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Airlines use illusion to make coach seem more spacious

Dec 26, 2014
Airlines are trying to change your perception of cramped seating in coach by creating the impression of more room with larger video screens and new headrests.
Posted In: airplane travel, Travel, airline industry, airline travel

How to speed up plane boarding? Ask an astrophysicist

Aug 19, 2013
Airlines endlessly try to engineer procedures to speed up boarding and reduce costly delays. A scientist thinks he has the solution.
Posted In: airline industry, Science, math

Flying high with gadgets, coming soon?

Jun 21, 2013
The FAA is looking into allowing electronic devices to stay on during entire flights.
Posted In: FAA, airline industry, iPad

Frontier Airlines CEO defends $100 carry-on fee

Jun 5, 2013
Carry-on baggage could cost you up to $100 on Frontier Airlines. We check in with the company's CEO to get a handle on the new fee.
Posted In: airline industry, Airlines

Delta's CEO on passenger fees, mergers, and why subsidies are bad for business

May 24, 2013
Delta’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Anderson, discusses the industry, mergers, passenger fees, and why Delta thinks its about to have its most profitable year ever.
Posted In: Airlines, Delta, airline industry, airline prices

JFK air traffic controller on first furlough day: 'Frustrating'

Apr 24, 2013
Air traffic controllers from JFK to LAX have begun their furloughs, making for long and painful delays, especially flying into and out of the big East Coast airports around New York City.
Posted In: air traffic controllers, airline industry, sequester, sequestration

Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights

Apr 22, 2013
Ground staff at Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, walked off the job Monday on a one-day strike that prompted the company to cancel most of the day's scheduled flights.
Posted In: airline industry, Germany, Airlines

Airbus CEO on coming to America, and what it takes to compete with Boeing

Apr 10, 2013
CEO of Airbus Fabrice Bregier joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss their new assembly plant in Alabama and what's ahead for the company.
Posted In: Airbus, airline industry, Boeing

Do merging airlines actually mean better customer service?

Apr 8, 2013
A new report says airlines scored their second best performance rankings in 23 years. Find out how that happened when airline mergers were supposed to make customer service worse.
Posted In: airline industry, customer service, Airlines

Want to be a flight attendant? Get in line.

Mar 18, 2013
These days, you have a better chance of getting into Harvard than you do of becoming a flight attendant.
Posted In: flight attendant, Delta, airline industry

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