Leonidas Mejia

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A Bridesmaid Got Dumped and Asked JetBlue for Help on Twitter. The Airline's Response Was Perfect | Inc.com

You can't make this stuff up. A woman named Courtney Duffy was all set to fly across the country to be a bridesmaid in her friend Alex's wedding. Duffy is getting an MBA at Dartmouth and then moving on to an MPA (Masters in Public Administration) at Harvard, so it's safe to say she's very busy with …

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U.S. airports near new passenger record as demand for air travel continues to grow

People are crowding into U.S. airports at near record levels, leaving airport managers worried that the country’s facilities won’t be able to handle much more of the ever-growing demand for air travel.<p>On June 29 — the Friday before the Independence Day holiday — the Transportation Security …

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How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness (Infographic)

Here are some ways to get a grip on your stress levels.<p>Too much stress can lead to decreased productivity, poor health and burnout. The truth is, however, we usually stress about things that never actually happen. Or, if they do, we end up handling these situations much better than we’d …

Happiness

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

Small plane makes ‘belly-flop’ landing

LAS VEGAS — A small plane has made a belly-flop landing in Las Vegas and authorities say the three people on board weren’t hurt.<p>The Las Vegas …

It started with your shoes, then your water; now the TSA wants your snacks | NOLA.com

They came for your laptops, your liquids and your shoes. Now Transportation Security Administration screeners are coming for your snacks.<p>Passengers …

Cuba plane crash death toll rises to 111, Mexico suspends lease company

HAVANA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The death toll in one of Cuba’s worst air disasters rose to 111 on Monday while Mexico suspended the operations of the Mexican company that had leased the 39-year old Boeing 737 to Cuba’s flagship airline.<p>Grettel Landrove, a 23-year old Cuban student who loved to …

Airbus A330 Landed Without a Nose Gear, Sparks on Runway and Passengers Evacuated

Saudia flight SV3818 from Medina, Saudi Arabia to Dhaka, Bangladesh reached 37,000 feet when the crew diverted to Jeddah. It made a go-around on its …

'Extremely Intoxicated' Passenger Caught Peeing on Back of Airline Seat

Just when you thought flying couldn't get any more horrific.<p>Flying is the worst. We know we've said it before—like when a carry-on burst into flames in February, and again when an entire plane threw up en masse in March, and again when a flight filled up with smoke a few weeks ago, and again, and …

Security breach causes delays at Auckland and Wellington airports

Maddy Belfield/Supplied<p>Hundreds of people in the lines to be rescreened at Auckland airport's domestic terminal.<p>A security breach at Auckland Airport …

Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces

Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially …

Dear Humans: 82.5% Of Display Ad Buys Are Now Done By Machines

From its early roots as a largely open bidding marketplace, the U.S. programmatic display ad marketplace has blossomed into a $46.55 billion arena …

How to Monetize Every YouTube Video

Selling your products and services is just the first way to make money from your YouTube videos. Here are a few other ways to generate a profit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich's book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. <i>Buy</i> …

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How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

With the flick of a switch, a handful of tech giants can change the nature and extent of mankind’s ingestion of information. In 2013, Google took a step towards understanding the intent of their users with the Hummingbird algorithm. Twitter replaced most-recent with most-important tweets when they …

Ad tech can no longer handle all the ads available for sale

Many ad tech companies promise software designed to process thousands of ad transactions in real time. But thanks to header bidding - a tech hack that has leveled the playing field in programmatic ad space over the past several years - ad tech can't process all the ads that are out there.<p>That's …

Luxury fashion brands shift budgets to digital

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Luxury fashion brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton — traditionally big magazine advertisers — are starting to shift more and more ad dollars to digital channels, …

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If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

There Was No ‘Golden Age’ of Air Travel

It’s pile-on time for America’s commercial airlines. The contempt people hold for them has long been severe, but following a raft of highly publicized incidents, resentment has hit a fever pitch.<p>It started about a month ago, with the forced removal of a passenger onboard a United Express flight. …

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Introduction to web scraping with Python - Data, what now?

Data is the core of predictive modeling, visualization, and analytics. Unfortunately, the needed data is not always readily available to the user, it …

Delta plane dumps fuel over Lake Michigan, returns to Detroit airport

DETROIT — A Delta flight headed to Seoul, South Korea, had to dump fuel and return to Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Saturday after a light in the cockpit indicated there possibly was an open maintenance panel on the outside of the aircraft, a spokesman for the airline said.<p>Flight 159 took off …

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Airport mix-up sees Winter Olympics delegation land in Pyongyang after pilot files wrong flight plan

A delegation of corporate sponsors of next year’s winter Olympics in the South Korean city of PyeongChang was flown to the North Korean capital Pyongyang by mistake, it has emerged.<p>According to the Around the Rings website the pilot of the corporate jet made a mistake when he entered the flight …

Lawmaker Banned From Flying Keeps Trying to Travel Using Fake Names

The Indian Member of Parliament who attacked an Air India employee when he was denied business class on a plane without business class has been …

The ridiculous story of airline food and why so much ends up in landfill

Airlines generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to landfill or incineration – and it cost them £400m<p>You probably know about the waste problem in our oceans. But how about the one in our skies?<p>Airline passengers generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to …

Sustainability

Everything Explained: Runway Status Lights

Red runway status lights used at large U.S. airports such as Chicago O’Hare International and JFK indicate runway status, thereby increasing …

CEO Jason Fried Says It's Time To Let All Employees Work From Anywhere

What are the secrets to making remote work work?<p>As remote working becomes the new norm, companies are under pressure to adjust–or else, lose out on top talent. But making the change to remote working isn’t without its challenges. How can you manage those challenges to the benefit of your company <i>and</i> …

Boeing Just Rolled Out the Newest Version of the 787

The 787-10 is the longest Dreamliner so far.<p>On Friday at Boeing's factory in South Carolina, the aviation giant rolled out the 787-10. It's the newest and longest version of the Dreamliner, which has been flying since 2011.<p>Like its earlier counterparts, the 787-8 and 787-10, the newest Dreamliner …

JFK Airport is opening a $65 million pet terminal

Traveling with pets just got a little bit easier for anyone passing through New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. The airport just gave us a first look …

Massive lines at US airports after nationwide customs outage

A problem in the computer systems used by United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities has left thousands stuck in airports and unable to enter the country. Officials from the CBP confirmed to CBS News that the outage was nationwide, after many passengers took to Twitter, …

Pilot passed out in cockpit, accused of being drunk, police say

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A pilot who allegedly passed out in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 in Canada was arrested on suspicion of being drunk, police said.<p>Capt. Miroslav Gronych was "behaving oddly before he became unconscious in the cockpit" on Saturday, Calgary police said. The plane, with 99 passengers and …

Nigeria wants to close airport in capital for runway repairs

Nigeria's government has proposed closing the airport in its capital, Abuja, for six weeks to repair runways that some airlines have described as dangerous.<p>The government wants to close Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the country's second busiest, for most of February and March. Work by …