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  • AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:22 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is scrapping fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices. AirAsia said the move also applies to flights under its long-haul arm AirAsia X. AirAsia has dominated cheap travel in Southeast Asia for years but faces rising competition from the proliferation of...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26- The official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines was hacked on Monday by a group calling itself the "Official Cyber Caliphate." The website, www.malaysiaairlines.com, currently shows a photograph of a lizard in a top hat and tuxedo, surrounded by the messages' 404- Plane Not Found' and' Hacked by Lizard Squad- Official Cyber Caliphate'.

  • HONG KONG— Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for Islamic State group. The Lizard Squad group last year claimed it was behind attacks on Sony's online PlayStation network and Microsoft's Xbox site. In August, it also tweeted to American Airlines...

  • Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 3 feet of snow for a 250- mile stretch of the Northeast, including the New York and Boston areas. Philadelphia should get 14 to 18 inches.

  • The threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, were deemed credible, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. No bomb was found aboard the Delta flight while the Southwest flight was still being searched by explosives units, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special...

  • DUBLIN— Officials say the parent company of British Airways has made a third, improved takeover approach to Irish airline Aer Lingus and an announcement of the offer is expected Monday. Over the past month Aer Lingus has rejected two lower-priced proposals from IAG, created in 2009 by the merger of British Airways and the Spanish airline Iberia.

  • American Airlines sued by mechanics union organizers Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:53 PM ET

    Jan 23- Union organizers sued American Airlines on Thursday, alleging that maintenance directors pressured workers to skimp on federal safety procedures and threatened discipline if they reported too many maintenance flaws. They demanded punitive damages, an injunction to restrain airline managers from making further threats, as well as a trial by jury,...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $50.56. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 07 or. 4 percent, to $16.55. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 43 or. 9 percent, to $45.78.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 65 or 1.2 percent, to $54.31. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $27.35.

  • DALLAS— A union group is suing American Airlines, claiming supervisors are pressuring mechanics to release planes before they are safe to fly. American Airlines denies the allegations, saying that it complies with federal safety rules. Airline spokesman Casey Norton said American works with the FAA "so that American's maintenance programs, practices,...

  • Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. While flying high over Iowa, they could dream about owning a $16,000 multisensory home sauna or maybe just a grill spatula with a built-in flashlight for $29.95. They don't have a captive audience, "says John DiScala, who runs the travel advice...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $50.46. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 17 or 1.0 percent, to $16.31. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $45.19.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Fluor rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $55.03. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 40 or 1.5 percent, to $27.64.

  • Jan 23- SkyMall, whose in-flight shopping catalogs have long been a staple of airline travel, has filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming changing consumer habits and the loss of contracts from two major carriers, Delta and Southwest. Xhibit and SkyMall filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors on Thursday night in the U.S. bankruptcy court in Phoenix,...

  • Officials warn about New Jersey's roads and bridges Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Chris Christie's transportation commissioner, along with outside groups are stepping up warnings about the dire state of New Jersey's bridges, roads and tunnels. The trust fund brings in about $1.2 billion in revenue, but those funds pay down the program's debt, while new projects are paid for through bonding and cash infusions from the Port Authority of New...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $50.99. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $16.36. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $45.56.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Fluor fell$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $54.74. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $27.21.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc on Friday said its fourth-quarter performance was hurt by higher-than-expected costs from the U.S. holiday season and that it will implement new pricing strategies during the next peak season. During the 2013 peak season both UPS and main rival FedEx Corp were hit by a late surge in online...

  • State, contractor still battling over viaduct project Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:23 PM ET

    SEATTLE— The manager for the troubled Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project told lawmakers Thursday that the state and the contractor are still battling over tens of millions of dollars in repairs dating back to 2012, but even if the contractor declares bankruptcy tomorrow, the project could still be completed. The state House Transportation Committee...

  • On Thursday, Southwest Airlines estimated it would save $1.7 billion on fuel in 2015. Delta Air Lines tallied its 2015 savings at more than $2 billion, while fuel price forecasts from United Airlines and Alaska Airlines promised similar cost reductions. Southwest's stock surged more than 8 percent. The carriers said they had already dipped into savings to...