World's Worst Airline Tries to Improve: Airline Pulse News and Notes for Feb. 19, 2016
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Delta has said that it is “disappointed” that the U.S. decided to make a deal with Japan to allow American carriers access to Tokyo Haneda Airport. Though Delta had threatened to cut its flight from Minneapolis to Tokyo Narita, it has yet to do so, saying it will maintain its Narita hub “for as long as possible.”
Long Beach Airport is growing in popularity. It has just given out nine new slots: four to new tenant Southwest, three two longtime presence JetBlue and two to Delta.
Meanwhile, Southwest is interested in expanding in San Antonio. Frontier has increased its number of routes from the Central Texas hub, but some important routes have been left unserved. Southwest is reportedly interested in flying from San Antonio to places like Washington, Boston and New York.
A system called SkyTracker has passed initial tests and could eventually be installed as an anti-drone system at airports. It uses radio frequency sensors to triangulate drones’ locations. Better yet, it can also be used to pinpoint the drone pilot’s location as well.
British Airways is going to great lengths to accommodate passengers who suffer from nut allergies. The carrier will ask people sitting near allergy sufferers to refrain from eating nuts during the flight.
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