Editorial: Southwest is right to limit emotional support animals | N.C. airport plans expansion to accommodate higher traffic | Southwest helps teen fulfill Hollywood dream
August 17, 2018
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FedEx to hire around 400 workers for N.C. facility
The FedEx Express Mid-Atlantic Hub at North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport is looking to hire about 400 workers in the coming months. "We have significant pickup and delivery operations at the Greensboro hub that will only grow with this expansion," FedEx spokesman Jim Masilak said.
Winston-Salem Journal (N.C.) (8/16) 
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Editorial: Southwest is right to limit emotional support animals
An editorial in the Dallas Morning News applauds Southwest Airlines' decision that cats and dogs are the only emotional support animals allowed to fly in the passenger cabin, and that travelers who say they need the animals for assistance are required to provide medical documentation.
The Dallas Morning News (tiered subscription model) (8/17) 
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N.C. airport plans expansion to accommodate higher traffic
Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina will open new four new gates in 2020 in an effort to better accommodate faster-than-expected passenger growth. Planned improvements include new self-service ticketing kiosks and an expanded baggage handling system.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Triangle (8/17) 
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Southwest helps teen fulfill Hollywood dream
Southwest Airlines joined with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant Brynn Hennessey's wish to be an actress. The carrier flew the 13-year-old to Hollywood and gave her a role in a national commercial.
Radio (8/16) 
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A4A CEO Nick Calio to discuss key policy issues at the International Aviation Forecast Summit
Boyd Group International will host its 2018 International Aviation Forecast Summit Aug. 19-21 in Denver, Colorado. A4A President & CEO Nick Calio will discuss the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Airlines Deregulation Act, the benefit it delivers today and the impact it will have for consumers and companies in the future. He will explore effective policy decisions that have given rise to greater industry competition; access to new markets; additional routes; and historically low airfares. A4A member presenters include senior executives from American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Learn more.
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United's MileagePlus named Favorite Frequent-Flyer program
United Airlines' MileagePlus rewards program has been voted Favorite Frequent-Flyer program by the readers of Trazee Travel. "We are extremely proud that our customers voted MileagePlus as the favorite frequent-flyer program. United continues to build and improve our loyalty program that provides great value for all of our members, while offering a variety of earning and redemption opportunities," said Luc Bondar, United's MileagePlus president and loyalty program vice president.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Los Angeles (8/16) 
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Career Development
Social networks have replaced resumes, experts say
LinkedIn and other social networks have become far more important than resumes for landing a job, Kathryn Vasel writes. Resumes have become less than 10% of the hiring process, says Macy Andrews, senior director of HR at Cisco.
CNNMoney (8/14) 
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