Air France to Launch Pop-Up Restaurant in NYC

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NEW YORK — Air France is launching its first pop-up restaurant in New York called Paris for Dessert to promote the airline’s exceptional French cuisine for five days from June 20 – 24. Paris for Dessert takes inspiration from Air France’s long legacy of working with top Michelin-starred chefs to create onboard menus. Throughout Paris for …

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Alaska Air, Virgin America Relocating at JFK

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Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are planning to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two operations from Terminal 8 and Terminal 4, respectively, and will offer guests a better experience while laying the groundwork for future …

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JetBlue Partners With NY’s Milk Bar

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NEW YORK — JetBlue has partnered with New York City-based Milk Bar to provide snacks for the airline’s premium Mint passengers. Beginning in April, all JetBlue Mint travelers will be served a pre-arrival Milk Bar cookie. On Mint redeye flights Milk Bar’s HardBody green juice (a selection from Milk Bar’s “LIFE” line of healthy products) …

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Delta to Add Nonstop Flight From JFK to Brazil

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Delta Air Lines plans to offer a new daily nonstop flight between New York-JFK and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, beginning Dec. 21, 2017, subject to U.S. Department of Transportation approval. The airline’s strategic alliance with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes will extend the reach of this service to 23 destinations within Brazil and provides seamless connections at Antonio …

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JetBlue Appoints New Vice Presidents

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NEW YORK —  JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) Airways, based in Long Island City, has announced several appointments to its leadership team, effective immediately. Warren Christie has been appointed senior vice president, safety, security and air operations, adding flight operations to his responsibilities. A pilot himself, Christie has significant flight experience, from his first role at JetBlue as …

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Delta to Remove Older Jets From LaGuardia

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NEW YORK — Delta Airlines has stopped flying older MD-88 aircraft (photo above) at New York’s LaGuardia Airport following complaints by area residents. The airline will instead fly existing MD-88 routes on a mix of quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft, Boeing 737s and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft, minimizing environmental impact at …

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Delta Introducing Food From MoMA Cafes

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Delta is bringing flavors from the cafe of NY’s Museum of Modern Art to the new Delta One spring menu. Beginning today, customers flying in the Delta One cabin on select trans-Atlantic routes to Europe, and transcontinental flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport, …

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American Airlines Introducing New Boarding Groups

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American Airlines plans to introduce a new boarding process starting March 1. The airline says it is a simplified process but will now include nine different categories for boarding. The earliest boarders are the airlines concierge and First Class passengers. The last group is the Basic Economy fare passengers, who are paying the lowest rate …

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Delta to Offer Free Meals on JFK West Coast Flights

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Delta Airlines is introducing complimentary meals on some of its longest domestic flights, including transcontinental routes between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. The airline will be the only U.S. carrier to offer complimentary fresh meals for all passengers on select coast-to-coast routes. Beginning March 1, Delta will offer complimentary meals …

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Delta to Pay Record $1.1 Billion in Profit Sharing

Delta Airlines is paying out more than $1 billion in profit sharing for the third year in a row to its 80,000-plus employees around the world. Delta employees earned the $1.1 billion payout for their role in delivering record-breaking operational, financial and customer satisfaction performance. Employees will also receive a 6 percent raise in base …

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Southwest Shares $586 Million With Employees

Southwest Airlines announced it will share $586 million through its ProfitSharing Plan with its Employees for 2016—equaling approximately 13.2% of each Employee’s eligible compensation, or the equivalent of six weeks’ pay. Southwest has 53,000 employees and operates 3,900 flights per day to 101 destinations. This is Southwest Airlines’ 43rd consecutive ProfitSharing award. For the 2016 …

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