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Road Warrior read-in: Qantas to cut at least 1,000 jobs

Qantas aircraft on the tarmac at Sydney's International Airport.
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Qantas aircraft on the tarmac at Sydney's International Airport.

Here's a quick hit of what Road Warrior editors are reading.

Qantas issued a profit warning and said it will cut at least 1,000 jobs amid a "marked deterioration" in market conditions, CNBC reports. "Since the Global Financial Crisis, Qantas has confronted a fiercely difficult operating environment—including the strong Australian dollar and record jet fuel costs, which have exacerbated Qantas' high cost base," CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement.

'Tis the season for travel delays as a major ice storm hits the Midwest and South. Across the Atlantic, several Northern European airlines are advising caution due to high winds from Hurricane Xaver.

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BusinessWeek recounts Bombardier's uphill battle to compete with Boeing and Airbus and notes the latest casualty is the company's sales chief, Chet Fuller.

The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations has issued a report that advises hospitality employers to be aware of the gradual expansion of the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act to even nonunion employers.

USA Today has created a map showing U.S. airports that are allowing e-cigarettes indoors.

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The Telegraph in London notes that European phone carriers are trending toward dropping foreign roaming fees. That's great news for travelers, who may also want to check out The New York Times' list of useful travel apps, including Uber, Free Wi-Fi Finder and Pocket.

—By CNBC's Amy Langfield. Follow her on Twitter at @AmyLangfield.

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