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December 07, 2007

Frontier Posts Quarterly Loss, Mulls Fleet Changes

May Delay Airbus Order Due To Rising Fuel Prices

Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it now expects to post a loss of as much of 68 cents per share this quarter, due mainly to unforeseen increases in the price of fuel.

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Pilot Union Protests Planned Sale Of American Eagle

Says It's A Bad Idea, But Falls Short Of Blunt Opposition

American Airlines' planned divestiture of regional carrier American Eagle is a bad idea for all concerned, especially for employees and passengers, according to officials with the Air Line Pilots Association.

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JetBlue To Launch Free Inflight Wireless Internet Access

Other Carriers Plan Expanded Service... But You'll Have To Pay

Passengers on low-cost airline JetBlue will soon be able to check email and surf the web while flying across the country. American Airlines and Virgin America plan to offer their own services within the year, reports The New York Times... and more carriers will likely add inflight web access over the next few years.

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US Airways CEO Predicts Delta Will Lead Merger Mania

But Probably Not With His Airline

If the domestic airline industry moves towards consolidation, Delta Air Lines will lead the charge. That's the opinion of US Airways CEO Doug Parker, even though his own hostile takeover bid for Delta failed this past spring.

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Peeing Passenger Parts Plane, Pax Peeved

Flight Delayed While Cabin Is Cleaned

It's been said younger people sometimes have difficulty with expressing themselves... leading them to experiment with body art, or maybe blogging... or, urinating in the passenger cabin of a commercial airliner.

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DayJet To Add 28 New Destinations

Expands “Per-Seat, On-Demand” Service

Aero-News has learned DayJet Corporation will announce Monday the expansion of its “Per-Seat, On-Demand” service network to 28 new destinations across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

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GAO Says FAA's Runway Safety Efforts Still Holding Short

Incursions Up 12 Percent In FY2007

We knew it was bad... but thanks to a study conducted by the Government Accountability Office, we now know just how bad the ongoing runway incursion problem is.

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US Aerospace Industry Sales Growth Expected To Slow In '08

Sales Still Forecast To Be $210.6 Billion

US aerospace companies may expect sales to climb six percent in 2008, according to the Aerospace Industries Association... a slower growth rate than in 2007, when sales climbed nearly nine percent over the previous year.

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Southwest CEO Sees Higher Fares, Mergers In Industry

LCC Will Likely Follow Just One Of Those Routes

Saying the domestic airline industry hasn't yet realized the surge in fuel prices isn't just a short-term spike, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly forecasts higher fares ahead... and mergers among the airline's legacy rivals.

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Air France-KLM Says It Will Bid For Alitalia

Poses Serious Challenge To Rival Bidder Air One

Is there a ray of hope for Italy's struggling national carrier? On Thursday, Air France-KLM announced it will make an offer for Alitalia SpA.

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CAPBOR Aims To Keep Pressure On Airlines Over Holidays

Unveils Traveler, Employee Tip Numbers; Video Contest

Stating her organization advocates "putting the integrity, dignity and wellbeing back in air travel," this week Kate Hanni, founder of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights, introduced a plan "to expose the truth about airline practices and bring justice to the flying public."

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