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Fight for Spirit Airlines goes down to the wire with competing bids from Frontier and JetBlue

A Frontier Airlines plane near a Spirit Airlines plane at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 16, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The most heated airline battle in recent years comes to a head on Thursday when Spirit Airlines’ shareholders vote on a proposed tie-up with fellow discount carrier […]

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Delta offers free flight changes over July Fourth weekend ahead of possible ‘operational challenges’

An Airbus A330-323 aircraft, operated by Delta Air Lines. Benoit Tessier | Reuters Delta Air Lines is allowing travelers to change their tickets for free during the busy Fourth of July weekend, allowing fliers to avoid paying a fare difference and skip the airport during a “potentially challenging” few days. The unusual offer, normally extended […]

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Hundreds of Southwest pilots picket in Dallas amid summer travel crunch

DALLAS — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist would honk or yell encouragement. Most passengers made a beeline for […]

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Airline stocks tumble as economic concerns overshadow travel surge

An American Eagle aircraft taxis as a Southwest Airlines aircraft lands at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, January 24, 2022. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Packed planes. Sky-high airfare. An end to Covid testing for international arrivals. So much is going in airlines’ favor these days — except their share prices. The sector’s latest drop […]

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Travel

Buttigieg urges airline CEOs to ensure carriers fly reliably this summer after waves of disruptions

Passengers line up at John F. Kennedy International Airport after airlines announced numerous flights were canceled during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Christmas Eve in Queens, New York, December 24, 2021. Dieu-Nalio Chery | Reuters Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urged airline CEOs on Thursday to ensure they can fly their schedules reliably […]

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It’s a pain to fly these days. The FAA and airlines are trying to fix that

WARRENTON, Va. – During a morning meeting in early May, staff at the federal air traffic command center rattle off a few of the day’s obstacles: storms near the Florida coast and in Texas, a military aircraft exercise, and a report of a bird strike at Newark Liberty International Airport. The center, about an hour’s […]

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Technology

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Turning Point Therapeutics, Lululemon, RH and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Turning Point Therapeutics (TPTX) – The biopharmaceutical company’s shares more than doubled in premarket trading after agreeing to be acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) for $76 per share in cash, or $4.1 billion. Turning Point specializes in cancer treatments. Lululemon (LULU) – Lululemon shares rose […]

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Flight cancellations ease after rocky start to Memorial Day weekend

A Delta Airlines commercial aircraft approaches to land at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California January 18, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters Flight disruptions continued Sunday but eased from the rocky start to Memorial Day weekend, a test for carriers as they gear up for a busy summer travel season after more than two […]

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Help (mostly) wanted: A diverging job market boosts some workers’ prospects and puts others on notice

A help wanted sign is displayed in the window of a Brooklyn, New York business. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Cracks are forming in the U.S. labor market as some companies look to curb hiring while others are desperate for employees. Microsoft, Twitter, Wayfair, Snap and Facebook-parent Meta recently announced they plan to be more […]

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A severe pilot shortage in the U.S. leaves airlines scrambling for solutions

Airline pilots walk through the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on December 27, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images The United States is facing its worst pilot shortage in recent memory, forcing airlines to cut flights just as travelers are returning after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis […]