Airlines offer complimentary rebooking as Calif. wildfires continue | JetBlue announces $135,000 in STEM grants for Puerto Rico | Hawaiian Airlines taps Stanbury for regional director role
November 13, 2018
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Airlines offer complimentary rebooking as Calif. wildfires continue
Airlines are offering complimentary rebooking for travelers scheduled to fly to, from or through California areas affected by wildfires. American Airlines is also raising money for people affected by the fires by offering frequent-flier miles to those who donate to the Red Cross.
USA Today (11/12) 
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Atlas delivers 20th cargo plane to Amazon
Atlas Air delivered its 20th aircraft to Amazon, which will use the freighter for its Prime Air domestic air network. The delivery comes ahead of the busy holiday shipping season. "E-commerce is the fastest-growing air cargo segment, and we are excited to continue our partnership with Amazon as it delivers innovative service to its customers," said William Flynn, president and chief executive of Atlas Air.
Air Cargo News (11/13) 
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JetBlue announces $135,000 in STEM grants for Puerto Rico
The JetBlue Foundation announced $135,000 in grants to support science, technology, engineering and math programs in Puerto Rico. The grants are part of the airline's 100x35JetBlue initiative, which aims to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria through 35 ways over 100 days and beyond.
Financial News (UK) (subscription required) (11/12) 
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Hawaiian Airlines taps Stanbury for regional director role
Hawaiian Airlines has selected Andrew Stanbury to take on the role of regional director for Australia and New Zealand, starting Jan. 2. Stanbury was most recently executive general manager for global sales at Fiji Airways.
Big Island Now (Hawaii) (11/12) 
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Industry Trends
FedEx messaging focuses on connections
FedEx's communications focus on "New Possibilities" for connections between people and communities. The messaging highlights the shipper's efforts to bring "to life the global impact that FedEx makes every day, helping entrepreneurs, teachers [and] families around the world realize their dreams," said Rajesh Subramaniam, executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx.
Warc (London) (11/13) 
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JetBlue partners with Princess Awesome on aviation-themed clothing
JetBlue Airways is partnering with Princess Awesome on a girls' aviation-themed clothing collection. The collection is designed to foster girls' interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Business Wire (11/8),  Financial News (UK) (subscription required) (11/12) 
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Career Development
Ready to give notice? Go gracefully
Leave a company gracefully by being thoughtful during the process, and be prepared to explain your reasons. Handle the matter in person and maintain open communication with the boss throughout the transition.
The Muse (11/9) 
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