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BA needs nearly $1 billion to survive

Jul 17, 2009
British Airways lost $650 million last year, and it revealed today it's lost another $160 million in the first quarter. The carrier is also facing the additional threat of strike action this summer. Stephen Beard reports.
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Airlines use discounts to prop up losses

Jul 15, 2009
Airlines like Southwest and AirTran have been forced to offer deep discounts to leisure travelers to account for a drop in business travel. Some experts worry these revenue losses could lead to a wave of bankruptcies. Sam Eaton reports.
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Little airline preparing to fly higher

Jul 13, 2009
The small airline Republic consistently ranks amongst the most profitable airlines in the world, but in this economy, its business model is due for change. Jeremy Hobson explores the company's bids for larger carriers.
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To save cash, Ryanair gets creative

Jul 7, 2009
Air carrier Ryanair says it can cut another 20 percent off ticket prices by creating a "standing-room only" space. Christopher Werth explains how the airline CEO is using wacky ideas and headlines to the company's advantage.
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The science of airplane interior design

Jul 2, 2009
Airplane designers are finding ways to squeeze in as many seats as possible to sell more tickets. Kai Ryssdal talks to Paul Wylde about the science, and economics, behind airplane design
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Boeing's Dreamliner is dream deferred

Jun 30, 2009
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was supposed to have taken off by now, but will remain grounded due to a problem predicting how the lightweight plane will respond to flight stress. Steve Henn reports.
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Dreamliner sales take a nosedive

Jun 26, 2009
Australian air carrier Qantas has canceled 15 orders for Boeing's 787. The decision is a devastating one for the airline and could have an impact on the Dreamliner's future. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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No more Clear Lanes at airport security

Jun 23, 2009
The parent company of Clear Lanes, the service that helps speed up some travelers' trips through security at airports nationwide, has shut down. Why? John Dimdsale reports.
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Delays won't take Boeing's orders away

Jun 23, 2009
Boeing has delayed the first flight of its new Dreamliner aircraft for the fifth time. Bob Moon reports that despite cost overruns and delivery penalties, orders aren't likely to go anywhere.
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Paris Air Show wowed by crop-duster

Jun 18, 2009
It was a dull and gloomy Paris Air Show, and then came the AT-802 -- a machine-gun totting, bomb-friendly crop-duster. But why would a plane used for farming need James Bond technology? Stephen Beard reports.
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