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May 31, 2003 | From Reuters
The U.S. government gave final approval for a limited marketing alliance between AMR Corp.'s American Airlines and British Airways. The code-sharing agreement permits the carriers to sell seats on some of each other's flights. Previous efforts by the carriers to deepen their ties foundered over competition concerns and the failure of the U.S. and British governments to cement an air liberalization treaty. From Reuters
December 14, 1997
Planning to knock back a few at the airport before boarding your British Airways flight this holiday season? Well, you better watch out. . . . Citing an increase in disruptive and drunken behavior, the airline last week tightened its policy. If the crew has an inkling that someone might be drunk or disorderly, that person will not be allowed to board, British Airways spokesman John Lampl said. The previous policy barred obviously inebriated passengers.
September 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Iraqi Airways resumed international flights Saturday for the first time in 14 years, with a plane taking off from neighboring Jordan for Baghdad and another leaving the Iraqi capital for Damascus, Syria. The Iraqi Airways flight from Amman to Baghdad was the state airline's first international flight since sanctions were imposed on Saddam Hussein's regime in 1990. "This is the start of regular flights by Iraqi Airways," said airline spokesman Raad Aghabi.
August 5, 2002 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc. invited some bondholders to a meeting in New York on Thursday to discuss the airline's financial restructuring and the potential effect on their investments. The meeting is for investors whose bonds are backed by some of the carrier's older aircraft and whose debt payments have been deferred, the company said in a notice to those bondholders.
July 12, 1997 | Associated Press
British Airways offered to open new talks with the transport workers union, seeking a truce with 8,500 striking flight attendants while averting a separate confrontation with ground workers. The Transport and General Workers Union handles negotiations for the attendants, who walked out Wednesday in a pay dispute, and 9,000 ground workers, irked by the airline's plans to sell in-flight catering operations. The flight attendants' strike, which ends today, has been costly for British Airways.
July 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The pilots union for US Airways said Wednesday that the airline was pressuring pilots to carry less fuel than they believed was safe in order to save money. US Airways Capt. James Ray, a spokesman for the US Airline Pilots Assn., which represents the airline's 5,200 pilots, said eight senior pilots and the union had filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration.
March 14, 2005
The March 5 editorial, "The Bottom Line at 30,000 Feet," questions whether British Airways may have put cost-cutting before passenger safety. This is simply untrue. British Airways would never compromise the safety of our operation. First, a Boeing 747 is fully certified to fly on three engines, and the operation of BA268 on Feb. 20 did not compromise any safety regulations. The United Kingdom aviation safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, accepts this. Although the incidents are rare and infrequent, our pilots are trained to fly a Boeing 747 safely on three engines, and the aircraft manufacturer has designed the aircraft to fly normally in this situation.
April 22, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Hostages freed in Algiers from a hijacked Kuwait Airways jet arrived home Thursday to a tumultuous reception, but the whereabouts of the hijackers remains unclear. Western diplomatic sources said they have evidence that the hijackers had reached Beirut. Officials at Beirut International Airport denied that they landed there. Cheers of joy, white doves and an embrace from the Emir of Kuwait greeted the 29 freed hostages as they came home to a heroes' welcome.
July 11, 2002 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc. received a conditional $900-million loan guarantee that the carrier said it needs to raise $1 billion in new financing and avoid a bankruptcy filing. The application was approved on conditions that include the seventh-largest U.S. carrier giving the government a bigger potential stake in the company and completing concession agreements with workers and creditors, the Air Transportation Stabilization board said. The carrier has been trying to shave $1.
July 9, 2002 | Reuters
US Airways Group Inc. and its pilots' union struck a tentative deal that would yield $465 million each year in wage cuts and other concessions for 6 1/2 years to help keep the airline afloat, according to the Air Line Pilots Assn. The agreement is a major step forward in the No. 6 carrier's bid to cut costs, win approval of its application for government-backed loans and if possible, avoid bankruptcy.
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