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Delta and Virgin Atlantic venture gets tentative immunity from antitrust laws

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways on Friday won tentative US approval for antitrust immunity for their proposed transatlantic joint venture, officials said. The Department of Transportation said it had recommended approving a request by the two airlines for protection from prosecution over antitrust issues, saying the tie-up would…

Flights rerouted as massive solar storm slams Earth

WASHINGTON — Solar radiation from a massive sun storm — the largest in nearly a decade — collided with the Earth’s atmosphere, prompting an airline to reroute flights and skywatchers to seek out spectacular light displays. US carrier Delta Air Lines said it had adjusted flight routes for transpolar journeys…

Consumer spending data lifts US stocks more than 2%

US stock markets rallied on Monday as upbeat data on consumer spending lifted hopes that economic growth would pick up speed, while Hurricane Irene caused less damage than feared. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 254.71 points (2.26 percent) to close at 11,539.25. The broader S&P 500 surged 33.28 points (2.83…

Spending data lifts U.S. stocks more than 2 percent

NEW YORK — US stock markets rallied on Monday as upbeat data on consumer spending lifted hopes that economic growth would pick up speed, while Hurricane Irene caused less damage than feared. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 254.71 points (2.26 percent) to close at 11,539.25. The broader S&P…

U.S. fines Delta Air $2 million over disabilities rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Transportation fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for violating federal rules on passengers with disabilities, it said on Thursday. The fine is the largest ever imposed against an airline in a non-safety related case. The agency said it had found many violations of…

Delta Air Lines accused of ‘illegal’ behavior in unionization vote

A union representing flight attendants has all but accused Delta Air Lines of stealing a unionization vote. On Wednesday the results of a month-long union-organizing vote by Delta Air Lines flight attendants showed that the employees narrowly rejected unionization, by a margin of 50.9 percent against to 49.1 percent in…

Jimmy Carter to spend 2nd night in Ohio hospital

Cleveland hospital says ex-President Jimmy Carter to spend 2nd night there for stomach ache Former President Jimmy Carter will spend a second night in an Ohio hospital for additional medical observation after being whisked from an airplane to an emergency room with an upset stomach. “President Carter is in very…

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