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American Airlines Breaks Ground on $1.6 Billion Renovation Project at LAX

American Airlines Breaks Ground on $1.6 Billion Renovation Project at LAX

American Airlines executives and local officials broke ground on Wednesday on the $1.6 billion renovation of the airline’s terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Fort Worth-based airline occupies Terminals 4 and 5 at the airport.
The project, which will be undertaken in phases over a 15-year period, will include combining the entrances of the two terminals to create what the airline refers to as a “unified departure hall with new kiosks …

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines said on Monday it plans to add 22 new routes in 2019 including daily service to Anchorage and non-stop service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fromChicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The airline plans to add non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio starting on June 6, 2019. On March 31, 2019, United will also link Los Angeles International Airport to …

United Airlines Dreamliner Lands Safely in Sydney After Declaring Mayday

United Airlines Dreamliner Lands Safely in Sydney After Declaring Mayday

A United Airlines flight that started in Los Angeles landed without incident in Sydney, Australia, Thursday after the pilot made an emergency mayday call prior to landing.
The pilot declared an emergency at 6 a.m. local time, warning that United Flight 839 was low on fuel.
The Boeing 787 with 180 passengers and 14 crew members on board ultimately landed safely although the incident triggered a full emergency response and all major …

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

When the CES 2019 show opens in Las Vegas in January 2019, attendees will have multiple new options to fly there.
United Airlines is adding new non-stop flights from Austin, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle to Las Vegas in addition to the flights it regularly offers from its seven hubs in the United States.
The Chicago-based airline will offer as many as 48 non-stop flights from …

World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …

Some California EV and Hybrid Drivers to Lose Carpool Lane Privileges

Some California EV and Hybrid Drivers to Lose Carpool Lane Privileges

Drivers in California who own older low- and zero-emission vehicles will soon lose the right to drive in the state’s high-occupancy vehicle, or HOV, lanes.
The move, which is expected to affect some 220,000 drivers and vehicles, goes into effect on January 1, 2019.
Drivers who received the stickers which permit them to use the HOV lanes prior to 2017 will either have to purchase new vehicles to qualify for the program or …

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

CO2 emissions in 27 major cities have been declining by an average of 2% each year since 2012, according to a report by the C40 Cities Group.
The list of cities includes London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Toronto and shows that greenhouse gas levels were a minimum of 10% higher in 2012, when CO2 emissions peaked, than in the most recent study. The drop occurred even while the cities’ …