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Behind the Wings: Celebrating culture and opportunity

Captain Luis Rodriguez Rojas is proud of his Colombian heritage. “Hispanics never need an excuse for a celebration,” said Rojas. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15 and traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrates the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. …
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Remembering September, 11, 2001

As our Nation remembers 9/11/2001 this weekend, we remember in particular, those American and United crew members who lost their lives that day. On September 11, 2001, four commercial aircraft were hijacked in a series of coordinated attacks, on the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. At 8:46, …
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Next destination: Customer service is key for repeat customers

Salisbury, Maryland (SBY) cross-trained agent Lewis Sun says working in the aviation industry parallels working in a restaurant because your job is all about providing good customer service. In fact, that’s what drew him to work as an agent after 36 years in the restaurant business. “Just like in a restaurant, at the airport I …
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Pilots can secure their future with Piedmont Airlines and earn more than $180,000 in bonuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2021 SALISBURY, Maryland- Pilots who choose to join Piedmont Airlines’ exceptional aviation team can earn over $180,000 in bonuses as part of an unprecedented recruitment and retention package. With a tentative agreement between Piedmont Airlines and ALPA leadership, today’s announcement offers pilots increased stability in an industry rocked by uncertainty …
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Celebrating National Aviation Day

Every year on August 19th we come together to recognize Aviation Day – a national holiday that honors the aviation industry’s history, celebrates its resilience and inspires its future. Aviation was founded through determination, demonstrated best by its humble roots of two brothers, wind, sand and a dream of flight. Today, we honor the revolutionary …
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Continuing the family legacy: Making their own imprints

Growing up in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania area, First Officer Molly Van Scoy and her younger brother, First Officer John Van Scoy always knew they wanted to make a career of flying. They had grown up around airports and pilots from day one. Their mother, Bridget Van Scoy, a 35-year captain at American Airlines and other …
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Next destination: From working on the House floor to welcoming you on board

Piedmont flight attendant Herb Russell represented over 6,000 people in his district as a House Representative for the state of Vermont before joining Piedmont. Herb is passionate about taking care of people whether they are citizens in his district or the customers aboard his regional aircraft. As a state representative, he learned to creatively accomplish …
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Next destination: From suits to safety vests

Syracuse (SYR) shift manager Mike McElwain was ready to hang up his suits after a successful 32-year career handling Worker’s Compensation cases. He’d always been fascinated by airport and airplane operations and decided to pursue a job in the airline business. He joined Piedmont armed with years of skills and knowledge, which refers back to …
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Allyship: Turning intention into action

As a member of all six of Piedmont’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Human Resources Manager Tracey Byrns believes the more she learns about the differences in others, the more she evolves into the best version of herself. “I joined all the ERGs to be an active ally and show my support from a personal and …
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