[UPDATED] The Teamsters union representing pilots at Republic Airways has filed suit against the carrier in federal court in Indianapolis, accusing it of illegally changing work rules and pay while the sides bargain on a new contract.
Routehappy, which compiles data on amenities fliers can expect on almost every flight on more than 200 airlines, will soon provide information to many websites worldwide, the company announced June 30.
United Airlines remains hopeful it will reach a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) by July 23, or “relatively soon after,” an airline executive told employees recently.
JetBlue Airways said it will expand significantly in Boston next year by adding one new route, increasing frequency to more than 10 destinations, and introducing its Mint product on transcontinental flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
IATA objects to some Latin American and Caribbean governments implementing new taxes and fees and using airlines as a “cash cow,” a senior executive from the trade group said during the IATA AGM in Miami.
American Airlines is focused on ensuring its regional carriers have “safe and reliable” operations and is not interested in the next generation of regional jets, at least for now, American SVP-regional carriers Kenji Hashimoto told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
The US majors will not give up on their campaign against the Gulf carriers, which present the biggest-ever threat to the future of US airlines, the CEO of United Airlines said in a speech in New York Thursday....More
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits....More
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules....More