Shlachter, Nishimura & Baker

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

American names first woman to head DFW pilot base

American Airlines has appointed its first female chief pilot at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

Capt. Kathi Durst, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy who has been with the company for more than 25 years, will lead the carrier’s largest pilot base. Read more

The Savvy Consumer

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Glut of cruise ships leads to bargains in Galveston

The Caribbean is chock-full of cruise ships right now, and that’s good news for consumers, with rates falling to as low as $41 a day.

Cruise ships in the Caribbean numbered a record 235 this year, up from 212 in 2011, according to the Cruise Lines International Association. Next year shows even more capacity, with 239 ships scheduled to cruise the Caribbean, the world’s most popular cruising area, with almost 40 percent of the market share. Read more



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