Fliers Want Supersonic Jets to Return: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 21, 2016
These are the air travel stories taking off on the internet today.
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A Virgin America gate agent in Houston is bringing some lighthearted fun to what is otherwise one of the worst parts of air travel. The agent, known by his Imgur alias Rootbeer1, posts funny messages on gate-side boarding signs. These include movie quotes, funny antidotes about traveling with children and references to Harry Potter (“Have a good flight, muggles”).
Southwest Airlines is launching a number of new routes to smaller markets in the United States. These include flights from Saint Louis to Des Moines and Wichita and from Chicago Midway to Flint, Grand Rapids and Dayton.
Troubles are continuing for the new Airbus A320neos. Deliveries scheduled to be made to Norwegian Air have been delayed by two to three months because additional tests are required for the planes' Pratt & Whitney engines.
Southwest Airlines earned $511 million in the first quarter, which is a record for the Houston-based carrier. Low fuel prices and improved seat-mile figures helped to bring about the successful first quarter.
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