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Sometimes airlines overbook their flights, but there's a reason.

Why in the world do airlines overbook tickets?

Apr 27, 2015
It's intentional, and not totally evil — it might even be good.
Posted In: Airlines, big data, tickets
Two jets in Dusseldorf on March 26, 2015

When disasters happen, all airlines are affected

Mar 26, 2015
Everyone who’s flying, or working for an airline, feels more vulnerable.
Posted In: Airlines, Airwings, Lufthansa, air travel
Travelers at Logan International Airport on Jan. 26 in Boston attempt to get out ahead of the massive storm due to hit the Northeast.

You're grounded: How airlines make those tough calls

Jan 26, 2015
The decision to cancel flights in the face of a storm is complicated.
Posted In: Airlines, algorithm
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane comes in for a landing at Heathrow Airport.

The euro is dropping, but airfares aren't

Jan 22, 2015
Planning an inexpensive trip to Europe? Better research airfares first.
Posted In: Airlines, Europe, the euro
An Airbus A380 comes in for a landing in 2102 in Hampshire,  England.

The effect of cheap oil on the jet-making industry

Jan 13, 2015
Downward oil-price trend may not bode well for biggest customers of jet manufacturers.
Posted In: Airlines, Airbus, Boeing
Passengers wait at a security checkpoint at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

U.S. airlines are least punctual ... in the world

Jan 7, 2015
Two American companies make the top 20 list of airlines known for running on time.
Posted In: Airlines, punctuality, america being bad at things

AirTran Folds its wings

Dec 31, 2014
After four years, Southwest Airlines officially acquires AirTran.
Posted In: Airlines, southwest, mergers

What if every travel day was as bad as Thanksgiving?

Dec 3, 2014
Congestion is mounting in the biggest airports in the U.S.
Posted In: airports, Airlines, Travel, Traffic
Passengers wait in long lines at the US Airways ticketing counter at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Feb. 14, 2014 in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Paying for upgrades under the tray-table

Nov 18, 2014
Bribing fellow passengers to get to the front of airport lines is generally allowed, but experts say the stress of airline travel means most people won’t agree to it.
Posted In: flying, Airlines, airport, bribes

An apartment in the sky, for just $20,000 one-way

Nov 13, 2014
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is offering a 125-square-foot cabin.
Posted In: Airlines, abu dhabi, luxury

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