Airlines implement flexible rebooking policies for flights at Texas airport | Hawaiian Airlines to launch service from Long Beach, Calif. | Nov. on-time rates reach 8-year high
January 16, 2018
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Airlines implement flexible rebooking policies for flights at Texas airport
Airlines implement flexible rebooking policies for flights at Texas airport
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Airlines with flights to and from Texas' San Antonio International Airport are implementing flexible rebooking policies ahead of a winter storm. Travelers are advised to check the status of their flight online before heading to the airport.
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Hawaiian Airlines to launch service from Long Beach, Calif.
Hawaiian Airlines will on May 31 launch daily service between Honolulu and California's Long Beach Airport, complementing its existing daily service between Honolulu and Los Angeles. The airline will use a new Airbus A321neo single-aisle aircraft for the route.
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Nov. on-time rates reach 8-year high
The US Department of Transportation reports that US airlines in November had the highest on-time rates seen in eight years. Reuters reported that the on-time performance improvements are "another watermark" in a record-setting year for airline safety and performance
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