Last updated: 10:00 AM ET, Wed December 16 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 16, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | December 16, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 16, 2015

Airlines Reporting $9.3 Billion in Net Income
According to data from the United States Department of Transportation, the nation's largest airlines reported net income of $9.3 billion from July to September, a $3.1 billion increase over the same period in 2014.

Eight Passengers Injured After Plane Runs Off Taxiway
Eight people were injured when a Southwest Airlines plane rolled off a taxiway at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee. The flight was carrying 138 passengers and crew when it went off the paved portion of the facility and got stuck in the grass

The Must-Read Airport Survival Guide for Holidays
Are you traveling during the 2015 holiday season? As you prepare for your flight, check out this in-depth airport survival guide featuring some of the busiest facilities in the country, via The New York Times.


Everyone who has flown knows how there are good seats and bad seats on a plane. Thanks to a helpful seating guide, you’ll understand which seats to fill and which seats to avoid.

American Airlines announced that it would be adding a premium economy seat class category, and here is a full breakdown of what the changes include and what passengers should expect.

Irish passengers traveling to see Conor McGregor in the UFC got into their own fight on a plane, forcing the captain to make an emergency landing in New York City.

After facing legal action from the U.S. Transportation Department, Kuwait Airways has stopped offering flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport.


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