Delta pilots will accept temporary pay cuts


Delta pilots will accept temporary pay cuts — The pilots at Delta Air Lines accepted temporary pay cuts on Wednesday, which will allow the airline to avoid potentially crippling labor strife while it tries to negotiate permanent concessions. (The New York Times)

More than 2,000 evacuated in Disneyland hotel blaze — Some 2,300 guests were evacuated from the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel, at the world-famous amusement park in Anaheim, on Wednesday after a Christmas tree caught fire in the lobby. Two minor injuries were reported in the blaze. (Reuters)

Travel warnings on UK cold snap — A cold snap gripped Britain for a third day on Thursday with plunging temperatures making travel dangerous, forecasters said. (Reuters)

Air France, Lufthansa may lift earnings as demand rises — Air France-KLM Group SA and Deutsche Lufthansa AG may lead European airlines to their highest combined profit since 1998 as demand for business travel rises. (Bloomberg News)

Alaska Airlines jet landed normally despite hole in fuselage — An Alaska Airlines jet that lost cabin pressure at 26,000 feet because of a foot-long gash in its fuselage landed normally at Seattle Tacoma International Airport on Monday after the pilot canceled his request for emergency aid. (AP)

Airline agrees to pay $500,000 to settle claims — Austrian Airlines has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by a 51-year-old former director of sales in the United States, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. (AP)

Man says Thai hotels not ready for tsunami — A leading meteorologist who was accused of scare-mongering when he warned nearly eight years ago that a tsunami could strike Thailand said Tuesday that coastal hotels and resorts are still unprepared for another killer wave. (AP)

Radar glitch hampers airlines — Several major airlines faced a barrage of problems for six days, including losses of what was estimated to be tens of thousands of dollars during peak season travel due to “radar problems” at the Nassau International Airport (NIA). (The Nassau Guardian)

Atlantic City is drawing younger crowds — Rejuvenated by a saucy new casino, trendy clubs and beach bars and a vibrant music scene, Atlantic City is evolving into a nightlife hotspot for people in their 20s, 30s and 40s who once saw it as one big neon-lit retirement home for senior citizens who arrive by the busload to play the slot machines. (AP)

Hooters pullout leaves Gary airport without regular service — Hooters Air’s announcement that it will suspend flights to and from the Gary, Ind., means the airport will be without regularly scheduled passenger service just weeks after state officials said they had faith in the airfield’s potential. (AP)

Superdome major part of New Orleans comeback — Those who run the Superdome hope its quick renovation will make it emblematic of a city rising again. And with that, an assurance that the Saints, who played in San Antonio and Baton Rouge this season, will remain in town. (USA Today)

Hilton brands reunite after 40 years — Hilton Hotels of the United States will pay $5.7 billion for Britain’s Hilton Group — a deal that reunites the two brands after they split because of financial troubles more than four decades ago. (Reuters)

Comair pilots to vote on pay cuts, other contract changes — Comair pilots will vote next month on the airline’s proposed revisions on pay, pension and work rules, a union spokesman said Wednesday. (AP)

New airport hotels to offer a small-scale luxury — While executive class plane seats are getting bigger, hotel rooms it seems are getting smaller. (CNN)

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