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FAA to weigh easing limits on electronic devices

WASHINGTON — With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings. The 28-member FAA advisory committee voted to recommend the ...

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Judge approves American Airlines’ bankruptcy plan

DALLAS — A federal judge has approved American Airlines’ plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection and merge with US Airways, although the airlines must still resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to block the merger. A trial ...

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American, U.S. Airways to government: You just don’t get it

DALLAS — American Airlines and US Airways say that the government’s opposition to their planned merger shows that it doesn’t understand the airline industry. The Justice Department and several states sued last month to block the merger, on the grounds ...

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Traffic dips but revenue figure rises at Southwest

DALLAS — Passenger flew fewer miles on Southwest Airlines Co. in August but they paid more per mile than a year ago. The company, which also owns AirTran Airways, said Monday that passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile ...

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