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Plane on LAX-to-Austin route makes emergency landing in Phoenix

DailyBreezeNewsDaily 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.

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Sequestration Did Not Cause Flight Delays, Report Shows

SuccessfulMeetingsSuccessful 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.

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Alaska Airlines in May again was the most punctual major U.S. airline

BusinessTravelNewsBusiness 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.

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Alaska Airlines and pilots draft tentative new contract

KING5NewsKING 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.

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Air Canada has started to turn around their on-time performance

CBCNewsCBC 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.”

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