American Airlines will host an event at Nashville International airport in Tennessee that gives children with autism and developmental disabilities the chance to simulate air travel. Children will be able to practice a "realistic flight journey," including passing through a security checkpoint and boarding a plane. More than 120 guests are registered to participate.
Alaska Airlines will plant a tree on the West Coast each time a passenger brings a pre-filled water bottle onto an Alaska flight and posts a photo to social media tagging @AlaskaAir and using the hashtag #FillBeforeYouFly. "Our ultimate goal is to work together with our guests and employees to improve the health of our water by reducing plastic use," Alaska Airlines' Diana Birkett Rakow said.
Air Canada will deploy the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its flights between Ottawa and London Heathrow beginning in spring 2020. The Dreamliner will offer passengers a new premium economy cabin as well as a first-class cabin with fully lie-flat suites.
As Hawaii becomes better known for its unique fashion design, its hometown airline's Hawaiian print uniforms are a key example of visibly integrated island style. Worn by over 5,000 employees, the uniforms showcase bold prints and the aloha style. Alisa Onishi, director of brand management at Hawaiian Airlines, said the uniforms share Hawaii's culture and evoke the islands' spirit as part of an immersive passenger experience.
Runway rehabilitation was completed ahead of schedule at Beverly Regional Airport in Massachusetts. The construction updated the runway to comply with safety design requirements and pavement maintenance. The project was funded through a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, MassDOT and the airport's operating budget. Early completion of the project saved an estimated $300,000.
Construction for the new flyover ramps at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is beginning ahead of schedule, several years ahead of its initial opening date. This comes as the airport is in the midst of a $1 billion terminal construction project.
Detroit is taking steps to restore the Davis Aerospace Technical Academy to its location at the Detroit City Airport. Local activists have worked to protect the school, and in August some students began returning to the airport location for classes.
New York's TWA Hotel, Downtown Memorial Airport Park in South Carolina and Seattle Seaplane Tour are aviation-related attractions highlighted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The College Park Aviation Museum covers the proud history of aviation in Maryland.
Pilot Andi Miller, 19, is helping the Hurricane Dorian recovery effort by flying pet supplies from Florida's Naples Airport to the Abaco Islands. "When I began to see images of what happened in Abaco Islands, I was so sad for them and I wanted to help," she said.
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