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7/21/2017

This analysis anticipates that JetBlue AirWays' financial performance for the second quarter will beat analysts' estimates. JetBlue has surpassed expectations in three of the previous four quarters.

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7/21/2017

Officials at Vienna International Airport say new face-scanning technology will be installed at 50 airport gates through which travelers from outside the Schengen Zone enter Austria. The technology compares travelers' faces with the pictures on their passports.

7/21/2017

Airlines for America and the International Air Transport Association have embarked on an awareness campaign to help airlines as the industry prepares to incorporate better baggage-handling systems. "Airlines and airports are working together to ensure the infrastructure is available to provide this enhanced service to our customers," A4A's Patty Edwards said.

7/21/2017

Nick Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America, joined Sky News to discuss the critical role aviation plays in driving economic growth in the US, UK and the European Union and the need for governments to take immediate action to negotiate open skies agreements to avoid uncertainty brought on by Brexit. "Without that legal framework, we can't fly," Calio said. "Everybody flies now ... it's there, they expect it, if it's not there they are going to be very unhappy." Calio stressed that aviation is unique and that unlike other industries which can fall back on trade agreements to continue commerce, aviation is governed by separate bilateral and multilateral agreements that provide a legal framework to fly. "We are telling people and trying to educate people, aviation is in a different place than other industries," he added.

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7/21/2017

United Airlines is taking care of passengers whose weekend travel plans are being affected by storms in Chicago. The airline is offering waivers for flights to and from O'Hare International Airport through Sunday.

7/21/2017

A report from the Government Accountability Office shows that most of the behaviors Transportation Security Administration officers are taught to watch for are not proven indicators of potential threats. "TSA does not have valid evidence that most of its indicators in its revised list of behavioral indicators can be used to identify individuals who may pose a threat to aviation security," the report said.

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USA Today
7/21/2017

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Virginia's Richmond International Airport on Wednesday discovered a gun in a traveler's backpack. Airport police seized the weapon and arrested the traveler on state weapons charges.

7/21/2017

Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport screening travelers on Thursday found a loaded gun and ammunition in a man's backpack. The man, who was arrested, said he had forgotten the gun was in his bag.

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The Washington Times
7/21/2017

Changi Airport in Singapore will open Terminal 4 later this year, which will feature futuristic technologies designed to ease the way for passengers, including facial recognition software, automatic luggage tagging and bag checking.

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7/21/2017

Customs and Border Protection has begun testing facial recognition technology on some international flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The technology is used to verify the identities of departing international travelers.