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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 20, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | November 20, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 20, 2015

Air France Reassuring Customers After Paris Attacks
After the Paris attacks, Air France is already reporting that it has seen a decline in people visiting the country. The airline is reassuring its customers by committing to the highest safety and security standards.

United Airlines Changes Coffee Brands
Do you love coffee before, during or after your flight? United Airlines announced Thursday that the company was replacing its current brand of coffee. Now, customers will enjoy Italian Illycaffe starting next summer on planes and next month in hub airport lounges.

Bomb Threat Forces Emergency Landing in Florida
A Spirit Airlines flight made an emergency landing Friday at Fort Lauderdale International Airport after a person on board made a bomb threat. No bomb was found aboard the aircraft, and no injuries were reported.

Airport Farm at JFK Gives Passengers a Glimpse of Green
Found outside JetBlue’s departures lobby at Kennedy International Airport, the airline’s head of sustainability Sophia Leonora-Mendelsohn has planted a farm on the airport property that has brought a vibrant element to the facility.


A Canadian North airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday at Calgary International Airport after the engine burst into flames and flashes due to striking at least two birds.

Air France-KLM has eliminated surcharges on flights within Europe and reduced fees on long-haul routes. Now, the price element will be added into the total ticket price.

In 2020, Australian airline Qantas is looking to introduce a non-stop flight between New York City and Australia. The journey would be expected to take 20 hours.

On Thursday, Air Canada announced new non-stop routes between 12 cities in the United States and the airline’s four key Canadian hubs beginning next summer.


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