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Expanded info to be required for boarding passes
The Vancouver Sun    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
No full name, date of birth or gender on your airline reservation? Then no boarding pass, according to a security rule that goes into effect soon. The final phase of the Transportation Security Administration's Secure Flight program requires airlines to collect complete information from passengers at the time they book their flights. Passengers who do not enter all information at least 72 hours prior to departure will not be able to print out boarding passes. Instead, they will need to provide the information at the airline counter before a pass is issued. More

Airline merger roulette
The Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The last decade has been a busy one for airline mergers: American and TWA, America West and US Airways, Delta and Northwest, United and Continental. And most recently, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings announced plans to merge. What do the mergers mean for business travelers? The impact is felt on a case-by-case basis; it usually comes down to where you're coming from and where you're trying to go. More

Boeing and US airlines spar over Export-Import financing
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Boeing and its U.S. domestic airline customers have opened a war of words over claims by U.S. airlines that they are being disadvantaged by U.S. government loan guarantees — through the U.S. Export-Import Bank — that give their international rivals what they deem to be unfair subsidies to buy Boeing aircraft. The airlines contend that giving foreign rivals access to cheap financing puts them at a cost disadvantage and floods the world airline market with uneconomic capacity. More

Continental union spurns United joint-contract plan
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Continental Airlines flight attendants declined to join their peers at merger partner United Airlines in immediate contract talks at the combined carrier, possibly slowing work on a joint labor agreement. United attendants said in an exchange of letters that working together now would give them more clout in talks with United Continental Holdings Inc., the company created by the Oct. 1 merger. Continental attendants want to vote first on an accord reached with that airline, said Joseph Tiberi, a Machinists union spokesman. More

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is among the companies in the air freight and logistics industry with the best relative performance
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Below are the top five companies in the air freight and logistics industry as measured by relative performance. This analysis was compiled based on recent trading activity as we search for stocks that have the potential to outperform. More

Holistic hangars
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A host of hangars will spring up around the globe in the next few years, many of which will feature environmentally friendly features such as solar panels in sunny climates or strategically situated windows with glazing to allow natural light in without heat gain or loss. More

Hawaiian Air says ANA Code-Share expected within 4 months
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Hawaiian Airlines, which starts its first service to Japan next month, expects to conclude an agreement to code-share flights with All Nippon Airways Co. within four months. The two airlines are in talks about a business alliance which may be agreed "in three or four months," Mark Dunkerley, chief executive officer of Hawaiian Holdings Inc., the parent of Hawaiian Airlines, said in an interview in Tokyo. The carriers are also discussing frequent-flyer programs and cargo agreements, according to a joint statement by the companies. More

Southwest Airlines Cargo takes quality to the next level
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When it comes to quality, Southwest Airlines Cargo soars above the rest. For the 14th year in a row, Logistics Management magazine awarded the airline with its Quest for Quality Award. In addition to the award recognition for top air cargo carriers, Southwest Airlines Cargo received the highest scores among all airlines. Southwest Airlines topped each critical category including: Ontime Performance, Value, Information Technology, Customer Service, and Equipment and Operations. More

Terror warning puts US travelers overseas on alert
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Few U.S. travelers say they're canceling trips to Europe because of a new terror alert. But some say they'll be on their guard. The travel alert from the State Department warns of possible acts of terrorism by al-Qaeda and other organizations, particularly on public transportation and at tourist attractions. Japan and Sweden issued similar advisories. And Britain has warned that France and Germany are dealing with a "high threat of terrorism." More

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