December 26 Airline News

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[BR][BR][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][STRONG]U.S. Airlines Lag Europe, Asia in Cost Controls [/STRONG][/FONT][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][BR][BR]CHICAGO (Bloomberg) - U.S. airlines, led by UAL Corp.'s United Airlines, are spending their way to a record annual loss. Their recovery plan: adopt the lower costs helping European and Asian carriers improve results in 2002. [BR][BR]Complete Story: [A href=http://quote.bloomberg.com/fgcgi.cgi?T=marketsquote99_relnews.ht&s=APgtwPRMTVS5TLiBB]http://quote.bloomberg.com/fgcgi.cgi?T=marketsquote99_relnews.ht&s=APgtwPRMTVS5TLiBB[/A][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][STRONG]United Airlines postpones motion to cancel union contracts[/STRONG][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT size=3][FONT face=Times New Roman][SPAN]CHICAGO (Reuters) - UAL Corp.'s United Airlines said late on Thursday it would delay until Friday filing court papers that would allow the airline to terminate labor contracts with its unions.[/SPAN] [/FONT][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT size=3][FONT face=Times New Roman]Complete Story: [A href=http://asia.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=businessnews&StoryID=1961376]http://asia.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=businessnews&StoryID=1961376[/A][/FONT][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT size=3][FONT face=Times New Roman][SPAN]United Air said set to enter tough U.S. labor talks[/SPAN] [/FONT][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3]WASHINGTON (Reuters) - UAL Corp's United Airlines, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection two weeks ago, was expected to file a court motion on Thursday that would launch labor-management negotiations that could determine whether the company lives or dies, the Washington Post said.[/FONT][BR][BR][FONT size=3][FONT face=Times New Roman]Complete Story: [A href=http://www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=1961231]http://www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=1961231[/A][/FONT][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][STRONG]New United Court Filing May Spur Labor Talks - Motion Could Lead to Voiding of Union Deals[/STRONG][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3]WASHINGTON (Washington Post) - United Airlines, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection two weeks ago, is expected to file a court motion today that will launch it into tough labor-management negotiations that could determine whether the company lives or dies.[/NITF] [/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3]Complete Story: [A href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37771-2002Dec25.html]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37771-2002Dec25.html[/A][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][STRONG][SPAN]United Air Labor Pacts Face Overhaul[/SPAN] [/STRONG][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3]NEW YORK (TheStreet.com) - Decades of hard-fought labor concessions at United Airlines could go out the window Thursday when the UAL Corp. unit makes a normally routine filing in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. [/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3]Complete Story: [A href=http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/markets/marketfeatures/10060139.html]http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/markets/marketfeatures/10060139.html[/A][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][SPAN][STRONG]United seeks to outsource more maintenance [/STRONG][/SPAN][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][SPAN]CHICAGO (USA Today) - As United Airlines struggles to slash more than $2 billion a year in labor costs, it's planning major changes in an expense invisible to passengers but dear to their hearts: the maintenance of its planes. [BR][BR]United, the biggest airline ever to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, employs 12,000 mechanics at airports and maintenance stations nationwide and operates aircraft-overhaul hangars in Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Oakland and San Francisco. The carrier is on track to spend $2 billion this year on maintenance  for pay, facilities, parts and services.[BR][BR]Complete Story: [A href=http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2002-12-26-united-maintenance_x.htm]http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2002-12-26-united-maintenance_x.htm[/A][/SPAN][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][SPAN][STRONG]Delta slashes fee for same-day flight changes[/STRONG][/SPAN][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][SPAN]NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines on Thursday cut the fee for customers making same-day flight changes to $25 from $100, following similar moves by rival carriers. [BR][BR]But unlike other airlines, Delta did not eliminate its standby fee altogether.[BR][BR]Complete Story: [A href=http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/021226/airlines_delta_1.html]http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/021226/airlines_delta_1.html[/A][BR][BR][/SPAN][/FONT][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][SPAN][STRONG]US Airways Simulator Engineers Vote to Ratify Cost-Saving Agreement[/STRONG][/SPAN][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][SPAN]ARLINGTON (PRNewswire-FirstCall) - US Airways simulator engineers, represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 546, today ratified an agreement reached in mid-December on the company's restructuring and efforts to further reduce costs.[/SPAN][/FONT][BR][BR][FONT face=Times New Roman size=3][SPAN]Complete Story: [A href=http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/021226/dcth007_1.html]http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/021226/dcth007_1.html[/A][/SPAN][/FONT][BR][BR]