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  • Windowless airplane lets you fly in the clouds Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    In this concept, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) lines the cabin with curved high-definition screens. Cameras mounted on the aircraft's exterior then pipe in video that make it look like the walls are see-through.

    An innovative concept airplane allows everyone to have a window seat...and yet nobody has a window seat, reports the Today Show.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 28- Loss-making Thai Airways International Pcl said on Tuesday it was confident it would post a net profit in the fourth quarter due to an increase in advance bookings and a pick up in the tourism industry. Thai Airways has yet to give any guidance about its third-quarter earnings. Thai Airways said it expects its cabin factor, or the number of seats...

  • After a series of perceived failures at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, David Friedman, who has served this year as acting head of the agency, is not expected to be tapped by the Obama administration for the job, the source said. The agency has been sharply criticized for responding slowly to repeated red flags of a deadly ignition...

  • Shares in TNT Express hit lows after Q3 loss Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 10:44 AM ET
    A TNT delivery truck near Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Shares in TNT Express, one of Europe's largest package delivery companies, slumped to all-time lows after the company reported a 56 million euro loss.

  • *Kuwait says moving ahead with privatisation programme. *Partial deregulation, financing schemes in Saudi, UAE. DUBAI, Oct 26- Kuwait's privately owned Jazeera Airways is preparing to bid for a big stake in state-run flag carrier Kuwait Airways, Jazeera's chairman told Reuters.

  • U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective airbags, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The news of the review emerged days after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United...

  • Large SUVs register big gains as gas prices fall Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:39 PM ET
    A worker cleans Ford SUV's at Star Ford dealership sign on January 29, 2013 in Glendale, California.

    Sales and profits from large SUVs are boosting companies such as General Motors and Ford.

  • Brains! Cities to avoid when zombie apocalypse hits Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Should the zombie apocalypse come knocking, these are the 25 worst cities to seek refuge according to Trulia.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Parcel Service Inc may charge major customers more for a surge in late, unplanned packages or turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season, a top executive said on Friday, trying to avoid a repeat of last year's delivery meltdown. UPS and main rival FedEx Corp, both considered U.S. economic bellwethers, are...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- Robust U.S. consumer and business demand plus strong growth in Asia drove a higher-than-expected quarterly profit at package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc and its top executive said that after a challenging holiday period last year the firm is ready for the 2014 peak season. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, and its main...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- Robust U.S. consumer and business demand plus strong growth in Asia drove a higher-than-expected quarterly profit at package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc.. Atlanta- based UPS also confirmed its full-year profit outlook, predicting earnings per share of between $4.90 to $5.00. UPS posted revenue of $14.29 billion for the quarter,...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Parcel Service Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, driven by growing demand, improving margins in the United States and strong growth in Asia and Europe. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, reported earnings per share of $1.32, up 14 percent from $1.16 a year earlier. Atlanta- based UPS posted revenue of...

  • Oct 23- American Airlines Group, United Airlines and other carriers reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, and mostly shrugged off concerns that Ebola could affect their outlook. American Airlines, already the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, promised in an earnings call to outstrip its competitors by...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 23- Determined not to repeat a holiday season that left millions of packages delivered too late and customers seething, United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are investing heavily in new infrastructure- but the continued dynamic growth of e-commerce will test those efforts. Even so, the rise in shipping originating with e-tailers including...

  • Oct 23- Several U.S. airlines reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, with many topping Wall Street's earnings per share estimates. The exception was United Airlines which fell 1.4 percent after it projected unit revenue for the current quarter below Wall Street's expectations. However, the Chicago- based carrier as...

  • Southwest CEO: Demand strong despite Ebola scare Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    A Southwest Airlines airplane departs Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington.

    The 27 percent rise in quarterly profits reflected an increase in passenger boardings and lower fuel costs.

  • Oct 23- American Airlines Group Inc, the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, said on Thursday that third-quarter net income soared 87 percent, topping analysts' estimates, buoyed by declining fuel costs. Combined American and US Airways net income was $505 million a year earlier. American Air and US Airways completed a merger in December 2013.

  • JetBlue Airways quarterly profit rises 11 pct Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Oct 23- JetBlue Airways Corp reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit, as it flew fuller planes. The company's net profit rose to $79 million, or 24 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $71 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier. JetBlue's load factor, a key indicator of capacity, rose to 86.2 percent from 85 percent, the company said.

  • Southwest Airlines profit jumps 27 pct Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    Oct 23- Southwest Airlines Co reported a 27 percent rise in quarterly profit as it boarded more passengers and benefitted from lower jet fuel costs. Net income rose to $329 million, or 48 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $259 million or, 37 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the U.S. carrier earned 55 cents per share, up from 34 cents...

  • *Gulf airlines using Italy as base for expansion. Italy is Europe's fourth largest travel market, one of the world's top tourist destinations and its thriving fashion and leather industry underpin demand for business travel. That is taking passengers away from Germany's Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France-KLM in Europe, and Delta Air Lines and American...

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