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  • BEIJING, March 30- An early investor in Chinese carpooling app Dida Pinche said he has held talks with U.S. ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc to help grow Dida in a market 99 percent controlled by Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. Andy Zhang, chief financial officer of Dida investor Bitauto Holdings Ltd, told Reuters late last week that he met with Uber Chief...

  • Air crash payouts: How they work Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:12 AM ET
    Debris of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the crash site in the French Alps.

    In the wake of Tuesday's plane crash, Lufthansa may already be offering settlements to the families of the 150 passengers who were killed.

  • Pimp my Uber: Lamborghinis, Maseratis on offer Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Uber's getting fast and furious in Singapore, souping up its fleet with Lamborghinis and Maseratis as part of its new "supercar" offering.

  • *Kikkoman soars on report of impending record operating profit. TOKYO, March 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose in choppy trade on Monday, recovering from extended lows, while airline shares gained after oil prices extended their losses. What's not priced in the market now is hopes for higher EPS for the next fiscal year, "said Hiroyuki Nakai, chief strategist at...

  • OFFICIALS WITH CANADA'S TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAY AIR CANADA FLIGHT THAT SKIDDED OFF HALIFAX RUNWAY EARLY SUNDAY HAD HIT ANTENNA ARRAY BEFORE LANDING, LANDING GEAR CAME OFF.

  • "We at Air Canada are greatly relieved that no one was critically injured. Yet we fully appreciate this has been a very unsettling experience, " Air Canada Chief Operating Officer Klaus Goersch said in a statement. Air Canada said the Airbus A320 flying from Toronto was carrying 133 passengers and five crew members.

  • TORONTO, March 29- An Air Canada flight crash landed in the east coast city of Halifax and went off the runway early on Sunday, local media reported, with the airline confirming 23 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries. Air Canada said the Airbus A320 flying from Toronto was carrying 133 passengers and five crew members.

  • TORONTO, March 29- An Air Canada flight crash landed in the east coast city of Halifax and went off the runway early on Sunday, local media reported, with the airline confirming 23 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries.

  • NEW YORK— Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe. The London- based airline did not say how many accounts were compromised, but said they have been locked down and can no longer be accessed. British Airways is not aware of any access to any personal information within Executive...

  • RV consumers aren't who you think they are Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Recreational vehicles and motor homes at a dealership in Fairfield, California

    RV sales and attendance at retail shows are up this year, indicating growth in the economy as a younger, more active consumer goes to buy RV's.

  • WARSAW, Poland— Poland's state airline LOT says it has ordered at least two authorized crew members in the cockpit at all times on all flights, effective immediately. LOT said it introduced the measure Friday night, on a recommendation to all airlines from the European Aviation Safety Agency. The decision comes in reaction to the crash of a Germanwings Airbus...

  • Germanwings co-pilot hid mental illness: Officials Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:10 PM ET
    Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg, Germany, in this Sept. 13, 2009 photo.

    The pilot at the controls of the crashed Germanwings jet kept a mental illness diagnosis from his employer. The NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK— A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 79 or 1.8 percent, to $44.88. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 76 or 4.1 percent, to $19.28. Southwest Airlines Co. rose $1.06 or 2.5 percent, to $44.24.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • JetBlue sued by ex-pilot who had midair meltdown Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- A former JetBlue Airways Corp pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing of a 2012 flight on Friday sued the carrier for $14.9 million, saying it should have grounded him because it knew he was incapable of flying. Clayton Osbon, 52, filed his lawsuit in Manhattan federal court three days after the crash of a Germanwings plane in the...

  • STOCKHOLM— Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. "So more or less you will have unlimited financial damage," said Marco Abate, a German aviation lawyer. To avoid liability, a...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 81 or 1.8 percent, to $44.90. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 71 or 3.8 percent, to $19.23. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 94 or 2.2 percent, to $44.12.

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- The Amsterdam region suffered a power blackout of more than five hours on Friday that hit a million households, forced flights to divert from Schiphol airport and disrupted national public transport networks. After more than two hours without power, lights switched back on in the Amsterdam financial district and gradually returned to...

  • European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:37 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The European Union's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in alone to crash the plane. Before the recommendation, Lufthansa said it would move to the two-person rule "as...

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