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Do airline mergers deliver on their promises?

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?
Posted In: American Airlines, US Airways, airline industry

FAA to reconsider e-book policy

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.
Posted In: Airlines, airline industry, e-books, FAA

The first step to merger: Buying domain names?

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.
Posted In: domain names, US Airways, airline industry, Mergers and Acquisitions

United, Continental to merge booking systems

Mar 2, 2012
United and Continental airlines are merging their computer reservation systems tonight. Will it create sky-high problems or be smooth sailing?
Posted In: United Airlines, continental, airline industry

Airbus finds cracks in new A380

Feb 8, 2012
The airplane manufacturer plans for costly fix to the mega-jumbo jet.
Posted In: Airbus A380, airline industry

FAA funding bill limits labor unions

Feb 7, 2012
Congress has passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the Federal Aviation Administration. But some unions say they lose out under the legislation, which also limits union activity.
Posted In: airline industry, unions, FAA

The role of airports in building the economy

Jan 27, 2012
If the United States wants to continue to be the major player in the global economy, it needs an efficient, robust aviation system.
Posted In: infrastructure, airports, aviation, airline industry

Southwest CEO on earnings, rising ticket prices

Jan 19, 2012
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly discusses his airline's earnings and whether its business model has changed.
Posted In: southwest, airline industry

Airbus outpaces rival Boeing on 2011 plane orders

Jan 17, 2012
Airbus checked off orders for over 1,400 new planes in 2011, while Boeing only tallied up order for around 800 new planes last year.
Posted In: Boeing, Airbus, airline industry

Mid-day Extra: Cupcakegate and TSA proof products

Jan 17, 2012
A company in Rhode Island has come out with a TSA-safe cupcake in response to the incident last month where a cupcake was confiscated in an airport for its gel-like frosting.
Posted In: cupcakes, TSA, airline industry

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