World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus “Emergency”: Which Airlines

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus “Emergency”: Which Airlines
The World Health Organization officially declared the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects in thousands of babies, an International Health Emergency. The New York Times reports that the WHO bestowed the distinction …
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American Airlines posts record profit for 4Q, all of 2015
FORT WORTH — American Airlines reported a record profit for the fourth quarter and all of 2015 as a sharp drop in fuel prices more than offset lower revenue. The world's biggest airline said Friday that its earnings were the highest ever for any carrier.
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United Airlines Will Fly Nonstop to Singapore

United Airlines Will Fly Nonstop to Singapore
These were the two longest airline routes in the world. Singapore Airlines operated both flights using a special fleet of A340-500s in an all-business class configuration with 100 seats. However, the airline canceled both routes in 2013. Demand was …
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Airline sells individual seat tickets for 'haunted' dolls
But a Thai Airline is not only selling individual seats for dolls, but is serving them drinks and a meal too. The low-cost Thai Smile Airways–a subsidiary of Thai Airways– is offering child-fares for dolls known as Look Thep, which translates to …
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Jeremy Hunt asking for 'airline' levels of safety in hospitals is a flight of

Jeremy Hunt asking for 'airline' levels of safety in hospitals is a flight of
Last week, our trailblazing Secretary of State for Health proclaimed in an Economist interview, his aspiration for safety levels within the NHS to match those of the airlines: "I am determined we blaze a trail across the world in developing a truly …
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Emirates airline confuses San Francisco for New York
We hope Emirates airline pilots have a better sense of direction than the airline's ad agency. An ad in Italy for the Dubai-based luxury carrier's route from Milan to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport features a picture of San Francisco …
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Why Cheap Fuel Isn't Saving Airline Stocks
At first glance, it looks like boom time for the airline industry. As the price of fuel has nosedived, America's airlines have benefited enormously, raking in billions of dollars in swelling profits. Consider the numbers. In 2015, Delta posted a net …
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What are the world's safest airlines for 2016?

What are the world's safest airlines for 2016?
(CNN) It's the annual announcement every nervous flier awaits with interest: AirlineRatings.com's safest airline award. This year the aviation analysts have named 20 leading carriers as the world's best at ensuring passenger protection. And, for the …
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Controller Shortage To Increase Airline Costs, Delays, Fares
An air traffic control shortage has reached critical levels with staffing at its lowest level in 27 years. A Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General concludes shortages will increase delays and FAA does not have the systems in place …
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Why You Can Safely Ignore Airline Safety Rankings
Travel websites were abuzz this month with the latest safety ranking from Airline Ratings, an industry data provider. Australian flag-carrier Qantas was crowned the safest airline in the world for the third year in a row, while other big names like …
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Libya Airline staff threaten strike – at least in western Libya
In January 2014, Libyan Airlines announced it would transfer its administrative headquarters to Benghazi, where the airline was first based after it was founded in 1964. The transfer started to take effect in the summer of the same year but with the …
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Why airlines can bump Andie MacDowell from her seat — and you, too

Why airlines can bump Andie MacDowell from her seat — and you, too
Actress Andie MacDowell sparked a debate on social media after she tweeted Friday that the airline had put her in "tourist" class. (AP). It's in their contracts of carriage: When you buy airfare, airlines do not “guarantee” a particular seat, schedule …
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Iconic Alaska Airlines Eskimo now has a bigger smile: Airline reveals new design
This new look is the first major brand tweak for the SeaTac-based airline in 25 years. The changes are subtle, but clear. The newly painted Boeing 737-800 was revealed to a crowd of almost 2,000 gawking employees in Seattle Monday afternoon. The plane …
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These airlines have partnered with celebrity chefs to impress fliers
We've reached an age of travel when eating an airline meal is not necessarily immediately followed by regret. Now airplane food is sometimes the creation of Michelin starred and James-Beard award-winning chefs. The following carriers have teamed up …
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Decoding Airline Fare Classes to Make the Most of Your Miles
How about an X or a Z? When you browse for flights on an airline's website, assorted letters appear in your search results. Travelers often miss them. Or see them but don't factor them into their decision about which flight to choose. But these letters …
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OPINION: Diversity in airline leadership brings success
These are in many ways fine times for airlines – profit margins and load factors are high and fuel costs low. But this rosy picture is uneven: some operators are faring much better than others and, to prosper in an increasingly uncertain and globalised …
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Allegiant Air's COO resigns unexpectedly from the Las Vegas airline
Steven E. Harfst, 52, a former Navy fighter pilot with nearly three decades of experience in the aviation industry, had worked at Allegiant for a little more than a year and had been the most prominent executive at the airline behind its CEO, Maurice …
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New Canadian discount airline could poach Buffalo travelers
A new ultra low-cost airline is being launched in Canada. It will offer cheap fares for travel across Canadian destinations. But it's not good news for some airports in mid-size American cities near the border. Now, those airports have been given a …
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Two United Airlines investors raise stakes to influence company
United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) said on Tuesday two investment firms raised their stakes in the airline to engage it on issues ranging from board composition to capital structure and enhancing shareholder value. United, the second largest U.S …
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American Airlines Pilot Union Leader Blasts 'Culture Gone Awry' After US
The president of the American Airlines pilots union is blasting the airline for an “on the cheap” philosophy, and ranking it below Delta and United for employee relations, after a series of contractual disputes. “We have all witnessed a culture gone …
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American Airlines: 7 hospitalized after severe turbulence aboard flight to Italy
(CNN) Severe turbulence aboard an American Airlines flight carrying 203 people to Italy left seven people hospitalized, the airline said. American Airlines said Flight 206 from Miami to Milan landed safely Sunday night in Newfoundland, Canada, where it …
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Wings clipped as China Eastern Airline planes collide on Shanghai airport runway

Wings clipped as China Eastern Airline planes collide on Shanghai airport runway
Two China Eastern Airline planes were involved in a collision that left their wings clipped at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at about noon on Wednesday. READ MORE: Passengers bumped off Chinese airlines flight angry over offer equivalent …
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Ex-Alaska Airlines Employee Arrested, Charged on Suspicion of Piloting
After landing in Orange County, Arnston was selected for a random drug test by the airline, the statement said. An Alaska Airlines technician administered two tests to the pilot, with results indicating a blood alcohol concentration of 0.134 percent …
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