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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - United Airlines
American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection, and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.
A World War II veteran, 90, en route from Los Angeles to a Pearl Harbor ceremony in Hawaii, was booted from his flight so the airline could add some more fuel without violating weight limits.
Boeing is alerting airlines about possible engine icing problems on some of its new planes and is recommending that planes with a specific General Electric engine avoid flying near thunderstorms that might contain ice crystals.
The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world's biggest airline.
A United Airlines pilot heading toward Seattle with 164 other passengers and crew members was forced to make an emergency landing in Boise, after suffering a heart attack hundreds of feet in the air. His condition was not known on Friday.
A United Airlines pilot who suffered a heart attack in mid-flight, and was forced to make an emergency landing in Boise, died on Friday.
For a little while on Thursday, United Airlines was giving away airplane tickets for free, or close to it.
"The Sandlot" star Tom Guiry, who played Scotty Smalls, was arrested at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston over the weekend for head-butting a cop after trying to kick him in the face.
The owner of the World Trade Center wants billions more in compensation from the airlines whose planes were flown into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
Boeing Co. won major orders from five customers for a stretched version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets.
A passenger aboard a United Airlines flight from Hong Kong to New Jersey was restrained by other passengers Monday after he told crew members he had "poisoned everyone on board," sources told ABC News.
United Airlines is getting its Boeing 787s back in the air.
U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago.
A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.
U.S. airlines scored their second-best performance last year in the more than two decades that researchers have been measuring airline quality, with Virgin America the leader, an annual report released Monday says.