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BUSINESS
July 20, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Airbus Industrie is in final negotiations with UPS Airlines, the world's largest package delivery company, about a firm order for about 30 airplanes, a person familiar with the talks said. With a list price of about $90 million per plane, such an order would be worth about $2.7 billion. Airbus, based in Toulouse, France, hasn't gotten a signature on the order, though it expects to win a contract from the U.S. shipper for around 30 A300-600 planes, the source said.
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TRAVEL
March 31, 2013 | By Jen Leo
This online service gives travelers an easy way to earn airline mileage while booking a hotel stay. Name: Pointshound.com What it does: It's a global hotel booking website that entices you with airline mileage points in exchange for your business. There are more than 100,000 hotels around the world to choose from. What's hot: Free points just for the taking. There are three levels of free membership, and as your number of hotel-night stays grows, you move up to the next level, which allows you to earn even more airline miles per dollar spent.
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BUSINESS
November 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
United Parcel Service Inc. plans to hire 70,000 temporary workers to help with the holiday shipping season, a 40% increase from 2003. UPS estimated Tuesday that it would deliver more than 340 million packages from Thanksgiving to Christmas, peaking Dec. 21 with about 20 million air and ground packages. That is about 6 million more than the company's normal domestic daily load. Last year, UPS hired 50,000 seasonal workers, about the same as in 2002.
NEWS
January 2, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
For those of us who will travel in 2013, it's tempting to try to figure out what the new year might bring. Higher cost of traveling by air (even if fares don't go up, fees will drive up prices) and airline mergers (especially after American Airlines emerges from bankruptcy) are some of Conde Nast Travelers' predictions for this year. But the outlook wasn't all bleak. The travel magazine says to look for newer and more comfortable airplanes coming on line this year too. Ed Perkins at SmarterTravel put together a worthy list of 13 hot travel trends for 2013.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
The executive board of the pilots union at United Parcel Service Inc. has approved holding a strike authorization vote after protracted contract talks between the two sides broke down, the union said. The giant shipping company, however, denied that negotiations were at an impasse. The two sides have been in federal mediated talks since June but have been unable to reach agreement on issues involving scheduling, scope, compensation, pension and benefits. Shares of UPS fell 6 cents to $72.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2008 | Peter Pae
Pilots for Delta and Northwest were still negotiating the terms of a labor contract late Wednesday, delaying plans to sign a deal that would create the world's largest airline. Directors for Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest carrier, and No. 5 Northwest Airlines Corp. had been expected to vote Wednesday on a combination if a pilot deal had been reached. But a spokesman for Northwest's chapter of the Air Line Pilots Assn.
NEWS
June 12, 1985 | Associated Press
Hijackers of a Jordanian airliner today released 57 passengers, including two Americans, and nine crew members, then fled the plane before blowing it up. Shortly afterward, a lone hijacker commandeered a Lebanese plane en route from Beirut to Cyprus, which carried the same two Americans and six of the crew members just released from the Jordanian plane. That hijacker later left the Middle East Airlines plane with Cyprus police, and all aboard were reported safe.
TRAVEL
March 5, 2000
Start-up Legend Airlines, which had begun selling tickets for flights that were supposed to begin last week from Dallas' Love Field to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., announced a week before the starting date that its planes weren't ready. Kimberly Plaskett, an airline spokeswoman, said "we had some unique custom items," such as steam ovens in the galleys, that the airline needed to finish installing in its four leased DC-9s and get certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
NEWS
January 2, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
For those of us who will travel in 2013, it's tempting to try to figure out what the new year might bring. Higher cost of traveling by air (even if fares don't go up, fees will drive up prices) and airline mergers (especially after American Airlines emerges from bankruptcy) are some of Conde Nast Travelers' predictions for this year. But the outlook wasn't all bleak. The travel magazine says to look for newer and more comfortable airplanes coming on line this year too. Ed Perkins at SmarterTravel put together a worthy list of 13 hot travel trends for 2013.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1987 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
When Bob Johns, a Tustin salesman, stepped off a plane in Denver recently to meet a new client, the man took one whiff and asked if Johns had spent the morning in a bar. "Rather sheepishly, I told him no," Johns said. "I had been sitting near some smokers."
