Aviation
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8/31/2016

JetBlue Airways launched the first US service to Cuba in more than 50 years Wednesday, with a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Santa Clara. American Airlines also plans to inaugurate flights to Cuba next month.

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Time.com, Bloomberg, Reuters
8/31/2016

The propeller-driven P-51 Mustang made its mark in World War II, but for decades afterward an updated version was pitched as a counterinsurgency aircraft and even considered for the role of close-air support played by the A-10 Warthog jet. Two prototypes of updated P-51, called the PA-48, were evaluated by the Air Force in 1981.

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Mustang, World War II, Air Force
8/31/2016

The Federal Aviation Administration has once again advised the city of Santa Monica, Calif., that it must keep Santa Monica Municipal Airport open and operating on "fair and reasonable terms" and "without unjust discrimination" at least until 2023.

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AOPA Online
8/31/2016

Aviation legend Joe Sutter died at age 95. Sutter received the nickname of "Father of the 747" for his work on the pioneering aircraft as chief engineer.

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Joe Sutter
8/30/2016

Industry watchers say air travel during the coming Labor Day weekend may be cheaper than it has been in recent years. The average ticket price is $50 less than 2014, according to a travel site.

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air travel
8/30/2016

Thousands of Americans are lining up to receive their Federal Aviation Administration licenses to operate unmanned aircraft. Demand is so great that some are predicting UAS pilots will outnumber private pilots within a year.

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The Consumerist
8/30/2016

Alaska Airlines' flight crews use mobile technology to enhance the customer experience and generate revenue during flights. Hand-held devices tell crew members who is traveling together and help them identify passengers who may require special attention.

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Alaska Airlines, mobile devices
8/30/2016

Beginning Jan. 4, JetBlue will offer direct service between Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba. Fort Lauderdale is the third city JetBlue is connecting directly to Aruba, joining New York and Boston.

8/30/2016

Southwest Airlines and its pilots union say they have reached a tentative new labor agreement that will boost pay and benefits. The new deal, if approved by the union, paves the way for international codeshare and interline agreements and the use of additional aircraft.

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Southwest Airlines, The new deal
8/30/2016

Scott Kirby has been named president of United Continental Holdings, leaving his post as the No. 2 executive at American Airlines. Meanwhile, American Airlines promoted Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom to president.

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Airline Geeks