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November 4th, 2013

Gate-to-gate electronics

We see you. We see you sneaking that last minute text message on your phone, hiding your e-reader in a magazine, or pretending to just look out the window on landing while you’re actually recording a video with your camera. But as of last Friday, we’ll now be able to leave you to our own devices. […]

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October 1st, 2013

Government Shutdown Operational Update

It’s October 1 and all is well on the operational front. While we continue to watch the impact of the government shutdown across the nation, we wanted to take a moment to reassure our customers that our regular operations are unaffected by the government shutdown. Our partners within the Air Traffic Control are essential services […]

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September 24th, 2013

Why you should want a National Airline Policy

Did you know that approximately 20 percent of a typical domestic airline ticket you pay goes to the federal government? That’s more than the percentage of government taxes levied on items deemed harmful for your health, like alcohol and cigarettes. Coupled with inefficient regulations, an outdated air traffic system and high fuel costs, let’s just […]

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February 14th, 2013

Single and Lovin’ It!

Valentine’s Day is a perfect day for lovers to honor their commitment to one another, but it’s also a great day for all those unattached folks out there to celebrate their independence! Check out the recent history of aviation nuptials: 2007 – America West and US Airways 2008 – Delta and Northwest 2010 – Southwest […]

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August 19th, 2012

Happy National Aviation Day!

Today is National Aviation Day, a time in the United States when we celebrate the fastest (and arguably most fascinating) mode of transportation – air travel. The holiday was created in 1939 by former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to honor Orville Wright on his birthday, the first man, along with his brother Wilbur, to successfully […]

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June 20th, 2012

First FAA-Certified Carrier to Fly Special RNP AR Approaches!

We’re the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified carrier in the United States to utilize the new satellite-based Special (Non-Public) Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) approaches to Runways 13L and 13R at our home base at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport with our fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. These unique Special Performance-Based […]

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June 8th, 2012

Dave Attends RTCA Annual Symposium

Our CEO Dave was in Washington earlier this week to speak at the RTCA’s Annual Symposium – an important industry event where aviation leaders came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the NextGen technology that will help reshape operations in the future. RTCA, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation that develops consensus-based recommendations […]

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