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Crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 Spotlights Indonesia's Poor Air Safety Record
Arnold Barnett, a statistician at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who specializes in airline safety, said that the death rate in airplane crashes over the past decade in Indonesia was one per million passengers who boarded. That rate is 25 …
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United Airlines and Orbitz are suing a 22-year-old who discovered a hack to
United Airlines and its travel partner, Orbitz, want to shut the website down. They filed a civil lawsuit against Zaman last month, claiming the “malicious” strategy creates “unfair competition.” They're asking for $ 75,000 in damages, according to the …
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Veteran of Search for Vanished Malaysia Airlines Jet Is Scouring the Sea Again
The pilot of a C-130 surveillance aircraft, he spent about two weeks flying as long as 10 hours at a time looking for a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane that vanished in March en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur and has become the longest search in the …
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Airline changes to frequent-flier programs snub rank-and-file patrons

Airline changes to frequent-flier programs snub rank-and-file patrons
This was the year in which airline passengers learned where they really stood with the big carriers they've been loyal to over the years. Beginning Jan. 1, Delta Air Lines will start handing out frequent-flier miles based not on distance traveled …
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Hawaiian Airlines adding flights for Southland travelers
Beginning June 11, Hawaiian Airlines, will add a second daily nonstop between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Kahului (OGG), the main airport on Maui. cComments. Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment.
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No. 4 on our top 10 stories of 2014: American Airlines and US Airways make

No. 4 on our top 10 stories of 2014: American Airlines and US Airways make
When American chairman and CEO Doug Parker ticks the accomplishments of 2014, much of it is basic nuts and bolts, such things as moving operations at airports so the two airlines are located together. It also includes some fundamental steps as linking …
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Airlines Are Getting Stingier, and It's All Your Fault
Not surprisingly, the trends in the airline industry—smaller seats, fewer free amenities—have been met with growing customer frustration. This summer, a seemingly unprecedented bout of “recline rage” infected the nation's air travelers, with multiple …
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The Top Five U.S. Airline Customer Service Moments of 2014
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Once again it is time to honor a few of the airline employees who went way beyond the norm to provide extraordinary service to passengers. Three of our stories are about employees who were trying to make things better for …
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Al-Qaeda mag urges 'lone wolf' terror attacks on major Western airlines
Al-Qaeda has issued the latest edition of its online magazine, encouraging Islamic jihadists to carry out lone wolf attacks on major Western airlines, as well as providing a step-by-step bomb making guide and advice on how to evade airport security.
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Porter Airlines Flight PD539 Makes Emergency Landing In Toronto

Porter Airlines Flight PD539 Makes Emergency Landing In Toronto
Porter Airlines Flight PD539 Makes Emergency Landing In Toronto. CBC. Posted: 12/28/2014 9:24 pm EST Updated: 5 hours ago. Video unavailable due to location. We're sorry, but the video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current location …
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AirAsia Flight Said to Be Lost in Indonesia
BANGKOK — Indonesian authorities were searching for an AirAsia aircraft with 155 passengers onboard Sunday after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, the airline said. The plane, Flight QZ8501, left the Indonesian city of Surabaya and …
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Here's how AirAsia's CEO is handling his airline's first major crisis
“This is my worst nightmare,” tweeted AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, as he led his young airline's response to the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 Sunday morning. The plane, an Airbus A320, was on its way from the Indonesian city of Surabaya …
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Man kicked off American Airlines plane after rage over 'Merry Christmas' greeting
An American Airlines passenger was hauled off a plane at La Guardia Airport after throwing a tantrum because the airline staff wished him a "Merry Christmas." According to a report from the New York Post, this particular Grinch was waiting to board …
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Airline to suspend Chicago flights in April
It appears St. Cloud will lose its coveted air-service link to Chicago less than a year after flights began. SkyWest Airlines, which operates twice-daily United Airlines flights from St. Cloud Regional Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport …
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The Airline Set to Disappear Sunday – AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines will officially complete its integration of AirTran Airways – after four years since announcing plans to acquire AirTran – on Sunday, December 28. After AirTran flight 1 is set to land in Tampa just before midnight Sunday, and once …
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American Airlines says 'strong' profit to allow bigger wage hikes

American Airlines says 'strong' profit to allow bigger wage hikes
(Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc said Tuesday that it plans to pay flight attendants an additional four percentage points on top of raises already averaging 10 percent, thanks to profits that have strengthened as oil prices have collapsed. In a …
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New York woman sues United Airlines after arrest on flight
They are suing United Airlines for $ 5 million. United acknowledged the lawsuit and said it may be tried in Brooklyn federal court. United won't comment on this specific case, but says federal law requires pre-flight briefing for anyone seated in …
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No. 8 on our top 10 stories of 2014: Malaysia Airlines suffers double tragedies

No. 8 on our top 10 stories of 2014: Malaysia Airlines suffers double tragedies
Four months later, another Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it apparently was shot out of the air as it passed over eastern Ukraine. It crashed in a rural area, killing 298 people on the airplane. Ukraine …
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Airline passenger freaks out over crew's 'Merry Christmas' greeting
A man at New York City's LaGuardia Airport was removed from a plane after the Christmas spirit turned out to be too much for him. As he was boarding American Airlines Flight 1140, headed to Dallas on Tuesday, an airline employee wished him a "Merry …
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New Life For Eastern Airlines
“We are very pleased and honored to partner with Surinam Airways, and to support each other as we grow our airlines. Surinam Airways is an excellent operator with a breadth of experience and we expect to share best practices and find common areas of …
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Exclusive – US airlines confront cheap oil's flip side: costly hedges
But now, carriers such as Delta Air Lines and even Southwest Airlines, known for a successful hedging program that locked in cheap fuel prices before they rose a decade ago, see some of the benefits of cheap fuel eaten away by hedging costs. That is …
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The airline did what? 5 heartwarming travel stories
If you think the only thing airlines care about is fees, take a look. OK, so airlines aren't saving the planet or finding a cure for horrible diseases but they are staffed by human beings who sometimes go out of their way for the people they serve – you.
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Southwest Airlines workers picket at Sky Harbor

Southwest Airlines workers picket at Sky Harbor
So chanted about 40 Southwest Airlines ground workers picketing Tuesday at Sky Harbor international Airport to protest their three-year lack of a contract. "Our main goal is to get the flying public – to let them know where we are at . It could affect …
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American Airlines Inc. employees to get 4 percent pay raises
It will not include unionized employees who do not yet have joint contracts covering the two airlines' employees, such as pilots. Nor will managers above a certain level be covered in the across-the-board increase. American president Scott Kirby …
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Southwest Airlines workers picket at Sky Harbor

Southwest Airlines workers picket at Sky Harbor
So chanted about 40 Southwest Airlines ground workers picketing Tuesday at Sky Harbor international Airport to protest their three-year lack of a contract. "Our main goal is to get the flying public – to let them know where we are at . It could affect …
Read more on azcentral.com

American Airlines Inc. employees to get 4 percent pay raises
It will not include unionized employees who do not yet have joint contracts covering the two airlines' employees, such as pilots. Nor will managers above a certain level be covered in the across-the-board increase. American president Scott Kirby …
Read more on Dallas Morning News (blog)