Most Clicked Airlines for America SmartBrief Stories


1. Southwest adds 14 flights a week out of Dallas Love Field

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Southwest Airlines has released its flight schedule for Dallas Love through March of 2016. The airline will add 14 flights a week in August, bringing its traffic to a total of 180 flights. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (06/30)


2. American Airlines is moving to single reservation system

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Barron's (subscription required) (06/26)


3. JetBlue installs roof-top park at JFK’s Terminal 5

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

JetBlue's new park on the rooftop of John F. Kennedy International Airport is the first such park to be open to all passengers -- and their pets. The 4,046-square-foot park features food carts, a children's play area and synthetic grass for canine travelers. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (06/30)


4. United Airlines buys stake in Azul

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

United Continental Holdings has invested in a 5% share of Azul, Brazil's third largest airline. The deal will help United establish a foothold in South America's largest air travel market, according to a Reuters report. Reuters (06/26) RTT News (06/26) The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (06/26)


5. A4A confident DOJ will agree: airlines compete vigorously and consumers benefit

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

Airlines for America says it's confident the U.S. Justice Department investigation into airfare pricing will find that "our members compete vigorously every day, and the traveling public has been the beneficiary." Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (07/01)


6. The best airports for beer lovers

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

The Week (06/29)


7. United invests in renewable jet fuel

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

United Airlines has signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. to buy at least 90 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel. The $30 million stake in the company allows the airline to purchase the fuel, subject to availability, for a minimum of 10 years, company officials said. Reuters (06/30)


8. JetBlue continues enhancing the customer experience

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

JetBlue passengers will benefit from several changes in the near future, including more premium services flying coast to coast and a tiered-fare structure to meet customers' needs. JetBlue will continue offering "the best experience of any airline," says CEO Robin Hayes. USA Today (06/30)


9. American Airlines rolls out new premium catering options

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

American Airlines is rolling out new first class meals. New options will include lobster mac and cheese, wagyu meatloaf, and steamed sea bass. The new menu will be offered on planes beginning today. Skift (06/30)


10. Delta to increase flights between JFK, LAX

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

Delta will add a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Los Angeles this fall, bringing its peak-day offerings on the route to 10 flights. Delta has also announced plans to upgrade some flights on its JFK-to-San Francisco route to wide-body 767s. TravelPulse (06/29) American City Business Journals (06/29)




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