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  • Airline spending on food continues to drop

    United Airlines and Virgin America recently announced the addition of new menu items, including turkey and Swiss cheese on a cranberry baguette, chicken and mozzarella on tomato focaccia and a soy-and-ginger-marinated salmon salad. But the nation’...
  • The recline of civilization

    The recline of civilization
    The decision about whether to recline one's airline seat has been a flier's most vexing question since tempers turned hot over that issue around Labor Day. Here are some simple truths about the ethics, and future, of leaning back at 38,000 feet....
  • American Airlines' ticket, gate agents vote to unionize

    (Reuters) - Passenger service agents at American Airlines backed union representation for the first time in their history on Tuesday, with about 86 percent of members voting in favor of collective bargaining, the union said. The vote affects about 14,500...
  • United to offer up to $100,000 lump sums to thin out flight attendant ranks

    United to offer up to $100,000 lump sums to thin out flight attendant ranks
    United Airlines on Monday said it will offer some flight attendants buy-out packages, as it recalls flight attendants who are on voluntary and involuntary furlough. United, which has too many flight attendants, will offer lump-sum payouts of up to $100,...
  • United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The...
  • Venezuela airline crisis makes travelers ever more inventive

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly'...
  • American Airlines flight attendants trade paper manuals for tablets

     American Airlines flight attendants trade paper manuals for tablets
    American Airlines will save nearly $1 million per year by switching to electronic manuals for flight attendants from paper ones, the first major carrier to do so, the airline said Wednesday. Flight attendants began accessing the manuals via tablet...
  • U.S. air marshal in Texas hospital after syringe attack in Nigeria

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. air marshal was undergoing tests in a hospital in Houston after being assaulted in Lagos, Nigeria with a syringe containing an unknown substance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday. The marshal was attacked...
  • Jackie Robinson West players travel to Disney World

    Jackie Robinson West players travel to Disney World
    The celebration of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team’s national championship continued Friday as team members and their families flew to¬† Disney World on a trip sponsored by United Airlines and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. The boys and...
  • Chicago misses out in AbbVie-Calico pharma deal

     Chicago misses out in AbbVie-Calico pharma deal
    A few days ago, Calico, a Google-backed biotech company, announced that it would build a California-based research and development facility to invent new drugs to combat diseases afflicting the elderly. Half of the initial $500 million investment...
  • China-bound flight returns to Washington, D.C., after kidnap claim

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A flight headed to Beijing was forced to turn back to Washington's Dulles International Airport after a mother on board was accused of kidnapping her son amid a custody dispute, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.Two hours...
  • United Airlines gets first stretch Dreamliner

    United Airlines gets first stretch Dreamliner
    Boeing has delivered the first of 26 planned 787-9 Dreamliners to United Airlines. United announced earlier this year that it will use the airplane for the longest nonstop 787 route between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia. The new model is 206...