AIRLINES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AIRLINES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) American Airlines service agents go with union http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421828-79/agents-union-airlines-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421828-79/agents-union-airlines-american.html.csp">American Airlines service agents go with union</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T17:56:02.163-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Customer-service agents at American Airlines are voting overwhelmingly to join a union and reverse a “no” vote in 2013. Federal labor officials announced the results Tuesday in voting that covered about 14,000 employees at airports and reservations centers and home-based agents. About 86 percent of those voting are favoring representation by the Communications Workers of America and the Teamsters. The CWA lost a previous election in January 2013 by about 150 votes. CWA President Larry C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584218282014-09-16T17:56:02.163-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T17:56:02.163-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421828@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:56:02 MDT United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417354-79/united-attendants-flight-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417354-79/united-attendants-flight-airlines.html.csp">United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:33:52.814-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants’ union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Monday that the airline hopes that at least 2,100 of its 23,000 flight attendants will accept. The airline also said that it would recall about 1,450 furloughed flight attendants to fill jobs in places where United is understaffed. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continenta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584173542014-09-15T16:33:52.814-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:33:52.814-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:33:52 MDT Lufthansa warns of long-haul delays Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416021-68/lufthansa-haul-tuesday-airline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416021-68/lufthansa-haul-tuesday-airline.html.csp">Lufthansa warns of long-haul delays Tuesday</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:36:01.775-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Lufthansa plans to proceed with its long-haul flights from Frankfurt on Tuesday despite a pilots’ strike, the airline said Monday. Germany’s biggest airline said all 40 long-haul flights from Germany’s busiest airport will go ahead, suggesting it expects to have enough staff to run them. But it warned passengers should check for changes to departure times. The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit had earlier announced its members would walk out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (0700 to 1500 GMT) Tues...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160212014-09-15T10:36:01.775-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:36:01.775-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416021@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:36:01 MDT Air France pilots go on strike over company changes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415586-79/france-pilots-flights-airline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415586-79/france-pilots-flights-airline.html.csp">Air France pilots go on strike over company changes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MILOS KRIVOKAPIC and ANGELA CHARLTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T12:09:33.403-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe’s flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors. Air France-KLM, which is the national carrier for France and the Netherlands, said it can ensure just 48 percent of flights Monday, 40 percent on Tuesday and perhaps less later in the week as unions protest against its savings program. Like Lufthansa, Alitalia, SAS and other national a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584155862014-09-15T12:09:33.403-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T12:09:33.403-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415586@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:09:33 MDT Regional airlines not sharing in majors’ success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398498-79/airlines-regional-pilots-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398498-79/airlines-regional-pilots-says.html.csp">Regional airlines not sharing in majors’ success</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T12:58:02.314-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 12:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they’re likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier’s colors. This arrangement helps the big airlines pack their planes more cheaply and contributes to recent record profits. It isn’t as wonderful for the regional airlines, however. Their profits are shrinking, costs are rising, and they’re having trouble finding enough pilots to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583984982014-09-10T12:58:02.314-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T12:58:02.314-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398498@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:58:02 MDT Milbank: Wages went up and the sky didn’t fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58382331-82/wage-seattle-seatac-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58382331-82/wage-seattle-seatac-workers.html.csp">Milbank: Wages went up and the sky didn’t fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T18:03:04.211-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • In July 2013, hotelier Scott Ostrander stood before the City Council in SeaTac, Wash., pleading with the town not to adopt a $15 minimum wage. “I am shaking here tonight because I am going to be forced to lay people off,” he said, according to an account in the Washington State Wire. “I’m going to take away their livelihood. That hurts. It really, really hurts. ... And what I am going to have to do on Jan. 1 is to eliminate jobs, reduce hours — and as soon as hours are reduced, benefit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382331@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:03:04 MDT Lufthansa pilots to strike in Munich on Wednesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393103-79/lufthansa-pilots-munich-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393103-79/lufthansa-pilots-munich-airlines.html.csp">Lufthansa pilots to strike in Munich on Wednesday</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:20:02.685-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • A union representing Lufthansa’s pilots say they will walk off the job at Munich airport for eight hours Wednesday, preventing departures by Germany’s biggest airline from its second-busiest airport. The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Tuesday that pilots in Munich will walk out from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The work stoppage follows six-hour strikes in the past two weeks at Lufthansa’s Germanwings subsidiary and against Lufthansa’s short-haul fleet at Frankfurt airport, its main hub. The two s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583931032014-09-09T09:20:02.685-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:20:02.685-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393103@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:20:02 MDT Southwest changing the look of its airplanes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58389288-79/southwest-planes-airlines-dallas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58389288-79/southwest-planes-airlines-dallas.html.csp">Southwest changing the look of its airplanes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T13:11:01.453-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 01:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes. The airline introduced its new livery Monday to a rally of several hundred employees in a hangar at its headquarters next to Dallas Love Field. Blue is still the dominant color, but the planes will also have red, yellow and blue swooshes on the tail and wing tips and “Southwest” in big letters along the side of the fuselage. “It’s a bold look; it’s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583892882014-09-08T13:11:01.453-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T13:11:01.453-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389288@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:11:01 MDT Air travel: It’s no longer safe to recline your seat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58365752-68/passengers-seats-flight-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58365752-68/passengers-seats-flight-airlines.html.csp">Air travel: It’s no longer safe to recline your seat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T19:24:27.32-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 07:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts. “Seats are getting closer together,” says Sara Nelson, president o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583657522014-09-06T19:24:27.32-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-06T19:24:27.32-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:24:27 MDT Airlines among strongest stocks in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370615-79/airlines-airline-stocks-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370615-79/airlines-airline-stocks-percent.html.csp">Airlines among strongest stocks in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T15:34:16.154-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You just spent a small fortune on airline tickets — and the extra charges for the bags — for your family’s summer vacation. All your flights were packed with other passengers who also paid richly for the ride. No wonder airline profits are sky-high. Back home now, you might ask if you can share in the airlines’ good fortune by buying their stock. The answer: maybe you can, but you missed the big payoff. Airlines have been among the strongest stocks so far in 2014, easily beating broad measures ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583706152014-09-05T15:34:16.