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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-A Southwest Airlines plane’s wing-tip was damaged on Sunday evening at Oakland International Airport. The plane, heading for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., was pushing back from the gate when it came into contact with another Southwest Airlines jet, reported the San Francisco ABC-affiliate.

-Get ready for a new round of airfare wars, says the Associated Press. With the low price of oil, airlines have a little more leeway to cut fares and remain profitable. “While the number of domestic flights is down slightly over the past 12 months, there are now 3.4 percent more seats for sale — too many to meet the demand in all cities. To fill those extra seats, airlines have had to offer discounts,” writes AP’s Scott Mayerowitz.

-The New York Times talked to the author of a new coffee-table book that compiled hundreds of airline posters from the golden age of commercial flight. “The most appealing aspect of the book is how it recreates that sense of discovery and wonder when flying was not yet a commodity — or a hassle,” the article says.