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Daily Flights to Resume Between US and Cuba: 5 Aviation Trends That Defined the Week of Feb. 12-18

Airlines & Airports | Michael Isenbek | February 20, 2016

Daily Flights to Resume Between US and Cuba: 5 Aviation Trends That Defined the Week of Feb. 12-18

PHOTO: Havana, Cuba. (photo by David Cogswell)

The agreement has been signed for daily flights to begin between the U.S. and Cuba. Now all that’s left is for airlines to submit applications for the routes, with approvals slated for sometime in March. There are still restrictions in place, though. Click for details, and to watch TravelPulse CEO Mark Murphy talk about what this means for travel on CBS News.

Flying families could have it a bit easier after the FAA funding bill goes through Congress at the end of next month. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D - N.Y.) is pushing to add an amendment that requires airlines to sit families together that have children under 12 — without extra fees. Click for details.

American Airlines and Uber have joined forces to simplify travel logistics. Book a flight on AA’s official website, and you can set a reminder to get an Uber ride in the confirmation email. AAdvantage Executive Platinum members are also eligible for discounts. This service is currently available in 11 major U.S. airports. Click for more.

Delta’s CEO Richard Anderson is stepping down. And while his tenure was surrounded by much controversy, Anderson is seen by many as key to the turnaround of Delta and the airline industry as a whole. Click to find out about the major business moves during his time of leadership.

After months of protest, Sea-Tac airport workers just received a pay raise to $15.24 an hour. Though the airport is under its own jurisdiction, the Seattle area is one of the first in the country to institute a $15 minimum wage — so this was a strong influence on the airport workers’ movement. Now the question is what kind of ripple effect this will have on airport workers across the country. Click for details.


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