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Lufthansa Appoints Brussels Air CEO and Swiss CFO as Part of Board of Directors Overhaul

Lufthansa Appoints Brussels Air CEO and Swiss CFO as Part of Board of Directors Overhaul

Lufthansa announced an overhaul of its board of directors, or Vorstand, on Tuesday in order to respond to what it termed “changes in our environment and within our company.”
The changes come as Lufthansa shifts “from an aviation group to an airline group,” said Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of the supervisory board, or Aufsichtsrat.
With the changes, the airline will sharpen its customer focus and efforts in digitization, it said. It will also …

Demystifying Deicing: How It Makes Winter Flying Safer

Today, December 1, is the busiest travel day of the year and a coast-to-coast winter storm has already delayed over 2,500 flights and resulted in the cancellation of almost 500 as of 1 p.m. EST.
For those lucky enough to depart, whether on time or delayed, there will likely be one additional step after the door is closed and the aircraft pushes back. Indeed, just as a collective sigh of relief can …

Clear Security Lanes Arrive at Chicago O’Hare Airport

Clear Security Lanes Arrive at Chicago O’Hare Airport

United Airlines announced the opening of Clear lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport late Tuesday.
United took a stake in Clear in July, although neither company would release the size of the investment.  Delta Air Lines also holds a stake in Clear.
Operated by Clear, the service promises no more than a five-minute wait at a security checkpoint. Clear uses biometrics including fingerprint and iris identification technology to confirm a traveler’s identity at …

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines is putting Israel back on its destination map with non-stop daily service to Tel Aviv from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport starting September 9.

The Fort Worth-based carrier discontinued service to Tel Aviv in 2016 although that route was from Philadelphia, and had been inherited from US Airways in the merger.

The airline will operate the flights using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  American’s 787-9 Dreamliners have 30 seats …

New Terminal One at JFK Gets Green Light from Port Authority

New Terminal One at JFK Gets Green Light from Port Authority

A new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon take flight.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized the start of work on a new Terminal One at the airport.  The 23-gate terminal will span the sites of the current Terminal One, Terminal 2, and the former Terminal 3.  In doing so, it authorized a lease agreement for the design, construction, and financing of the terminal …

Two Storms Take Aim at the Thanksgiving Holiday

Two Storms Take Aim at the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving week is one of the biggest travel periods in the year in the United States as people head over the river and through the woods, although not always to grandmother’s house.
While the forecast could of course and likely will change, there are two storms currently forming that could have a great impact on travel next week.
If the forecast holds, parts of Wisconsin and Michigan could see heavy snow on …

Hawaiian Airlines Debuts New Amenity Kits Celebrating Hawaii’s Culture

Hawaiian Airlines Debuts New Amenity Kits Celebrating Hawaii’s Culture

Hawaiian Airlines said it will introduce a new collection of amenity kits and travel products at the end of November.  The collection is named ‘Ēkaha – Hawaiian for black coral and represents thriving coral as well as the bird’s nest fern, which indicates a healthy rainforest – alluding to the relationship between land and sea, and was designed by Kealopilo, the airline said.
Passengers traveling on international flights as well as …