On the evening of Dec. 10, 2007, pilot Kenny Edwards got the order to fly a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter flight from Tampa, Florida, to West Palm Beach. He told his dispatch supervisor he wouldn’t do it.
Delta Air Lines Inc. must pay plaintiffs’ legal fees in an evidence-gathering fight with customers, a judge said after finding the carrier wrongly withheld 60,000 documents in a lawsuit claiming it colluded with another airline.
Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines baggage and cargo handlers rejected an organizing drive by their industry’s largest union in a victory for the carrier’s efforts to keep its workforce mostly nonunion.
Airline industry officials said an increase in passenger-ticket taxes being considered by President Barack Obama would reduce travel demand and add to what the industry’s chief lobbyist called two decades of burdensome levies on carriers.