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Delta to expand its customer Porsche service at LaGuardia, SeaTac and Detroit

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Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will expand its customer Porsche service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Airport this month. Through its pioneering partnership between a U.S. airline and automotive manufacturer, Delta and Porsche have transferred more than 35,000 high-value customers in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and New York-JFK in the last year.

The program began as a trial at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2011 and expanded to Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2013. During a typical day more than 100 high-value customers are transferred from gate-to-gate at Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta. Transferring select SkyMiles Diamond Medallion customers with Porsche vehicles is just another way that Delta delivers exceptional customer service for its most valuable flyers while providing a unique travel experience.

There are 19 Porsche vehicles used across the Delta system to whisk customers quickly between connecting gates. Follow a behind-the-scenes video experience with 19 year Delta employee, Dawn, as she transfers three of Delta’s customers at its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub:

The service cannot be requested or reserved but is provided to Diamond Medallion customers based on a number of factors including the day’s flight operations, connections times between flights for customers and a member’s status. Once customers are added to the priority list for the service by Delta’s Elite Services team, they are greeted at the aircraft boarding door and escorted with their baggage to an awaiting vehicle and on to their connecting gate.

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American Eagle to start daily New York LaGuardia-Little Rock service on November 26

American Eagle Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will start daily nonstop New York (LaGuardia)-Little Rock, Arkansas service on November 26. The new route will be operated with Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets per Airline Route.

Update: According to Airline Route this route has now been pulled from the American schedules on Amadeus.

American Eagle is still considering a name change due to several airlines now operating under the American Eagle brand.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N505AE (msn 10053) taxies at Toronto (Pearson).

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American to add nonstop West Palm Beach-Los Angeles service on November 21

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will add daily nonstop service from West Palm Beach, FL to Los Angeles starting on November 21.

The carrier will add daily seasonal West Palm Beach-New York (LaGuardia) flights from November November 21 through March 31, 2014 per Airline Route.

Both routes will be served with Boeing 737-800s.

In other news, AA will introduce its new Airbus A321 on the New York (JFK)-Los Angeles route on January 7, 2014. The new A321s will gradually replace older Boeing 767-200 ERs on the route.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-823 N981AN (msn 29569) approaches from the south to land at Washington (Reagan National).

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NTSB: The captain took over Southwest flight 345 seconds before its hard landing at New York LaGuardia Airport on July 22

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) (Washington) has issued this statement regarding the investigation of the hard landing of Southwest Airlines (Dallas) flight 345 at New York (LaGuardia) on July 22, 2013:

In its continuing investigation of the July 22 accident in which Southwest Airlines flight 345, a Boeing 737-700, landed hard at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following factual information:

  • The captain has been with Southwest for almost 13 years and has been a captain for six of those years. The captain has over 12,000 total flight hours, over 7,000 of which are as pilot-in-command. In 737s, the captain has over 7,900 hours, with more than 2,600 as the pilot-in-command.
  • The first officer has been with Southwest for about 18 months. The pilot has about 5,200 total flight hours, with 4,000 of those as pilot-in-command. In 737s, the first officer has about 1,100 hours, none of which are as the pilot-in-command.
  • This was the first trip the flight crew had flown together and it was the second leg of the trip. The first officer had previous operational experience at LGA, including six flights in 2013. The captain reported having flown into LGA twice, including the accident flight, serving as the pilot monitoring for both flights.
  • The en route phase of the flight, which originated in Nashville, was characterized by the flight crew as routine. On approach into LGA, the first officer was the pilot flying and the captain was the pilot monitoring. SWA 345 was cleared for the ILS Runway 4 approach.
  • The weather in the New York area caused the accident flight to enter a holding pattern for about 15 minutes. The crew reported that they saw the airport from about 5-10 miles out and that the airplane was on speed, course and glideslope down to about 200-400 feet.
  • The crew reported that below 1,000 feet, the tailwind was about 11 knots. They also reported that the wind on the runway was a headwind of about 11 knots.
  • SWA 345 proceeded on the approach when at a point below 400 feet, there was an exchange of control of the airplane and the captain became the flying pilot and made the landing.
  • The jetliner touched down on the runway nose first followed by the collapse of the nose gear; the airplane was substantially damaged.

At this point in the investigation, no mechanical anomalies or malfunctions have been found. A preliminary examination of the nose gear indicated that it failed due to stress overload.

Investigators have collected five videos showing various aspects of the crash landing. The team will be analyzing these recordings in the coming months.

Parties to the investigation are the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Southwest Airlines, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association.

This is a factual update only and no interviews are being conducted.

Southwest Airlines’ N753SW nose wheel collapses on landing at LaGuardia causing major delays

Southwest Airlines’ (Dallas) flight WN 345 from Nashville to New York (LaGuardia) operated with Boeing 737-7H4 N753SW (msn 29848) skidded off the runway last night (July 22) on landing at LGA ending up in the grass. After touchdown the nose wheel collapsed on landing, pressing back into the fuselage. Three passengers and five crew members were transported to a local hospital due to back and neck pain. The incident closed the airport and caused severe delays.

