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January 17, 2004

Bethune Set To Retire

Well, it's not quite goodbye just yet. But Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, widely credited with bringing the airline back from the brink of financial ruin, will retire at the end of the year. Continental says he'll be replaced by the airline's current president, Larry Kellner. When Bethune joined Continental ten years ago (as of next month), the airline was staggering out of its second bankruptcy in a decade. In a few short years, Continental rose in all standings, from customer service to on-time performance.

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US Airways Express Flight Lands At Wrong Airport

When passengers aboard a US Airways Express flight got on board in Pittsburgh (PA) last week, they thought they were going to University Park Airport outside State College (PA). When they go off the flight, however, they discovered they weren't in State College at all. The pilot instead landed at Mid-State Airport, near Philipsburg, about 20 miles away. Mid-State business manager Joann Shields was there to greet the unexpected flight.

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Former FAA Senior Exec Flunks O'Hare Modernization Plan

Chicago's plan to expand O'Hare International Airport -- the most complex and controversial airport development issue in civil aviation today -- is so fundamentally flawed that it should be scrapped, the former acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. "Chicago's plan is in serious trouble. It will cost too much, will not produce the claimed benefits and will fail to meet FAA safety standards," said Joseph Del Balzo, who served as acting administrator at the FAA in 1994. The O'Hare plan would not just fail to reduce delays, but would actually increase them at the nation's most pivotal airport, he said.

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That's Right, I'm A Pilot AND A Teamster!

Pilots at North American Airlines, a charter carrier that provides service to civilian and military passengers, have voted to join the Teamsters Union. Out of 117 eligible pilots, the vote was 78 for the Teamsters and two for the Air Line Pilots Association. "This indicates a major success for members of the pilots group, who wanted a strong collective voice," said Don Treichler, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division.

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