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November 12, 2012

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-A Southwest jet slid off a taxiway at Denver International Airport on Saturday evening during icy and snowy conditions. There were no injuries in the incident which occurred shortly after Southwest Flight 1905 had landed, Bloomberg News reported.

-The European Union is putting on hold its new carbon-emission law that requires airlines flying to and from Europe to pay for carbon allowances. According to Reuters, the EU will resume enforcement of the law if the U.N. airline body does not deliver a plan to deal with rising airline emissions. U.S. and Chinese carriers had balked at the new law which went to effect earlier this year.

-With pilots hitting a government-mandated retirement age of 65 starting in December, airlines are looking at a pilot shortage. The Wall Street Journal took a closer look at the looming pilot shortage facing U.S. carriers in this article over the weekend. (subscription required)

-Andrea Ahles

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TiredOfPanderingANDREA

" According to Reuters, the EU will resume enforcement of the law if the U.N. airline body does not deliver a paln to deal with rising airline emissions."

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