Southwest Airlines issued this statement:

Southwest Airlines flight 345 landed at New York’s LaGuardia at 5:40 PM Eastern Monday evening from Nashville. There were 150 people on board including Customers and Crew. Three Customers and five Crew Members were transported to local hospitals—all have been treated and released.

The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, was last inspected July 18, 2013. The aircraft entered service in October 1999. Southwest is working with both the NTSB and Boeing in a preliminary investigation of this event.

Overnight, the aircraft was removed from the runway. Southwest has resumed full operations at LaGuardia.

We express our utmost gratitude to emergency responders and Southwest Employees who assisted us last night.

In other news, Southwest announced it will introduce new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, beginning on February 13, 2014.

The new route is the next step in the integration process between Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is AirTran’s top airport in terms of daily departures, and Reagan National ranks eighth. In addition to the once-daily Southwest flight between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., AirTran will continue to operate five daily nonstop flights between the cities.

Southwest is also introducing a new nonstop flight between Baltimore/WashingtonInternational Airport and Dayton International Airport on February 13. Seasonal service between Reno/Tahoe and Chicago (Midway), Las Vegas and Albany, and Long Island MacArthur and Ft. Myers will resume on February 13, 2014.

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Spirit Airlines announces new seasonal service to Myrtle Beach from Baltimore/Washington and Philadelphia

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced that starting April 25, 2013, it is adding daily nonstop seasonal service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).

Spirit currently offers year-round daily nonstop service to Myrtle Beach from Atlantic City, Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and New York LaGuardia, and also recently announced it has moved up the start dates for its 2013 seasonal service to/from Myrtle Beach – and just in time for the Valentine’s and President’s Day Weekend – including:

  • Daily nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Chicago O’Hare starting February 14, 2013.
  • Daily nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Detroit starting February 14, 2013.
  • Three weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and the Latrobe/Pittsburgh area starting February 14, 2013, with service increasing to daily on April 25, 2013.
  • Two weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and the Niagara Falls, New York/Toronto area starting February 15, 2013, with service increasing to four weekly flights on April 25, 2013.
  • Two weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, West Virginia starting March 2, 2013.

In addition, effective April 25, 2013, Spirit resumes seasonal service to/from Myrtle Beach and the Plattsburgh, New York/Montreal Area and Dallas/Fort Worth, both with three flights per week.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Delta dedicates its Boeing 767-400 “Pink Plane” to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® founder Evelyn Lauder

Delta Air Lines‘ (Atlanta) eighth annual “Breast Cancer One” employee survivor charter takes flight for the fight today in advance of Delta’s October fundraising efforts benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In memory of BCRF Founder Evelyn Lauder, Delta’s Boeing 767-400 signature ‘pink plane’ (above) will be dedicated at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in a presentation attended by her husband, Leonard Lauder, BCRF Acting Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of The Estee Lauder Companies, as well as BCRF staff.

The pink plane also will be painted with a welcome message: “Thank You Delta Customers and Employees. Together We Have Raised $5 Million For the Fight Against Breast Cancer.”

Delta’s pink plane will fly from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to New York’s LaGuardia Airport with more than 140 employee cancer survivors from 19 different departments in 35 locations around the world.

In addition to the pink plane, throughout October Delta’s administrative building at its general offices will be illuminated in pink lighting in support of BCRF. Delta employees also will wear pink uniforms and sell pink products including pink lemonade and pink headsets onboard and in Delta Sky Clubs to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research. All proceeds benefit BCRF.

Delta also will donate $1 to BCRF for the first 50,000 new “Likes” on the Delta Facebook page during October. New and current fans will be able to download a customized Delta Facebook cover and profile image, highlighting their contribution to the cause.

Delta began its partnership with BCRF in 2005. Since then, employees and customers have raised more than $5 million and contributed to 18 fully funded research grants worldwide.

In other news, Delta will drop the New York (LaGuardia)-Ottawa route on October 28, followed by the Memphis-Cleveland route on November 27 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 767-432 ER N845MH (msn 29719) arrives back at the ATL hub.

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Delta to drop the New York LaGuardia-Philadelphia route

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is planning to drop the New York (LaGuardia)-Philadelphia route on November 3 according to Airline Route. The route is currently operated with Embraer ERJ 135s and ERJ 145s.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N568RP (msn 145800) in the special 800th (Embraer) logo arrives at Baltimore/Washington.

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Southwest to launch nonstop Nashville-New York LaGuardia flights on February 13

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today they extended their flight schedules for travel bookings through February 13, 2013. In the schedule, Southwest will begin new service between Nashville and New York LaGuardia with two daily nonstop flights. The carrier also will begin new seasonal routes as listed below:

Southwest’s new seasonal markets include:

  • One daily nonstop flight between Nashville and Ft. Myers
  • One daily nonstop flight between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Phoenix
  • One daily nonstop flight between Milwaukee and New Orleans
  • One daily nonstop flight between Ontario and Reno

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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