Iran Studies Direct Flights To United States

The United States leads 10 1/2-6 1/2 over the Internationals. There was another weather delay during the morning fourball action, making it the third straight session in which weather has delay play at Muirfield Village. The teams wrapped up Friday’s foursomes session early Saturday before the fourball session could begin. The four matches were split as the Americans kept their 1-point lead over the Internationals. Once fourball action started, Americans Bill Haas and Webb Simpson cruised to 4 & 3 win over Angel Cabrera and Branden Grace to get the first point of the round. Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson moved to 5-1 as a team as they fought off Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge, 2 & 1. Bradley and Mickelson went 3-0 at last year’s Ryder Cup. Jason Day and Graham DeLaet won the only match for the Internationals in this session. They earned a hard-fought, 2-up win over Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth. The United States won the final two matches. Brandt Snedeker and Hunter Mahan held off Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, 2-up. Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar won their third straight match as they beat Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama, 1-up.

Report: United to open 787 base in Los Angeles

The call was the first direct communication between an Iranian and a US president since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (UPI) — Iran is willing to consider a memorandum of understanding for direct flights to the United States, a national aviation director in Iran said. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on legislators in the Islamic republic this week to review the prospects for direct flights between the United States and Iran. He has moved to engage his adversaries since winning Iranian elections this year by running as a moderate. Civil aviation director Hamid Reza Pahlavani said the government was ready to sign a preliminary agreement on the agenda, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reported Thursday. A parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy in Tehran said the measure would not only help Iranian expatriates travel home but improve ties with the United States, Fars reported. Rouhani spoke by phone with U.S. President Barack last week as the Iranian president was returning home from the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, Fars said. Both leaders also exchanged formal letters on the nuclear impasse. Bilateral ties were severed in 1979 when the U.S.

Russell writes “subsidiary Continental captains and first Post to Facebook Report: United to open 787 base in Los Angeles on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1a68Krm Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 6 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Report: United to open 787 base in Los Angeles Today in the Sky Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY 9:18 a.m. EDT October 4, 2013 A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner as seen near Boeing’s assembly line facility in Everett, Wash., in 2012. (Photo: United Airlines) China SHARE 461 CONNECT 68 TWEET 6 COMMENTEMAILMORE United Airlines will make Los Angeles its second base for pilots who fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, according to FlightGlobal.com’s Edward Russell . Russell writes “subsidiary Continental captains and first officers will fly the aircraft when the base opens,” adding that “a timeline (for) when that will occur has not been set.” United first began flying the Dreamliner in November of 2012 . Until now, the carrier’s 787 pilot base has been at its hub at Houston Bush Intercontinental. The establishment of a 787 pilot base at LAX comes as United increasingly looks to deploy its Dreamliners on Asian routes from the West Coast. ARCHIVES: First Dreamliner passengers sing new jet’s praises (October 2011) “Our 2014 international schedule has the 787 flying many routes to Asia,” Howard Attarian, United’s senior vice-president of flight operations, is quoted by FlightGlobal as saying in a September letter to United’s flight operations group. “In August, we told you that we believe this amount of flying warrants a west coast 787 base to reliably support our network. We have decided that LAX is the right location for this 787 base.” United’s trans-Pacific Dreamliner routes from the West Coast include flights from LAX to Shanghai and Tokyo Narita and soon-to-launch 787 routes between Seattle and Tokyo, San Francisco and Osaka and San Francisco and Chengdu, China . Also in western United States, United offers a trans-Pacific flight to Tokyo out of its Denver hub.