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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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Airline admits it used wrong jet for flight
On August 31, American Airlines Flight 31 took off from Los Angeles International Airport and landed safely at Honolulu International Airport. However, the airplane was not ETOPS (Extended Range Operation with Two-Engine Airplanes) certified and …

How a Denver engineer can save airlines millions — and make people want to
Every extra minute a plane sits at the gate with the engine running costs the airline about $ 81.18 in fuel and other costs, the U.S. trade organization Airlines for America estimates. That figure increases to about $ 100 when a 15 percent profit margin …
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United Airlines Unveils New First Class Seat Design For Shorthaul Fleet
Despite a bit of turmoil in the home office last week, United Airlines moved forward with plans to launch a new premium cabin design for a portion of its short haul fleet. The design takes advantage of all of the modernizations coming down the pipeline …
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American Airlines Plane That Made LAX-To-Honolulu Flight Lacked Safety Protocols
31, the airline sent a twin-engine A321 on the five-and-a-half hour flight across the Pacific Ocean, despite the fact that the plane lacked safety equipment required by federal authorities for all planes making long flights over water. Those items …
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A once cozy alliance turns sour; dinners and deals brought Christie allies and
Prosecutors in New Jersey are examining whether the airline set up a non-stop flight route to curry favor with one of Christie's most trusted confidants, former Port Authority Chairman David Samson, who led the agency that oversees the region's airports.