| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:05 AM
A storm is brewing in the cockpit of U.S. airlines: a pilot shortage.
Thousands of pilots are nearing the mandatory retirement age of 65, just as it is becoming harder to be a commercial airline pilot.
New federal pilot-rest rules and tougher...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Feb 10 (Reuters) - Virgin America, the U.S. carrier in which
Richard Branson's Virgin Group has a minority stake, has
appointed Barclays and Deutsche Bank to lead an initial public
offering, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing people
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:29 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jack Butler, a prominent bankruptcy attorney who played a key role in American Airlines' merger with U.S. Airways Group, is leaving law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to join liquidation firm Hilco Global.
Butler will join...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:28 AM
American Airlines will stick with the red, white and blue stripes on its planes' tails.
That was the outcome of a vote by more than 60,000 employees of the world's largest airline.
The vote came about because the airline adopted a new logo and color...
| Jan 21, 2014
With United still suffering from residual post-merger indigestion and American-US Airways just entering the assimilation maze, Delta is emerging as the trendsetter among giant domestic airlines. Don't be surprised if the new American and United adopt a...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Despite a harsh winter, a government shutdown and other problems, the nation's largest airlines reported strong earnings for 2013.
The country's largest airlines benefited from a steady growth in demand, stable fuel prices and a continuing rise in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:42 AM
To beat the competition, the management of American Airlines and US Airways is putting up some reward money.
Under a recently announced incentive program, the company that now operates the two airlines has offered each employee a $50 bonus for each...
| Jan 26, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY
From LAX, Lufthansa offers nonstop and connecting service (change of plane) to Munich, Germany, and United, Air France, British and KLM offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,224...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:30 PM
The nation's airline industry has undergone so many mergers in the last decade that only four airlines and their regional carriers control more than 80% of all domestic air traffic.
Despite warnings from consumer advocates, the merger mania is having...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The nation’s airline industry has undergone so many mergers in the last decade that just four airlines and their regional carriers control more than 80% of all domestic air traffic.
And despite warnings from consumer advocates, the merger mania is...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Just minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in Queens five years ago, a flock of geese invaded the craft’s engines, forcing the plane into a watery emergency landing that became known as the Miracle on the Hudson and helped...