Airline and aviation news. The week's best links.

Boeing (above) and Airbus could struggle a bit because of lower fuel prices, the New York Times reported this week. Photo: Jetstar Airways. 

Boeing (above) and Airbus could struggle a bit because of lower fuel prices, the New York Times reported this week. Photo: Jetstar Airways. 

Good morning, everyone. And happy Wednesday.

Here are some the airline and aviation stories I have been following this week. 

Falling oil prices is good for airlines. But what about for Airbus and Boeing? It's not such good news for them, as airlines may try to fly older gas-guzzling planes for longer. New York Times. 

Delta flight attendants have requested another union vote. They have rejected unionization three times since 2002. Will this vote be different? Maybe. Wall Street Journal. 

Airbus has officially launched the A321LR. Why is this important? It'll the the first narrowbody aircraft since the Boeing 757 capable of flying from the East Coast of the U.S. to Western Europe. Aviation Week. 

Airlines improved their on-time performance in November. USA Today. 

Delta modernizes its New York-JFK terminal used by regional jets. Associated Press. 

United admits it is considering outsourcing 2,000 jobs at 28 airports. Is this is real or a union negotiating ploy. Bloomberg News. 

How California airports, including Orange County and LAX, try to keep UberX and Lyft from making terminal pickups. Orange County Register. 

Gary Leff reviews Qantas first class from Syndey to Los Angeles. View From The Wing 

Flying Southwest Airlines from LAX? Due to construction, the airport wants you to arrive earlier than usual for the foreseeable future. Los Angeles Daily News.