Airline passengers will be allowed to use smartphones and devices such as Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle throughout U.S. flights as soon as the end of this year, with some restrictions, the chief U.S. aviation regulator said.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s decision to allow pocket knives on airliners was meant to signal a philosophical shift: focus less on screening everyone for everything, and more on terrorist threats.
Gerard Arpey’s eight-year effort to keep AMR Corp. out of bankruptcy ended with his retirement as a board decision to seek court protection threatened to erode his credibility, people familiar with the matter said.
American Airlines , which stood by as its biggest U.S. rivals completed two mergers, is struggling to return to profit as it confronts the highest costs among its peers, worst margins and the threat of a strike.
The American Airlines pilot union leader who was one of the first and most visible proponents of a merger with US Airways Group Inc. resigned, a day after pilots rejected the AMR Corp. unit’s final cost-cutting contract offer.