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Airbus down, but not out

Mar 9, 2007
British Airways wants to replace its long-haul jets and although the airline currently uses Boeing planes, it'll give struggling Airbus a chance to compete for the contract.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

British airlines not friendly to open skies

Mar 5, 2007
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have voiced opposition to a tentative open-skies deal between the U.S. and Europe. Seems they don't want to loosen their grip on London's Heathrow Airport.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Airbus to jettison some of its load

Feb 28, 2007
After weeks of wrangling behind the scenes, the European plane maker is about to announce its cost-cutting program. About 10,000 jobs are likely to go, mostly in France and Germany. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs, Travel

A better brand of business travel

Feb 27, 2007
Commentator Lucy Kellaway suggests opening a new virtual airline where business travelers could get all the benefits of flying without the hassles.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

France, Germany talk job cuts

Feb 23, 2007
Jacques Chirac and Angela Merkel are trying to get the Airbus restructuring plan back on the runway. Germany balked at the initial plan which reportedly had it suffering the bulk of job cuts in the jointly-owned company.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Russia yanks Boeing order

Feb 23, 2007
President Putin has blocked Russia's state-controlled airline Aeroflot from purchasing 22 Boeing Dreamliners in a move that appears to be more about politics than planes.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

American ups the ante in NYC

Feb 22, 2007
American Airlines is adding several flights out of New York, including new non-stop service to and from Las Vegas. That route's a JetBlue staple. Interesting timing, but it probably just <i>feels</i> like American's pouring salt in the wound.
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Airbus takes another hit, but it's still competing

Feb 21, 2007
British Airways announced it's buying four new jets from Boeing &mdash; not Airbus &mdash; with the option to buy four more. John Newhouse, author of a new book on the Boeing-Airbus rivalry talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Travel

British Airways chooses Boeing

Feb 21, 2007
More bad news for European plane maker Airbus today as British Airways buys Boeing 777s to upgrade its fleet. Problem is, Airbus can't set a new course until it puts an end to infighting that's stalled its cost-cutting plan.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Flying close to the margins

Feb 20, 2007
JetBlue is trying to bounce back from what its CEO David Neeleman called a mortifying series of events over the past week. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney tells Kai Ryssdal that other airlines risk a similar fate.
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