Hawaiian Airlines shared highlights from its iconic 90th anniversary milestone, which took place Monday. The airline charted "the ultimate flyback flight" on HA1111, which mirrored a similar flight itinerary as the first flight in the carrier's history. Passengers were served by flight attendants in original uniforms from the 1960s, '70s and '80s and even received a copy of the Nov. 11, 1929, Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper as well as 90,000 HawaiianMiles.
Political protests and unease in Bolivia following President Evo Morales' resignation and exile has led the US State Department this week to recommend against traveling to the country. The department is encouraging Americans to exit Bolivia as soon as possible.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport officially unveiled its $39 million, 51,000-square-foot food court expansion Friday. Called The Plaza, it sits between concourses D and E and holds the airport's second Bojangles' and first Shake Shack. This is the third project to be completed in the airport's multibillion dollar Destination CLT renovation and expansion program. Funding for The Plaza was provided through passenger facility charges and future general airport revenue.
American Airlines team members at Chicago O'Hare International Airport have taken initiative to express gratitude to colleagues through various cross-departmental appreciation events. Recently, ORD gate agents and ramp crew chiefs delivered gift bags to pilots and flight attendants of the 192 mainline departures out of Chicago with handwritten thank-you notes and "Chicago mix" popcorn for each crew member. Read more from the American Airlines' newsroom.
FedEx Express Corporation's air and international unit this week announced it has increased the number of Asia-Pacific origin markets offering early-morning service to North America from 14 to 25. "The accelerated development of Asia Pacific businesses has spurred increased need to reach global customers in a time-definite manner," says FedEx Express Asia Pacific president Karen Reddington.
Utah's Delta Municipal Airport will complete construction to repave a runway by December 12. The improvements will also build more accessible ground approaches to the strip of asphalt and install new lighting and stripes. Improvements were funded through a $4.16 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Record numbers of passengers are expected to travel this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Sharon Pinkerton, senior vice president for Airlines for America said that the Sunday after Thanksgiving is projected to be "the single busiest day ever for the US airline industry" with 3.1 million passengers expected to fly. The Transportation Security Administration projects 26.8 million passengers to pass through checkpoints between the Friday before Thanksgiving through the Monday afterward.
At least two people have died in Venice as 6 feet of water has flooded 85% of the city, including St. Mark's Square and the cathedral, Ducal Palace and some other historical tourist attractions, where raised platforms now provide a viewing area. Most public transport is still working, but several hotels, which are providing guests with disposable rain boots, lack electricity or enough pumps.
HerdX has developed a system that tracks livestock movement and uploads data to blockchain that travels up to the retail level. UPS has partnered with the company to improve traceability, and shoppers can scan a QR code to see verified health and provenance information for meat.
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