United Unveils Final Cuba Plans: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 22
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Finnair Flies Next-Gen Airbus to Hong Kong
Alaska Airlines Frequent Flyers Can Use Miles to Pay for PreCheck
American Airlines Reaches Tentative Deal with Dispatchers
United Airlines Wants to Fly to Cuba from Four Hubs
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Southwest Airlines has said that it will pay the airfare for a Texas spelling bee champion when she goes to Washington, DC in May to compete for the national title.
After years of purchasing fuel hedges to protect themselves from high prices, airlines are now moving away from the practice of purchasing futures. Delta and United have no hedges in place for next year, and JetBlue and Spirit only have a small amount.
Jetstar Japan is expanding its international service. The low-cost carrier is adding flights to Manila from Tokyo Narita. Low-cost carriers like Jetstar have been looking outward to international destinations instead of expanding in the ultra-competitive domestic market.
The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation has said that any deals made to cap limits on aviation emissions must be enforceable, meaning there should be penalties for airlines that exceed emissions limits. The ICAO is currently working on a deal that will set emission plans in motion. It is trying to get something in place by October of this year.
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