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12/3/2021

Travel advisors will see their Carnival commission rates unchanged through 2023, the cruise line has announced. The decision affects cruises booked on Cunard, Holland America, Seabourne, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line.

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12/3/2021

Delta worked closely with Atlanta Technical College to resume its Aviation Maintenance Airframe Certificate Program this spring to recruit rising aviation maintenance talent. "Providing this curriculum not only enhances the opportunities available to students in our community, but also supports our efforts to present a compelling career path at Delta TechOps while students are in aviation programs," said Joe McDermott, managing director for people development and culture at Delta and a member of the college's board of directors.

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12/3/2021

Southwest Airlines has released a coffee table book that traces the airline's 50-year history through photographs of 50 objects and artifacts and accompanying stories. The book is available only on Southwest's online store.

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12/3/2021

A new alliance between Allegiant and Viva Aerobus could bring lower-cost flights between Mexico and the US by 2023 if the deal is approved. Allegiant serves more than 130 US cities and plans to invest $50 million into Viva Aerobus.

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12/3/2021

The Omicron variant has arrived in the US and the Biden administration imposed new requirements for travelers, including a negative test within a day of departure. The testing rule goes into effect Monday, while the mask mandate for planes, trains and public transportation remain in effect through March 18.

12/3/2021

According to new research published in the science journal Nature, mathematical models support that the high air exchange rate, HEPA filtration, air flow patterns and airplane seat configurations aboard commercial aircraft result in over 99% of pathogens being removed from the air.

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12/3/2021

American Airlines' Cadet Academy is sponsoring events across the country aimed at making youth aware of career opportunities in aviation. "There's nothing quite as fulfilling as meeting young people who have never stepped on an airplane before, much less believed a career as a pilot was an option for them," said Brad Morrison, manager of pilot recruiting and development.

12/3/2021

The Federal Aviation Administration is allowing certain higher education institutions to offer pilot training programs that can cut as much as two years off the time it takes to get into the cockpit of a commercial aircraft. "The important thing to know about structured training pathways is not that they produce more pilots, but that they produce pilots who are more proficient when they enter airline training," said Faye Malarkey Black, president and CEO of the Regional Airline Association.

12/3/2021

The state of Illinois will distribute $94 million in grants to 96 airports for infrastructure projects, including $5.6 million for the Quad Cities International Airport, which is funding a new entrance road realignment and parking expansion.

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12/2/2021

Travel advisors have been using their pandemic downtime to reinvent their businesses. Some have changed their business model, implementing fees or shifting to appointments-only, while others have revamped their work space to make it more engaging.

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