British Airways Tries to Solve Pilot Labor Dispute

Nick Morrish  / British Airways

A British Airways captain at Heathrow Airport. The airline is hoping to stave off the threat of strikes. Nick Morrish / British Airways

Skift Take: British Airways will be desperate to avoid any kind of walkout during the summer. Whatever the details, passengers will likely direct their anger at the airline if their flight is canceled.

— Patrick Whyte

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British Airways Owner Quashes Talk of Reviving Norwegian Bid

Simon Dawson  / Bloomberg

A passenger aircraft operated by Norwegian at London Gatwick airport. IAG has once again been linked with a takeover. Simon Dawson / Bloomberg

Skift Take: The deal that just won’t die comes back to life – albeit with a pretty firm denial. IAG CEO Willie Walsh, however, is an admirer of Norwegian and if the stars align — and more importantly the price is right — another bid isn’t out of the question.

— Patrick Whyte

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Southwest Air’s Paint Guru Keeps 750 Airplanes Looking Sharp

Stephen M. Keller  / Southwest Airlines

Corey Culbertson is Southwest’s senior manager of airframe field services and handles the airline’s airplane painting schedule. Stephen M. Keller / Southwest Airlines

Skift Take: Peeling paint is a fact of life at an airline. But most carriers try their best to keep aircraft looking sharp. They view an airplane’s livery as free advertising. That’s why jobs like Corey Culbertson’s are so important.

— Brian Sumers

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