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Registration is now open for the International Aviation Women's Association's inaugural general aviation leadership forum, an all-day event to be held Thursday at Florida's Boca Raton Airport. "We've put together an agenda filled with industry influencers to talk about how women can help avert the coming pilot and mechanic shortages and revitalize interest in our industry," said Rene Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation and IAWA's vice president of communications.
Pilots Traver Madden and Ryan Hile are co-owners of the Tennessee Seaplane Co., which offers seaplane rides for up to three passengers and float plane lessons to rated pilots. "We think it's just a great way to see our area from water flying," Madden said.
AOPA and five other general aviation groups sent a letter asking Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao to reopen the FAA aircraft registry, which is closed because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.
Frequent stowaway Marilyn Hartman managed to get past a Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and make her way to the international terminal, where she waited for a day before taking a flight to London. She was flown back to Chicago, arrested and charged with felony theft and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing.