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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 17, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | December 17, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 17, 2015

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J.D. Power Releases 2015 Airport Satisfaction Study
J.D. Power released its 2015 North America Airport Satisfaction Study Wednesday, and some notes to take from the results include check-in and security lines can make or break an experience, younger travelers are easier to satisfy and cleanliness is key for many travelers.

Emergency Workers Spray Wrong Airplane in China
At Fuzhou Changle International Airport in China, an emergency crew accidentally sprayed the wrong airplane with extinguishing foam instead of the aircraft that was seen spewing sparks from one of its engines.

Airports Adding More Impromptu Entertainment for Passengers
More and more, airports are becoming the scene of pop-up parties and promotional events that have the ability to bring entertainment to a facility usually associated with distress. Whether its music, art or free booze, anything to take your mind off the stress of flying is welcomed.

Travelers Don’t Want to Sit Next to Donald Trump on a Plane
According to a study from Yahoo Travel, Donald Trump is the presidential nominee airline passengers would least like to sit next to on a plane. As for who finished second in the study, 35 percent of Americans don’t want to sit next to Hillary Clinton.


Airlines have greatly improved their on-time percentages, but a recent report from NBC News suggests bookkeeping tricks are being used to cushion on-time-arrival rates.

When Pope Francis visits Mexico during his first apostolic journey to the country, he will be flying with the Aeromexico airline.

Boeing has announced that China Southern Airlines made a  commitment to purchase 80 Boeing 737 aircrafts, valued at $8.38 billion.


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