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Lightning hits plane after takeoff from Atlanta

...Atlanta was hit by lightning shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport as storms rumbled through the state.AirTran Airways spokesman Christopher White says the plane was hit soon after it took off around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. He said...
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Airlines start to roll back prices

...into effect Monday morning, add more than 7.5 percent to the cost of a flight.Southwest Airlines Co. and its AirTran Airways subsidiary lowered fares Sunday and were matched by Delta Air Lines Inc., AMR Corp.'s American Airlines, JetBlue...
Flights on Spirit Airlines canceled

...airline that has lasted for more than three years.Spirit pilots have said their pay lags behind competitors such as AirTran Airways and JetBlue.The privately-held airline based in Miramar, Fla., carries 16,680 passengers per day -- about...
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...Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Earlier this year, Delta threatened to move some flights to other airports if it couldn't maintain competitive costs at the airport. AirTran Airways had said it would consider doing the same.
US Airways pilots union wants probe of slot swap cities airlines fly between. The same week as the Delta-US Airways deal was announced, it was disclosed that AirTran Airways planned to stop flying to and from Newark, N.J., effective Oct. 25 and would give its takeoff and landing slots...
Delta's loss trails profit for AirTran

ATLANTA --- Delta Air Lines Inc. and AirTran Airways posted contrasting financial results, but had a similar message Wednesday about the state of the airline industry: A near-term...
Earnings Preview: AirTran Airways

ATLANTA - AirTran Holdings Inc., operator of discount carrier AirTran Airways, reports second-quarter results on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to...
Airlines plan to add more fees

...extras they want to pay for. BAGGAGE FEES A rundown of baggage fees at major U.S. airlines: AMERICAN AIRLINES, AIRTRAN AIRWAYS, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES: $15 for the first checked piece of luggage, $25 for the second. Delta AirLines and Northwest...
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...hit that contributed to a $578 million loss for the quarter. AirTran Holdings Inc., parent of discount carrier AirTran Airways, posted a first-quarter profit of $28.7 million despite a 9 percent drop in revenue, compared to a restated...
Airlines threaten to divert flights

...already have heated up. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, and discount carrier AirTran Airways, a unit of Orlando, Fla.-based AirTran Holdings Inc., say that if their costs are too high they may be forced...