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December 08, 2014

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Dallas Love Field will be unveiling plans for a new 4,000-space parking garage to be located across from its new ticket hall. The five-level garage, which still needs approval from the city of Dallas, would help ease parking problems that have plagued the airport since the lifting of the Wright Amendment restrictions, according to this report in the Dallas Observer.

-Checked bag fees and other "ancillary fees" may increase on popular travel days around Thanksgiving and Christmas, reports the Los Angeles Times. For example, Spirit Airlines has already raised checked bag prices by $2 during the holiday travel period from December 18 to January 5.

-And for those following the labor negotiations between American Airlines and its flight attendants and pilots, profit-sharing (or the lack of it) has become a main topic of discussion. Cranky Flier, aka Brett Snyder, weighed in on the issue in this column from last week. "American’s decision to stick to its guns on profit-sharing means it can’t back off at this point. It would create more ill will with the rest of the workgroups than it would create goodwill with the pilots. This management team wants to be consistent in its dealings, and that means it has backed itself into a no profit-sharing corner. That may prove to be a good thing in the long run, but for now, that stance is just making the front line groups mad," Snyder writes.

-Andrea Ahles

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