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Tourism / Transportation

Expect Big Crowds for Summer Travel Season — And Big Prices, Too

Some travelers say they will settle for fewer trips than they hoped to take, or they will drive instead of fly. Others are finding different money-saving sacrifices. read more >
Travelers walk along a concourse at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2019
Tourism / Transportation

Thanksgiving Might Bring Changes in Holiday-Travel Habits

Travel experts say the pandemic and the ability of many people to work remotely has blurred the lines between business and leisure trips. They think many people will start holiday trips early or return home later than normal because they will spend a few days working remotely — or at least tell the boss they're working remotely. read more >
Travelers walk along a concourse at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2019
Public Companies / Transportation

Airlines Count on Business Travelers to Keep Recovery Going

The nature of business travel is changing as companies become accustomed to smaller travel budgets. Some trips are being replaced by video calls, perhaps permanently. Speculative sales trips could be especially easy for companies to cut. read more >
Bill and Hillary Clinton are scheduled to attend the ceremony marking the first phase of renovations and the renaming in their honor of the former Little Rock National Airport.
Public Companies / Transportation

Airlines Again Warn of Potential Disruption From 5G Rollout

The industry says thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

US Will Give Aircraft Companies $482M For Pandemic

The money will help aviation industry manufacturers save up to 22,500 jobs. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism / Transportation

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

Of the 2 million people clogging airport security lines and gate areas again each day, one crowd is still largely missing: business travelers. read more >
The Human Rights Campaign office building in Washington, D.C.

No Big Backlash for States Passing Anti-Transgender Laws

Five states including Arkansas have passed laws or implemented executive orders limiting the ability of transgender youths to play sports or receive certain medical treatment — and there’s been little tangible repercussions. read more >
Warren Buffett (file)
Government & Politics / Public Companies

Business’ Pushback Against Restrictive Voting Bills Gains Momentum

The pushback against new voting bills and laws in numerous states is growing with dozens of nation's largest corporations and business leaders signing a new statement objecting to “any discriminatory legislation." read more >
Public Companies / Retail

COVID-19 Fallout: Walmart Limits Hours, Airlines Cut Flying

United Airlines will slash 50% of its flying capacity in April and May and warns the cuts could extend into the peak summer travel season as the impact of the new coronavirus on airlines grows more dire. read more >
The new operation will provide maintenance support for the carrier's fleet of 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft.

American Airlines to Invest $2M, Bring 60 Jobs to Little Rock

A subsidiary of American Airlines Group says it will invest $2 million to establish a new aircraft maintenance facility at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. read more >

Tom Horton Named to Wal-Mart Board of Directors

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has named Tom Horton, former chairman and CEO of American Airlines, to its board of directors. read more >
Tom Horton
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Former American Airlines CEO Tom Horton Joins Wal-Mart Board

The executive who led American Airlines successfully through bankruptcy reorganization but did not remain long after a huge merger with another carrier has joined the board of Wal-Mart. read more >

American Airlines Flight From Little Rock Diverted to Tulsa

An American Airlines flight en route from Arkansas to Dallas has made an emergency landing in Tulsa after the pilot reported mechanical issues onboard the plane. read more >

American Cancels Nearly 1,000 Flights Amid Ice Storm

American Airlines and American Eagle have canceled nearly 1,000 flights because of a severe ice storm in the Dallas area. read more >
The entrance to Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. 

Expedited Screening Coming to Clinton National Airport

The Transportation Security Administration plans to install an expedited passenger screening program at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock by the end of the year. read more >
Media & Marketing / Transportation

XNA Offering Daily, Non-Stop Flights to LA

Starting Tuesday, American Airlines will offer daily, non-stop service from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport outside Bentonville to Los Angeles. read more >

American Airlines Adding New Flights From Los Angeles, Including to Bentonville

American Airlines is adding nonstop flights to more cities from Los Angeles, where it's battling competitors. It will begin flights to cities including Bentonville on Aug. 27. read more >