United Airlines has launched a new boarding process, called Better Boarding, that has travelers using two lanes instead of five. The airline tested the new procedure extensively at Los Angeles International Airport and says it reduces the time passengers spend in line.
A letter from American Airlines CEO Doug Parker encouraged Amazon to consider locating its second headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area. Parker praised the "diverse and talented workforce" and "warm welcome" of North Texas. American continues to grow in DFW, investing in new facilities, and now has more than 31,000 local employees and one of the biggest annual payrolls in the region.
United Airlines announced it will use Boeing 787 jets to operate flights on six international Atlantic routes from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The 787 will be in service at the airport by next summer.
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines announced that as of Oct. 1, loyalty members will be able to earn and redeem miles from either partner for rewards. "With access to more than 800 daily flights, we're pleased to offer HawaiianMiles and JAL Mileage Bank members the combined strength of Japan's and Hawaii's best route network and frequent-flyer programs," said Bryan Kapeckas, managing director of loyalty and travel products at Hawaiian Airlines.
Three American Airlines hubs are among the four most-connected US airports, according to a survey by OAG. The hubs are at Chicago O'Hare, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C.
Passengers aboard American Airlines long-haul flights can now watch live TV through DISH Network. The free service is streamed to passengers' personal devices and includes channels including CNN, ESPN, NBC and Telemundo.
Zenith Aircraft will hold its Open Hangar Days and Fly-In this weekend at its kit factory in Mexico, Mo. Attendees can tour the facility, attend seminars, and network with company employees and customers.
General aviation pilots are flying in to help with recovery efforts in the devastation left by Hurricane Florence. Operation Airdrop is coordinating volunteer pilots bringing in supplies and cautions volunteers to be careful: "Please do not take unnecessary risk, you all know how to read briefs and TAFs; do so and do so carefully," it said.
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