November 11, 2008 |
McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, posted October sales that beat some analysts' estimates after U.S. consumers, pinched by rising food bills and unemployment, bought double cheeseburgers and other $1 items. Global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months climbed 8.2%, paced by Europe's gain of 9.8% compared with a year earlier. U.S. same-store sales increased 5.3%, the Oak Brook, Ill., company said. The Oct.
August 15, 2008 |
American Airlines and British Airways agreed Thursday to create an alliance that would let them operate as a single carrier on transatlantic routes and counter new competitors. The airlines said they would seek antitrust clearance to coordinate prices, capacity, schedules and routes and share revenue on flights between Europe and North America. The move marks the third bid since 1996 for closer ties between AMR Corp.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2008 |
The city has expanded weekday morning bus service between Union Station and Los Angeles International Airport to meet growing demand. LAX FlyAway buses will make an additional 13 weekday morning pickups from Union Station's Patsaouras Transit Plaza Bus Stop 9, according to Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that runs LAX. Buses depart Union Station on weekdays every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day and every hour from 1 to 5...
July 21, 2008 |
Midwest Air Group Inc. will cut daily flights to 11 U.S. cities including San Diego, Baltimore, St. Louis and two Florida destinations as the airline grounds a third of its fleet to counter soaring fuel costs. Midwest will stop flying Sept. 8 to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers in Florida as well as San Diego, the company said in a statement Sunday. The airline will keep its service to Los Angeles and Seattle. Passengers will travel through Kansas City, Mo.
June 21, 2008 |
Starting this fall, Delta Air Lines Inc. will cut the number of flights it offers between the U.S. and China -- a route it had fought to get for years. The carrier projects that demand for its flights between Atlanta and Shanghai, which Delta began offering March 31, won't be as strong this winter as it is now. The airline plans to return to its current schedule on the route next spring.
June 19, 2008 |
Delta Air Lines, struggling with high fuel costs, plans to slash about 13% of its flights at Los Angeles International Airport, including nonstop service to Boston, Hartford, Conn., and Columbus, Ohio, according to a national flight database. The latest cuts would be the deepest so far at LAX, which had managed to escape the brunt of an industrywide move to ground flights as a way to cope with escalating fuel prices. Delta is the fourth-largest carrier at the airport.