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Air France Crash: Pilot Marc Dubois Reportedly Was Sleep Deprived

Air France Crash: Pilot Marc Dubois Reportedly Was Sleep Deprived

On May 31, 2009, an Air France plane carrying 228 people from Brazil to France crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. It was one of the deadliest accidents in aviation history, and according to a recently disclosed judicial report, the pilot had only one hour of sleep. "I didn't sleep... Read More »

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

The allure of routine travel to exotic locales makes a career as a flight attendant especially appealing to many job seekers. So much so, in fact, that more than 20,000 people recently applied with American Airlines to fill just 1,500 flight attendant jobs, prompting the airline to largely quit accepting new... Read More »

American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

By Karen Matthews NEW YORK -- American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942, long before bag fees, airport security or even the... Read More »

Another Airline  To Cut Thousands of Jobs, Says They'll Be 'Voluntary Departures'

Another Airline To Cut Thousands of Jobs, Says They'll Be 'Voluntary Departures'

French carrier Air France unveiled plans to cut more than 5,000 jobs by the end of next year. It's part of an effort to slash costs and debt, and to return to growth in the face of tough market conditions in Europe and political pressure at home. Read More »

JetBlue CEO Calls Ranting Pilot 'Consummate Professional'

JetBlue CEO Calls Ranting Pilot 'Consummate Professional'

By Betsy Blaney LAS VEGAS -- Passengers aboard an early morning flight bound from New York to Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when the plane's top pilot came out of the cockpit, didn't close the door and tried to force his way into an occupied bathroom. The JetBlue captain's co-workers tried to... Read More »

American Airlines Aims To Cancel Labor Contracts

American Airlines Aims To Cancel Labor Contracts

By Samantha Bomkamp and David Koenig NEW YORK (AP) -- American Airlines will ask a federal bankruptcy judge next week to throw out its union contracts if it can't reach cost-cutting deals with labor unions. Read More »

Flying High: Jobs in the Aviation Industry

Flying High: Jobs in the Aviation Industry

Are you looking for a job in the aviation industry? Here's a little-known fact for you. On August 19th America celebrates National Aviation Day. You won't find a greeting card dedicated to this event but it's been observed on Orville Wright's birthday since 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed... Read More »

Did Delta Break Its Promise to Minnesota Workers?

Did Delta Break Its Promise to Minnesota Workers?

Delta is rerouting its personnel. The airline announced on June 7 that it plans to send several hundred jobs from its Minnesota-St.Paul hub to its headquarters in Atlanta. The relocations are to begin this year and will proceed through 2012. The moves stem from Delta's buyout of Northwest Airlines in 2008.... Read More »

Which Professions Are the Most Stressful?

Which Professions Are the Most Stressful?

Airline pilots and media-related jobs may sound like glamorous gigs, but they're also extremely stressful, according to the new CareerCast 2011 report on the least and most stressful jobs. On the other hand, a number of jobs in the health care industry rank on the least stressful list. Read More »

Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

Health care, health care, health care, right? Sure, hot hiring trends are typically focused on health care and technology, but how about recreation and day care? Dare we even say construction? There are pockets of expansion within various industries that continue to create a demand for workers. Read More »

Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Although not tied directly to his job, the recent death of 'Deadliest Catch' star Justin Tennison has brought dangerous jobs to the forefront again. All jobs comes with health risks, but while some are minor, like computer eye strain or a slipping hazard in the break room by the coffee machine, others are... Read More »

Alaska Air Group Employees Split $72 Million in Bonuses

Alaska Air Group Employees Split $72 Million in Bonuses

Not all multi-million dollar bonuses go into the pockets of corporate fat cats. Here's news of one American company that divides millions of dollars worth of annual bonuses among its employees. Just last week Alaska Air Group paid record annual bonuses totaling $72 million to nearly all of its 12,600... Read More »

Industries to Watch: Transportation

Industries to Watch: Transportation

By the time most people get to work in the morning, they have benefited from the hard work of professionals in the transportation industry. Yet, many probably have no idea how much they depend on these workers. Sure, if you take a bus for your morning commute, you're aware of the driver. But transportation... Read More »

Ten Jobs That Pay $80,000 Per Year

Ten Jobs That Pay $80,000 Per Year

What do Lauren Bush's engagement ring, and the Icon CJ3B Army Jeep have in common? They're two of the things you can buy with $80,000. And while most working stiffs can only dream of plunking down that kind of cash -- the median family income in the U.S. brings in only around $50,000 according to the Bureau of... Read More »

24 Jobs With Low Stress and High Pay

24 Jobs With Low Stress and High Pay

Do you feel like you're just making it through day after grueling day of work while only barely keeping up with your bills? Maybe it's time you considered a career with low stress and high pay. They do exist, according to the fortunate folks who have discovered them. Online salary database PayScale.com... Read More »

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