News Cantor Fitzgerald had offices on the top floor of the World Trade Centre's north tower.

Cantor Fitzgerald lost hundreds of employees in the attack, and accused American Airlines of negligence.

Open Jaw: 'An appalling performance from BA'

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RAF fighters scrambled in jet passenger alert

Two RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft were scrambled today after reports of a disruptive passenger on board a Heathrow-bound transatlantic flight

Leading article: A strike from the past

The jumbo jet age began in 1970. By doubling the seats available on a single aircraft, the Boeing 747 changed the game of aviation. The low-cost revolution of the past 15 years has done much the same for European travellers. Above all, the removal of barriers to entry and the introduction of (admittedly imperfect) competition has enabled aviation to flourish, while broadening the travel horizons for millions. As home to several great airlines – and the planet's leading aviation hub, London – the UK has been in the vanguard of this transformation.

Travel Agenda: Travel Live; American Airlines; Journey Latin America

Today: Adventure Travel Live at the Royal Horticultural Halls in central London features talks on the Inca Trail, going overland from Beijing to Cape Town, and Galápagos. The event continues tomorrow ( adventuretravelshow.co.uk ). Also today, the striking Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium will open with three days of cultural celebration in Ravello on Italy's Amalfi Coast ( auditoriumoscarniemeyer.it ).

Up In The Air, Jason Reitman, 109 Mins, (15)

Clooney is superb as a firer for hire who finds his own job is at risk – socio-economics has never been so entertaining

American retailers join the party

Some of the biggest retailers in the US were raising their profit forecasts last night after reporting better-than-expected sales for the holiday season, in another tentative sign that the world's largest economy is getting stronger.

Battered JAL soars on another £1.34bn government loan

There was no let-up in Japan Airlines' rollercoaster ride yesterday as news of further financial support from the government sent the group's shares soaring an unprecedented 31 per cent.

European economy is weak link in global aviation recovery

Passenger and freight demand are rising, but are still way off pre-crisis highs

Dozens injured as US jet overshoots Jamaica runway

An American Airlines flight from Miami overshot a runway and broke in two during a heavy rainstorm in Kingston, Jamaica early today, injuring dozens of people.

Gobbledegook prize for Mandy

Lord Mandelson has earned a black mark from language campaigners for talking himself into a corner as he discussed MPs' expenses.

Market Report: BA shares take flight on merger dividends

British Airways was the stand-out riser as the FTSE 100 firmed up last night, leading the blue chips as traders moved in to capitalise on the upside from the merger with Iberia.

A flight of fancy - or a really big problem?

This picture of an oversize man on an American Airlines flight has heightened the debate about obese passengers who cannot fit into economy seats.

BA and Iberia finally land $7bn merger agreement

Agreement signed late last night after day of talks; British jobs to go in €400m cost-saving deal

BA alliance could breach EU competition law, say officials

EU regulators fear that Anglo-American alliance will dominate aviation market / Investigation to look at ticket price agreements and transatlantic schedules

Remembering an atrocity that led to war

At a sombre ceremony, against a backdrop of pouring rain, Barack Obama tried to use the anniversary of 9/11 to rally Americans behind the war in Afghanistan, as he laid a wreath at a memorial to those killed during the attack on the Pentagon.

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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

The super-rich now live in their own Elysium

They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch