Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and CFO Tammy Romo joined CNBC's Brian Sullivan to discuss the airline's innovation, investments in technology and what they look for when they fly on Southwest. "I think everybody who knows Southwest Airlines here probably thinks, 'Yeah, that's a pretty good culture there.' So you wouldn't want to lose that," Kelly said.
Federal lawmakers have included language in the new spending bill that pushes airlines to make pricing and ancillary fees more transparent for consumers. ASTA applauded the move, saying it was "a step in the right direction" toward informing and empowering consumers.
Carnival Corp. has a positive outlook for 2018 after posting a record first quarter net income of $391 million. "We are off to a strong start to the year achieving another quarter of record earnings on record revenues and exceeding the high end of guidance," said Arnold Donald, Carnival's president and CEO.
The city is known for its blues music and barbecue, but visitors to Memphis, Tenn., shouldn't overlook the wealth of other attractions it has to offer. Travelers can explore the National Civil Rights Museum, enjoy one of the country's largest urban parks, and enjoy a wide range of dining and drinking choices.
Agencies can avoid potential lawsuits with a clearly written disclaimer, Mark Pestronk writes. The optimal disclaimer, he advises, should include such points as a prominent statement of contract with the client, the firm's full legal name and freedom from liability for outside vendors.
Facebook's revelation that 50 million users' personal data was misused has raised concerns about negative effects on marketing if consumers stop using Facebook or increase their privacy settings. Travel agents who are concerned should establish other ways to connect with their prospects, such as asking them to provide an email address or subscribe to a blog, Myrna Arroyo of Pepper Inbound Marketing advises.
American Airlines is retrofitting its Boeing 777 planes to standardize the number of seats and offer passengers more seating choices. Some standard economy seats will be replaced with slightly larger premium economy seats with more leg room.
The US Department of Transportation reports that in 2017 a record 965 million passengers flew in and out of the US on foreign and domestic airlines. Southwest Airlines served the most passengers -- 157.7 million -- and American Airlines carried the most international passengers.
FedEx and International Medical Corps have joined to bring much-needed disaster relief to anywhere in the world in just a few hours with their mobile field hospital. The hospital boasts a 60-bed capacity and is nearly the size of a football field when fully deployed.
Mark Vaughan, vice president of sales and marketing for Rockwell Collins' seating business, talks about how the modular style of the manufacturer's MiQ seat platform makes it easy to customize designs to meet airlines' specific needs.
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