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Delta Air Lines wants to permanently eliminate 'lost' bags

Jul 4, 2011
A new feature tracks your luggage the same way FedEx or UPS tracks a package. But will it get airline passengers to check bags more often?
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American Airlines' new boarding procedure has fans, foes

Jun 27, 2011
No more back-to-front boarding; instead, "chaos at the gate," according to the union of flight attendants.
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Plane-maker Airbus cashes in at Paris Air Show

Jun 23, 2011
Plane-manufacturer Airbus has snagged some very large orders at the Paris Air Show. Its U.S. rival Boeing is not doing so well at the show.
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Growing markets make room for new manufacturers at Paris Air Show

Jun 21, 2011
Both Boeing and Airbus have announced that their long-held dominance of the airplane market is over, as new manufacturers see an increase in orders.
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United Airlines tech glitch is bad -- but company's response is worse

Jun 20, 2011
Thousands of passengers were inconvenienced by a United Airlines computer glitch this weekend -- but analysts say the real issue for the airline is how it responded to customer complaints.
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French minister pressures Air France to buy Airbus planes

Jun 15, 2011
Members of the French parliament are pressuring Air France to place a large order with the French plane-maker Airbus over US company Boeing.
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High oil prices, global crises drive down airline profits

Jun 6, 2011
The International Air Transport Association has cut its airline industry forecast for 2011, citing unrest in North Africa, the tsunami in Japan, and rising oil prices.
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Airline fees soar

May 31, 2011
They're up $22 billion in the last year. And climbing.
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Human interaction costs extra at airline Jetstar

May 26, 2011
The Australian budget airline announced a push to convert all aspects of air travel to "self-service." Passengers will be in charge of their own luggage, check-ins and boarding. And the privilege of speaking to an employee will cost you.
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Iceland restricts flights after volcanic eruption

May 23, 2011
Iceland's authorities closed the country's main airports following a volcanic eruption. Last year, a similar eruption grounded flights for days, and that took a big bite of the airline industry's bottom line.
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