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  • U.S. airlines point to additional problems of any Ebola travel ban

    (Reuters) - U.S. airlines have said little publicly about political pressure to close the country's borders to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, but in private they have briefed government officials about the challenges to implementing a ban, industry sources told Reuters.
  • Schedule adjustments put Southwest Airlines' on-time performance back on course

    DALLAS In August 2013, Southwest Airlines tightened its schedule so it could add more flights during the day. In fact, it created the equivalent of 16 more airplanes of flying, without adding the airplanes. It spent the following 12 months trying to...

    Southwest Airlines plans growth at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

    Southwest Airlines is eager to expand at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a senior executive says. New domestic and international flights are likely when improvements to Terminal 1 are done in 2017-18, Dave Harvey, senior director network...

    Retiring flight attendant looks back on nearly 50 years of change

    Retiring flight attendant looks back on nearly 50 years of change
    When Diane Hansen first clipped on her stewardess wings as an 18-year-old, "stews" couldn't be married and had to submit to weigh-ins, girdle checks and hairdo inspections before every flight. Their most important attributes were long legs and pretty...

    United earnings double in record quarter

    United earnings double in record quarter
    Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it doubled earnings to book its highest quarterly profit on the strength of higher revenue and lower costs. Meanwhile, American Airlines, now merged with US Airways,...