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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week
Skift • Sarah Enelow, Skift
Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype
Financial Times
Even as California embraces electric vehicles, pickup trucks still rule its roads
CNBC
LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%
Green Car Congress • Mmillikin
Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals
Skift • Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg
New Southwest round-trip route for $308 from LAX to Tampa for late summer/early fall travel
Los Angeles Times • Catharine Hamm
Norwegian Air: The World's Best Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airline
Forbes • Carrie Coolidge, Contributor
Boeing's 737 MAX-9 aircraft receives FAA approval
Reuters • Reuters Staff
That case of wine you want to bring home? Alaska Airlines expands Wine Flies Free perk
Los Angeles Times • Mary Forgione
United Airlines tests new boarding process at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles Times • Hugo Martin
 
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Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week
SkiftSarah Enelow, Skift
This week in aviation, earnings are under way and Norwegian is hoping for a brighter 2018 bolstered by pilot recruitment and route development. -Sarah Enelow
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Electric Vehicles
Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype
Financial Times
PotashCorp plans to sell a big stake in Chile’s SQM, a key supplier of the metal
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Electric Vehicles, Energy Finance
Even as California embraces electric vehicles, pickup trucks still rule its roads
CNBC
Data shows the Ford F-Series pickup outsold all pure electric vehicles combined in 2017.
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Auto Industry, Biofuels
LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%
Green Car CongressMmillikin
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag,...
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Airline Industry
Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals
SkiftAnia Nussbaum, Bloomberg
Given Air-France KLM Group's recent history of losses, it might not be the wisest move to go on a capacity growth spurt, especially when going up against carriers with a significantly lower cost base. -Patrick Whyte
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Green Transportation
New Southwest round-trip route for $308 from LAX to Tampa for late summer/early fall travel
Los Angeles TimesCatharine Hamm
A new route for Southwest from LAX to Tampa, Fla., beginning Aug. 7, is going for $308, including all taxes and fees. Note that other carriers, including Spirit and Delta, also fly this route nonstop. Spirit does not include baggage in its...
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Airline Industry
Norwegian Air: The World's Best Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airline
ForbesCarrie Coolidge, Contributor
Norwegian Air, which bills itself as the World's Best Long-Haul , Low-Cost Airline, certainly lives up to its slogan. Indeed, while some would be quick to judge the airline based on the extremely low fares that it offers, they would only need...
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Boeing's 737 MAX-9 aircraft receives FAA approval
ReutersReuters Staff
() - The world’s largest plane maker Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had officially certified its 737 MAX-9 aircraft for commercial service. The stamp of approval affirms the airplane’s handling, systems and overall performance all comply...
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Airline Industry
That case of wine you want to bring home? Alaska Airlines expands Wine Flies Free perk
Los Angeles TimesMary Forgione
If you're visiting wine countries in the West, Alaska Airlines will let you check the bottles you purchase for free. The airline expanded its Wine Flies Free program to a total of 29 cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Other qualifying...
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Airline Industry
United Airlines tests new boarding process at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles TimesHugo Martin
United Airlines, the third-largest carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, has started trying out a new way to board passengers that might cut back on confusion and frustration. "We've been testing different processes and soliciting feedback to find a more customer-friendly boarding...
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