Delta Air Lines says its busiest flight day over the holiday season will be Jan. 2, when it will fly more than 500,000 customers. Between Dec. 19 and Jan. 4, the airline anticipates transporting almost 7.8 million passengers.
During A4A's annual winter holiday travel forecast on Wednesday, the trade organization projected the airlines will serve an estimated 44.3 million customers, a 2% increase in winter holiday travelers, over the 21-day period that runs from Monday, Dec. 16 through Jan. 5. The busiest travel days are expected to be Dec. 20, Dec. 27 and Dec. 26, with the least busiest being Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, respectively. A4A Vice President and Chief Economist John Heimlich attributed the modest rise in demand from the same period last year to positive signs in the U.S. economy, which include job growth and rising personal income.
There are 10 major trends changing today's workplace, including the rise of millennial workers that will replace aging baby boomers and increased emphasis on flexible work environments, writes workplace expert and author Dan Schawbel. Employers who want to recruit and retain top talent will focus more on employee engagement and hiring from within the company.
The percentage of older Americans who support marriage for same-sex couples is increasing, even among those who self-identify as conservatives, polls show. One reason for the trend could be that an increasing percentage of people say they know relatives, friends or colleagues who are openly gay. "As far as I'm concerned, if it works for them, it's OK with me," said Doug Montzka, a contractor who says he's a devout Christian and very conservative Republican.