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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-A woman was stung by a scorpion on an Alaska Airlines flight as it was preparing to leave Los Angeles for Portland on Saturday evening. According to the Associated Press, the scorpion stung the woman on the hand and flight attendants killed the scorpion. The flight returned to the gate where the passenger was checked by medics.

-Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson said consumers aren’t seeing lower airfares due to falling oil prices because the airline is continuing to pay higher prices for fuel because of its fuel hedging contracts. In this interview with the Detroit Free Press, Anderson said airline tickets are still a great bargain for consumers.

-And AP’s Scott Mayerowitz has this profile of the new chief executive of JetBlue Airways, Robin Hayes. Hayes takes over the top spot today and is having to balance passengers’ love for the JetBlue brand while meeting the demands of Wall Street investors.