American Airlines Cargo to implement new iCargo tech solution | Southwest adds nonstop Hartford, Conn.-St. Louis service | Alaska Air reports Jan. rise in traffic and capacity, lower load factor
February 16, 2018
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Alaska Airlines expands Wine Flies Free program
Alaska Airlines has expanded its Wine Flies Free program to include 18 West Coast airports. The program lets Mileage Plan members check a case of wine free of charge on domestic flights at select airports.
Travel Weekly (2/15) 
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American Airlines Cargo to implement new iCargo tech solution
American Airlines Cargo will implement a new cargo management system, called iCargo, developed by IBS Software. "From booking to logistics to billing and everything in between, we evaluated all the leading providers and through that process landed on IBS being the partner with the experience needed to address the scale and complexity of our global business," said American Airlines Cargo executive Jessica Tyler.
Logistics Management (free registration) (2/15) 
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Southwest adds nonstop Hartford, Conn.-St. Louis service
Southwest adds nonstop Hartford, Conn.-St. Louis service
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On Aug. 7, Southwest Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., and St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The new route will be Southwest's 10th nonstop destination from the Hartford airport.
The Hartford Courant (Conn.) (2/15) 
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Alaska Air reports Jan. rise in traffic and capacity, lower load factor
Alaska Air Group reported 3.97 billion revenue passenger miles in January, a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. The carrier's capacity was 5.23 billion available seat miles, up 6.6% over 2017, and its load factor was 75.8%, down 2.3% from 2017.
Frequent Business Traveler (2/15) 
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Regulatory Update
TSA redesigns screening lanes at Houston airport
TSA redesigns screening lanes at Houston airport
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Redesigned Transportation Security Administration screening lanes at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport provide travelers with their own work areas, so passengers who need more time to get through security won't slow down people in line behind them.
KHOU-TV (Houston) (2/15) 
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Join A4A, IATA and the Wings Club for 2018 Aviation Day USA
A4A is proud to support IATA and the Wings Club's annual Aviation Day USA at the Pierre in New York City on Feb. 22, 2018. Leading industry experts, including A4A's President and CEO Nick Calio, will discuss upcoming opportunities and challenges facing commercial aviation at this day-long event, which will feature engaging subject matter, lively debate and networking opportunities. For more information, visit the event website or directly register here.
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JetBlue, NY Botanical Garden join on Caribbean conservation
JetBlue Airways is working with the New York Botanical Garden to develop a Caribbean consortium to address conservation and commerce in the region. "JetBlue wants to protect the region's natural beauty, which in turn protects progress and our business," said Sophia Mendelsohn, JetBlue's head of sustainability.
TravelPulse (2/15) 
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SITA wins Aviation Technology Achievement award
SITA was honored with the Aviation Technology Achievement award at Air Transport World's 2018 Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. SITA worked with JetBlue Airways and US Customs and Border Protection on a pilot program that allows passengers to securely self-board aircraft without paper boarding passes.
Biometric Update (2/15) 
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Career Development
Be careful what you put on your LinkedIn profile
Never criticize a company or a person on your LinkedIn profile, and don't post unprofessional or inappropriate images, writes Liz Ryan. Be aware that your comments on other people's blog posts and your status updates will appear on your profile, she writes.
Forbes (2/14) 
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