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BERLIN— Pilots on Lufthansa's long-haul fleet have started a 15- hour walkout at the airline's main Frankfurt hub in a festering contract dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union called members out on strike from 8 a.m. Tuesday in its fourth limited several-hour walkout over recent weeks and the first since a new round of talks collapsed last week.
TORONTO, Sept 29- Work on a pair of U.S. commercial spaceships to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station will be delayed after a losing contender protested the NASA awards, agency Administrator Charles Bolden said on Monday.
Fluor fell$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $67.37. Foster Wheeler fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $31.89. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $36.34.
Delta Air fell$. 52 or 1.4 percent, to $36.00. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $10.53. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $33.67.
NEW YORK— Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation's air-travel system.
A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia, on the 8,578- mile journey. Qantas previously flew the Sydney- Dallas route with the Boeing 747, which required a stopover in Brisbane, Australia.
Delta Air fell$. 34 or. 9 percent, to $36.18. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.61. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 27 or. 8 percent, to $33.64.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $31.89. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $36.27.
DALLAS— As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. The system on Will's plane was made by Rockwell Collins Inc. and just hit the market in February.
NEW YORK— JetBlue and El Al Israel Airlines plan to expand their partnership, allowing El Al sell seats on some JetBlue flights to and from the New York area. If approved, El Al plans to put its "LY" code on certain JetBlue- operated flights to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Liberty airport in Newark, New Jersey.
Delta Air fell$. 52 or 1.4 percent, to $36.00. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $10.50. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $33.72.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.86. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $36.00.
BERLIN— A union representing pilots at Germany's Lufthansa has announced a strike affecting long-haul flights from the airline's main Frankfurt hub on Tuesday, resuming a campaign of targeted walkouts after contract talks broke down last week.
Dick Durbin of Illinois told The Associated Press that he will ask inspectors general at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate whether there was a security breach when the employee entered the building early Friday with a suitcase without causing suspicion.
PARIS— Despite no deal in sight, Air France' s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14- day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cost tens of millions of dollars and led France's prime minister to decry a "selfish" walkout.
*Ryanair, easyJet challenged by Vueling, Norwegian. BERLIN, Sept 28- Venerable old airlines Lufthansa and Air France know the smart money is in the low-cost market- Ryanair raised its forecasts again on Thursday- but powerful labour unions are keeping them from the bounty.
Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago- area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.
CHICAGO— Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation's busiest airports. By Friday night, more than 2,000 flights in and out of Chicago had been canceled.
Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago- area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.
Fluor rose$. 92 or 1.4 percent, to $67.65. Foster Wheeler rose$. 37 or 1.2 percent, to $31.98. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $36.35.