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38 min ago | NBC Chicago

Seat Fight Forced AA Flight to Land

An American Airlines flight was forced to land in Boston Wednesday night after a French passenger, irate over a reclined seat in front of him, confronted and grabbed a flight crew member, federal prosecutors say.


Related Topix: United Airlines, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Healthcare Industry, Newark, NJ

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Southwest launches new nonstop service between San Antonio and New Orleans

San Antonians who want to get away to the Big Easy for beignets from CafA© du Monde and a hurricane from Pat O'Brien 's will now be able to take advantage of a new nonstop flight on Southwest Airlines .


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans Travel, Transportation, Southwest Airlines

7 hrs ago |

Southwest Airlines Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

Shares of Southwest Airlines have been given an average rating of "Buy" by the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, reports .


Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Got a complaint? Southwest Airlines' new social media hub is listening

When will the plane take off? Will I miss my connecting flight? What about my baggage? Will I need a hotel tonight and will the airline pay for that? These days, customers will take their complaints to social media, blasting companies in public if there's a complication, disruption or bad experience, especially if they don't get answers right away.


Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, ExactTarget

16 hrs ago | Mr.

Hey! Watch My Knees

A United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver had to divert to Chicago on Sunday when two passengers got into a bit of a brawl over the ability to recline in the economy class of the plane.


Related Topix: United Airlines

Wed Aug 27, 2014

USA Today

Frontier reduces service from Delaware

Frontier Airlines has further reduced its offerings from New Castle Airport near Wilmington, Del., the airline confirmed Monday, as local leaders expressed disappointment, though not despair about the future Frontier reduces service from Delaware Frontier Airlines has further reduced its offerings from New Castle Airport near Wilmington, Del., the ... (more)


Related Topix: Transportation, Frontier Airlines, Wilmington, DE

The New Zealand Herald

Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year

Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar statutory loss for the last fiscal year reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.


Related Topix: Qantas Airways


American Airlines and US Airways pull flights from Orbitz after dispute

Passengers looking to compare airfare prices through Orbitz will no longer see American Airlines flights among the options.


Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Travel

Legroom statistics touch a nerve with cramped airline passengers

Fliers aren't imagining it: Airliners across the country have pushed for years for denser, more lucrative cabins - and jet makers are unveiling innovative new ways to cram more passengers into shrinking seats.


Related Topix: Transportation, JetBlue Airways, Virgin America, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Embraer Aircraft, Embraer 190, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

Daily Herald

Airlines mull first-class future after success of business beds

The word's top airlines are questioning the need for first-class cabins as flat-bed seats cradle corporate customers in once-unimaginable comfort, making the premium on front-row seats harder to justify.


Related Topix: Air France - KLM, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Pacific Travel, California

Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class tickets

Europe's largest budget airline, Ryanair, has launched a flexible business-class ticket in its latest U-turn from a no-frills tradition.


Related Topix: Ryanair Holdings, Travel, Europe Travel, Ireland Travel

Star Phoenix

Four people killed in single-vehicle highway collision near Saskatoon

United Airlines is cutting its direct daily flight between Saskatoon and Chicago, the American company confirmed Tuesday.


Related Topix: Canada, United Airlines

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Gadget that sparked mid-air fight

The Knee Defender, a gadget that blocks plane seats from reclining, got a global boost after a scuffle between two passengers forced a United Airlines jet to make an unscheduled landing.


Related Topix: United Airlines, Inventions, Science / Technology, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Travel


Knee Defender a no-fly for Canadian airlines

If you're hoping to nab the contentious Knee Defender to protect your legroom on your next international flight, think again: the seat-jamming device is prohibited by Canada's two major airlines.


Related Topix: Canada, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, United Airlines

The New Zealand Herald

Air NZ shares hit 2-month high on profit growth

An Airbus A321neo in Air New Zealand livery. The airline will buy at least three A321neos and 13 Airbus A320neos in a $1.6 billion deal with Airbus announced in June.


Related Topix: New Zealand Travel, Travel, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Pacific Travel, Transportation, Air New Zealand

Silicon Alley Insider

Orbitz Is Tanking After American Airlines Pulls Fares From Site

American Airlines has withdrawn its fares from consumer websites powered by Orbitz, effective immediately.


Related Topix: US Airways Group, Transportation

Elderly woman stranded at Newark Liberty airport [video]

Alice Vaticano tells WCBS-TV in New York that she was planning to fly on Southwest Airlines from Newark Liberty International Airport to Denver.


Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines

The Cyprus Weekly

Cyprus Airways

Communications and Works Minister Marios Demetriades said on Monday that the government could be in a position to sell struggling Cyprus Airways by end of September, beginning of October.


Related Topix: Ryanair Holdings

Dallas Morning News

Southwest Airlines: We'll see how many Love Field flights we can operate

In the first three months after Dallas Love Field is opened up to long-haul flights, Southwest Airlines plans to boost its schedule from about 120 daily flights to 153.


Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Journal

Allen Uyeda to be honored with PBN's Business Leadership Hawaii Lifetime Achievement Award

Allen Uyeda , who retired as president and CEO of First Insurance Company of Hawaii last month after nearly 20 years in the Honolulu-based company's post, will be honored with PBN's Business Leadership Hawaii Lifetime Achievement Award this fall.


Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Hawaiian Airlines


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