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How United Airlines' Rapacious, Scandal-Ridden CEO Screwed Over His Own Company
Jeff Smisek enriched himself and shareholders at the expense of his own workers and customers. (aspeninstitute-internal/Flickr). Jeff Smisek, the guy forced by scandal to resign last week as CEO of the world's fourth-largest airline, is a major reason …
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American Airlines: We remain committed to Charlotte as merger work proceeds
That was the message Wednesday from Tracy Montross, American Airlines' local director of government affairs, at a lunch meeting in SouthPark. To support integration efforts with USAirways, Montross said, American has hired 400 new employees in …
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Smaller cities hit hardest by airline mergers
But at the 90 next biggest airports, including Detroit, Honolulu and Birmingham, airlines have raised fares more than 6 percent on average and cut available seating by more than 14 percent. Yesterday, I spoke about this with Jack Nicas of the Wall …
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