Daily Breeze – Responding to a telephoned bomb threat, a Southwest Airlines plane from Los Angeles to Austin made an emergency landing in Phoenix without incident Monday, an FBI official said.
Successful Meetings – Budget sequestration was supposed to cause significant flight delays for U.S. travelers. So far, however, it hasn’t. So finds a new analysis by flight tracking firm FlightStats, whose “May 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report” shows that North American air traffic performance in May remained “quite constant” with the previous two months.
Business Travel News – Alaska Airlines in May again was the most punctual major U.S. airline with an on-time performance ratio of 89.6 percent, according to FlightStats. Among the eight largest carriers, Delta again ranked second, at 86 percent, while American Airlines ranked last at 77.1 percent.
KING 5 News – Alaska Airlines and its pilots have reached a tentative five-year deal.
The new contract, which has been under development since last summer, includes pay raises, improved job security and ways to protect retirement and insurance benefits for pilots.
CBC News Marketplace – When we originally aired this story, Air Canada told us that improving on-time performance was a priority for the airline. In an e-mail to Marketplace, we were told: “Air Canada is now engaged in a company-wide, on-time-performance initiative that is resulting in continuous improvement in this area.”