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  • NEW YORK— Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before their jet takes off because a passenger or co-worker smelled alcohol on their breath. Pilots take being fit to fly seriously and act accordingly, "says former US Airways pilot John M. Cox, now CEO of the consulting firm Safety Operating Systems." The latest incident occurred Saturday morning...

  • Top sectors for the end of summer

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy wraps up the "Summer Sizzlers" series with a look at the top sectors in the S&P 500 that performed well over the summer.

  • Aug 29- United Continental Holdings Inc has hired the No. 2 executive at rival American Airlines Group Inc, Scott Kirby, to be its president, the companies said on Monday. The move, effective immediately, is the latest attempt by United's reshuffled board and new Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz to shape a new strategy and boost the airline's stock price.

  • DALLAS— The president and No. 2 executive at American Airlines has left the company and taken the same job with rival United Airlines. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Monday that Scott Kirby has been named president and will oversee operations, sales and other duties. Kirby, 49, was often seen as a likely successor to American Airlines Group Inc. CEO Doug...

  • Aug 29- United Continental Holdings Inc said it has named Scott Kirby, a veteran of American Airlines Group Inc, as the president of United Airlines. Kirby will start his new role effective immediately and report to Chief Executive Oscar Munoz, the company said in a statement. Separately, American Airlines named Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom as president,...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Alaska Airlines says an airliner bound for Seattle had to divert to Minneapolis after an unruly passenger tried to open a rear door in flight. The Star Tribune reports the Boeing 737-900 ER had left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday morning when the pilot made an emergency landing at Minneapolis-Paul International...

  • Aug 29- Southwest Airlines Co and its pilots have agreed in principle on a new contract, the U.S. budget carrier's pilot union said on Monday. The agreement, which runs through Aug. 31, 2020, includes future pay hikes as well as retrospective increases from 2013, Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association said. "While a new contract is certainly not a done deal, this is the...

  • HAVANA/ NEW YORK, Aug 29- An expected explosion in U.S. tourism to Cuba will likely take years to materialize even after U.S. airlines resume commercial flights to the Caribbean island this week for the first time since 1961, industry officials said. Congress has yet to lift a trade embargo that prohibits U.S. citizens from visiting Cuba as tourists.

  • VIENNA— Airline officials say technical problems that left hundreds of passengers stranded at Vienna's airport over the weekend have been resolved and flights are operating normally. Austrian Airlines spokesman Peter Their says all passengers are making their planned flights as of Monday after data transmission problems grounded services starting...

  • YONGIN, South Korea, Aug 29- In Yongin, a satellite city south of Seoul, orange construction cranes are racing to build gleaming new high-rises, but realtor Kim Woong- jib says he is pointing would-be apartment buyers to older buildings. The city of a million people has 5,301 unsold new residential units, government data shows, the most in South Korea and a symptom of a...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar's main Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 fee for all passengers departing from the airport, including on connection flights. The decision, announced on Sunday, comes after the Middle East's busiest airport in Dubai and a smaller one in the nearby emirate of Sharjah also added similar fees earlier this year.

  • DALLAS— A planned power outage at Dallas Love Field led to an unexpected loss of electricity for about two hours and some flight delays until the system was restored. An official with Dallas- based Southwest Airlines says about two dozen flights were affected at the carrier's main hub. Chris Mainz says flights were operating on time after power issues were...

  • LONDON— Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said. The Police Service of Scotland said it arrested both pilots Saturday at Glasgow Airport and both men, aged 45 and 35, would be arraigned at a court in...

  • Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Saturday after nearly five and a half years of construction. It took thousands of shipyard employees in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Virginia and submarine supply businesses nationwide to build the $2.7...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing Saturday morning due to a major problem with one of its two engines. Flight 3472 from New Orleans diverted the airplane to Pensacola, Florida, after the pilot detected something had gone wrong with an engine, according to a Southwest statement. The jet, a Boeing 737-700,...

  • WASHINGTON— The government is fining four airlines for failing to have accurate notices explaining compensation for passengers who are bumped from flights or whose baggage is damaged or lost. The Department of Transportation said Friday that it fined American Airlines $45,000, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines $40,000 each, and United Airlines...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday fined Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines for providing inaccurate information to passengers about how much compensation they could potentially receive for being denied boarding against their will and for lost, damaged, or delayed baggage.

  • HAVANA, Aug 26- Cuba said on Friday it was ready to receive U.S. commercial flights beginning next week and that it viewed their renewal after being suspended in 1961 as another positive step in a growing detente. JetBlue is scheduled to inaugurate direct flights between the long-time nemeses on Aug. 31, when it flies from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Villa Clara in...

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— A United Airlines ExpressJet flight from New Jersey to Toronto had to make an emergency landing in Rochester, New York, just hours after a previous flight carrying the same passengers had to return to the Newark airport. Atlanta- based ExpressJet, a regional affiliate of United, says the passengers had been on another Toronto- bound flight that had...

  • TOKYO— Japanese airline All Nippon Airways has started grounding Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" flights after detecting problems with their Rolls-Royce engines. It has been repairing some of the 37 used on international routes since a problem with the engine was detected in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February. ANA spokesman Tetsuya Yokoi said the airline has decided...