What we’re reading: Stats on TSA thefts, $36 billion in fees, Malaysians to join oneworld


TSA releases top 20 list of airports according to employee firings for theft

Under the Freedom of Information Act, ABC News has obtained a list of the top 20 airports for employees who were fired for theft.

The list arrives just in time for the holidays, when the nation’s airports are set to be the busiest, and 16 out of the 20 busiest airports top the list.

ABC News published the list of the major airports where theft-related firings were most prevalent, as seen below.

World’s airlines collecting $36 billion in a la carte fees this year, report shows

A recent report showed that airlines worldwide will collect approximately $36.1 billion in ancillary fees this year.

Released on Monday, the Amadeus Worldwide Estimate of Ancillary Revenues calculates the total as an 11.3 percent increase from the $32.5 billion the industry collected in 2011. (If it’s any consolation, the rate of increase slowed substantially from the 44 percent jump between 2010 and 2011.)

Malaysian Airlines to join oneworld in February

Malaysian Airlines will join oneworld this coming February.

MAS received clearance to join oneworld after a review of its readiness by Qantas, which is sponsoring its entry into the alliance. The decision to bring MAS into oneworld was announced in June 2011 (ATW Daily News, June 7).