JetBlue Airways is offering free airfare and ground transportation to families of the victims of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. "This week's events are felt by all of our 21,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through the Broward County area, home to our Focus City, Fort Lauderdale," the carrier said.
A United Airlines Boeing 757-200 replica has joined the fleet of tiny planes landing and departing from the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany. United has been offering nonstop service between Hamburg and New York City since 2005.
Airline liveries are a key component of branding and can also be used to celebrate milestones. For example, United Airlines celebrated the last flight of its iconic Boeing 747 jumbo jet with a special livery featuring the "Friend Ship" design used on the plane's first flight.
Airlines for America is pushing back against a proposed increase to the Aviation Passenger Security Fee and the customs inspection fee on passengers. "Billions of dollars have already been diverted from aviation security to go towards deficit reduction or other sectors of government," A4A CEO Nick Calio said. "Congress should return this revenue to its intended purpose, instead of raising TSA and CBP fees."
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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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San Francisco International Airport has released a list ranking its nine largest airlines by the number of seats flown per day in 2017. United Airlines took the top slot with 40,527 seats flown per day, followed by the newly combined Alaska Airlines and Virgin America with 12,357 seats per day, American Airlines with 7,060 and Southwest Airlines with 6,946.
JetBlue Airways and Coca-Cola joined to bring a one-day pop-up restaurant called Shared Plate to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Strangers were seated together and served custom meals created by celebrity chef JJ Johnson to reflect the diners' cultures.
Keep an eye on how much time you're wasting online with an app such as ManicTime, writes Michael Grothaus. You can also try enabling parental controls to stop yourself from accessing social media at certain times of the day or using the "do not disturb" mode on your mobile device.