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Emirates urges Airbus to go big on stretched version of A380

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Emirates urged Airbus Group SE to treat its A380 super-jumbo to a full-grown stretch version instead of just a minor extension, as the biggest operator of the double-decker seeks to pack more passengers into its planes.

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CWA: House Members Who Voted for Fast Track Have Misjudged the American People

Those members of the House of Representatives who voted for Fast Track trade authority today have seriously misjudged the voice and will of the American people.

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United Airlines to end service at JFK airport after losses

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United Airlines said Tuesday it plans to end service in October at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where it failed to profit over seven years because it offered few connections to other cities, and add flights at its Newark, New Jersey, hub.

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Help from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund For the Texas Floods

We know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can't stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery. AFA established the disaster relief fund after September 11th to assist our members whose lives were placed in harms way. 

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Access to the Airways Threatened by Gulf Carriers

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U.S. airports and the communities they serve are in danger. Right this minute Gulf carriers - Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates - backed by billions in interest-free loans and equity infusions from the Qatar and United Arab Emirates governments are attempting to choke the U.S. airline industry out of business. Over $42 billion has been infused into the Gulf carriers in the past decade. This is a direct violation of the Open Skies agreements that are intended to keep the global market competitive.

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Happy Birthday to Flight Attendants

Today marks the 85th anniversary of the first Flight Attendant, Ellen Church. Ellen was a registered pilot and nurse, but wasn't granted the ability to fly. As Ellen began to blaze the trail for Flight Attendants everywhere, we're following her lead as we fight for our jobs and human rights standards. 

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Airlines in America Getting Worse

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THOSE who are convinced that airlines in America are engaged in a precipitous race to the bottom have just received a further piece of evidence for their case. The annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR), jointly produced by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Wichita State University, was released yesterday. It found that airline performance in the country got worse last year. The study tracks four areas: customer complaints, baggage handling, punctuality and “involuntary denied boarding”—the number of passengers airlines bump from flights.

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