JetBlue has named an airplane in honor of the popular show RuPaul's Drag Race to celebrate Pride Month. The airline also created a video featuring two prior show winners, Trixie Mattel and Bob the Drag Queen.
American Airlines will again offer twice daily nonstop seasonal service between California's Palm Springs International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning in October. Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines will launch nonstop daily flights from Palm Springs to Everett, Wash.
The Airport Innovation Lab at San Diego International Airport is recruiting applicants for its third group of innovators to go through a 16-week accelerator program. "The continuing successes of the Airport Innovation Lab have the promise of enhancing the airport experience for everyone," Airport Authority President and CEO Kimberly Becker said.
In the 1960s Capt. Larry Shapiro developed a system for breaking down a motorcycles for transport in general aviation aircraft, forming the company Suitcase Cycles. The company made 1,000 cycles and conversion kits before closing in 1974.
Some 49 general aviation aircraft, all with women pilots, will participate in the 43rd annual Air Race Classic, covering nine airports from the southern US to Canada. "The total race distance from start to the finish in Canada is 2,538 miles covering nine states. They are flying everything from high-speed airplanes like a Cirrus to slower ones like the Luscombe," volunteer and pilot Verlus Burkhart says.
Aviation Career Education Camp at Texas' Fort Worth Alliance Airport is using GA to introduce recent graduates and some upperclassmen to flying. "If they didn't want to be a pilot already, they do now," said Mark Loud, camp co-director, during discovery flights aboard Cessna 172 aircraft.
Less than one-third of surveyed passengers are smiling at the increase in facial recognition technology for airport screening, but government agencies and airlines are moving forward anyway. Transportation Security Administration says facial recognition makes security check-ins faster.
Robert Martin and Dallal Farha of Michigan were arrested Tuesday at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport in Wisconsin for charges related to identity theft. The couple reportedly used stolen credentials to board an airplane and were pulled off the plane by deputies prior to takeoff.
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