Shantell "Princess" Pooser was inducted as an American Airlines flight attendant at her 17th birthday party, which was held at South Carolina's Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The teen has Down syndrome and a terminal illness that requires frequent flights to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
The FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tenn., is already seeing an increase in packages as the holiday season approaches. The shipper is planning to hire 55,000 additional workers for the busy season, including 3,800 in Memphis.
JetBlue Airways on Feb. 14 will launch year-round, nonstop service between West Palm Beach, Fla., and T.F. Green International Airport in Providence, R.I.
Airlines flying ultra-long-haul routes of 8,000 miles or more are looking to keep their passengers comfortable for the more than 18-hour journey with gourmet meals, inflight wellness programs and larger seats with more legroom.
American Airlines entered a burger contest at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, pitting its first-class lounge offering against burgers from more than 30 other restaurants. The carrier ultimately lost to the New York Mets, but was praised for its "smart" entry into the burger battle by Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern.
Ben Stout, a volunteer pilot with Operation Airdrop who flew his personal plane on a dozen missions after Hurricane Florence, is preparing to take to the skies again. This time, he'll be bringing supplies to Florida communities in need of help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. "I feel like I have the resources and I can provide those to help other people," he said.
Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport on Saturday hosted an AOPA Girls in Aviation Day that offered the opportunity to climb into the cockpit and talk to women who work in the field. "These are options for them, that they can fly a plane if they want to, that they can be an engineer, have a career in astronomy," said Erica De Shetler, who brought her daughter, Gwen.
South Carolina's Charleston International Airport is adding a gunshot-detection system in the non-secure area of the facility, which includes ticketing and baggage claims. The airport will be the first in the US to install such a system in a public area.
A vehicle breached a security gate at a Wisconsin Air National Guard unit located at Mitchell International Airport. Some military property was damaged, and three people were arrested in connection with the incident.
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