Customers satisfaction with North America's airline industry is at a 10-year high, and Alaska Airlines and Jet Blue Airways are two of the best-rated carriers, according to a new survey from J. "For airlines ranking below the study average, investing in product and service improvements now may reap big rewards in the future when it comes to retention, reputation and share of wallet."Alaska Airlines is likely used to topping J. Power's rankings by now, but the carrier also recently added another well-rated carrier to its portfolio. Delta Air Lines (dal) ranked behind Alaska Airlines in the ranking of traditional carriers with 725 points. (The survey's current methodology dates back to 2006.) Passengers' satisfaction with airlines' costs and fees jumped in the most recent survey, which weighs that area more heavily than any of the seven factors that go into the index. Satisfaction with in-flight services also increased by 12 points this year, with passengers appreciating improved in-flight entertainment options."Airlines are making positive strides by adding value to products and services with newer and cleaner planes, better in-flight services, improving on-time arrivals and bumping fewer passengers from their flights," Rick Garlick, J. Power's global travel and hospitality practice lead, said in a statement.Moline, Illinois-based Deere said it's buying privately-held road construction company Wirtgen Group for .2 billion in cash, a figure that includes the German company's debt.Wirtgen makes equipment used in laying roads and has a network of company-owned and independent dealers in about 100 countries."However, there were also less expected sources."In the case of Ashley Madison, a well-known adultery platform, 200,000 of the leaked credentials apparently involved corporate email accounts.Work emails were also used for Mate1 and other dating sites.Last month, Alaska Airlines said it would buy Virgin America for .3 billion—an announcement that closely followed the news that Virgin America again took top honors in the industry's Airline Quality Rating, which is a joint project of Wichita State and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. S.'s biggest supplier of farm machinery, is bolstering its construction business with a billion acquisition in Germany.
The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.
He found out when his name was removed from the INXS website just days after he performed with them in Atlanta.
Fortune might not have been so diplomatic about the recent news if things weren't going so smoothly with his solo project.
The band has since released an official statement confirming the split: "We understand that this must come as a blow to everybody, but all things must eventually come to an end.
We have been performing as a band for 35 years, it's time to step away from the touring arena.