United Airlines will match up to 6 million miles of customers' MileagePlus donations to its featured Charity Miles partners on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27. "Donating miles is a powerful way to make a difference," says United Vice President Sharon Grant.
United Airlines will add almost 150 new flights to popular spring break destinations, including the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Hawaii and ski destinations. "We want our customers to know that, no matter where they want to go for spring break, United Airlines can get them there," says Ankit Gupta, United vice president.
FedEx Express has added another Boeing 777F flight between Memphis, Tenn., and Dubai. "As the first to launch a dedicated flight between the USA and the UAE, FedEx has unrivalled expertise in shipping from and to the USA, and since 2011, the FedEx Boeing 777F flight has provided unparalleled access to boost trade between the US and the Middle East," says Jack Muhs, regional president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.
American Airlines' social media team can help flyers reschedule flights, upgrade seats and defuse uncomfortable situations. Travelers appreciate the convenience of text messaging and other social media, and are increasingly using them as their primary means of communicating with airlines.
United Airlines is offering travel to emergency personnel responding to the California wildfires and is donating $150,000 in cash to the Ventura County Community Foundation and the North Valley Community Foundation to support rebuilding efforts. "It gives us great pride to serve the communities of this state in good times and to stand with them in times of need, like now," says United CEO Oscar Munoz.
UPS has launched this year's "Wishes Delivered" campaign with a spot featuring a six-year-old girl spending the day with her favorite UPS driver. The 2018 campaign features four wishes delivered, with videos to be released through Dec. 21.
ExpressJet Airlines is partnering with the Pan Am International Flight Academy to offer certified flight instructors a path to employment with the carrier. Pilots will receive a first-year pay package of more than $50,000 and the opportunity to gain valuable experience while helping reduce a shortage in qualified pilots.
Just 22% of US general aviation aircraft have mandated automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast equipment on board, according to JetNet and Duncan Aviation. The deadline for installation is Jan. 1, 2020.