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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Jet Fuel Crunch Strikes New York Airports Before Holiday: Energy

The lowest seasonal supply of jet fuel on record is pushing prices higher and leading to voluntary restrictions in the New York region as the nation's busiest air hub prepares for a holiday rush.

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Related Topix: New York, us Travel, Travel, Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Southwest Airlines to ease Dallas Love Field parking

Lined with billboards advertising Southwest Airlines' new routes, a freshly leveled lot on Mockingbird Lane awaits paving for 900 parking spaces near the Love Field entrance.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX, Virgin America

13 hrs ago | Check-in.aero

Hawaiian Airlines starts 60-day trial of home-printed bag tags

Hawaiian Airlines passengers flying from Seattle and Oakland have the option of printing their own bag tags during the online check-in process.

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Related Topix: Hawaiian Airlines

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Virgin Australia airline posts $333 million loss

Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian dollars in its last fiscal year, a three-fold increase over the previous year.

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Related Topix: Qantas Airways

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.

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

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 .

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

AmericanBankingNews.com

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, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports .

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines

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.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, ExactTarget

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.

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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)

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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

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