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Hartsfield-Jackson canopies lit gold for childhood cancer awareness
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s curbside canopies, completed this month, will be lit up in gold for childhood cancer awareness during the evenings this weekend. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is a sponsor of the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, and Delta CEO Ed Bastian has twice run the New York City...

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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s curbside canopies, completed this month, will be lit up in gold for childhood cancer awareness during the evenings this weekend. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is a sponsor of the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, and Delta CEO Ed Bastian has twice run the New York City...
TSA: Travelers must have ‘Real ID’ to fly starting October 2020
 The Transportation Security Administration is warning travelers they will need “Real ID”-compliant identification to get through airport security checkpoints starting in one year. The new requirement will take effect Oct. 1, 2020. Those who use a driver’s license as an ID will need one that fulfills the &ldquo...

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The Transportation Security Administration is warning travelers they will need “Real ID”-compliant identification to get through airport security checkpoints starting in one year. The new requirement will take effect Oct. 1, 2020. Those who use a driver’s license as an ID will need one that fulfills the &ldquo...
UPS rolling out new uniforms
 UPS is revamping its uniforms for the first time in decades. The uniforms worn by 125,000 drivers, known as “browns,” are getting what the company calls the first major redesign since the early 1920s. The company said its drivers are “often referred to as industrial athletes,” and the new uniforms...

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UPS is revamping its uniforms for the first time in decades. The uniforms worn by 125,000 drivers, known as “browns,” are getting what the company calls the first major redesign since the early 1920s. The company said its drivers are “often referred to as industrial athletes,” and the new uniforms...
As Delta expands facial scanning, opposition to technology grows
 In Atlanta and a growing number of airports, travelers are having their faces scanned before checking in for an international flight at customs or at the boarding gate. Delta Air Lines, which created what it calls its first biometric terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s international terminal, sees facial...

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In Atlanta and a growing number of airports, travelers are having their faces scanned before checking in for an international flight at customs or at the boarding gate. Delta Air Lines, which created what it calls its first biometric terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s international terminal, sees facial...
Air rage starts on ground, GAO finds in survey of airline customer service agents
 The frustrations of air travel sometimes boil over -- and airline customer service agents at airports have suffered the consequences, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office study. A survey of 104 airline customer service agents by the GAO found that 61 of them reported assaults by passengers including “verbal threats...

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The frustrations of air travel sometimes boil over -- and airline customer service agents at airports have suffered the consequences, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office study. A survey of 104 airline customer service agents by the GAO found that 61 of them reported assaults by passengers including “verbal threats...
Delta investing $2 million to study use of forest floor debris for biofuel
 Delta Air Lines says it is investing $2 million for a feasibility study of a biofuel production facility that would use wood residue lying on forest floors to make the biofuel. Atlanta-based Delta said it is partnering with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels LLC for the project. The feasibility study is expected to be completed by mid-2020, then...

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Delta Air Lines says it is investing $2 million for a feasibility study of a biofuel production facility that would use wood residue lying on forest floors to make the biofuel. Atlanta-based Delta said it is partnering with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels LLC for the project. The feasibility study is expected to be completed by mid-2020, then...
Hartsfield-Jackson expects a record total of 111 million passengers for 2019
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport expects to handle a record 111 million passengers for 2019. Last year, a total of 107.4 million passengers passed through Hartsfield-Jackson, making it the world’s busiest airport measured by passenger counts, Airports Council International confirmed Monday with its official traffic report for...

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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport expects to handle a record 111 million passengers for 2019. Last year, a total of 107.4 million passengers passed through Hartsfield-Jackson, making it the world’s busiest airport measured by passenger counts, Airports Council International confirmed Monday with its official traffic report for...
Jane Goodall to speak at community event at Delta museum
 Scientist and conservationist Jane Goodall will appear at an event at the Delta Flight Museum near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sept. 21. Goodall, who gained acclaim for her work with chimpanzees, is scheduled to give a keynote speech at the Saturday event in Atlanta.  The event is part of Goodall’s Roots...

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Scientist and conservationist Jane Goodall will appear at an event at the Delta Flight Museum near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sept. 21. Goodall, who gained acclaim for her work with chimpanzees, is scheduled to give a keynote speech at the Saturday event in Atlanta.  The event is part of Goodall’s Roots...
Travel agent charged for alleged fraud on Delta loyalty points program
 A travel agent has been charged with wire fraud for an alleged scheme through a Delta Air Lines loyalty points program. The U.S. Attorney’s office alleges Gennady Podolsky, a travel agent who was based in Chicago and catered to clients of Russian and Eastern European descent, fraudulently used Delta’s SkyBonus loyalty...

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A travel agent has been charged with wire fraud for an alleged scheme through a Delta Air Lines loyalty points program. The U.S. Attorney’s office alleges Gennady Podolsky, a travel agent who was based in Chicago and catered to clients of Russian and Eastern European descent, fraudulently used Delta’s SkyBonus loyalty...
Phoenix Air wins federal contract for air ambulance evacuations, diplomatic flights
 Cartersville-based Phoenix Air won a 10-year contract worth $500 million from the U.S. State Department for air ambulance evacuations and short-notice flights for U.S. diplomatic missions around the world.  The aviation company based at the Cartersville-Bartow County Airport has been a government contractor for decades, and has done...

