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Some of Monday's midday movers:
Feb 28- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday tentatively approved plans by United Continental Holdings to operate a flight from San Francisco to Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
Government Accountability Office, which analyzed data on pilots from 2000 to 2012, said 11 of 12 regional carriers it interviewed for its study had problems meeting their hiring needs.
Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: physical distance between them and everyone else.
Frequent fliers who try to accumulate the most airline points while spending little money, may soon have to figure out a new way to game the system.
Delta said it will become the latest carrier to change its frequent-flier program to a system based on ticket price rather than miles.
Feb 26- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday it would make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing the number of miles earned toward free flights on how much customers spend rather than the distance traveled. Atlanta- based Delta said the new program would favor "frequent business travelers" and leisure fliers who buy tickets at higher fares.
Even with 100,000 flights canceled this winter and word of a new terror threat, airlines are headed for sunny skies, analysts forecast.
CHICAGO, Feb 19- Sick of hearing Americans complain about the winter weather? Because the corporate kvetching has only just begun.
A problem with its passenger computer system delayed United Airlines flights across the country on Tuesday, compounding weather-related woes.
Hundreds of more flights are canceled as airlines struggle with storm-battered Valentine's weekend schedules.
Travel was tied up from Atlanta to Canada as yet another storm with wet, heavy snow hit the United States.
Feb 10- Southwest Airlines is looking for opportunities to add service in markets where other merged carriers have scaled back, the budget carrier's Chairman and Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Monday.
Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't.
United Airlines reached an agreement on Friday with the Association of Flight Attendants to avoid 688 involuntary furloughs at the airline.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Severe weather in the Northeast and Midwest led to flight cancellations, highway closures, train delays and power outages.
A day after the Super Bowl lucked out with exceptional weather, air, train and road travel was tied up with snow and ice.
United Airlines says it will drop its money-losing flight hub in Cleveland, slashing its daily flights and eliminating 470 jobs.
Happy Monday, unless of course you're Peyton Manning, quarterback of the losing team in the Worst Super Bowl Ever.