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  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- Southwest Airlines Co saw a lot of "unusual" discounting by larger U.S. rivals after bookings were lower than expected for last-minute travel around Thanksgiving, Chief Executive Gary Kelly told reporters in New York Thursday. Southwest's stock plummeted 9 percent as a result. Federal Reserve should raise interest rates, adding that a hike would...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- Southwest Airlines Co saw a lot of "unusual" discounting by larger U.S. rivals after bookings were lower than expected for last-minute travel around Thanksgiving, Chief Executive Gary Kelly told reporters in New York Thursday.

  • #1 Airline analyst expects clear skies for stocks Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    #1 Airline analyst expects clear skies for stocks

    After a tough year for the airline group, Jamie Baker, Institutional Investor's number one analyst for airlines and JPMorgan senior analyst, shares his forecast.

  • TRAVEL ADVISORY AFTER NOV. 13 PARIS ATTACKS MAY HAVE AFFECTED BOOKINGS LAST MONTH- CEO.

  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO SAW "A LOT OF DISCOUNTING" BY LARGER RIVALS FOR LAST-MINUTE TRAVEL AROUND THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY- CEO.

  • FIAT CHRYSLER ADMITS FAILING TO REPORT DEATH, INJURY REPORTS TO U.S.

  • Uber ruling may reverberate through Silicon Valley Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Uber drives sits next to a yellow cab.

    A ruling that widens the scope of a case against Uber will reverberate through Silicon Valley and broader sharing, or gig, economy.

  • GENEVA, Dec 10- Germany's Lufthansa is set to become the first airline to fly Airbus's revamped single-aisle A320neo jet, the airline said on Thursday, replacing Qatar Airways which has expressed concerns over the technical performance of its engines. Until now, Qatar Airways has been named as the launch customer for the fuel-efficient jet, with Airbus...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The European Aviation Safety Agency expressed concern about Thailand's air safety oversight on Thursday but not did include any Thai carriers in an updated list of airlines banned from flying in the European Union. Some analysts had expected the EU could follow the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which last week downgraded Thailand's...

  • Thailand spared from EU's blacklist of airlines Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The European Aviation Safety Agency did not put any Thai airlines on its list of carriers banned from flying into the EU on Thursday, an EU official said, 10 days after the U.S. aviation body downgraded Thailand. The fact that no Thai airlines appeared on the list will be a boon for Thai Airways International, the only major airline flying into Europe...

  • GENEVA, Dec 10- Low oil prices and healthy demand for travel, despite recent terror attacks hurting some destinations, will boost airline profits again in 2016, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday. The Geneva- based association, whose members range from Delta, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways to Qantas and Cathay Pacific, previously...

  • China to introduce tough emissions controls for ships Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 3:49 AM ET

    BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Dec 10- China will introduce tough controls on ship emissions at three key port areas from January to reduce sulphur dioxide which results in acid rain, causing respiratory difficulties and sometimes premature death, said the Ministry of Transport. The new rules will apply to merchant ships navigating or anchoring in the waters of Pearl...

  • Dec 10- Winter holiday travel on U.S. airlines will be even busier this year than last, an airlines association said Thursday. U.S. carriers are expected to fly 38.1 million passengers worldwide from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, up 3 percent from a year earlier, Washington- based trade group Airlines for America said in a news release. "We attribute the increase to the...

  • Chinese billionaire bets on Vegas for Tesla challenge Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:38 PM ET
    Tesla Model X

    Jia Yueting is betting Las Vegas will give him the winning hand in the electric car market. In fact, he's gambling $1 billion on it.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay $70 million in fines to resolve a U.S. investigation that it failed to disclose vehicle crash death and injury reports, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. This is the latest fine imposed by the U.S. auto safety agency after it came under harsh criticism from Congress and in a...

  • Dec 9- The head of Qatar Airways on Wednesday cast doubt on proposed European Union air traffic agreements that might limit Gulf carriers from flying to European destinations because of what some see as unfair subsidies. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the effort, which the European Commission announced on Monday, was unlikely to...

  • Ruling opens up Uber lawsuit to more drivers Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    Ruling opens up Uber lawsuit to more drivers

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports a judge has expanded the scope of the lawsuit against Uber on whether drivers are considered employees or independent contractors.

  • United Airlines to stop flying to Dubai Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    Dec 9- United Airlines on Wednesday said it will cancel flight service between Washington and Dubai starting in late January, meaning no U.S. passenger carrier will fly direct to the Gulf states. The move comes after the U.S. government awarded a government contract for travel on the route in 2016 to rival JetBlue Airways Corp and its codeshare partner Emirates,...

  • United Airlines to serve free snacks in economy class Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    Dec 9- United Airlines on Wednesday said it will offer free snacks on all flights starting February 2016, a departure for an industry that has moved toward charging for extra services. The move follows customer feedback that Oscar Munoz, chief executive of parent United Continental Holdings Inc, solicited when he took the top job at the second-largest U.S....

  • The insanely fast Hyperloop is heading for Nevada Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    Rendering of a hyperloop station by Hyperloop Technologies.

    Nevada has been chosen as the test location for the Hyperloop, a high speed transportation system from Tesla Motors chief CEO Elon Musk.

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