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Pilots Union Sues American Airlines Over Training Practices

American Airlines faces a lawsuit from its pilots union over what the latter claims are labor law violations that speak to the airline's lack of preparedness for the upcoming peak summer travel season. The issue turns on who accompanies a...

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Ethiopian Airlines Adds U.S. Flights as Recovery Inches Forward

Ethiopian Airlines is beefing up its schedule to the U.S. with additional flights to Washington Dulles, an addition that comes even as its traffic recovery proceeds slower than it expected. The Star Alliance carrier will begin thrice-weekly flights between Dulles...

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Delta Reaps Fuel Savings From Refinery Ownership

The rising cost of fuel is a concern for Delta Air Lines, but the Atlanta-based carrier enjoys a benefit few other airlines in the world can claim: Its own oil refinery. Delta will see a benefit of 20 cents per...

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EasyJet Plots Strong Summer Despite Continued Losses

EasyJet is predicting summer demand almost at 2019 levels, but the outlook is tempered by continued losses during the first three months of this year when the carrier grappled with the Omicron variant and a sharp drop in demand. Capacity...

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JetBlue, Alaska Airlines Cut Flights as Summer Staffing Concerns Loom

JetBlue Airways is the latest airlines to pull back planned schedules as the combination of staffing issues and bad weather limit its ability to recover from operational disruptions. The New York-based carrier told staff on April 8 that it would...

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Flight Attendants Back Bill to Create National List of Unruly Flyers

The federal mask mandate on flights may be ending soon, but that won’t eliminate the threat of unruly passengers disrupting flights, the head of the largest U.S. flight attendants union warns. “I don’t view the two as related,” Association of...

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Soaring U.S. Airline Traffic Has Tightly Scheduled Pilots Frazzled

The abrupt post-pandemic return to busy flying schedules has left many airline pilots feeling stressed. Their frustration — combined with ongoing contract talks at most major airlines — has led to continuing pilot demonstrations at major airports across the U.S....

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American Airlines Restarts Philadelphia Regional Routes With Landline Buses

American Airlines is the latest carrier to contract Landline for connecting "flights" operated with buses. The move comes as U.S. airlines face the concurrent challenges from a pilot shortage primarily hitting regional operators and elevated fuel prices that together have...

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JetBlue Shakes Up Airline Status Quo With Audacious Spirit Bid

JetBlue Airways pulled off a rare surprise in the airline industry when it unveiled a $3.6 billion proposal to acquire Spirit Airlines on April 5. The combination would create a fifth-largest U.S. carrier and supplant the proposed $2.9 billion merger...

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Airbus Can Meet Production Targets Despite Russian Titanium Constraints

Airbus' plans to aggressively ramp up aircraft production are on track, despite new constraints on the global supply of Russian titanium, a critical metal for aerospace manufacturing. The European airframer quashed rumors that its A320 and A350 production increases will...

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European Airlines Want EU Support to Help Meet Sustainability Goals

European airlines are mounting a unified front against the European Commission's proposed climate legislation that aims to reduce carbon emissions by 55 percent from 1990 levels by the end of the decade. “Airlines want to decarbonize. We have to decarbonize....

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Ryanair, EasyJet Make Progress on Pandemic Recovery Expansion

Ryanair and EasyJet are targeting markets where competitors have made deep cuts to grow as Europe emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Topping that list are destinations in southern Europe. Speaking at the Airlines for Europe Aviation Summit on March 31,...

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