United States airlines are cutting fares until the end of the year. Low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines has cut fares for travel between August 14 and December 9, with coast-to-coast fares of US$99 and US$109 each way. Tickets have to be purchased by July 27. US Airways, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines have similar discounts. Anti-lout law Thai Airways International employees have petitioned the government to pass legislation which will protect attendants from airborne louts. The 'anti-lout law' will be similar to legislation in the US, Canada, Australia and Singapore. Northwest on top Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and Continental Airlines have taken the top three places in a recent survey of US airlines' Web sites. Survey details are at www.gomez.com . Pain in the back The American Chiropractic Association has recommended passengers place a pillow behind the lower back while seated on aircraft, and another between the seat and the headrest to maintain good posture during flights. The association also recommends standing directly in front of overhead lockers while storing luggage to avoid twisting while lifting. It suggests a walk before boarding and regular adjustments of the seat inflight to improve blood circulation. For tips, access www.acatoday.com .