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January 03, 2008

Holiday Bonuses Not Enough To Improve US Airways' On-Time Performance

$100 Incentive Fails To Spur Employees

An incentive program announced by US Airways in November, intended to motivate workers to improve the carrier's atrocious on-time and mishandled luggage ratings over the holiday season, failed to deliver the goods.

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Boeing Takes A Bow... 1,413 Net Orders In 2007

They waited until the absolute last minute... but Boeing made good on reports it would announce its 2007 sales total Thursday, and touted a mind-boggling net order total of 1,413 -- smashing the planemaker's previous record of 1,044 sales in 2006, and marking the third year in a row Boeing surpassed the 1,000-order mark.

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Airlines Take Drastic Measures To Combat Fuel Prices

Lighter Snack Carts, Less Paint... And Fewer Planes

Since fuel costs represent about a third of airline costs... why haven't airline ticket prices risen to match the spike in oil prices?

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Forrey, Sturgell Meet A Second Time To Discuss Mutual Problems

Progress Between FAA, NATCA? You're Kidding!

Federal Aviation Administration acting chief Robert Sturgell, who's still awaiting Congressional confirmation to take over the post under a five-year contract, has asked for a second meeting with Patrick Forrey, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. The two are expected to meet Thursday.

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Skybus Vows To Fly On After Rocky Holiday Season

But Some Passengers Say They Won't Be Along For The Ride

Upstart ultra-low-cost carrier Skybus still plans to expand service at North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport in coming weeks, despite the setback caused by cancelled flights on Christmas Day.

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ATL, ORD Continue Rankings As Nation's Busiest Airports

DFW A Distant Third

The Associated Press reports for the third year in a row, according to preliminary FAA data for 2007, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport retained its title as the nation's busiest airport, measured by number of flights.

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