Travel and Airline Industry Reporter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter covering the airline industry and consumer travel
blogs.star-telegram.com — FORT WORTH - Job seekers are invited to a May 22 job fair for the aerospace industry. The fair, beginning at noon on Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Alliance Airport, will be an opportunity for job seekers to learn more about AAR, a global aerospace and defense contractor.
blogs.star-telegram.com — Dallas/Fort Worth Airport welcomed back KLM on Friday as the Dutch carrier restarted its seasonal daily service to Amsterdam. Flight 669 arrived at 1:37 p.m. to a traditional "shower of affection" from DFW's fire engines on the tarmac. The Airbus 330 has two classes of service.
blogs.star-telegram.com — Since AMR's merger with US Airways was announced, the Fort Worth-based carrier's shares have soared over 400 percent to $6.85. Now, a few executives are selling shares, that were likely worthless when the company entered bankruptcy, and generating some cash.
blogs.star-telegram.com — American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp., and US Airways want authorization for more shares of stock than it had originally proposed as part of its merger agreement. In documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, the carriers said it wants authorization for an additional 100 million shares of preferred stock than before.
blogs.star-telegram.com — American Airlines announced a new boarding process that allows passengers with only one small personal carry-on item to board before those that have larger roller bags that need to go in overhead bins. The Fort Worth-based carrier said it will let customers who have one personal item that can be stowed underneath the seat in front of them to board before Group 2.
blogs.star-telegram.com — At its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, Southwest Airlines announced it has increased its quarterly dividend to 4 cents per share, up from a penny. The board of directors increased the carrier's share repurchase authorization from $1 billion to $1.5 billion.
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