American Airlines on Oct. 4 added a second daily flight between Memphis International Airport and Miami International Airport. "The combination of additional connectivity to South Florida and new one-stop connections to many other international destinations is a big win for MEM," said Pace Cooper, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.
Janelle Anderson is vice president of global marketing at American Airlines. In this interview, she talks about the opportunities presented by personalization and what she brings to the airline from her previous position at PepsiCo.
United Airlines will on June 6 launch daily seasonal service between Florida's Pensacola International Airport and New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. Reservations for the flights are available for booking.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport offers a range of lounges to suit just about every traveler, including a new Centurion Lounge by American Express and American Airlines' upcoming Flagship Lounge and renovated Admirals Club. The Club DFW is a new lounge that anyone can use, regardless of airline.
Philip Greenspun writes that fixed-base operators often charge as much as they can get away with for general aviation pilots to access publicly funded airports. AOPA is working to bring some accountability to the system, and had some success when Signature, a big FBO chain, started to disclose fees on its website. AOPA is also encouraging airports to create and publicize public transient parking areas.
State Farm is using drones to assess structural damage from Hurricane Michael, having received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration allowing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles over people and beyond the pilot's line of sight. Drones can speed up the claims analysis process with inspections taking minutes, rather than hours.
Pennsylvania's St. Francis University on Tuesday held a blessing ceremony for its aviation program's new Diamond DA40 NG aircraft. The program is offered in partnership with Nulton Aviation and the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Authority, and is designed to help address the national pilot shortage, promote general aviation and encourage regional economic development.
California's Van Nuys Airport will on Jan. 17 host the "Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability" event, designed to educate general aviation pilots on sustainable alternative jet fuel. All four of the airport's fixed-based operators will offer a Jet A biofuel blend during the event.
On Oct. 11, Norma Evans enjoyed a flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane -- the second the spry 104-year-old has taken with the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. Evans is the oldest person to be taken up by the organization, which provides flights in vintage aircraft to seniors and US military veterans living in long-term care communities.
The Transportation Security Administration in 2017 levied $1.45 million in civil fines against travelers accused of improperly packing guns in their checked luggage or bringing guns to airport security checkpoints.