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ALPA Hot Topics & Pilot Group News
 
ALPA Applauds House Actions to Restore Airfare Transparency
Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l - 07/28/2014
Lawmakers pass legislation to make airfare’s hidden fees & taxes visible to consumers.
 
Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles
Associated Press - 07/29/2014

Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, the largest U.S. pilots' union, adds that strong oversight by governments and trade groups is needed to ensure proper training.

"If you don't have a safe operation, then you're not going to have customers," Moak says.

 
United Airlines Results Impress Wall Street; Pilots Are Doubtful
The Street - 07/29/2014
In an e-mail, officers of the Chicago chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association reminded members that United profits are "still lagging well behind Delta and American." Although revenues for the three carriers are similar, United's year-to-date net income of $430 million compares unfavorably to $1.5 billion and $1.8 billion, respectively, at the competitors, the pilot leaders said.
 
Spirit Airlines Announces Record Second Quarter 2014 Results: Second Quarter 2014 Adjusted Net Income Increases 45.2 Percent to $66.5 Million
Yahoo! Finance - 07/29/2014
Spirit Airlines Announces Record Second Quarter 2014 Results: Second Quarter 2014 Adjusted Net Income Increases 45.2 Percent to $66.5 Million...
 
'Hawaii by Air' opens at Smithsonian Air and Space: history of air travel to the islands
BoingBoing - 07/25/2014
A new exhibition on the history and evolution of air travel to the Hawaiian Islands opens today at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
 
Delta Airlines’ Refining Arm Charters Jones Act Tanker
gCaptain - 07/25/2014
Delta Air Lines Inc’s refining unit has chartered a U.S.-flagged oil tanker for the first time, allowing it to tap directly into cheap Texas shale oil as the company overhauls its supply strategy.
 
Delta to offer free movie streaming to portable devices
Yahoo! News - 07/28/2014
Delta to offer free movie streaming to portable devices Delta Air Lines is the latest carrier to expand its in-flight entertainment program to...
 
 
Airline News
 
FAA hits Southwest Airlines with $12 million fine over aircraft repair
The Dallas Morning News - 07/28/2014
...Airlines with $12 million fine over aircraft repair The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines...
 
Air France Shuns Iraq Skies as Carriers Confused on Missile Risk
Bloomberg - 07/28/2014
...security risks over Iraq and chose to detour, even though ICAO and organizations including the European Aviation Safety Agency haven t specifically...
 
IATA says airlines now have $4.1 billion stuck in Venezuela
Airline Biz Blog - Dallasnews.com - 07/28/2014
...global air transport industry is expected to post a collective $18 billion profit this year, the outstanding $4.1 billion is significant, it...
 
 
Industry & Legislative News
 
FAA wants shorter buildings near U.S. airports
USA Today - 07/28/2014
...should be shorter to bolster safety at 388 airports nationwide, to give pilots more options up to 10 miles from an airport in case one of an...
 
 
Financial News
 
It's Time to Fly With Airline Stocks
Bloomberg - 07/28/2014
...jaws of the recession in 2007. Here's the question: Should you buy? Today's announcement effectively amounts to a victory lap for Sir Richard's...
 
 
Opinion
 
How Malaysia Airlines can survive after two lost planes and 500 deaths
The Business Journals - 07/24/2014

I was sitting on the express train to the airport when the woman next to me unfurled her flight confirmation and I noticed the Malaysia Airlines logo on her paperwork.

I asked the obvious question: Did you think about booking a different carrier after the events in Ukraine?

"Never," she said defiantly. "MAS is ours. We need it. The airline is part of the nation."

 
 
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