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Airline unions urge carriers not to resume buybacks when bailout ban ends this fall

Airline unions urge carriers not to resume buybacks when bailout ban ends this fall

A United Airlines flight crew walks through the terminal at San Francisco International Airport on April 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The largest U.S. airlines are making money again. Labor unions don’t want them to spend it on stock buybacks. A condition of the $54 billion in federal aid …

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Hundreds of Southwest pilots picket in Dallas amid summer travel crunch

Hundreds of Southwest pilots picket in Dallas amid summer travel crunch

DALLAS — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist would honk or yell encouragement. Most passengers made a beeline for …

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It's a pain to fly these days. The FAA and airlines are trying to fix that

It’s a pain to fly these days. The FAA and airlines are trying to fix that

WARRENTON, Va. – During a morning meeting in early May, staff at the federal air traffic command center rattle off a few of the day’s obstacles: storms near the Florida coast and in Texas, a military aircraft exercise, and a report of a bird strike at Newark Liberty International Airport. The center, about an hour’s …

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