Airlines

1:18pm

Wed September 12, 2012
The Salt

Have Lobster, Will Travel — And Race The Clock

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 12:47 pm

An overabundance of lobsters in Maine due to early shedding of shells has driven down prices to record lows. That's good for consumers.
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This summer in Maine, I ate more lobster than at any other time I've been there – twice in one day on a couple of occasions. We lobster lovers had the glut of soft-shells, which started in June as the lobsters began to shed earlier and faster than usual, to thank for the more affordable market price of around $4 or less a pound.

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4:48pm

Tue August 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Computer Troubles Freeze United Airlines' System, Bringing A Cascade Of Delays

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 1:51 pm

Two United Airlines planes sit at a terminal at San Francisco International Airport Friday. The airport briefly refused to accept any domestic arrivals Tuesday, after a computer crash disrupted United's system.
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Many travelers using United Airlines faced delays Tuesday, but they weren't connected to Hurricane Isaac. Instead, the airline's computer network crashed, leaving large parts of its system paralyzed Tuesday afternoon.

First noted around 2:15 p.m. EDT, the problems persisted until about 6:30 p.m. EDT, when the airline tweeted that it is "in the process of resuming operations and rebooking customers."

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5:12am

Mon August 27, 2012
Around the Nation

United Flight Attendant, 83, Ends 63-Year Career

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5:14pm

Mon August 20, 2012
The Two-Way

JetBlue Fined $90K For Not Telling Passengers They Were Allowed To Deplane

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 5:19 pm

A JetBlue Airways aircraft.
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The Department of Transportation said it has fined JetBlue $90,000, after it failed to inform passengers that they could leave a plane that sat at the gate for close to three hours.

DOT said that violated airline protection rules that went into effect in April 2010. The rule says that if passengers can get off the plane, they should be informed that they can do so and they should be given updates every 30 minutes.

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2:30am

Mon August 20, 2012
Business

Business News

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 11:52 am

American is currently seeking to cut costs in bankruptcy protection so the flight attendants' union pushed hard for this vote — warning that rejecting the contract could mean even deeper cuts or furloughs. The company's trying to cut about a billion dollars in labor costs. Mechanics and other union workers had previously accepted new contracts but pilots rejected American's latest offer earlier this month.

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