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April 29, 2013

Monday Midday Must-Reads

The widow of 9/11 United Flight 175 Captain Victor Saracini is advocating for a second barrier to airline cockpit doors, reports Bloomberg News. Saracini, who is gaining congressional support, says even with reinforced cockpit doors, the doors are opened several times during flights, which could allow a terrorist to seize control.

-Southwest Airlines is cutting 300 employees from its AirTran operations in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The baggage handlers, ticket counter and gate agents could take jobs elsewhere in Southwest's system if they are willing to relocate but if not, will receive severance packages.

-In case Sky Talk readers have forgotten why there is so much animosity between American Airlines management and union employees, this Forbes blogger revisits the 2003 executive bonuses that started it all.

-Andrea Ahles

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