PARIS, Dec 21- Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. In Toulouse, some Airbus engineers, riding high after overtaking Boeing and suspecting a short-lived marketing stunt, laughed off the future 787 with a "tail like a dolphin." Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker urged Airbus to take the 787...» Read More
As hotels prices rise through fall, travelers are expected to hit the road, lured by new hotels, Ferrari driving packages and upgraded attractions.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline.
Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.
Sept 18- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18- Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will sign a contract to build and lease a floating production ship for its giant Libra offshore project this month, company Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Foster said on Thursday.
Sept 18- Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law.
TORONTO, Sept 18- Air Canada said on Thursday it will start charging some economy passengers for their first checked bag on flights within Canada and to the Caribbean and Mexico, days after rival WestJet Airlines Ltd introduced a similar fee.
VANCOUVER, Sept 17- Workers at a FedEx Corp warehouse in western Canada have successfully unionized, the first employees besides pilots at the package delivery company to organize in North America, a local Teamsters union said on Wednesday.
Lyft, Uber's biggest competitor, plans to expand to 100 cities globally in 2015.
Sept 17- Two years after it began flying tourists over the Grand Canyon, Air Methods Corp is looking to expand its U.S. travel business as a lucrative sideline to its air ambulance services. Chief Executive Aaron Todd, however, expects tourism to be a significant driver of revenue for Air Methods as U.S. consumer confidence returns.
CHICAGO, Sept 17- Package delivery company FedEx Corp should enjoy a record holiday peak season thanks to the continued rise of online consumer sales in the United States, company officials said on Wednesday.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.
Peter Thiel says he "missed the boat" in investing in Uber, but he calls the start-up Silicon Valley's most "ethically challenged" company.
Sept 17- FedEx Corp reported a better-than-expected 24 percent jump in quarterly profit as the world's No. 2 package delivery company benefited from higher shipment volume. The company's net income rose to $606 million, or $2. l0 per share, in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, from $489 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.
Sept 17- FedEx Corp reported a 24 percent rise in quarterly profit as the world's No. 2 package delivery company benefited from higher volumes in both its express and ground businesses. Net income rose to $606 million, or $2. l0 per share, in the first quarter ended Aug. 31 from $489 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 6 percent to $11.7 billion.
The vote affects about 14,500 agents who work at both American and US Airways.
Sept 16- FedEx Corp, the world's No.2 package delivery company, said it would increase shipping rates for its express, ground and freight services, effective Jan. 5, 2015. The rate change applies to FedEx freight shipments within the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as between the U.S. and Canada and between the U.S. and Mexico, FedEx said.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- The U.S. federal government has rejected most of a $511 million loan request for the renewal of New York state's Tappan Zee Bridge, dealing a blow to one of governor Andrew Cuomo's most prominent infrastructure projects just weeks ahead of state elections.
*Frankfurt judge sets aside previous injunction. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.
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