Infrastructure News

  • See the top 10 cars for Saturday at Barrett-Jackson 2019
    by Patrick O'Grady on January 20, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    The big spenders were out in force at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction on Saturday as five cars topped the $1 million mark. Saturday typically is the big day for high-dollar sales, and this year's docket didn't disappoint. Among the top sellers were the first 2020 Toyota Supra, a reincarnation of the classic Japanese sports car, as well as a heritage edition of the Ford GT that hearkened back to the company's racing win at Le Mans 50 years ago. The top two cars were sold for charity, but ther […]

  • Flight or fright? Here are the best and worst airlines when it comes to passenger complaints
    by Jeff Jeffrey on January 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    United Airlines — the busiest airline in Houston — experienced one of the most publicized customer service incidents among airlines in recent memory in April 2017 when a passenger was dragged from a plane.  But United and some other major airlines have been working to reduce customer complaints in recent months. Fort Worth-based American Airlines ranks slightly worse than United in terms of customer complaints in October 2018, the most recent data available. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines […]

  • Alaska's Love Field expansion throws wrench into city's plan to solve Southwest-Delta lawsuit
    by Evan Hoopfer on January 20, 2019 at 12:39 am

    An Alaska Airlines expansion at Dallas Love Field Airport has complicated an idea the city put forth to resolve the ongoing Southwest-Delta lawsuit that’s stretched on for three and a half years. Alaska Airlines, part of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), will go from 13 daily flights at Love Field to 19 starting in August. This expansion, announced in a Dec. 21 court filing, would render a potential resolution the city of Dallas crafted in late November moot, Alaska argued in new court filings […]

  • Here are the top-selling cars at 2019 Barrett-Jackson on Friday
    by Tim Gallen on January 19, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    The 2019 Barrett-Jackson auto auction saw its first $1 million sale Friday from none other than Craig Jackson, the Scottsdale company's CEO. Jackson bid $1.1 million for a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, considered the pinnacle of all Mustangs engineered by Ford Performance and the most powerful street-legal Ford ever, according to Barrett-Jackson. The high-performance vehicle was a charity auction, with proceeds benefiting JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Charity vehicles topped t […]

  • The best and worst U.S. airlines based on passenger complaints
    by Jeff Jeffrey on January 19, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    U.S. airlines took a beating in early 2018 amid several high-profile clashes with disgruntled passengers, and they appear to have responded accordingly. Complaints lodged against major U.S. air carriers hit a five-month low of 635 incidents in October, the most-recent reporting period available, and were down roughly 12 percent on a per-passenger basis when compared to the same 31-day span in 2017. The declines followed a flurry of disputes that crested in April 2017 when security personnel dragged […]

  • Flight or fright? Airline growing in San Antonio tops for passenger complaints
    by Jeff Jeffrey on January 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    U.S. airlines took a beating in early 2018 amid several high-profile clashes with disgruntled passengers, and they appear to have responded accordingly. Complaints lodged against major U.S. air carriers hit a five-month low of 635 incidents in October, the most-recent reporting period available, and were down roughly 12 percent on a per-passenger basis when compared to the same 31-day span in 2017. The declines followed a flurry of disputes that crested in April 2017 when security personnel dragged […]

  • Flight or fright? Here are the best and worst airlines when it comes to passenger complaints
    by Jeff Jeffrey on January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

    U.S. airlines took a beating in early 2018 amid several high-profile clashes with disgruntled passengers, and they appear to have responded accordingly. Complaints lodged against major U.S. air carriers hit a five-month low of 635 incidents in October, the most-recent reporting period available, and were down roughly 12 percent on a per-passenger basis when compared to the same 31-day span in 2017. The declines followed a flurry of disputes that crested in April 2017 when security personnel dragged […]

  • Canadian airline launches low-fare service between Toronto and Miami
    by Ashley Portero on January 18, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Flair Airlines launched Canada's first low-fare route between Toronto and Miami and the country's first direct route between Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Miami, a move that comes only months after the company initiated service to U.S destinations. The Edmonton-based airline now offers two weekly flights between Toronto and the Magic City, as well as a weekly flight to-and-from Edmonton, said David Tait, executive chairman of Flair. The airline transitioned from a charter to full-service carrier […]

  • FedEx offering employee buyouts to save up to $275M in 2020
    by Jason Bolton on January 18, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    FedEx is trimming its employee roster with buyouts to reduce costs. In a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission late Jan. 18, FedEx Corp. announced it has begun offering eligible U.S.-based employees voluntary cash buyouts. FedEx expects costs related to the voluntary buyouts to range from $450 million to $575 million in pre-tax expenditures, according to the filing. The costs will depend on the acceptance rates by employees. FedEx expects the costs to mostly occur during the fourt […]

  • JAA's new CEO talks spaceport, international flights, government shutdown
    by Will Robinson on January 18, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    JAA's new CEO explains his vision for the spaceport and Cecil's "unpainted canvas." […]

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