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Delta leaves airline lobbying group; was split on issues of April 26. It still includes other major U.S. carriers including American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways as well as cargo carriers FedEx, UPS and Atlas Air.
Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

...million gallons per year of fuel that a company called Red Rock Biofuels hopes to make out of wood waste in Oregon. Southwest Airlines had already agreed to also buy some of Red Rock's planned output.These efforts are tiny next to airlines' enormous...
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US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

...airlines ended the day down 1 to 3 percent on news of the investigation.American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines all said they received a letter and are complying. Several smaller carriers, including JetBlue...
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Airlines try to save time with speedier boarding process

...high-end service," Leff said, "but I'm skeptical that it will go mainstream" because of labor costs.Southwest Airlines wants to reduce complaints that families can't find seats together because flights are so crowded.Unlike most...
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Alaska Air reports another record quarter

...Air Group is one of only two major domestic carriers to have an investment-grade credit rating. The other is Southwest Airlines."This important recognition validates the work we've been doing to position Air Group as a high-quality industrial...
Hawaiian Airlines still tops on-time rankings, Alaska Airlines in second

...74.0 percent6. US Airways, 73.8 percent7. Virgin America, 73.2 percent8. SkyWest, 71.1 percent9. Southwest Airlines, 70.4 percent10. United Airlines, 70.0 percent11. American Eagle, 66.5 percent12. JetBlue Airways...
Airport board talks coffee, cigarettes, changes

...Nichols said. "Airports is in my blood."Nichols said he helped Boise International Airport with its addition of Southwest Airlines. It was a push to bring in a big airline with giant ticket sales, he said. He said he has also worked on projects...
TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

...of the wrong passengers.Transport Workers Union Local 556, which represents over 10,000 flight attendants at Southwest Airlines, called the new policy "dangerous" and "shortsighted," saying it was designed to make "the lives of TSA staff...
Alaska Air chief upbeat about airline's future

...other one-time items, Alaska Air Group had a net loss of $5.9 million. Among Alaska's competitors, only Southwest Airlines Co. and AirTran Holdings Inc., a discount carrier based in Orlando, Fla., made it out of 2005 in the black...
Air cargo still under radar despite deaths

...destiny was clear. "Pilot's kids become pilots," said father Larry Hibberd, a former Navy pilot who flew for Southwest Airlines for 26 years. "He was so focused on being a pilot." Cargo was the way Nicholas paid his dues, just as his brother...


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