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Air Canada Bring passport along with Nexus card. Air Canada is urging travelers to and from the U.S. to carry a passport, even if they have a Nexus card that signifies they have been pre-screened. American Airlines, Delta and US Airways say fliers need a passport to board their flights to and from Canada. Nov 7, 2012

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Begins Three New Routes Linking Hawaii and the West Coast. Alaska Airlines is launching three new routes linking the West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands, with new seasonal service between Portland, Ore., and Kauai beginning Nov 5; between Bellingham, Wash., and Maui beginning Nov. 8; and between Anchorage, Alaska, and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii beginning Nov. 10. Nov 5, 2012

American Airlines American Airlines no longer accepts paper tickets. At the beginning of the month, American Airlines quit honoring paper tickets. "[T]he usage of paper tickets has shrunk to such a small number that American decided that it was time to align its policies with its joint business partners and reduce the cost and complexity caused by paper tickets," a representative said.E Nov 8, 2012

American Airlines AA offers double-mile rewards to compensate for flight disruptions. American Airlines has announced that frequent fliers will be getting double elite-qualifying miles for flights from through Dec. 31 to compensate for flight disruptions that passengers experienced during the carrier's contract negotiations with its pilots. The airline appears to be nearing an agreement with leaders of the union, who hope to "reach a final agreement this week to be voted on by pilots," this feature says. Nov 6, 2012

American Airlines American Airlines offers double mileage points. American Airlines recently announced that customers its frequent-flier program who travel on the airline through Dec. 31 are eligible to receive double mileage points for those flights. The extra points are one of the ways the carrier is responding to flight disruptions this year. Nov 6, 2012

American Airlines American Airlines Partners with MGM Resorts International, USO to Honor Veterans in 'A Salute to the Troops' Las Vegas Trip. As an expression of thanks to those who serve in the U.S. armed forces, American Airlines is partnering with MGM Resorts International and the United Service Organizations (USO) to send a group of wounded service members from around the country to the fourth annual "A Salute to the Troops" weekend in Las Vegas, Nov. 8-12. As the official airline of the USO, American is also raising funds for the organization through a special American Airlines AAdvantage[umlaut]Eoffer. Nov 5, 2012

Boeing, US Airways US Airways Returns Seasonal Service To Shannon, Ireland. US Airways customers will once again have convenient access to the "Gateway to the West of Ireland" when the airline resumes daily non-stop service from its international gateway at Philadelphia to Shannon, Ireland on May 22, 2013 after a nearly four-year hiatus.E The airline will operate flights to Shannon on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft until Sept. 3, 2013. The seasonal service complements US Airways' existing year-round daily service to Dublin, Ireland from Philadelphia and seasonal daily service from its hub in Charlotte, N.C. Nov 5, 2012

Cal Jet Air Cal Jet To Operate New International Service To Mazatlan. Cal Jet Air, a United States air service operated by XTRA Airways, announced that will offer international service to Mazatlan, its first tourist destination in Mexico, beginning this winter season. The pilot program begins January 9, 2013, and ends April 9, 2013, with nine weekly flights of 150-passenger capacity (1,350 total seats per week) from Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Roundtrip fares will start at $399. Nov 5, 2012

Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines is offering customers whose flight plans may be affected by severe storms in New York City and Philadelphia the ability to make one-time changes to their travel schedules, Nov. 6-8, without incurring fees. Delta encourages customers to consider departing earlier, postponing or re-routing their travel to avoid possible inconvenience from expected flight delays and cancellations. Nov 6, 2012

Frontier Airlines FrontierOs Low Fares Land in Fargo. Frontier Airlines returns to Fargo with nonstop service to Denver, Colo. (DEN) three times a week. Nov 9, 2012

Frontier Airlines FrontierOs Denver-Minot Service Ready for Takeoff. Frontier Airlines expands its service from Denver, Colo. (DEN) with the launch of nonstop service to Minot, N.D. (MOT). The new nonstop flights also provide great access with an easy connection to 15 additional destinations throughout the west, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Nov 5, 2012

Frontier Airlines Fly Frontier to Jackson Hole this Ski Season. Frontier Airlines announced it will expand on its existing annual summer seasonal nonstop service between Denver, Colo. (DEN) and Jackson Hole, Wyo. (JAC) with the addition of winter season flying beginning Feb. 13, 2013. The Denver-based carrier will operate two weekly flights through April 7, 2013. FrontierOs summer season service in Jackson Hole will resume May 2013. Fares as low as $99* each way are available only atFlyFrontier.comEthrough Nov. 18, 2012. Nov 5, 2012

Orbitz O'Hare and LAX Top Orbitz List of Busiest Thanksgiving Airports. Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Los Angeles International (LAX) will see the biggest crowds of any U.S. airports over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to new data from Orbitz. The Orbitz Thanksgiving Insider Index analyzed booking data from the top 50 U.S. airports to find the locations where flyers will flock to head home for the holidays. Additionally, the Index used booking data to identify the least-busy airport options, where in some cases travelers can trade a little more time in the car for far smaller crowds in the terminal. Nov 8, 2012

Southwest Airlines The Civic 50 Names Southwest Airlines In Top 20 Of Most Community-Minded Companies In America. The Civic 50 revealed the companies who ranked in its national initiative to survey, rank, and recognize America's S&P 500 most community-minded companies, namingESouthwest AirlinesE(LUV) in the top 20 for demonstrating a strong commitment to corporate civic engagement in the communities where Southwest does business.E A partnership among Bloomberg News, the National Conference on Citizenship, and Points of Light, the Civic 50 survey is the first to scientifically measure corporate civic behavior.E The initiative fills a notable gap in existing research and creates a roadmap for businesses seeking to become better stewards of their community.E Nov 9, 2012

Spirit Airlines Airlines must collect taxes, even for passengers who don't fly. One traveler recently found out that even though he didn't use his ticket, he would be unable to get a refund on taxes collected by Spirit Airlines; a few weeks later, using a voucher from Spirit, he would have to pay taxes again. "Federal taxes comprise approximately $60 on a typical $300 ticket," e-mailed Victoria Day, spokeswoman for Airlines for America. "Airlines do not keep any taxes collected and remit all funds to the government per tax law." Nov 9, 2012

United Airlines United Airlines announced the company will suspend most service to and from the New York area between noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, and noon Thursday, Nov. 8, as a result of the winter storm forecast for the region. Weather conditions will likely cause additional delays and cancellations at other northeast airports. Nov 6, 2012 1544-3760

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