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1 hr ago | 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: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, ExactTarget

5 hrs ago | 13WHAM

Panel faults safety practices at NY's Metro-North

A panel convened by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance in recent years.

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Related Topix: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

Wed Aug 27, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

Giant inflatable duck lists to one side in Port of Los Angeles

San Pedro's visiting giant duck, the star attraction in last week's Tall Ships Festival, began listing to the side in the Downtown Harbor late Wednesday, prompting questions about whether it had taken a blow from the rough seas pummeling outer beaches.

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Related Topix: Port of Los Angeles

Business Journal

Contractors score legal victory against FedEx Ground

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing previous District Court decisions in Oregon and California, on Wednesday ruled that 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground should be considered employees instead of independent contractors.

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Related Topix: Air Courier, FedEx, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Business Journal

Fatal Landstar accident leads to $15 million verdict

In one of the largest motorcycle-accident judgments in Florida, the family of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a truck driver operating for a Landstar System Inc. subsidiary has been awarded nearly $15 million.

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Related Topix: Landstar System, Trucking

Xenia Daily Gazette

Fighting to save Ohio Postal Service jobs

In 2015, the United States Postal Service plans to close and consolidate up to 82 mail processing facilities across the country - including ones in Akron, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown - putting 15,000 jobs at risk.

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Related Topix: Ohio, United States Postal Service, Postal, Opinion

1110 KFAB

Fire At Union Pacific Building

Omaha firefighters were prepared for the worst when they responded to a fire on the 19th floor of the Union Pacific Building in downtown early Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Union Pacific, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE

KRMG-AM Tulsa

FAA investigates drone flown over NFL game

The unmanned aircraft system, or drone, had a camera mounted on it as it flew over the NFL game, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Air NZ shares hit 2-month high on profit growth

An Airbus A321neo in Air New Zealand livery. The airline will buy at least three A321neos and 13 Airbus A320neos in a $1.6 billion deal with Airbus announced in June.

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Related Topix: New Zealand Travel, Travel, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Pacific Travel, Airlines, Air New Zealand

Business Journal

Port Columbus passenger traffic hits six-year high in July

Port Columbus International Airport had its busiest July in six years with more than 590,000 passengers getting on and off planes.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines

NorthJersey.com

Elderly woman stranded at Newark Liberty airport [video]

Alice Vaticano tells WCBS-TV in New York that she was planning to fly on Southwest Airlines from Newark Liberty International Airport to Denver.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines

ABC News

New York City Subway Train Goes Wrong Way

New York City transit officials say a subway operator and conductor have been taken out of service while they investigate how a train ended up going the wrong way.

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Related Topix: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

WESH-TV

Driver killed when truck crashes into OIA retention pond

A man died after a crashing his truck into a retention pond at Orlando International Airport on Monday, according to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

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Related Topix: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Journal

Alexander & Baldwin's Lofts @ The Collection in Honolulu sell out over the weekend

Homebuyers looking to score a loft at Alexander & Baldwin's Honolulu condominium project The Collection in Kakaako waited in lines for hours over the weekend to pay at least $349,000 for a studio, the developer said Monday.

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Related Topix: The Collection, Techno, Alexander and Baldwin, Honolulu, HI

Reuters

Pilots' union, UPS barred from probe of 2013 U.S. crash

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board told United Parcel Service Inc and its pilots union on Monday they can no longer take part in the investigation of a 2013 crash that killed two UPS pilots.

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Related Topix: Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Birmingham, AL

WFAA-TV Dallas

Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline

Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches.

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Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Frontier Will Suspend Sioux City Flights Oct. 24 Aug. 25

Frontier Airlines plans to suspend Sioux City service on Oct. 24. Sioux City airport director Curt Miller says an email from Frontier described the suspension as a seasonal shutdown.

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Related Topix: Frontier Airlines, Airlines

CBS Local

Chisholm Trail Parkway Bridges Need Repair

Officials in North Texas will have to repair faulty bridge beams on the new $1.4 billion Chisholm Trail Parkway after an inspection found design flaws.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, North Texas Tollway Authority

New York Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: JetBlue comes to aid of family whose daughter died in tragic fire

The Mendez family, from Hamilton Heights, was desperately trying to scrape together the money to fly to the Dominican Republic to bury their daughter when an airline employee spotted their tragic story in The Daily News.

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Related Topix: Fire, Airlines, JetBlue Airways

Sun Aug 24, 2014

NBC Miami

Flight Diverted After Threat

An American Airlines flight from DFW Airport to San Diego made an emergency landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Sunday.

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Related Topix: DallasFort Worth International Airport, Phoenix, AZ, Twitter

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