NATIONAL
December 26, 2009 | By Sebastian Rotella
In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger attempted to ignite an incendiary device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Friday as the plane began its approach for landing, federal officials said. Other passengers overpowered the man and the plane landed safely. The suspect, identified as Abdul Mutallab, 23, suffered severe burns as a result of the attempt, authorities said, and two of the other 277 passengers reported minor injuries.
WORLD
September 15, 2009 | Henry Chu
In a victory for the most extensive counter-terrorist investigation in British history, three men who plotted to blow up transatlantic airliners in a massive attack were sentenced today to life in prison. The maximum terms were handed down in London's Woolwich Crown Court a week after the men were found guilty of conspiring to smuggle liquid-based explosives onto several North America-bound jets. The plot, which authorities said was close to fruition, could have killed hundreds of people and wound up sparking new security measures at airports worldwide.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2009 | Tiffany Hsu
Eight major airlines have agreed to use renewable synthetic diesel fuel for their ground service equipment at Los Angeles International Airport starting in 2012. Rentech Inc. of Los Angeles will sell as much as 1.5 million gallons each year of its RenDiesel fuel to Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, UPS Airlines and US Airways. The airlines are all members of the Air Transport Assn. of America Inc., which announced the deal Tuesday along with Rentech.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2009 | DeeDee Correll, Correll writes for The Times.
The nation's newest start-up airline doesn't serve free peanuts, and there's no restroom -- or seats -- for the passengers. But flight attendants do escort passengers personally to the nearest patch of grass before and after the flight, and the airline's president and chief executive himself walks up the aisle every 15 minutes with a stash of biscuits and some words of comfort.
WORLD
April 4, 2008 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
A 2006 plot to blow up passenger jets over the Atlantic could have resulted in the near-simultaneous detonation of seven Boeing 777s, with authorities having no means of halting "an act of terrorism on an almost unprecedented scale" once it was underway, prosecutors said Thursday.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2008 | Peter Pae
Pilots for Delta and Northwest were still negotiating the terms of a labor contract late Wednesday, delaying plans to sign a deal that would create the world's largest airline. Directors for Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest carrier, and No. 5 Northwest Airlines Corp. had been expected to vote Wednesday on a combination if a pilot deal had been reached. But a spokesman for Northwest's chapter of the Air Line Pilots Assn.
NEWS
July 31, 1986 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
Three years after he found Long Beach's airport noise ordinance arbitrary and invalid, a federal judge began this week to hear arguments from airline attorneys who say a new noise law should also be struck down because it, too, would unreasonably restrict commercial flights at Long Beach Airport. In a report to U.S. District Judge Laughlin E. Waters, who is expected to issue a preliminary ruling in the case Sept.
OPINION
December 15, 2002
Consumers understandably are focused on how United Airlines' high-profile bankruptcy could throw a monkey wrench into their travel plans. But travelers also should pay attention to a proposed marketing deal that is working its way through a Transportation Department review. Why does a marketing deal matter to the flying public?
BUSINESS
November 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Inside Jonathan Ornstein's spacious, top-floor office is everything one would expect in a CEO's lair, plus a cranberry-colored scooter parked to the left of his desk. The brash leader of Mesa Air Group Inc. buzzed around on the 1985 Honda Elite when he first entered the airline industry. It serves as a reminder of his humble start, which included handling baggage.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
Every other month, Jovina Neal takes a 170-mile flight from Oahu to the Big Island to visit family. Her husband, Travis, often stays home because they can't afford another $200 round-trip ticket. "It's ridiculous, but there's not much we can do but pay," she said last week as she waited to catch an Aloha Airlines flight from Honolulu to Kona. Hilo businessman John Schulte takes a 45-minute flight to Honolulu every week. His most recent round-trip ticket on Hawaiian Airlines cost $300.
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