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Cartersville-based Phoenix Air won a 10-year contract worth $500 million from the U.S. State Department for air ambulance evacuations and short-notice flights for U.S. diplomatic missions around the world.  The aviation company based at the Cartersville-Bartow County Airport has been a government contractor for decades, and has done...
Amazon Air launches flights to Hartsfield-Jackson
 Amazon Air has launched cargo service to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The daily cargo flights began this week. Amazon Air launched flights with its first branded plane in 2016, adding capacity for one-day and two-day package delivery. It leased jets from cargo carriers including Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and now has more than...

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Amazon Air has launched cargo service to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The daily cargo flights began this week. Amazon Air launched flights with its first branded plane in 2016, adding capacity for one-day and two-day package delivery. It leased jets from cargo carriers including Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and now has more than...
In Bahamas, Delta flight crew transports evacuees from devastation
 The passengers boarding the plane at Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas were shell-shocked after surviving Hurricane Dorian, recalls the Delta Air Lines relief flight crew. The adults wore “vacant expressions,” said Capt. Carl Nordin, a chief line check pilot who normally works at the airline’s Atlanta headquarters but volunteered...

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The passengers boarding the plane at Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas were shell-shocked after surviving Hurricane Dorian, recalls the Delta Air Lines relief flight crew. The adults wore “vacant expressions,” said Capt. Carl Nordin, a chief line check pilot who normally works at the airline’s Atlanta headquarters but volunteered...
City auditor’s office catches problems in contract process
 The city of Atlanta auditor’s office caught problems with the bidding of a proposed Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport rental car center contract. The auditor’s independent procurement review of the airport rental car center operations and maintenance contracting found that one of the companies competing for the contract...

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The city of Atlanta auditor’s office caught problems with the bidding of a proposed Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport rental car center contract. The auditor’s independent procurement review of the airport rental car center operations and maintenance contracting found that one of the companies competing for the contract...
Delta dedicates aircraft to Hurricane Dorian relief flights
 Delta Air Lines says it is dedicating an airplane to relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Atlanta-based Delta said it will use a 76-seat Endeavor Air CRJ-900 regional jet to operate relief flights, including three round-trips Wednesday between Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas to evacuate people and deliver supplies. Delta and...

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Delta Air Lines says it is dedicating an airplane to relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Atlanta-based Delta said it will use a 76-seat Endeavor Air CRJ-900 regional jet to operate relief flights, including three round-trips Wednesday between Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas to evacuate people and deliver supplies. Delta and...
Delta to launch Atlanta-Tokyo Haneda flights March 28
 Delta Air Lines will begin flying from Atlanta to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport starting March 28, 2020. Atlanta-based Delta is shifting its Atlanta-Tokyo route from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to the more central Haneda Airport, as previously reported, and will fly the route with a Boeing 777-200. The airline is also launching new flights...

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Delta Air Lines will begin flying from Atlanta to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport starting March 28, 2020. Atlanta-based Delta is shifting its Atlanta-Tokyo route from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to the more central Haneda Airport, as previously reported, and will fly the route with a Boeing 777-200. The airline is also launching new flights...
UPS to hire 100,000 seasonal workers for holiday shipping rush
 UPS plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers for its peak holiday shipping season this year, on par with its hiring last year. >> Read more trending news  The Sandy Springs, Georgia-based shipping giant said the seasonal positions include flexible shifts, full-time and part-time positions as package handlers, ...

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UPS plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers for its peak holiday shipping season this year, on par with its hiring last year. >> Read more trending news  The Sandy Springs, Georgia-based shipping giant said the seasonal positions include flexible shifts, full-time and part-time positions as package handlers, ...
UPS to hire 100,000 seasonal workers for peak holiday shipping season
 UPS plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers for its peak holiday shipping season this year, on par with its hiring last year. The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant said the seasonal positions include flexible shifts, full-time and part-time positions as package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers. About 35 percent of seasonal hires...

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UPS plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers for its peak holiday shipping season this year, on par with its hiring last year. The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant said the seasonal positions include flexible shifts, full-time and part-time positions as package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers. About 35 percent of seasonal hires...
Delta operates relief flights to Bahamas
 Delta Air Lines operated more flights to the Bahamas on Monday to help survivors of Hurricane Dorian. The airline operated its first relief flight on Sunday from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas to deliver 4,700 pounds of supplies and then fly 72 evacuees identified by authorities from Marsh Harbour to Nassau...

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Delta Air Lines operated more flights to the Bahamas on Monday to help survivors of Hurricane Dorian. The airline operated its first relief flight on Sunday from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas to deliver 4,700 pounds of supplies and then fly 72 evacuees identified by authorities from Marsh Harbour to Nassau...
British Airways’ Atlanta flights among cancellations due to pilot strike
 British Airways is canceling nearly all of its flights, including its flights to Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday, due to a pilot strike. The airline’s website shows its daily flights to Atlanta from London Heathrow are canceled Monday and Tuesday. British Airways says on its website that it “had no option but to cancel...

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British Airways is canceling nearly all of its flights, including its flights to Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday, due to a pilot strike. The airline’s website shows its daily flights to Atlanta from London Heathrow are canceled Monday and Tuesday. British Airways says on its website that it “had no option but to cancel...
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