Analysis: JetBlue could again surpass analysts' expectations | A4A, IATA effort preps airlines, airports for baggage-handling upgrade | US airlines create jobs, with employee count nearing 700,000
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July 21, 2017
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Analysis: JetBlue could again surpass analysts' expectations
Analysis: JetBlue could again surpass analysts' expectations
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This analysis anticipates that JetBlue AirWays' financial performance for the second quarter will beat analysts' estimates. JetBlue has surpassed expectations in three of the previous four quarters.
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A4A, IATA effort preps airlines, airports for baggage-handling upgrade
Airlines for America and the International Air Transport Association have embarked on an awareness campaign to help airlines as the industry prepares to incorporate better baggage-handling systems. "Airlines and airports are working together to ensure the infrastructure is available to provide this enhanced service to our customers," A4A's Patty Edwards said.
TravelWeekly.co.uk (U.K.) (7/20) 
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US airlines create jobs, with employee count nearing 700,000
Employment at US airlines jumped 3.6% in May, reaching 695,290. The workforce for Alaska Airlines increased by 9.3%, while United Airlines saw employee growth of 2.8%.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Pacific Business News (7/20) 
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Regulatory Update
A4A's Calio urges UK, EU to prioritize international aviation agreements
Nick Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America, joined Sky News to discuss the critical role aviation plays in driving economic growth in the US, UK and the European Union and the need for governments to take immediate action to negotiate open skies agreements to avoid uncertainty brought on by Brexit. "Without that legal framework, we can't fly," Calio said. "Everybody flies now ... it's there, they expect it, if it's not there they are going to be very unhappy." Calio stressed that aviation is unique and that unlike other industries which can fall back on trade agreements to continue commerce, aviation is governed by separate bilateral and multilateral agreements that provide a legal framework to fly. "We are telling people and trying to educate people, aviation is in a different place than other industries," he added.
Sky News (7/20),  Daily Express (London) (7/21) 
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Airlines Give Back
United offers rebooking for Chicago flyers affected by severe weather
United Airlines is taking care of passengers whose weekend travel plans are being affected by storms in Chicago. The airline is offering waivers for flights to and from O'Hare International Airport through Sunday.
Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (7/20) 
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Industry Trends
Barbados welcomes JetBlue Mint service
Barbados is welcoming the launch of JetBlue AirWays' Mint service on US flights to the island. "I think the relationship with JetBlue is truly an important one. [In] 2017 I think there will be 190,000 seats coming into Barbados from four different gateways. This is remarkable," said Tourism Minister Richard Sealy. Loop News.
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Career Development
Advice on making a good first impression
In those first few minutes chatting with people, try to offer genuine pleasure in meeting them while asking open-ended questions as a way to engage and learn from them, writes Harvey Deutschendorf. When parting ways, use their name in your goodbye and memorize a few key details to use when you next meet.
Fast Company online (7/18) 
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