Virgin Atlantic Airways may soon have a new shareholder. Singapore Airlines is in talks to sell its 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic to Delta Air Lines. A deal would help Delta lay claim to highly competitive US to London airline routes.
Flight attendants' pay will be lower for 1,500 new hires at American Airlines. With flight attendants' pay averaging $45,000, American is trying to cut $1 billion in labor costs to emerge from bankruptcy.
American Airlines is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration following two incidents in which passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes in the last three days. The loose seats caused one flight to make an emergency landing in New York.
A huge 7-foot-long leatherback sea turtle was treated for dehydration and released off Cape Cod. Meanwhile, a pregnant hawksbill sea turtle was rescued in the US Virgin Islands, and has since laid 55 eggs.