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.

Mile high Brits fined for jet lust

Kournikovas in aircraft row

BA suffers defeat over plan to merge pension fund schemes

AN ATTEMPT by British Airways to merge its old and new pension schemes into one and take a contributions holiday was overwhelmingly defeated yesterday in a ballot of members, writes Michael Harrison.

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Travel: Won't you take me to Funkytown?

Matthew Brace visits Minneapolis, the city that is tipped to become America's next music capital

Airline after US licences

BRITISH Midland, the airline owned by Sir Michael Bishop, has applied to run six new services to the US from Manchester, writes Dan Gledhill.

US airline staff ran drugs racket

AIRLINE FOOD trays and items of baggage were used to smuggle drugs into the United States through Miami airport, according to police in the city. The drugs ring responsible was allegedly operated by ground crew of American Airlines.

Outlook: Ayling's seat looks uncomfortable

BOB AYLING owes his survival as chief executive of British Airways to the fact that it is notoriously difficult to disprove a negative. His argument is that had the airline not embarked on its Business Efficiency Plan when it did, then it would losing hundreds of millions of pounds today, as opposed merely to not making very much money.

Virgin is not the problem

Richard Branson answers the criticism made here last week that his halo has slipped in his approach to the 'open skies' air talks

Inside the World of Travel: All aboard flight Y2K

Never mind bugs, who wants to see in 2000 in a plane? By Simon Calder

BA may give up slots to aid open skies deal

BRITISH AIRWAYS is negotiating a deal with the Office of Fair Trading to give up take-off and landing slots at Heathrow in the hope of breaking the deadlock in open skies talks between the UK and US governments.

US plane crashes in storm, killing 9

AN INVESTIGATION was underway last night after nine people died and more than 80 were injured when an American Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Little Rock airport in Arkansas in a storm, hit a lighting tower, caught fire and broke into pieces. The plane, carrying 139 passengers and six crew, ended up in a backwater of the Arkansas river. The captain, one of the airline's most experienced pilots, was among the dead.

US plane crashes in storm, killing 6

AN INVESTIGATION was in progress at Little Rock airport in Arkansas yesterday after an American Airlines aircraft skidded off the runway in a storm, caught fire and broke into pieces, killing at least six people and injuring more than 80. The captain, one of the airline's most experienced pilots, was among the dead.
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