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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