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EU Puts Year-Long Freeze on Airline Carbon Tax

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is putting a year-long freeze on a controversial rule that all airlines flying in and out of EU airports pay a carbon emissions tax. Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the European Union wants to “stop the clock” to create goodwill during talks on a global deal to curb pollution from airplanes. But […]

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Pakistan Inspects Planes Following Deadly Crash

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation authorities in Pakistan have begun inspecting private passenger planes following last week’s deadly crash outside Islamabad. The Bhoja Air Boeing 737 was en route from the southern port city of Karachi to the the capital when it went down Friday during a thunderstorm. All 127 people on board were killed. The cause of the […]

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Bankrupt American Airlines to Cut 13,000 Jobs

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Bankrupt American Airlines says it has to cut costs 20 percent as it tries to reorganize and return to profitability. Media reports say the airline plans to eliminate 13,000 jobs, from management all the way down to maintenance workers. The airline’s chief executive, Thomas Horton, says in a letter to employees that American will use […]

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Nigeria Fines British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Over Prices

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria has levied large fines against air carriers British Airways and Virgin Atlantic for allegedly overcharging passengers for tickets. Officials said Thursday that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has fined British Airways $135 million and Virgin Atlantic $100 million. Nigerian officials accuse the carriers of working together since 2004 to increase fuel surcharges in order […]

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Problems Linger for Stranded US Airline Passengers

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Frustrated U.S. travelers faced additional delays Saturday after a computer glitch grounded some flights and delayed others. U.S.-based United Airlines said Saturday a problem with its computer network forced its airport processing and reservation to shut down, starting late Friday. Its website was also affected. The company said it fixed the problem by early Saturday […]

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United ‘Tweets’ Computers Back Up, Flights Still Delayed

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based United Airlines says its computers are back up, but the carrier is still trying to resume normal operations after a glitch that disrupted many flights across the United States. The airline said early Saturday on Twitter that the computer system is running again, several hours after the major disruption that began Friday. United says […]

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Computer Malfunction Leaves U.S Airline Passengers Stranded

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. based United Airlines says it is working to fix a computer problem that has grounded flights and stranded passengers across the United States. United said the problem that started Friday is disrupting departures, booking reservations and maintenance of its website. United has not confirmed how many planes and passengers are impacted by the computer […]

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