Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 26, 2012 It's rumored that US Airways may soon merge with the bankrupt parent company of American Airlines. Mergers usually bring promises of frequent flier guarantees and hub airport assurances, but do they actually happen?
Apr 2, 2012 The beauty and fragrance company Coty went public with its offer to buy rival Avon for about $10 billion -- that's an offer Avon so far has rejected. And Express Scripts and Medco -- two companies that process prescriptions at the drug store -- have gotten federal approval for their merger.
Mar 26, 2012 The parent company of American Airlines wants more concessions from unions, or it'll push to cancel existing labor contracts.
Mar 19, 2012 Currently e-books are banned from planes during taxi, take-off and landing. But as New York Times reporter Nick Bilton discovered, the FAA has recently decided to take a "fresh look" at its digital reader policy.
Mar 13, 2012 U.S. Airways is reportedly interested in a possible merger-type deal with American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. One way it is showing its affection? Buying up domain names.
Mar 12, 2012 Europe's biggest airlines say a new European tax on the carbon dioxide coming out their jet engines is a bad idea.
Mar 8, 2012 American Airlines floated the idea of eliminating pension programs for workers to help its financial situation. But now the airline is backing away from that idea.
Mar 8, 2012 The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting that there will be more air travelers chasing fewer flights, pushing prices up.
Feb 24, 2012 The Dutch airline KLM has launched a new seating program. And no -- this isn't another story about paying for your aisle seat. KLM is going to let flyers choose who to sit next to based on their online profiles.