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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Feb 15 2018

Delta says will take CSeries jets made in Canada, U.S.

Delta Air Lines Inc said on Thursday it will proceed with plans to buy some Canadian-made CSeries jets from Bombardier Inc this year, after a U.S. trade ruling stopped the United States from imposing steep duties on the aircraft.

Feb 13 2018

Delta interested in new mid-size Boeing jet, despite trade spat

NEW YORK Delta Air Lines Inc said on Tuesday that Boeing Co's anticipated new mid-market jet is an "interesting concept," in an early indication the carrier is not harboring ill will over a recent trade row with the planemaker.

Feb 12 2018

Southwest resumes Chicago operations after de-icing breakdown

Southwest Airlines Co said its operations mostly returned to normal at Chicago Midway Airport on Monday after the breakdown of one of its plane de-icing machines forced the cancellation of some 250 flights on Sunday.

Feb 08 2018

U.S. airlines cut involuntary passenger bumping to lowest rate on record

NEW YORK U.S. airlines reduced the number of passengers involuntarily bumped from their seats on crowded planes to the lowest number on record in 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday.

Feb 07 2018

Spirit Airlines website crashes

NEW YORK Budget carrier Spirit Airlines Inc's website crashed on Wednesday, leaving customers unable to book flights directly online.

Feb 07 2018

Southwest Airlines plane slides during takeoff from Baltimore airport

NEW YORK A Southwest Airlines plane slid sideways while preparing for takeoff from Baltimore–Washington International Airport on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Feb 06 2018

Deduction scramble helped drive U.S. wave of tax bonuses: experts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK When President Donald Trump signed into law an overhaul of the U.S. tax code in late December that slashed the corporate tax rate, managers at Southwest Airlines Co wasted no time.

Feb 06 2018

Spirit Airlines profit beats Wall Street view

NEW YORK U.S. budget carrier Spirit Airlines said on Tuesday its quarterly profit rose more than 400 percent on the back of a one-time credit benefit from the U.S. tax code overhaul.

Jan 31 2018

Spirit Airlines, pilots union reach agreement on pay hike contract

Spirit Airlines Inc has reached a five-year tentative agreement with its pilots for pay and benefit increases, the group's union said on Wednesday, signaling an end to an acrimonious years-long negotiation.

Jan 30 2018

Qatar agrees to financial disclosures in spat with U.S. carriers

State-owned Qatar Airways has agreed to release detailed financial statements, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, as part of a response to accusations by U.S. airlines that the carrier had been illegally subsidized by its government.

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