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Airline stocks can make foreboding investments given the volume of news surrounding the airline industry. In the articles below, you will find airline news coverage with a focus on new aircraft orders and capital expenditures, union contract negotiations for pilots, flight attendants and ground crew, airline mergers and overall trends in airline industry revenue.

Additionally, you'll find consumer-focused coverage of airlines -- including baggage fees, interactions with the Transportation Security Administration and reviews of airports -- which, in time, may impact the price of airline shares and the perception of the airline industry as a whole.

Airline News Today

United misses earnings estimates by 2 cents, but a leading airline analyst says it reflects the impact of a decision to terminate a portion of its 2015 fuel hedges.
1/22/15 9:22AM
Four airlines -- American, United, China Air and China Eastern -- already fly non-stop from LAX to Shanghai. Delta wants to make it five.
1/22/15 7:05AM
Delta Air Lines says unit revenue declined in every international region -- the Atlantic, the Pacific and Latin America. But strong domestic performance enables a robust fourth quarter.
1/21/15 7:10AM
Delta, the first airline to report fourth-quarter earnings, grows profit by 70%, beats estimates and posts margins of 13% despite fuel hedging losses and lower international revenue.
1/20/15 10:01AM
American Airlines shares have led the airline sector down in 2015, but analysts still like the carrier, mainly because of its unhedged fuel position.
1/16/15 7:30AM
American Airlines has pilot seniority lists from three airlines -- American, America West and US Airways. Arbitrators ruled that all three pilot groups can participate in seniority list arbitration.
1/16/15 6:45AM
The International Association of Machinists says 60% of Delta flight attendants have signed cards seeking a union representation election.
1/13/15 1:21PM
American Airlines President Scott Kirby extends the until Jan. 30 for pilots to approve a new contract and get retroactive pay for December and January.
1/12/15 11:32AM
United Airlines faces an uproar after firing13 flight attendants for refusing a Hong Kong flight due to security fears after someone painted a mysterious image on the plane's exterior.
1/12/15 7:07AM
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.
1/8/15 7:33AM
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.
1/6/15 10:48AM
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.
1/5/15 1:14PM
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.
1/5/15 11:04AM
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.
12/30/14 12:17PM
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.
12/29/14 6:45AM
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.
12/24/14 6:45AM
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.
12/23/14 6:45AM
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.
12/22/14 6:45AM
United took advantage of the Boeing 787's unique capabilities to begin San Francisco-Chengdu flights in June. Now the carrier is moving to daily service during summer 2015.
12/18/14 6:45AM
American Airlines regional subsidiary Envoy has a complex history that made it difficult for pilots to accept a proposed contract. Now pilots are voting on a new tentative deal.
12/17/14 7:28AM

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