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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 18, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | December 18, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 18, 2015

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EU Adding New Airplane Tracking Rules after MH370 Disappearance
The European Union is adding new rules to make it easier to track airplanes, even when they crash, in hope of avoiding another disappearance like the one searchers are dealing with regarding Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Boeing, Alaska Airlines and Port of Seattle Team for Biofuel Tests
Fuel usage and conservation are major concerns for airports, and a new partnership between Boeing, Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle testing the effectiveness of biofuels could yield major changes over the coming years.

JetBlue Only Airline Offering Lie-Flat Seating to Caribbean
In an effort to become one of the top airline choices for travelers heading to the Caribbean, JetBlue has started offering its premium Mint cabin service, including the only lie-flat-seat flying to the area on the market.

Allegiant Air Makes Changes Following Federal Investigation
After an Allegiant Air pilot landed at a closed airport due to low fuel this summer, the airline has made changes to how its pilots are trained and how the planes are dispatched after an investigation by federal safety regulators.


United Airlines is adding comfort dogs to its terminals in San Francisco and Cleveland just in time for the holiday season.

To help make the holiday season and winter travel easier for everyone, Air Canada is offering tips and advice with the hopes of easing stress on passengers.

In a report from The Washington Post, the United States Department of Transportation is shifting to advocacy as airline complaints continue to rise.

Boeing and airlines announced a partnership that will include an order for three next-generation Boeing 737-800 airplanes, valued at $288 million at current list prices.


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