San Antonio Seeks More Flights: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 12, 2016
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Southwest Airlines pilots are suing Chicago after officials at Midway Airport decided not to allow the pilots’ union to purchase ad space to air their grievances during a meeting of the airline’s shareholders. The union is seeking a temporary order that would allow them to place the ad.
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has joined other European aviation insiders in showing support for Norwegian Air International’s plans to fly from Ireland to the United States. Labor unions and airlines based in the U.S. have opposed the move, causing NAI’s application for the flights to be delayed for two years. The airline is now “conditionally” approved for the routes, but full approval has not yet been given.
There is a growing movement in support of the New York Port Authority’s plans to privatize airport security. The New York Post has come out in support of the idea by publishing an editorial that is very critical of the TSA.
It just got easier to order food at Detroit Metro Airport. The Grab app allows passengers with short layovers to order food from airside eateries online and then pick up the meal as soon as they land. The app is currently available for restaurants in 40 airports around the country.
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