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American Airlines to only issue electronic tickets from November 1

Paper tickets have become an artifact from the past with the rise of mobile devices, and the decision may be an attempt to show stakeholders and flyers that AA is keeping with the times despite its slipping track record.

American Airlines to only issue electronic tickets from November 1

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TSA workers ratify their first-ever union contract by a landslide

Supporters of the contract believe its initiatives will succeed at improving employee morale and behavior, while critics think it will insulate its bloated workforce and impact security operations.

TSA workers ratify their first-ever union contract by a landslide

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Infographic: Happiest U.S. airlines for your holiday travel

Not surprisingly Alaska and Southwest top the rank of the "happiest" employees.

Infographic: Happiest U.S. airlines for your holiday travel

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American Airlines sidesteps debt investigation and gets 30 extra days on restructuring plan

It was initially suspected that AMR was using the additional time to work behind the scenes with US Airways on a merger, but there's just as much of a chance that management is using the time to structure a standalone exit -- and reap the huge rewards.

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WestJet Encore announces new president and plans to start serving small Canadian towns this summer

Air Canada just began similar routes leading to a competitive market that will lower fares and increase connectivity for small communities that have relied on trains for reasonably priced travel in the past.

WestJet Encore announces new president and plans to start serving small Canadian towns this summer

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Can Iberia Airlines win its “fight for survival”?

British Airways isn't going to sit around and wait for Spanish workers to come to the table on their own terms. It knows what will happen if it delays, and it's not in a mood to let Iberia determine the entire group's fate.

Can Iberia Airlines win its “fight for survival”?

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The world megacarrier that wasn’t: Qatar considered merging with Emirates before joining oneworld

International competitors are intimidated by Gulf airlines on their own and continue to block their traffic rights, so one can only imagine the industry’s reaction to the merger that would have put airlines over the edge.

The world megacarrier that wasn’t: Qatar considered merging with Emirates before joining oneworld

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American Airlines was the tardiest airline by a landslide this September

AA can’t know for certain that its pilots were behind the airline’s shocking number of delays this September, especially since its record has improved, despite the ongoing rift between pilots and management.

American Airlines was the tardiest airline by a landslide this September

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Why is another £2 tax on travelers in Britain such a big deal?

It's understandable why the British hate the APD tax (the highest in the world), but it's unclear why the next increase, which in line with inflation, seems to be the straw to break the tourists' backs.

Why is another £2 tax on travelers in Britain such a big deal?

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Amadeus reports an OK Q3 as it keeps on biting off bigger chunks of the airline industry

Amadeus is much more than a global distribution system provider, and the airline IT solutions side of its business is growing much faster than the still-larger travel agency side.

Amadeus reports an OK Q3 as it keeps on biting off bigger chunks of the airline industry