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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-A girl’s iPhone burst into flames during her Alaska Airlines flight from Bellingham to Hawaii last week.”All of the sudden there was like 8-inch flames coming out of my phone,” Anna Crail told Seattle’s KOMO News in this report. FAA officials are investigating the incident.

-The Wall Street Journal took a deep dive into airline fuel hedging in this article, exploring how airlines have reduced their fuel hedges as the price of oil has dropped. “Some airlines have decided that, with oil prices weak, the potential benefits from hedging may no longer justify the risks,” the article said.

-Airlines are making their pitch to the U.S. government on why they should be awarded routes to Cuba. “While legacy carriers cite their reliability, low-cost airlines pitch their price,” this USA Today article said. U.S. officials are expected to award dozens of routes to Havana and other Cuban international airports in the next few months.