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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-With media reports of minors being assaulted on two different flights this month, the Associated Press asked experts what parents should know about letting their kids fly alone. “Experts say that before putting children on a plane alone, parents should teach them to immediately get help if another person makes them uncomfortable. Parents should also understand that flight attendants aren't baby sitters,” the AP article says.

-European airlines stocks took a dive on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. “Airline stocks fell sharply on concerns a weaker British currency and possible slowdown in the wider European economy would curtail demand for air travel,” the Wall Street Journal reported. The result of the vote also puts into doubt international agreements governing air traffic rights to and from the U.K.”

-United Airlines reached a tentative agreement with its flight attendants union last week, the Chicago Tribune says. “The proposed labor pact would unite groups that currently work under three contracts for premerger work groups: a United camp, Continental workers and Continental Micronesia employees,” the newspaper reported. The deal still needs to be ratified by the flight attendants.

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