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Texas Airline Faces Increased California Competition Amid Merger

A pending merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America promises to challenge Texas-based Southwest Airlines’ (NYSE: LUV) efforts to dominate west coast markets as the industry continues the trend toward increased consolidation. The merger would create the fifth largest airline in the United States.

Alaska Airlines (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Drunk Pilot Flew Twice On West Coast

Federal authorities arrested 60-year-old retired pilot David Arnston on Wednesday on allegations that he piloted a plane while drunk in June 2014.