UPS My Choice Deals features special deals for loyal customers | United Airlines debuts office in Costa Rican capital | Virgin America brand to retire April 24
April 19, 2018
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UPS My Choice Deals features special deals for loyal customers
The UPS My Choice Deals program now offers more than 43 million consumers around the world access to discounts at a range of businesses including Costco, Disneyland and Neiman Marcus. The program also provides benefits to shippers: "These are active customers receiving deliveries, so the customers who signed up for My Choice have already proven they are willing to receive goods and they are willing to order online," said UPS executive Stu Marcus.
Reuters (4/18) 
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Passengers laud heroics of Southwest pilot
Following the tragic incident on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, passengers lauded captain and former US Navy fighter pilot Tammie Jo Shults' cool demeanor and heroism. "She has nerves of steel," said passenger Alfred Tumlinson.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (4/18),  Newsweek (4/17),  HuffPost (4/18) 
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United Airlines debuts office in Costa Rican capital
United Airlines debuts office in Costa Rican capital
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United Airlines has opened a sales office in San Jose, Costa Rica. Travelers can use the office to purchase tickets, make reservations and check into flights.
Costa Rica Star (4/18) 
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Virgin America brand to retire April 24
The Virgin America brand will disappear at midnight on April 24 when Alaska Airlines begins redirecting traffic from the Virgin America website to Alaska Airlines' website and supporting only the Alaska Airlines-branded web app and call center. Updated flight numbers and airport branding will also reflect the change.
Forbes (4/18) 
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Airlines Give Back
N.C. airport to hold 5th annual Autism Takes Flight event
On Saturday, Wilmington International Airport in North Carolina will hold its 5th annual Autism Takes Flight event. The event allows children with autism and their families to practice going through airport check-in, security screening and baggage claim.
WECT-TV (Wilmington, N.C.) (4/18) 
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Industry Trends
Mother praises Indianapolis TSA officer for courtesy to autistic son
Angie Solis took to Facebook to praise Transportation Security Administration officer Alicia Houston for the special attention and courtesy Houston gave her son, who has autism, while guiding the boy through screening. "She treated him like a person with feelings and a voice and worth. ... Thank you TSA, from the bottom of my heart for making this experience stress-free," Solis wrote.
WRTV-TV (Indianapolis) (4/18) 
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Career Development
Managers can learn to impart meaning
The idea of "meaning" at work can be thought of as purpose that extends beyond the work itself, and it might be the most important part of employee engagement.
TLNT (4/13) 
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