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1/24/2022

United Airlines is looking toward the full recovery of international travel and has made investments in its premium seat offerings in preparation for the rebound. "We've definitely pointed a lot of incremental capacity across the Atlantic for this spring and summer in anticipation of this recovery," said Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella.

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1/24/2022

American Airlines is adding flights from Austin, Texas, to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Cozumel, Mexico, in June. The carrier will also offer summer service between Chicago and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

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The Points Guy
1/24/2022

The Roberta Bondar Foundation has recognized Air Canada for its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. "Air Canada has set a long-term climate target with ambitious milestones, and is investing in sustainable aviation fuels and carbon reductions and removals, sharing in Roberta Bondar Foundation's commitment to protecting our planet for future generations," said the organization.

1/24/2022

In observation of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Southwest Airlines shared about its partnership with Rethreaded, a Florida-based nonprofit that provides career opportunities to women who have experienced exploitation and trauma resulting from human trafficking. Through Rethreaded, one of the airline's Repurpose with Purpose partners, women begin with a three-month development program and later become fully integrated into one of the business' five departments to upcycle Southwest leather from seat covers.

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1/24/2022

Delta Air Lines is offering frequent flyers the opportunity to earn miles for using the Turo peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace. "Partnering with businesses that share our vision for rewarding and delighting our joint customers on the ground and in the air gives Delta SkyMiles Members even more opportunities to get value and flexibility from our program," said Prashant Sharma, vice president of loyalty at Delta.

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1/24/2022

FedEx will soon begin testing electric delivery vehicles in Bengaluru, India. "FedEx has a mission to connect the world responsibly and resourcefully, and I'm incredibly pleased to announce the launch of our electric vehicle trial in India, which is in line with our global goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040," said Mohamad Sayegh, vice president of FedEx Express' India operations.

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Techi
1/24/2022

Remote work has spurred travelers to combine business and leisure trips, partially to explain the trend toward leisure travelers buying more premium air tickets. "Many of our customers that we've historically called leisure travelers are actually flying for reasons beyond just vacation" and "the lines between leisure and business travel are definitely blurred," American Airlines President Robert Isom said.

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1/24/2022

Flight instructor, writer, and former Microsoft manager Bruce Williams donated his Extra to AOPA to continue the famous aerobat's mission: helping pilots improve their understanding of unusual attitudes.

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1/24/2022

A notable increase in general aviation accidents is a cause for concern and a reminder to pilots to focus and be more cautious in the air, said Mark Baker, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, at a recent National Business Aviation Association webinar. "This is a time for people to pause and say, 'What have we done here to make sure that we're launching safely and we're not taking risks ... and following the procedures and checklists,' " Baker said.

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AIN Online
1/24/2022

Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif., will change its name to Mojave Air and Space Port at Rutan Field in honor of the aerospace accomplishments of Burt and Dick Rutan. Burt Rutan is known for designing at least 46 aircraft, including the Voyager, flown by his brother, Dick, on the first nonstop trip around the globe.

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