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  • ERIE, Pa.— About 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie have a new four-year contract containing $1.40 in hourly raises and $10,000 in lump-sum bonuses. Union leaders didn't announce the exact vote count, but confirmed to the Erie Times-News that a majority of workers voted to approve the agreement. It also increases health care premiums by more than $2,800 for...

  • The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • Indonesia's president promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet after the crash of a military transport plane.

  • For some riders, Uber is networking gold Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    An UberPool image from the company's website.

    One Uber service has promises cheaper fares and less impact on the environment, but for some passengers there's a third benefit.

  • United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021.. United officials declined to...

  • NEW DELHI, June 30- The owner of Indian airline IndiGo said on Tuesday that the terms of a provisional order to buy 250 aircraft from Airbus had expired, but that the two companies remained in talks about acquiring a "significant" number of A320neo jets. Budget airline Indigo, India's biggest carrier by market share, signed a provisional order for 250 A320neo jets...

  • Uber shows $470M in operating losses: Report Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick gestures as he speaks during an interview in Hong Kong.

    Uber told investors it is generating $470 million in operating losses on $415 million in revenue, Bloomberg reported.

  • NEW DELHI, June 30- The owner of Indian airline IndiGo said on Tuesday that the terms of a provisional order to buy 250 aircraft from Airbus had expired, but that the two companies remained in talks about acquiring a "significant" number of A320neo jets. "Although the term sheet has expired we remain in active discussions concerning the potential acquisition of a...

  • NEW YORK— The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. JetBlue Airways had announced the change in November but didn't detail how it would be implemented until Tuesday.

  • June 30- JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday began charging its lowest-fare customers for checked bags, an anticipated move that leaves Southwest Airlines Co as the only U.S. carrier to let all travelers check a bag for free. JetBlue announced in November that it would roll out bag fees by this summer, estimating it would earn some $65 million in 2015 and more than $200...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Nearly two years ago Brazil sought U.S. investors' help to fund its seaports, railroads, highways and airports. She and other Brazilian officials visited New York on Monday, touting an open and transparent bidding process for contracts to operate roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. "There is a clear and strong demand for infrastructure...

  • PITTSBURGH— An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/ 11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. He was arrested Friday in Moon Township, about 13 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh, and charged with criminal attempt to commit...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. Jerry Brown is how California should pay billions of dollars for needed road and highway repairs as well as funding Medi-Cal, the state's medical insurance program for...

  • One state left with no airline flights Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Frontier Airlines

    Frontier Airlines has pulled out of New Castle Airport nearly two years after its first flight from Delaware.

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he had sought to get Greece to raise more tax from its shipping magnates as part of a cash-for-reform deal that the Athens government has rejected. The breakdown in talks between Athens and its international creditors has plunged the country deep into crisis and increased...

  • For Governor Bruce Rauner, the trouble is that Chicago lawmakers, mostly Democrats, use the planes to fly to the state capital in Springfield. Rauner, a former private equity executive who was elected as a Republican last November, is trying to cut costs and has threatened to eliminate the government air service that shuttles between Chicago and Springfield.

  • Uber execs detained in France as crackdown deepens Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    A taxi drives past burning tires during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber in Nice, France, June 25, 2015.

    Two Uber managers have been taken into custody for questioning over "illicit activity" linked to the ride-hailing company's low-cost service.

  • 5 ways airlines are actually making flying better Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    The $25 fee to check bags is a fact of life on most airlines. But until recently, only Alaska Airlines thought the extra money should guarantee passengers something in return. If not, passengers get a $25 voucher for a future flight or 2,500 bonus frequent flier miles.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • Officials hint at possible win for Uber in Mexico City Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown. But the smartphone-based ridesharing app may soon get some good news in Mexico City. Even Mexico City's Human Rights...

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