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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Lufthansa and Ryanair are fighting over German airspace, seeing who can capture more of the country’s domestic market, the Wall Street Journal reports. “The war of words comes as Europe’s flag carriers continue to struggle to bring down costs fast enough to compete effectively with budget airlines whose passenger numbers in Europe continue to grow inexorably,” the article says.

-Two airlines that frequent snowy destinations have restarted their codeshare and frequent flier partnership. Alaska Airlines and Icelandair said its frequent fliers will be able to earn reciprocal miles starting on October 1, USA Today reports. Codesharing on flights will begin on November 1.

-Crosswind landings are always tricky for pilots but this recent landing of an Emirates A380 at Dusseldorf airport in Germany was particularly challenging.