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5/22/2017

Alaska Airlines will resume service to Mexico City in August after receiving initial approval from the Department of Transportation. Departure cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

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5/22/2017

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to add flights to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., along with nonstop service connecting St. Louis and Nashville, Tenn., to Mexico. The new routes are set to begin in November and are subject to regulatory approval.

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Air Transport World
5/22/2017

The FBI detained a 25-year-old Turkish man who flight attendants said caused a disturbance on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
Anil Tuvanc Uskanli faces a possible charge of interference with a flight crew after he purchased an economy ticket but attempted to sit in a first-class seat.

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5/22/2017

Charles Taylor is an unsung hero of aviation who worked with the Wright Brothers on their inaugural flights, including building a wind tunnel inside their bicycle shop.

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5/22/2017

Retired US Army Lt. Gen. David Melcher, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to ensure future infrastructure investment legislation includes robust funding for the nation's air transportation infrastructure. "Aviation is and must remain a critical, well-funded component of our nation's infrastructure," Melcher writes in this piece.

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The Hill
5/22/2017

JetBlue Airways has painted one of its Airbus A320 passenger jets to honor the New York Police Department. The paint job features the green and white stripes and 24 stars that make up the NYPD's flag.

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New York Post
5/22/2017

JetBlue Airways recently released an ad campaign featuring a video in which passengers aboard a transcontinental flight were offered 25% off their next ticket for each time a baby in the cabin cried.

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PopSugar
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JetBlue
5/22/2017

Eight ground workers were injured, two seriously, when an Aeromexico plane taxiing toward a gate at Los Angeles International Airport hit a supply truck and caused it to overturn. The right wing of the Boeing 737 clipped the rear top of the G2 Secure Staff truck.

5/22/2017

Video footage of a man at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada using racial slurs against a Spanish-speaking man spread on social media over the weekend. Hector Torres, who said he was speaking Spanish in a phone conversation with his mother, did not press charges in the incident.

5/22/2017

In an effort to attract more tourists from other parts of Asia, Peach Aviation will become the first Japanese carrier to accept bitcoin as payment for airline tickets by the end of the year. Bitcoin is becoming more popular as the digital payment system allows users anywhere in the world to conduct transactions directly with an airline.

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Bloomberg
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