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United, Continental Airlines Closing In On Merger

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DALLAS — United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. are moving closer to announcing as early as Monday that they will combine to form the wor...

Peanut Ban On Airplaines? FAA Considers Nut Ban For Airlines Because Of Allergy

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Federal regulators are considering a snack attack on the nation's airlines that would restrict or even completely ban serving peanut...

Apple Bringing iPhone to Verizon

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is currently developing two new iPhones to hit market this summer, and one will be its first non-AT&T smart phone.

US Airways vs Southwest Airlines: A Clear Winner

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trish Kinney

It was a stormy day in the Phoenix metropolitan area and it had already been raining for a while. The city was bracing for high winds and more rain, ...

Boy Dares To Pray On Airplane! Oh! The Horror! (And the Stupidity!)

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Sterling

This isn't about right or wrong. It's just about some experience and thinking that has led me to a conclusion. It was national news when, on January...

Jewish Teenager's Tefillin Diverts US Airways Flight 3709 From LaGuardia

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PHILADELPHIA — A Jewish teenager trying to pray on a New York-to-Kentucky flight caused a scare Thursday when he pulled out a set of small boxes...

'Miracle On Hudson' Jet Being Auctioned

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — For sale: One severely water-damaged jet, hero not included. The banged-up US Airways plane that Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger ...

Small Kitten, Big Airline Ticket Fee

myfoxny.com | LISA MURPHYFOX 5 BUSINESS REPORTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorker Rosario Gonzalez says the airlines are being unfair. She recently visited family in Virginia, and took her 4-pound kitten, when she learned...

Luxury Travel For Budget-Conscious Big Shots? Fame Route Has The Answer

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tony Sachs

What do you get when you combine luxury travel with carpooling and membership discounts? A new company called Fame Route.

Hudson River Landing: Pilots On Sully's Miracle

The New York Review of Books | James Salter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

James Salter The New York Review of Books "Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson" by William Langewiesche Farrar, Straus and ...

FAA Report: United Flight Had Towels Lodged In Engine When It Took Off From DIA

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday proposed levying multimillion-dollar fines against United Airlines and US Airways for safety violations, including flying a plane after mechanics stuffed shop towels into an engine.

The agency said it has proposed a $5.4 million fine against US Airways of Tempe, Ariz., for operating eight planes on a total of 1,647 flights from October 2008 to January 2009 in violation of safety directives or the company's own maintenance rules.

The agency also said it is proposing a $3.8 million fine against United of Chicago for operating one of its Boeing 737 aircraft on more than 200 flights with shop towels covering openings near where oil collects in the bottom of the engine instead of using protective caps required by the carrier's maintenance procedures.

Under FAA rules, the airlines have 30 days to present mitigating evidence before the agency can impose the fines. It's not unusual for fines to be reduced as the result of negotiations.

The hefty fines reflect the large number of flights that were allowed to carry passengers in violation of safety requirements, FAA spokeswoman Alison Duquette said. The agency doesn't know how many passengers were on the flights, she said.

La Guardia Airport To Lose 250 Jobs Due To US Airways Pull Out

nytimes.com | PATRICK McGEEHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Over the strenuous objections of its pilots, US Airways is proceeding with its plan to eliminate more than 250 jobs at La Guardia Airport, which has l...

CHESLEY B. SULLY SULLENBERGER, US AIRWAYS PILOT, HERO OF PLANE CRASH

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Chesley Sullenberger, known as "Sully," the pilot of the US Airways plane that crashed into the Hudson River is being hailed as a hero for successfull...

"Sully" Sullenberger Back In The Air: Pilots US Air 1050 From Charlotte To New York

New York Daily News | Nancy Dillon Aboard Us Airways Flight 1050, Richard Schapiro in.C.arlotte, N.C. And Helen Kennedy in New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger climbed back in his beloved pilot's chair Thursday morning, flying his first planeload of passengers since Jan...

"Sully" Sullenberger New Job: Pilot Who Glided Plane Into Hudson River Gets New Job (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

(AP) -- The airline captain who glided his US Airways jet safely into New York's Hudson River will return to the cockpit soon, the airline said on Mon...

Who Should Be the 'Goulet?'

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Abraham Froman

This week the American Mustache Institute (AMI) opened nominations for the second annual "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year."

US Airways Flight Diverted After Passenger undresses in seat

AP | HEATHER CLARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A passenger stripped naked during a US Airways flight and resisted a flight attendant's efforts to cover him with a blanket ...

Airlines Adding Even More Extra Fees

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS — As if charging $15 to check a bag weren't enough, two airlines are asking for $5 more beginning this summer if you pay at the chec...

Jesse Maiman, Yale Student, Sues Airline For $1M Over Lost Xbox

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CINCINNATI — A Yale University student from Ohio has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from US Airways for a video game console he says was tak...

Florida Rep's Wife Saves Life On Plane

St. Petersburg Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Beverly Young knew there was a reason she missed her flight to the nation's capital Monday....

United Pilot Insults Sully

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lane Hudson

"Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are on the left side of the plane, you will see a spectacular view of New York City and US Airways' new runway, the Hudson River." Cute, right?

Airline Service is a Sham: Memo to Doug Parker of US Airways, Your Company Tops the List

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Why haven't these horrendous so-called cost conscious changes been rescinded as the gas prices have come down?

US Airways To Charge For Pillows And Blankets

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TEMPE, Ariz. — If you want a pillow and blanket in coach on US Airways, it's going to cost you $7. US Airways said Thursday it will begin charg...

Why Old Media Can't Deny New Media

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Herzog

Twitter is a subset of new media. Your evening news and morning papers aren't quite there, lacking internet technologies, commenting, and synchronous interactivity.

US Airways Plane Crash Video: New Surveillance Camera Footage Of Flight 1549

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Following on the Coast Guard's release last weekend of video footage capturing the crash of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, CBS News has n...