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1 hr ago | NewsTarget.com

Federal judge overturns Kauai County's GMO and pesticide regulations

Last Nov., Kauai County, which consists of three Hawaiian islands, passed Kauai County Ordinance 960, which required large-scale agricultural operations to disclose the presence of pesticides and genetically modified crops, as reported by Hawaii's KHON 2 News .

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Related Topix: Kauai County, HI, Hawaiian Airlines, Transportation, Hawaiian Holdings, Agriculture, Science

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Is Southwest Airlines ready to 'evolve' to court (more) business travelers?

Could a surprising - some might say shocking - development at one of Europe's most notorious no-frills low-fare airlines portend any changes at America's low-fare, no-frills leader Southwest Airlines ? Earlier this week Dublin, Ireland-based Ryanair , a hugely-successful low-fare, no-frills carrier, said it would introduce a new "Business Plus" ... (more)

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Ireland, World News

8 hrs ago | Switched

What You Think You Know About Hawaii Is Actually All Wrong

More than a five hour flight from Los Angeles, sometimes it's easy to forget that Hawaii is very much a part of the 50 states -- and mainlanders unfortunately remind Hawaii's residents of their ignorance often.

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Related Topix: Hawaiian Airlines, Transportation, Hawaiian Holdings

12 hrs ago | Independent.ie

a 16 gadget sparks 'right to recline' row among airline passengers

Aer Lingus has assured customers they won't have to fight for the right to recline despite soaring sales of a controversial travel gadget that prevents passengers from leaning back in their seats.

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Related Topix: United Airlines, Newark, NJ, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

16 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Sit up straight until airlines ease reclining turbulence

None of us should take this lying down. When it comes to reclining seats on airplanes, we need to draw a line - and maybe we all should be required to sit up straight until everyone agrees on what that line should be.

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Related Topix: United Airlines, Newark, NJ, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Opinion, Business News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Age

Clock ticks on cheap tickets

The end is in sight for the days of falling airfares and empty planes with both major Australian domestic airlines saying the battle for customers is too bruising.

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Related Topix: Qantas Airways

CNN

Airlines: Saving lives with trashed leather

Southwest Airlines recently launched Luv Seat, an upcycling initiative that aims to repurpose 80,000 used leather seat covers.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Family, Kids, Travel

The Washington Post

Jet Fuel Crunch Strikes New York Airports Before Holiday: Energy

The lowest seasonal supply of jet fuel on record is pushing prices higher and leading to voluntary restrictions in the New York region as the nation's busiest air hub prepares for a holiday rush.

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Related Topix: New York, us Travel, Travel, Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Science / Technology

Dallas Morning News

Southwest Airlines to ease Dallas Love Field parking

Lined with billboards advertising Southwest Airlines' new routes, a freshly leveled lot on Mockingbird Lane awaits paving for 900 parking spaces near the Love Field entrance.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX, Virgin America

Check-in.aero

Hawaiian Airlines starts 60-day trial of home-printed bag tags

Hawaiian Airlines passengers flying from Seattle and Oakland have the option of printing their own bag tags during the online check-in process.

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Related Topix: Hawaiian Airlines

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Virgin Australia airline posts $333 million loss

Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian dollars in its last fiscal year, a three-fold increase over the previous year.

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Related Topix: Qantas Airways

NBC Chicago

Seat Fight Forced AA Flight to Land

An American Airlines flight was forced to land in Boston Wednesday night after a French passenger, irate over a reclined seat in front of him, confronted and grabbed a flight crew member, federal prosecutors say.

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Related Topix: United Airlines, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Healthcare Industry, Newark, NJ

Business Journal

Southwest launches new nonstop service between San Antonio and New Orleans

San Antonians who want to get away to the Big Easy for beignets from CafA© du Monde and a hurricane from Pat O'Brien 's will now be able to take advantage of a new nonstop flight on Southwest Airlines .

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans Travel, Transportation, Southwest Airlines

AmericanBankingNews.com

Southwest Airlines Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

Shares of Southwest Airlines have been given an average rating of "Buy" by the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports .

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines

Business Journal

Got a complaint? Southwest Airlines' new social media hub is listening

When will the plane take off? Will I miss my connecting flight? What about my baggage? Will I need a hotel tonight and will the airline pay for that? These days, customers will take their complaints to social media, blasting companies in public if there's a complication, disruption or bad experience, especially if they don't get answers right away.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, ExactTarget

Mr.

Hey! Watch My Knees

A United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver had to divert to Chicago on Sunday when two passengers got into a bit of a brawl over the ability to recline in the economy class of the plane.

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Related Topix: United Airlines

Wed Aug 27, 2014

USA Today

Frontier reduces service from Delaware

Frontier Airlines has further reduced its offerings from New Castle Airport near Wilmington, Del., the airline confirmed Monday, as local leaders expressed disappointment, though not despair about the future Frontier reduces service from Delaware Frontier Airlines has further reduced its offerings from New Castle Airport near Wilmington, Del., the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Transportation, Frontier Airlines, Wilmington, DE

The New Zealand Herald

Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year

Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar statutory loss for the last fiscal year reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.

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CultureMap

American Airlines and US Airways pull flights from Orbitz after dispute

Passengers looking to compare airfare prices through Orbitz will no longer see American Airlines flights among the options.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Southwest Airlines, Travel

Journalgazette.net

Legroom statistics touch a nerve with cramped airline passengers

Fliers aren't imagining it: Airliners across the country have pushed for years for denser, more lucrative cabins - and jet makers are unveiling innovative new ways to cram more passengers into shrinking seats.

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Related Topix: Transportation, JetBlue Airways, Virgin America, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Embraer Aircraft, Embraer 190, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

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