Next spring United Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Denver International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport. The seasonal service will be offered through the end of October 2018.
The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that air travelers not enrolled in TSA PreCheck will be required to remove electronics from their carry-on bags for screening. "By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats." said Huban Gowadia, the TSA's acting administrator.
Growth in demand, favorable timing of holidays and increased interest in the airline's Mint premium service routes helped JetBlue Airways see a 12% year-over-year increase in its second-quarter revenue. JetBlue's earnings per share rose 21% to $0.64, beating the average analyst estimate of $0.57.
United Airlines is looking to build relationships with Latino social influencers as the exclusive airline sponsor of this week's Hispanicize Texas event in Houston. "We look forward to building new relationships at Hispanicize Texas and strengthening our longstanding relationship with the Hispanic community," a United Airlines spokesperson said.
A 2017 Brand Intimacy Report released by New York City-based brand intimacy agency MBLM showed that Southwest Airlines has a Brand Intimacy Quotient of 25.4, the highest among the four major US domestic carriers. "Southwest's story is one of a small, local airline with a different approach to flying that travelers really appreciate," said Claude Salzberger, president of MBLM.
Research from Inmarsat shows that 60% of airline passengers consider reliable in-flight Wi-Fi a necessity, not a luxury. "The availability of in-flight broadband has become a major factor when choosing an airline," said Inmarsat Aviation President Leo Mondale.
Countries are investing a collective $1 trillion in their airports with an eye toward keeping up with increasing demand. About half of the money will be spent on building and renovating airports in Asia.
A survey by MoneySavingExpert.com found that half of international airports in the UK don't have free drinking water fountains. Travelers too shy to ask for water at eateries have to buy bottled water.
Minute Suites is coming to North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The company lets travelers rent rooms equipped with daybeds, with access to a shower available for an additional fee.
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