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August 05, 2013

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-The first lawsuit related to Southwest Airlines' landing gear collapse incident at LaGuardia was filed. According to the Associated Press, Jacqueline Young says she suffered permanent injuries after the accident and is seeking unspecified compensation for her injuries.

-The acquisition of Frontier Airlines by some of the investors previously involved with Spirit Airlines may bring a new low-fare carrier on to the market, reports Bloomberg News. "Frontier could present Phoenix-based Indigo an opportunity to expand the leisure-travel model in the U.S. that has enjoyed immense popularity worldwide, with players such as Ryanair Holdings, easyJet, Wizz Air, and Volaris. Such airlines offer low fares but then assess fees for nearly every aspect of a flight, from water to carrying aboard a bag," the article says.

-And even an astrophysicist couldn't figure out what is the fastest way to board an airplane. This Associated Press story looks at how airlines are on a never-ending quest to find the fastest boarding solutions as passengers bring more carry-on items on to planes and crowd gate areas.

-Andrea Ahles



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