China Stock Roundup: WuXi PharmaTech Plans New VC Fund, China Eastern

China Stock Roundup: WuXi PharmaTech Plans New VC Fund, China Eastern
China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. will purchase 50 Next-Generation 737-800s from Boeing as stated in their public disclosure to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The single-aisle aircraft are crucial to the state-owned airline's plans to increase its …
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T+L magazine: Virgin America, Singapore are top airlines for 2015
Virgin America has been named the USA's top airline according to the 2015 "World's Best Awards" released Tuesday (July 7) by Travel + Leisure magazine. It's the eight consecutive year T+L has tabbed the San Francisco-based carrier as the top in the …
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Here's why you should expect airline disruptions to get worse
As airlines switch to electronic luggage tags and more travelers swap paper tickets for boarding passes stored on smartphones, industry consultants say the impact of technology disruptions will keep growing. That means more money lost for airlines and …
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Brazil's Gol Airline Deepens Delta Ties

Brazil's Gol Airline Deepens Delta Ties
The agreement is intended to “strengthen the airlines' strategic alliance and enhance Gol's financial position and liquidity.” It follows a 2011 deal under which the two airlines reached a code-sharing agreement after Delta invested $ 100 million for a …
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5 ways airlines are making flying worse
Airlines and plane manufacturers are reconfiguring planes to fit more people and make them more economical — often to the detriment of our comfort. “When you have more people crammed into a plane, it's like putting more rats into a cage,” says George …
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Frontier Airlines' pullout leaves Delaware with no flights
WILMINGTON, Del. – Frontier Airlines quietly pulled the plug on commercial airline service out of Wilmington's New Castle Airport last week – almost two years to the day after its first flight out of Delaware. "Frontier has pulled out of [New Castle …
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United Airlines blames grounding of hundreds of flights on computer glitch
The grounding of hundreds of United Airlines flights because of a computer glitch marked the latest in a series of airline delays and cancellations in the last few years that experts blame on massive, interconnected computer systems that lack …
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DOJ subpoenas airlines over keeping ticket prices high
Washington (CNN) The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said …
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Spirit Airlines shares slip on lowered outlook
Spirit Airlines Inc. SAVE, +0.41% shares declined in the extended session Monday after the discount airline said it lowered its guidance for the year. Spirit shares fell 6% to $ 59.70 on moderate volume. The company said about 500 flights were cancelled …
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Frontier Is One Airline That's Actually Improving the Middle Seat
Of course, there's a catch: The new seats are more tightly packed than the ones they replace—and they're skinnier too, with a little less padding than you'll find on many major airlines. With only 28 inches of pitch, passengers will now have two fewer …
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For an Airline Upgrade, Miles Aren't Always the Best Bet
But smaller first-class cabins, fuller flights and increased airline efforts to sell those prime seats has eaten away at that advantage, said George Hobica, publisher of deal site AirfareWatchdog.com. "I've seen flights where there are 20 elites on the …
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U.S. Airlines Face Antitrust Collusion Investigation–What's The Big Deal?
This won't be the defense airlines use, but “restrictive” combinations of various kinds can be efforts by businesses to coordinate and cooperate, to adjust to uncertainties, to cope with imperfect information, to minimize transaction costs, deal with …
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Accenture's sale of Mpls.-based Navitaire reflects clout of discount airlines

Accenture's sale of Mpls.-based Navitaire reflects clout of discount airlines
It was purchased last week by Amadeus IT Holding SA, the Spanish firm that is Europe's leading provider of airline reservation systems, in a deal that reflects the growing importance of discount carriers and Navitaire's role as the developer of the …
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Major U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Expansion Of Gulf Carriers
The three major U.S. airlines — American, United and Delta — are pressuring the government to stifle competition by carriers from the Persian Gulf. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: There's a fight going on between the U.S. and the Persian Gulf. It's not about …
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Southwest Airlines, Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Contract
The 8,000 pilots, represented by the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association, became frustrated with the slow pace of talks and late last year sought federal mediation, a first for the group. The National Mediation Board, a federal agency that helps …
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Airline Scams Take Off on Facebook – TIME
July and August are historically the most popular months for air travel in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Travel Statistics, and when most people plan a vacation, they're looking for deals. That desire to keep expenses down while also getting …
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Kehlani Blasts United Airlines for Racist Treatment

Kehlani Blasts United Airlines for Racist Treatment
Kehlani put United Airlines on blast after a flight attendant allegedly made a racist comment toward her. The singer went on Twitter Monday night (July 6) to give details on the incident, which left Kehlani and her dancers booted off the plane …
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Asiana Airlines hit with class action lawsuit on anniversary of crash
Monday marks the second anniversary of a deadly plane crash at San Francisco International Airport as the airline faces a new class action lawsuit. The suit just filed against South Korea-based Asiana Airlines involves 53 passengers. Two years ago …
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Alaska Airlines Android App Looks Much Less Ugly Following Major 3.0 Update

Alaska Airlines Android App Looks Much Less Ugly Following Major 3.0 Update
Alaska Airlines doesn't handle all of the flights to Alaska, but if you're heading to the state, there's a decent chance you will consider riding one of the company's planes. The airline offers an Android app that you can use throughout every step of …
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Myanmar National Airlines faces challenges as bold international expansion
Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) plans to launch services on the highly competitive Yangon-Singapore route in Aug-2015 as it starts to implement an ambitious international expansion plan. The newly rebranded government-owned carrier took delivery of …
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Airline fees we love to hate

Airline fees we love to hate
Now that JetBlue started charging for bags on Tuesday, Southwest Airlines will be the only major U.S. airline not tacking on additional luggage fees. All told, the major U.S. airlines made more than $ 2.6 billion in baggage fees in 2014, according to …
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Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Celebrate First 787 Dreamliner for Flag Carrier
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines celebrated a historic event today witnessed by H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, with the flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner …
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Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Related Union Requests Federal
AURORA, Colo., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Despite enjoying record profits last year of $ 1.1 billion, Southwest Airlines refuses to have meaningful negotiations with its Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Related union ‑ the Aircraft …
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Cyber attacks against airlines by terrorists – how real is this?
LOT Polish Airlines last month was forced to cancel 10 flights and delay 12 others in response to an attack against computers issuing flight plans at Warsaw's Okecie Airport that overloaded its network. That came a few weeks after United Airlines had …
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Alaska Airlines debuts Milwaukee-Seattle flights at Mitchell
The first Alaska Airlines plane serving passengers at General Mitchell International Airport landed and took off Wednesday afternoon, bringing the number of commercial airlines providing daily trips from Milwaukee to nine. Alaska Airlines flights to …
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Airlines, consumer groups bicker over ticket-change fees
WASHINGTON — Consumer groups are urging the Transportation Department to rein in change fees for airline tickets, which are setting records after growing significantly during the last decade. But airline representatives on Tuesday told the Advisory …
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