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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.

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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)

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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.

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CultureMap

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.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Travel

Journalgazette.net

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.

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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.

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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

NewsOK.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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

CTV

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: US Airways Group, Transportation

NorthJersey.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Hawaiian Airlines

Business Journal

Hawaiian Airlines testing print-at-home baggage tags at Seattle and Oakland Airports

Hawaiian Airlines passengers flying from Oakland or Seattle to Hawaii can print their baggage tags at home before heading to the airport during a 60-day trial of a new program called TAG@HOME.

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Related Topix: Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii

Asbury Park Press

Cops called after fliers fight over seat reclineCops called after...

Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline The dispute on United Flight 1462 from Newark, New Jersey to Denver escalated Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1tCR9SW Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ, United Airlines, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

ABC News

Cops Called After Fliers Fight Over Seat Recline

Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches.

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

Jalopnik

Airlines Are Spending More Than $1 Billion Per Month To Make You Happy

Gone are the days of no-frills flying. Even Southwest, who once embraced "no frills," now offers WiFi and streaming TV on most of its planes.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, Autos

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