Iceland restricts flights after volcanic eruption

May 23, 2011
Iceland's authorities closed the country's main airports following a volcanic eruption. Last year, a similar eruption grounded flights for days, and that took a big bite of the airline industry's bottom line.
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Emirates growth strains global pilot market

May 10, 2011
Emirates Airlines is profitable and growing. With $67 billion worth of planes on order, the Dubai carrier is shopping for lots of pilots.
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A look at air travel this summer

May 6, 2011
Summer travel season is nigh and exotic beaches are calling travelers. Learn what you can expect in terms of fares -- and where to find deals -- and if Congress' Passenger Bill of Rights really makes traveling easier.
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American Airlines to offer streaming to personal devices

May 4, 2011
You'll be able to watch movies and TV shows on your phone or iPad streamed to you from the plane. Presumably, hopefully, these will be better than...
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Southwest, AirTran tie the low-cost knot

May 2, 2011
Southwest and AirTran complete their billion-dollar merger. Will the marriage end the honeymoon for U.S. budget travelers?
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Boeing, Lockheed Martin lose Indian defense deal

Apr 29, 2011
Two American aircraft makers lost an $11 billion contract with the Indian air force for 126 fighter jets.
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St. Louis airport to be fully operational by midweek

Apr 25, 2011
St. Louis' Lambert Airport has partially resumed flights after a powerful tornado ripped off part of the roof and shattered hundreds of windows in the main terminal.
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High fuel costs hit airline earnings

Apr 21, 2011
Mary Schlangenstein, airline reporter for Bloomberg, explains this quarter's airline industry earnings.
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FAA proposes more sleep to keep controllers awake

Apr 18, 2011
Air traffic controllers will get an extra hour off between shifts to prevent on-the-job napping, according to new rules from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
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Want a job? As an air traffic controller?

Apr 15, 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a nationwide review of air traffic safety. And a top agency official resigned. Henry Krakowski's resignation follows a series of high-profile mishaps where controllers have reportedly fallen asleep while working overnight shifts.
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