JetBlue names airplane in honor of RuPaul's Drag Race for Pride Month | DFW app shows security wait times | Airport innovation lab seeking applicants
June 14, 2019
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American, Alaska Airlines add Palm Springs International Airport stops
American Airlines will again offer twice daily nonstop seasonal service between California's Palm Springs International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning in October. Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines will launch nonstop daily flights from Palm Springs to Everett, Wash.
The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (6/13) 
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How to Create Pathways to Leadership for Women at Work
Women are underrepresented in leadership roles, from corporate board rooms to political office and more. How can organizations ensure more women are part of leadership teams? This SmartFocus from Michigan Ross explores the small steps toward gender equity in the workplace.
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JetBlue names airplane in honor of RuPaul's Drag Race for Pride Month
JetBlue has named an airplane in honor of the popular show RuPaul's Drag Race to celebrate Pride Month. The airline also created a video featuring two prior show winners, Trixie Mattel and Bob the Drag Queen.
One Mile at a Time (6/13) 
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DFW app shows security wait times
Passengers traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will now be able to check estimated security wait times through their smartphones, thanks to a free app.
The Dallas Morning News (tiered subscription model) (6/13) 
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Airport innovation lab seeking applicants
The Airport Innovation Lab at San Diego International Airport is recruiting applicants for its third group of innovators to go through a 16-week accelerator program. "The continuing successes of the Airport Innovation Lab have the promise of enhancing the airport experience for everyone," Airport Authority President and CEO Kimberly Becker said.
Times of San Diego (6/13) 
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Tips for summer travelers
Summer travelers are encouraged to be prepared before heading to the airport and to take advantage of precheck lines to ensure a smooth experience. "Prepare to go through airport security BEFORE you get in line, even before leaving home. That means packing coins, keys, big jewelry and wallet in your carry on," McGinnis notes.
San Francisco Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (6/12) 
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