Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefs

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AMERICAN ADDS NONSTOP JIA TO LAGUARDIA FLIGHT

American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, says it will add nonstop service between New York's LaGuardia Airport and Jacksonville International Airport, beginning Sept. 6. American Eagle will operate one daily round-trip flight between the two cities, using the 37-seat Embraer 135 regional jet aircraft.

American and American Eagle currently serve 53 cities from the three New York airports. The partners currently offer service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare, and Miami from Jacksonville.

The new flight is slated to depart daily from Jacksonville at 1:15 p.m. The inbound flight from LaGuardia is slated to depart New York at 10:15 a.m., to arrive in Jacksonville at 12:50 p.m. daily.

Currently, only Delta Airlines offers nonstop service from JIA to LaGuardia.

The Times-Union

NORTHWEST, ATTENDANTS HEAD BACK TO THE TABLE

Bankrupt Northwest Airlines Corp. and its flight attendants reached a sort of truce on Monday, with a new round of talks planned and threats that could have led to a strike put on hold.

The negotiations to begin Wednesday will defuse, for now, a showdown that began June 6 when 80 percent of voting flight attendants rejected pay cuts and changes to work rules their union leaders had negotiated to save the airline $195 million annually.

That prompted Northwest to seek permission from its bankruptcy judge to nix its contract with flight attendants and impose its own terms -- an action the union warned could provoke a strike.

But on Monday, the union said Northwest agreed not to impose its terms until at least June 30, and the union promised not to strike until at least then. The union said it agreed to give the company a 15-day notice before striking if it decides to back out of the agreement.

Associated Press

TRUMP AND PARTNER TO BUILD MISSISSIPPI CASINO

Donald Trump's casino company and a Mississippi company announced Monday they intend to form a partnership to build a gambling resort on land recently zoned for casinos in Diamondhead, Miss. …

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