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T15:34:16.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370615@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:34:16 MDT U.S. rejects Norwegian Air bid for flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365969-79/norwegian-airline-carrier-flights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365969-79/norwegian-airline-carrier-flights.html.csp">U.S. rejects Norwegian Air bid for flights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:06:02.044-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service. The Transportation Department turned down a request by Norwegian Air International that would have allowed the carrier to offer new service between London’s Gatwick Airport and New York, Orlando, F...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583659692014-09-02T17:06:02.044-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T17:06:02.044-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365969@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:06:02 MDT It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364627-79/passengers-seats-airlines-flight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364627-79/passengers-seats-airlines-flight.html.csp">It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T13:06:01.54-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 01:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts. “Seats are getting closer together,” says Sara Nelson, president o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583646272014-09-02T13:06:01.54-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T13:06:01.54-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364627@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:06:01 MDT Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351940-79/malaysia-airlines-airline-khazanah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351940-79/malaysia-airlines-airline-khazanah.html.csp">Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN NG and KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:03:02.15-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway but there is no move to change the airline’s name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that ow...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583519402014-08-29T12:03:02.15-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:03:02.15-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351940@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:03:02 MDT Malaysia Airlines posts quarterly loss amid delisting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347528-79/airlines-malaysia-carrier-airline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347528-79/airlines-malaysia-carrier-airline.html.csp">Malaysia Airlines posts quarterly loss amid delisting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chong Pooi Koon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T11:08:01.716-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Malaysian Airline System, which lost a plane to a missile in Ukraine while another remains missing for months, reported a sixth quarter of losses as its majority owner considers a restructuring plan. Net loss widened to $97 million in the three months ended June, the carrier controlled by sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd. said in a statement Thursday. Revenue fell to $1.1 billion. The company said the full financial impact from the two air disasters will be fe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347528@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08:01 MDT Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347289-68/flights-airlines-leone-liberia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347289-68/flights-airlines-leone-liberia.html.csp">Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kampala, Uganda • The World Health Organization’s assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable “air link” is needed to help deal with the crisis. Dr. Bruce Aylward said Thursday “there is a super risk of the response effort being choked off” if airlines restrict flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Here is a look at some of the actions taken by airlines in parts of West Af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472892014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347289@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:01 MDT American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338796-79/american-orbitz-travel-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338796-79/american-orbitz-travel-airlines.html.csp">American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By david koenig</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:03:13.422-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Worth, Texas • American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. Shares of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. fell nearly 5 percent on Tuesday. American said that it had already dropped its fares from Orbitz and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Monday. Corporate customers of the airlines will still be able to book travel through Orbitz, but individuals will hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583387962014-08-26T18:03:13.422-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:03:13.422-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338796@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:03:13 MDT Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338505-79/flight-families-airlines-plane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338505-79/flight-families-airlines-plane.html.csp">Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T09:34:02.634-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. Officials in the Netherlands, where the majority of Flight 17 victims lived, say Malaysia Airlines has been making $50,000 payments to the families without admitting any wrongdoing in the crash. Such payments may create goodwill, lawyers say, but they are not likely to discourage some families from seeking more than the amount...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583385052014-08-26T09:34:02.634-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T09:34:02.634-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338505@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:34:02 MDT Flight diverted after fight over a reclining seat in the not-so-friendly skies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335454-68/passengers-airlines-flight-united.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335454-68/passengers-airlines-flight-united.html.csp">Flight diverted after fight over a reclining seat in the not-so-friendly skies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T16:14:42.141-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today’s packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination. The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger’s tray table and prevents ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583354542014-08-25T16:14:42.141-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T16:14:42.141-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335454@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:14:42 MDT Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58329215-79/eruption-iceland-ash-volcano.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58329215-79/eruption-iceland-ash-volcano.html.csp">Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNA GOTTLIEB and JILL LAWLESS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T15:57:02.405-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 03:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reykjavik, Iceland • Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe’s largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, in the last week. Icelandic Meteorological Office vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer said Saturday that seismic data indicated that an eruption had begun, with magma from the volcano melting ic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583292152014-08-23T15:57:02.405-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T15:57:02.405-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:57:02 MDT Op-ed: Export-Import Bank subsidy threatens U.S. airline jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314542-82/bank-lake-salt-delta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314542-82/bank-lake-salt-delta.html.csp">Op-ed: Export-Import Bank subsidy threatens U.S. airline jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Perry Sloan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:31:15.867-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Earlier this year, the Brookings Institution reported that out of the nation’s top 100 metropolitan areas, Salt Lake City had the ninth best economic performance during the recession and recovery. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the number of jobs in Salt Lake City increased by 3.1 percent during that time and home prices dropped 19 percent. In short, the Crossroads of the West fared much better economically in recent years than most metropolitan areas in the United States. One of the chie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314542@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:31:15 MDT