United Airlines is adding 10 new routes from its five hubs, including service to two cities not currently on its schedules: Elmira, N.Y., and Wilmington, N.C.
Air Canada, on Dec. 15, will increase its nonstop service from Toronto to Grand Cayman to six flights per week.
FedEx is expecting to handle between up to 4 million packages between Nov. 24 and Dec. 24 this year. The shipper points to cross-border e-commerce as a growth driver.
FedEx has expressed support for the tax legislation pending in Congress. "These bills offer pro-growth, pro-business tax reform solutions that will power the economy, increase business investment and expand job opportunities," the company said in a statement.
Southwest Airlines' 40-member team of social media-focused customer service experts monitor social channels around the clock to help customers sort out little problems before they snowball into big ones. The team can solve most problems without referring travelers to other departments.
The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that new screening procedures for carry-on electronics are being implemented at Alaska airports. Travelers must now put all electronics larger than a cellphone in a bin for screening.
Airports and airlines around the world have begun using facial recognition technology to offer travelers a seamless travel experience that doesn't require handing over the same documents to a series of gatekeepers. The technology is also a boon to security because it allows government agencies to track the movements of foreign travelers.
A Christmas ad for London's Heathrow Airport features a series of Christmas encounters between a growing family of teddy bears at the airport.
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