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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 10, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Gabe Zaldivar | December 10, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 10, 2015

Free Snacks Are Back at United
United got into the holiday spirit by offering its consumers free snacks starting in February 2016. 


WestJet Is On A Mission To Perform 12,000 Christmas Miracles, With Help From Santa
Speaking of holiday spirit, WestJet has its work cut out for it with a bevy of miracles to take place shortly.

Carry-On Essentials and Jetlag Tips From an Expert in the Art of Travel
Air travel tips are always welcomed, especially from an expert in the industry.

The Best Airport Bars In America
Have a sip off pre-flight bliss and go through the list of best bars in this here great country of ours.


Airline earnings are set to advance 10 percent to a record $36.3 billion in 2016, aided by cheap fuel and an expanding U.S. economy, the International Air Transport Association said after boosting its estimate for the current year by $3.7 billion.

Dear Sir or Madam: You are cordially invited to join about 38.1 million of your friends in the air during the holidays. Yep, that’s about how many passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines during the 17-day holiday period running from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, an increase of more than 3 percent from last year.

The Super Bowl, brought to you by …. Turkish Airlines? Apparently, the carrier is in final negotiations with the National Football League about becoming a Super Bowl sponsor, although it is unclear how much of a role the foreign airline would have in the game.

Rich Thomaselli contributed to this report


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