Picketing pilots show disdain for airline’s plans

by Jon Surmacz on February 28, 2006

Picketing pilots show disdain for airline’s plans of new trims — Delta Air Lines pilots brought picket signs to Salt Lake International Airport on Monday to exhibit anger at the bankrupt airline for demanding that they accept another round of wage and benefits reductions on top of $1 billion in annual cuts they said yes to 15 months ago. (Salt Lake Tribune)

ATA set to emerge from bankruptcy — ATA Airlines, once the nation’s 10th-largest carrier, will emerge from bankruptcy Tuesday as a leaner airline that hopes to lure back passengers — and a profit — by focusing on vacation travel. (AP)

Airfares bank sharply higher — Those who were accustomed to paying about $100 for a round-trip ticket from Washington’s Dulles International to such cities as Chicago, Atlanta and Orlando are now getting a brisk wake-up call. The demise of Independence Air has driven such fares as high as $300. (The Washington Post)


Rabbits, raptors, coyotes causing problems at airport
— Animals on the airfield are causing problems at Denver International Airport, where they can be struck by planes and cause millions of dollars in damage. Animal strikes caused more than $4 million in damage to commercial aircraft at DIA in 2005. (AP)

Las Vegas moving ‘from a circus act to a regular city’ — One of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas is not just growing, but growing up. For the first time in its brief urban history — Las Vegas is the largest U.S. city born after 1900 — this booming place finally is trying to establish an old-fashioned sense of community. (USA Today)

Shots shatter hotel windows — Gunshots were fired through three windows Monday morning at the Westin Fort Lauderdale hotel, 400 Corporate Dr. near Cypress Creek Road, according to Fort Lauderdale police. No one was injured. (Miami Herald)

Urging Americans to look north, beyond the border hassles — Concerned by a drop in tourism coming from the United States, Canadian provinces are trying to lure more Yanks across the border. This is good news for travelers from the United States who can expect everything from new direct flights to more travel discounts. (The New York Times)

Northwest jet makes emergency landing in Japan — A Boeing 747 jumbo jet operated by Northwest Airlines made an emergency landing in Okinawa Saturday after smoke poured into the passenger cabin, officials said. (AP)

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