4 Things To Know From Aug. 4, 2015From airlines taking a stand on big game hunting trophies to the latest on the GOP debate, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Aug. 3.
American Airlines Joins Delta In Banning Shipment Of Wildlife TrophiesDelta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.
Security Threat Grounds American Airlines Flight Bound For MSPNearly 180 people are finally in the Twin Cities after a rough night. American Airlines said a flight that left from Charlotte, N.C. had to turn around shortly after takeoff due to a security threat.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing For MN Woman In LaborA Minnesota woman who was flying from Philadelphia to Atlanta went into labor, causing the flight she was on to make an emergency landing in North Carolina. According to a report from the CBS affiliate in Greensboro, Shaniqua Cherry was on American Airlines flight 611 when her water broke.
Good Question: Do Airline Mergers Hurt Or Help Us? American Airlines plans to end its direct flights from MSP to New York’s LaGuardia and Washington’s Reagan National Airports. The changes are part of a deal with the Justice Department to push through American's merger with U.S. Airways. American agreed to give up some of its airport slots to lower-cost airlines. So do airline mergers hurt us or help us? According to Myles Shaver, a professor business strategy at the Carlson School of Business, opinions are mixed.
Good Question: Why Aren't Airfare Rates Fixed?The sub-zero temperatures have some people looking to get out of town for a bit. And there's a good chance the airfare they pay now could vary by hundreds of dollars in just a month from now. Travel expert Terry Trippler, of ThePlaneRules.com, says there are several variables that cause airfare to go "up and down," and make a fixed rate nearly impossible. "Number one ... airports pay different landing fees at different airports," Trippler said. "Different landing and take-off fees."
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American Airlines, U.S. Airways To Announce MergerTwo of the country's biggest air carriers are tying the knot on Valentine's Day. CBS has learned American Airlines and U.S. Airways will announce they are merging later this morning.
Pilots Abort Takeoff Due To Wind Shear AlertA spokesman for Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids says an American Airlines flight aborted takeoff due to a wind shear alert in the cockpit.
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