Hawaiian Airlines plane diverted to San Francisco after flight attendant dies – WLS-TV

SAN FRANCISCO — A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant died Thursday on a flight to New York that was diverted to San Francisco International Airport, officials with the airlines said Friday. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Emile Griffith, a member of our flight attendant ‘ohana for over 31 years who passed away while…

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American Airlines cuts profit outlook, sending shares down more than 8% – CNBC

American Airlines shares tumbled Thursday, after the largest U.S. airline cut its profit estimate for 2018 and warned investors that it struggled to grow revenue toward the end of the year. The cuts dealt another blow to airline stocks, which have largely lagged the broader market over the past year as investors fretted about higher…

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United Airlines bans puppies on planes – New York Post

Your emotional support animal in training may not get to fly business class anymore. Or any other class, for that matter. United Airlines is changing its policies regarding emotional-support animals, banning animals under the age of four months from the cabin, “to further ensure the well-being of our employees and customers while accommodating passengers with…

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Lose weight or face the axe: Pak airlines to ‘obese’ cabin crew – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s flag carrier PIA has asked some of its cabin crew with “excess weight” to shed some kilos within six months or risk being grounded, in a bid to make them “slim, smart and fit”, a media report said. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) also issued a suggested weight chart for differing heights and body…

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Why covering airlines around the genuinely friendly Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher could be ‘dangerous’ – Dallas News

From the time I started covering Southwest Airlines and by extension Herb Kelleher, I had to separate the Kelleher Reality Distortion Field from my reporting on the company’s affairs. The trick was to realize that his bonhomie threatened your neutrality, and then make sure you didn’t let it influence your reporting. I started on the…

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Spirit Airlines: No frills for flyers, but thrills for investors – CNBC

“The messaging is all around about being a high-quality low-fare airline,” said Christie. And Spirit has been improving. This past October, Spirit vaulted to the top of the Department of Transportation’s on-time arrival rankings of major U.S. airlines for the first time. Its flights were on time 81 percent of the time in the first…

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Airlines add nonstop flights from GSP to Dallas for Clemson fans, GSP Airport officials say – WYFF Greenville

GREER, S.C. — Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport officials announced three airlines have added nonstop flights to Dallas for Clemson fans who are attending the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29. American, Delta and Southwest airlines will each offer nonstop flights from GSP to the Dallas area on Dec. 28 and Dec. 30 for fans who are attending…

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American Airlines disputes woman’s claim that she was abandoned at O’Hare Airport – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS) — American Airlines is disputing an elderly woman’s claim that she was abandoned for many hours at O’Hare Airport on Saturday after her flight was canceled. Olimpia Warsaw is 67 years old, has Parkinson’s disease and uses a wheelchair to get around. She was in town for a funeral and was escorted to…

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Alaska Airlines: Everett Paine Field flights will begin Feb. 11

This photo provided by Alaska Airlines shows an Embraer E175 of affiliate Horizon Air at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. (Photo: Alaska Airlines)   There will be commercial airline flights at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, by mid-February. Alaska Airlines announced that its flights there will begin on Feb. 11, when it launches a planned schedule…

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