Virgin America discusses Philadelphia airport plans | Pinnacle will end contracts with 3 carriers | United will end service at Oakland, Calif., airport
 

April 9, 2012
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Virgin America discusses Philadelphia airport plans
Virgin America, which recently began service in Philadelphia, may soon be involved in the city's proposed expansion of Philadelphia International Airport. Airport officials have drafted an expansion plan that would cost $6.4 billion over 13 years, but other carriers have balked at the price tag. "Airports have to think longer-term than sometimes airlines do," said Virgin America CEO David Cush. The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/6)
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Pinnacle will end contracts with 3 carriers
Pinnacle Airlines said it will plan to fly exclusively for Delta Air Lines once Pinnacle emerges from bankruptcy. The regional carrier is restructuring through Chapter 11, and will end its contracts with United Express, Continental Connection and US Airways Express. The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) (free registration) (4/6)
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Why Success Is Less About Your Business and More About Aging Well
Do you have the qualities needed to age successfully? These 5 improvements may help the second half of your life be a smashing success. Read the featured article.

Inside Aviation
747-8 is exceeding manufacturer targets, Boeing says
The 747-8 has exceeded targets set by Boeing, the manufacturer said. "Component removals have been less than half of what we targeted as a potential," said Leslie Lauer of Boeing. Boeing has delivered 15 747-8s so far. Air Transport World (4/6)
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Any effort to curtail federal support for biofuels would have an adverse effect on the growth of advanced biofuels, observers say. "It's crucial for the government to maintain consistent biofuel policies," said Jay Keasling, CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (4/9)
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Regulatory Update
TSA funding cuts raise concerns about security lines
Budget cuts at the Transportation Security Administration could lead to longer wait times for travelers in security lines, some observers say. The TSA plans to decrease spending by 3% next year, which would result in a 41% cut in checkpoint support. However, the TSA believes that the expansion of its PreCheck program that speeds precleared passengers through separate lines will cut wait times for all travelers. Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (4/8)
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Common questions about PreCheck
The Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program will be rolled out at 28 airports this year, including Seattle-Tacoma International in Washington state. In this article, travel writer Carol Pucci addresses common questions about the program. She says that members of the program learn whether they will speed through security on a per-flight basis. "You don't find out until an agent scans your boarding pass at the checkpoint," she writes. The Seattle Times (4/7)
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U.K. strives to end liquids ban with new scanners
By this time next year, every airport in the European Union and the U.K. could have scanners capable of identifying liquids that contain explosives, a change that may allow travelers to carry larger amounts of liquids onto planes. The ban on liquids was put in place in 2006 after authorities discovered a terrorist plot that involved mixing liquid bomb components onboard an aircraft. The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (4/6)
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Industry Trends
Atlanta airport will open new international terminal in May
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will unveil a new international terminal May 16. The airport will add 12 international gates, but passenger traffic has fallen short of projected estimates. "You can't build something today that meets your needs for today," said airport General Manager Louis Miller. "We're building for the future." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription required) (4/8)
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Higher fuel costs may result in reduced capacity, higher fares
The higher cost of fuel for airlines could lead to reduced capacity, as well as higher airfares this summer. Steve Lott, spokesman for Airlines for America, said fuel costs will represent 35% of operating expenses for airlines this year. In 2010, fuel costs were 30% of operating expenses. The Denver Post (4/8)
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Airlines are turning to tablet devices for short-haul IFE
The airline industry can avoid buying and installing seat-back systems for in-flight entertainment on short-haul jetliners, some say. "The traditional IFEs are going to be squeezed down to a more long-haul market," said Tim Lemaster of Gogo. Air Transport World (4/9)
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More airlines expand Wi-Fi offerings
Several airlines have recently announced plans to expand their onboard Wi-Fi offerings. Some 1,800 main-line aircraft out of 3,500 offer Wi-Fi, said Amy Cravens, an analyst at market-research company In-Stat. Experts say that carriers with Wi-Fi may be more attractive to business travelers. "Wi-Fi can be the cherry on the icing on the cake," noted Henry Harteveldt, co-founder of Atmosphere Research Group. "That's especially true for people who are in sales or consulting, where time literally is money. These guys want -- and need -- to be online." Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (4/7)
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Career Development
How to lead a pack of alpha dogs
Every boss dreams of leading a team of truly world-beating talents, but it's often harder to work with superstars than to manage a merely average group of employees, writes Martha Finney. Talented workers are usually opinionated and strong-willed, Finney explains, and bosses must up their game to retain their authority. "Whether you see that challenge as a drag or an adventure will determine your own success moving forward," she writes. HRCareerSuccess.com (4/2)
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