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May 18, 1988 | Associated Press
An explosion rocked an area close to the downtown headquarters of Kuwait Airways Corp. today, destroying a car that was apparently the source of the blast, witnesses said. The explosion was on Fahd al Salem Avenue about 25 yards from the main office of the airline. A Kuwait Airways flight was hijacked last month by Shia Muslims demanding the release of 17 convicted bombers serving prison terms in Kuwait. There was no immediate report of any injuries from the blast today.
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BUSINESS
July 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
US Airways Group Inc. said it would take a $622-million accounting charge in its second quarter to reflect the effect of soaring fuel prices. US Airways said in a regulatory filing that it decided to write down the amount of goodwill -- an accounting term referring to intangible value -- that it had on its books since combining with America West Airlines in 2005. The Tempe, Ariz., carrier said it would book an $18-million charge to reflect the declining value of spare parts for its Boeing 737 aircraft.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
A British Airways effort to improve customer service by letting airline employees look up passenger photos and other information on the Internet is ruffling feathers among privacy advocates. Over the past year, British Airways equipped airline employees with Ipad devices to search passenger data such as previous travel arrangements, food preferences and even Google images. The London-based airline says the “Know Me” program was directed primarily to better serve VIP passengers.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1999 | Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc.'s unionized machinists rejected further arbitration in contract talks with the sixth-largest U.S. airline, a move that starts a 30-day countdown to a possible strike. If the sides can't agree on a new contract during the countdown period, union members will be free to strike and the company will have the right to enforce new work rules. The countdown period will end Sept. 26 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time, the National Mediation Board said.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1997 | Reuters
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced it has grounded regional airline Great American Airways, operated by Target Airways Ltd. of Reno, Nev. The FAA said an emergency order revoking Target Airways' air carrier certificate was based on numerous findings, including that the airline falsified flight and duty time records, training records and load manifest documents.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
US Airways Group Inc., operating under bankruptcy protection, and its pilots agreed on about $300 million in pay and benefit reductions the airline said it needed to help avoid liquidating. The tentative deal with the 3,200 pilots may lead unions representing about 20,600 more workers to reach cost-cutting accords. Negotiations are underway with flight attendants and customer-service and reservation agents and are set next week with the machinists union.
TRAVEL
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.
WORLD
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.
NEWS
July 21, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you thought flying business class to London was way out of reach, take a look at this summer sale from British Airways. It lets you fly round trip between Los Angeles and the British capital in the Club World business cabin starting at about $3,000, including taxes and fees. With Club World , you sleep onboard in seats-turned-beds. On the ground, you get  access to airport lounges with free snacks, drinks, WiFi and more. Plus other goodies. While still not cheap, the upgrade to business could be worth it if you value the perks, considering that even coach-class transatlantic tickets can set you back about $2,000 on some summer dates.
BUSINESS
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.
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