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December 26, 2008


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Day Before Christmas Marred By Midwest Incidents

Two Narrowbodies Go Slip Slidin' Away

The December '08 holiday travel season will likely go down in the books as one of the more troublesome for airline passengers around the country. In addition to horror stories of people camped out in terminals nationwide due to weather-related delays and cancellations, at least four jets will likely be out of commission for awhile following relatively minor incidents Wednesday.

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Southwest Modifies Fuel Hedges On Plummeting Oil Prices

Sells Five 737-700s On Leaseback To Raise Cash

We might be witnessing the dawn of a new era for Southwest Airlines... one in which the successful airline needs to be especially creative to hold onto its streak of profitability. 

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SFO To Offer Carbon Offset Kiosks This Spring

About $2 Per Hour Of Flight Time To Assuage Your Environmental Guilt

It may surprise you to hear a large international airport may soon offer passengers the opportunity to purchase "carbon offsets" to ease their guilt about polluting the environment by flying on a commercial airliner. It probably won't surprise you to hear that airport is in San Francisco.

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Air Canada Wraps Up Financing Round With GE Capital

Agreements Worth Up To $195 Million

Air Canada announced this week it has concluded a series of agreements for secured financings with General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC) and its affiliates, providing the airline with up to $195 million US, or approximately C$238 million.

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