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April 02, 2012

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-AirTran Airways, which is now owned by Southwest Airlines, performed the best for its passengers in getting them to their destinations on time with the least amount of hassle, according to a report released this weekend. In this Associated Press story, American Eagle ranked the worst of the 15 carriers that the report analyzed using Department of Transportation statistics. Southwest ranked 7th while American Airlines ranked 10th.

-Pinnacle Airlines, a regional carrier that flies for Delta, United, and Continental, filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday evening. According to Bloomberg News, the carrier listed assets of $1.5 billion and liabilities of $1.4 billion and ended the most recent quarter with $81.8 million in cash. The carrier is suspending its United Express service by Aug. 1 while continuing with other services.

-The wife of a JetBlue Airways pilot, who acted erratically last week on a flight from New York to Las Vegas, issued a statement on Sunday, asking for privacy and thanking other crew members for acting professionally when the flight was diverted to Amarillo because of the pilot's behavior.

-Virgin America has painted a beard on one of its planes as part of its marketing agreement with the San Francisco Giants (relief pitcher Brian Wilson is famous for his beard). I think it looks odd, but some may love it. This blogger at NBC Sports doesn't seem too excited about the beard either.

-Andrea Ahles


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Another must read is the law suit AA filed against Gailean David. Have a look at www.dearskysteward.com Seems like they are going to an awful lot of trouble to shut down a web site they pay no attention to

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