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May 5- Southwest Airlines Co said Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Transport Workers Union 550, the union that represents its 250 dispatchers who help oversee flight operations. The tentative deal provides "adjusted wage-scale increases" and would extend the dispatchers' contract for four years, the company said in a statement.
NEW YORK— Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. JetBlue is one of the only U.S. airlines to offer free Wi-Fi on its planes; Southwest offers free Wi-Fi-enabled entertainment like TV shows and TV stations. JetBlue's free Fly-Fi broadband Internet will be available on all JetBlue's Airbus...
The Department of Transportation said Monday that airlines collected $3.5 billion in bag fees last year, a 5 percent increase over 2013, and $3 billion in reservation-change fees, a 6 percent hike. Southwest still lets customers check two bags or change a reservation for free; it gets 95 percent of revenue from the ticket price. Charlie Leocha of the Consumer...
He's also more highly paid than the chief executive of Southwest, who was recently touted by Fortune magazine as the most underrated for any industry. He also got options valued at $3.8 million, $3.1 million in incentives, a $790,625 salary and nearly $300,000 in perks, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Anderson was more richly...
DALLAS— Cheaper fuel and steady travel demand lifted Virgin America Inc. to a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations. Virgin America just went public in November, and it is still trying to convince skeptics that it can thrive by enticing economy passengers with amenities while offering far fewer flights than rivals on highly competitive...
Delta Air fell $1.17 or 2.5 percent, to $45.03. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 29 or 1.4 percent, to $20.73. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 94 or 2.2 percent, to $40.95.
Delta Air fell $1.83 or 4.0 percent, to $44.38. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 58 or 2.8 percent, to $20.44. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.70 or 4.1 percent, to $40.19.
*Humana declines as hospital admissions pick-up. April 29- U.S. stocks fell sharply in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, led by health insurers after Humana reported an unexpected pick-up in hospital admissions in March and April. Humana shares fell 7 percent to $168.28, making them the second biggest loser on the S&P 500. The insurer's statement also hit...
Delta Air fell$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $45.65. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 19 or. 9 percent, to $20.83. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 36 or. 9 percent, to $41.53.
Delta Air fell$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $46.20. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose $1.31 or 6.6 percent, to $21.02. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 40 or. 9 percent, to $41.89.
Delta Air fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $46.27. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose $1.20 or 6.1 percent, to $20.91. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $42.22.
Delta Air fell$. 96 or 2.1 percent, to $45.49. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 51 or 2.6 percent, to $19.20. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 60 or 1.4 percent, to $41.69.
Delta Air fell$. 53 or 1.1 percent, to $46.45. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 18 or. 9 percent, to $19.71. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $1.20 or 2.8 percent, to $42.29.
Delta Air fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $46.79. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $19.88. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 82 or 1.9 percent, to $42.67.
CHICAGO— The CEO of United Airlines got a 39 percent increase in compensation last year, to more than $11.3 million, according to an Associated Press analysis. He also received the same $975,000 salary as before, plus more than $2.3 million in incentives, and $302,277 in other compensation, about half of which was matching contributions to retirement plans.
Delta Air fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $46.88. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $20.01. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 44 or 1.0 percent, to $43.05.
Delta Air rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $46.98. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 14 or. 7 percent, to $19.89. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $43.49.
At American Airlines, passengers flew fewer miles and revenue declined 2 percent in the first quarter. —United Airlines posted record first-quarter earnings of $508 million, even though revenue dipped 1 percent; it saved more than $1 billion on fuel. —Southwest tripled its profit to a record $453 million; fuel savings were $437 million.
American's shares traded up almost 4 percent, reflecting bolstered investor confidence in the carrier, the world's largest after it merged in 2013 with US Airways. Rivals Delta Air Lines Inc and United Continental Holdings Inc have also announced cuts for travel outside the peak summer season. American's President Scott Kirby said growing capacity and...
Delta Air rose$. 73 or 1.6 percent, to $47.16. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $19.83. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 26 or. 6 percent, to $43.52.