The Special Olympics Flame of Hope arrived at Chicago O'Hare International Airport aboard a United Airlines flight from Boston. United Airlines is a principal sponsor of the Special Olympics and CEO Oscar Munoz was there to receive the flame.
Customers flying on Boutique Air to make connections to United Airlines flights in Atlanta and Nashville, Tenn., can now book their trips through the United Airlines website and earn MileagePlus miles for their Boutique Air flights.
Since 2007, Alaska Airlines has let travelers check a case of wine for free from Santa Rosa and Sonoma counties in California. The carrier's "Wine Flies Free" program has since expanded to include a total of 29 cities in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Reviewer Francis Zera tried JetBlue Airways' Mint, Even More Space and Core seating options and gives all three a hearty endorsement, while noting that an upgrade to Mint or Even More Space is well worth the additional cost.
The Great Lakes Drone Co. will perform at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture nighttime airshow on July 25 and July 28, coordinating with manned aircraft and pyrotechnics. "We're donating the show to EAA to show that drones and the aeronautical community can get along just fine," said Director of Operations Matt Quinn. "It just takes coordination."
The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program will award five full scholarships to women interested in attending one of its cadet pilot-training programs. "CAE is committed to promoting the pilot career to women, and making it accessible to exceptional women who might not have the financial means to make their dream a reality," said Nick Leontidis, CAE group president of civil aviation training solutions.
A man who tried to enter a secured door at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on July 3 had passed through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint earlier with a knife and without a boarding pass, officials say. He was arrested and charged with interfering with security procedures, tampering with security systems, entering a restricted area without authorization and possession of unauthorized weapons prohibited in an airport.
Later this month, the Transportation Security Administration will begin testing 3D scanners at passenger checkpoints in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where they will be used to inspect carry-on bags.
The police department at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport is understaffed, according to a grievance filed last month by the union representing officers at the airport. Airport police Chief Stephen Cahill disagrees and says the facility is overstaffed, compared to other airports.