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1. Southwest unveils updated Triple Crown One aircraft

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Southwest is showing off its new Triple Crown One aircraft the day after it emerged from the painting hangar. Originally commissioned in '97 to commemorate Southwest's performance in on-time departures, baggage handling and customer service. The paint job features a heart medal and Southwest's modern tail branding. Nuts About Southwest blog (05/22)

2. Airline competition makes Sea-Tac one of the nation's fastest-growing airports

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Some 42 million passengers are expected to pass through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, nearly 8 million more than in 2013. Airport officials say the increased numbers are being driven by competition between its two busiest airlines. The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) (05/25)

3. United celebrates workplace equality, flies all-female flight from Seattle to Chicago

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

A female captain and co-pilot were behind the controls of a newly delivered 737-900, a first for United Airlines. The plane also had an all-female flight attendant crew, and the passengers were all women who worked for the airline. The flight was symbolic of United's commitment to promoting equality in the workplace. American City Business Journals (05/21)

4. Airline competition makes flying to Hawaii more affordable

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

With more major U.S. airlines offering direct flights to Hawaii, consumers are finding that flying to the Aloha State may be as affordable as flying anywhere in the continental United States. The Huffington Post (05/22)

5. Delta orders pizza for passengers delayed by bad weather

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

Delta passengers flying to Atlanta were treated with impromptu pizza parties after landing at diversion airports because of bad weather. AVweb (05/27)

6. American Airlines CEO reflects on how public relations has improved service and brand

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says external and internal public relations efforts are improving both the airline's service and its brand. In this Q&A, Parker details how he personally answers questions from staff every two weeks and how simple changes, such as different boarding music, has increased passenger satisfaction. PR Week (05/27)

7. How American Airlines is bringing the "Care Factor" back to flying

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

American Airlines' new slogan, #NewAmerican, came about with its merger with US Airways, but it has a deeper meaning and potential effect on passengers, according to this blogger on Jaunted. The author describes a recent pleasurable flying experience on the airline and reports that he believes the slogan connotes something intangible, that "Care Factor" that can make passengers excited about flying again. (05/27)

8. Northwest Florida Beaches International poised to grow

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opened in 2010 in the midst of the recession but now it is poised to expand. Two new airlines have joined the rotation and last year it served 815,000 travelers. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (05/23)

9. Delta Air Lines is adding three daily flights to Pasco, Washington

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

American City Business Journals (05/27)

10. Southwest Airlines expanding flight operations

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Southwest Airlines has added eight new flights from Dallas Love airport alone in the past year, as well as at airports across the country. Its latest route is non-stop from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Orlando, Fla., beginning Nov. 1. American City Business Journals (05/22)

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