Dispatchers, pilot instructors and simulator technicians at American Airlines and US Airways are all members of the Transport Workers Union. But the American members want to leave the union.
American Airlines pilots could begin voting as soon as Wednesday on a new contract that would provide raises and boost airline costs by $550 million a year. Pilots are divided.
A former National Transportation Safety Board official says the AirAsia Flight 8501 investigation will focus on whether the flight dispatcher provided sufficient weather information to the pilot.
Delta, the first airline to report December traffic, said unit revenue fell because the Sunday following Thanksgiving was in November after being in December in 2013.
United Airlines faced Twitter outrage when it allegedly left a dog traveling in cargo out in the rain in Houston. Not surprisingly, the truth differs from the Twitter accounts.
Chrysler is expected to cap a successful year with a 20% sales gain in December, as overall auto sales are projected to rise about 10% for the month.
People love to complain about airline service, so each year TheStreet selects the top five moments when airline employees got it right and helped out passengers.
American Airlines says it will give employees 4% pay raises on top of raises they negotiate in contract talks. Meanwhile, pilots at regional subsidiary Envoy agreed to a concessionary contract.
Boeing has benefited for years from high oil prices that make new, fuel-efficient airplanes an obvious bargain. Now the benefit is not quite so obvious.
Delta has been attacking American for its lack of profit sharing, but flight attendant leader Laura Glading says the carrier is trying to fend off an organizing drive.