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October 07, 2013

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Korean Air flight 32 made an emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Sunday, shortly after take-off as pilots had discovered a problem with one of its engines. According to the local NBC affiliate, the pilot circled over the Metroplex and dumped fuel prior to the landing. No one was injured, the airport said.

-A nine-year-old boy was able to get through security at Minneapolis/St. Paul airport on Thursday and boarded a Delta Air Lines plane to Las Vegas even though he did not have a boarding pass. The Chicago Tribune said the crew of the flight became suspicious of the stowaway who was then taken in to custody when the plane arrived in Las Vegas.

-USA Today's Ben Mutzabaugh asks the question, "is Delta challenging Alaska Airlines with its new routes added in Seattle?" in his latest article. "Delta has long played up its partnership with Seattle-based Alaska Airlines as crucial for helping funnel passengers to its growing roster of international destinations from Seattle. But, in its latest announcement , Delta says its domestic growth at Seattle "will allow for convenient connections to all of Seattle's international Delta flights." There's no mention of Alaska Airlines in the release," Mutzabaugh writes.

-Andrea Ahles

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