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TSA to market
role of airlines
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results for the fiscal first quarter ended Feb.
28 that were more than double the $20 million it earned in the first quarter of the prior
The world’s largest cruise company reported Q1 net income of $49 million on revenue of $3.5 billion. In remarks to analysts,
Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald used
terms like “strong” and “nicely ahead” to describe the start of the year.
Donald indicated that markets closest to
By Tom Stieghorst
Carnival Corp. last week reported
solid bookings during Wave season,
clearing the path for inventory to
be filled for the remainder of 2015
without resorting to close-in price
The multibrand cruise company reported
Carnival reports solid Q1 and Wave season
North America were particularly promis-
ing, at one point referring to the upcoming
Alaska season as “super-strong.”
He added that pricing in the Caribbean,
which has been a drag on much of the indus-
try, should become a tailwind starting in the
And he said the company’s flagship brand,
Carnival Cruise Line, had “outperformed”
for the second consecutive quarter.
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By Kate Rice
Aiming to increase the number of travelers
authorized to use expedited TSA PreCheck
lanes at airports from the current 4. 6 million to 25 million, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is targeting the 36
million U.S. travelers who take three or more
airline trips per year with a marketing initiative to enhance the PreCheck brand.
At the same time, the agency, a division of
Homeland Security, said last month it will
be scaling back on an airline-based program
under which carriers have been allowed to
qualify some members of their frequent flyer
programs for PreCheck. Over time, airline-qualified travelers will find that they are approved for the expedited PreCheck security
lanes less and less frequently, according to a
TSA blog post in late March.
However, travelers who have “
known-traveler numbers” through Customs and Border
Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry, Nexus or
Sentri programs or as a result of TSA’s own
PreCheck authorization process will continue to get expedited screening with the same
frequency as in the past.
Participating airlines are encouraging their
frequent travelers to sign up for the TSA and
The airline-qualification program dates
back to the introduction of TSA PreCheck in
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‘The vast majority of travelers
By using paddlewheels on its newest vessel,
pose no threat to aviation
— TSA Press Secretary Ross Feinstein
Flight Centre USA President Dean Smith on
his expanded role in N. American markets.
CroisiEurope made the river navigable.
The state’s legalization of same-sex marriage
boosts agents’ and wholesalers’ bookings. 46
A client, not informed that Canada bans visi-
tors with criminal records, threatens suit.
companies are finding
innovative ways to reduce their
environmental impact in the
quest for sustainability.