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Sichuan Airlines Adopts Baby Panda as Brand Ambassador

Sichuan Airlines Adopts Baby Panda as Brand Ambassador

Sichuan Airlines announced the adoption of a baby panda that will become the official ambassador of the airline’s Panda Route flight expansion program.
The female panda, named 3U and nicknamed YouYou, was born on July 15, 2017.
Youyou is one of eight pandas depicted on the livery of an Airbus A350 that will fly the Chengdu-Beijing route in August and other new routes in the future.
The indigenous population of giant pandas are …

Delta and WestJet Move Forward with Transborder Joint Venture

Delta and WestJet Move Forward with Transborder Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and WestJet announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a transborder joint venture for flights between and in the United States and Canada.
“With WestJet, we can augment the two airlines’ capabilities and bring together our strengths in this important transborder market,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO.
The two carriers already have a codeshare partnership and the joint venture was first announced in December 2017.
The joint venture will …

JW Marriott Hotels to Offer ‘Family by JW’ Program with Guggenheim and Joffrey Ballet

JW Marriott Hotels to Offer ‘Family by JW’ Program with Guggenheim and Joffrey Ballet

Marriott International announced the Family by JW program, available at JW Marriott properties.
Family by JW was created for children between the ages of five and 12 and includes a variety of activities and adventures that Marriott says will leave families feeling “inspired and connected.” The activities are based on three themes – creativity, activeness, and culture – and will include programs with partners such as the Guggenheim Museum and the …

United Hires Former Flight Attendant as Talent Management Exec

United Hires Former Flight Attendant as Talent Management Exec

United Airlines announced the appointment of Lori Bradley to the position of senior vice president for talent management and organizational effectiveness, a new position.
Bradley was most recently executive vice president in a similar position at PVH, an apparel company whose brands include Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
After working as a flight attendant at Delta Airlines for over 12 years, Bradley went on to pursue a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational …

Marriott to Eliminate Plastic Straws and Stirrers

Marriott to Eliminate Plastic Straws and Stirrers

Marriott International announced it will soon remove plastic straws and stirrers from its hotels across the globe as well as at its corporate headquarters.
The plan, which involves over 6,500 properties, will be fully in place by July 2019. The hotelier says this will eliminate the use of over one billion plastic straws per year as well as 250,000 plastic stirrers.
The company has also begun to replace small shampoo and conditioner …

T-Mobile to Offer Inexpensive International Data Pass

T-Mobile to Offer Inexpensive International Data Pass

T-Mobile USA announced Tuesday that it would offer a new international daily data roaming pass starting August 1.
The new offering provides 512 Mbytes of high-speed data and unlimited voice calls for a 24-hour period in over 210 countries including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
The cost is $5 a day, half the rate that competitors AT&T Wireless …

United Airlines Q2 Profit Lower As Jet Fuel Prices Spike

United Airlines Q2 Profit Lower As Jet Fuel Prices Spike

United Airlines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018.
The Chicago-based airline said its net income fell by 16.7% to $684 million from $821 million in the same period in 2017, despite an 8% increase in revenue.
The airline blamed the rising cost of jet fuel for the drop. It said to expect ticket prices to rise through September and also reduced its planned growth for the rest of the …