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...high, he said. Airline mergers can also affect fares, and a huge one could take place early in 2013. American Airlines and US Airways are in talks about combining. The general consensus among consumer advocates is that airline mergers aren't good for passengers....


Atlas Air / Polar Air Cargo Flight Dispatchers Ratify First Contract

Flight Dispatchers for Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo have ratified their first contract in a vote last week. By an overwhelming margin, the dispatchers of the two carriers; who operate under the umbrella of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, accepted the terms of the five year agreement.


United Airlines said Tuesday that it will cut costs, overhaul its website, and shift flying from Asia to Europe as it aims to keep shareholders happy. United didn’t announce any furloughs as part of the cost-cutting measures outlined on Tuesday in a presentation to investors.


On November 13th, the Airline Division hosted a meeting of Principal Officers, Business Agents and the 10 rank-and-file members of the National Seniority Integration Committee representing the new United Airlines. The Airline Division called the meeting in order to resolve disagreements among the National SIC over what method should be used to integrate the seniority lists as well as the applicability of the Consent Decree.