British Airways Tries to Solve Pilot Labor Dispute

A British Airways captain at Heathrow Airport. The airline is hoping to stave off the threat of strikes. Nick Morrish / British AirwaysSkift Take: British Airways will be desperate to avoid any kind of walkout during the summer. Whatever the details, passengers will likely direct their anger at the airline if their flight is canceled. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift

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British Airways Owner Quashes Talk of Reviving Norwegian Bid

A passenger aircraft operated by Norwegian at London Gatwick airport. IAG has once again been linked with a takeover. Simon Dawson / BloombergSkift Take: The deal that just won't die comes back to life – albeit with a pretty firm denial. IAG CEO Willie Walsh, however, is an admirer of Norwegian and if the stars align — and more importantly the price is right — another bid isn't out of the question. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Southwest Air’s Paint Guru Keeps 750 Airplanes Looking Sharp

Corey Culbertson is Southwest's senior manager of airframe field services and handles the airline's airplane painting schedule. Stephen M. Keller / Southwest AirlinesSkift Take: Peeling paint is a fact of life at an airline. But most carriers try their best to keep aircraft looking sharp. They view an airplane's livery as free advertising. That's why jobs like Corey Culbertson's are so important. — Brian SumersRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Are You Overlooking a $220 Billion Market?

Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia. The global Muslim travel market will soon be worth more than $200 billion. Edward Musiak / FlickrSkift Take: The global Muslim travel market, which will soon be worth more than $200 billion, is fast becoming an ever more attractive sector, especially for travel technology players. Here's why. — Raini HamdiRead the Complete Story On Skift

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