Building economies around air travel

Mar 10, 2011
Greg Lindsey, author of "Aerotropolis," talks about the significance of air travel in the future of the global economy.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Oil price spikes expected to increase airfares

Mar 2, 2011
The International Air Transport Association today said airline profits will be impacted because of rising jet fuel costs. And those costs will likely be passed along to the consumer. Seth Kaplan with Airline Weekly explains.
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Air Force could announce refueling tanker contract today

Feb 25, 2011
In the lead-up, rivals Boeing and EADS have been spending millions on print, radio and online ads targeted at just a few key Pentagon decision makers.
Posted In: Airlines

Air Force awards $35 billion tanker contract to Boeing

Feb 24, 2011
Even though America's Boeing got the contract today for a fleet of new refueling planes, this third go-around might not be a charm.
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Price tag for Qantas A380 engine problems: $80 million

Feb 17, 2011
Australian airline Qantas was forced to ground its Airbus A380 super jumbo fleet after one of its plane's Rolls-Royce engines exploded in midair over Singapore last year. That accident cost Quantas an estimated $80 million -- and didn't help Rolls-Royce or Airbus, either. Christopher Werth explains.
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Flight cancellations could reach record high this month

Feb 2, 2011
With storms brewing across the country, winter weather is wrecking havoc on air travel. Airlines have canceled 4,800 flights so far today -- that's one out of every six departures. Coupled with the flights grounded yesterday, February is positioned to be the worst-ever month for cancellations. Scott Tong explains more.
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Airport security could affect Russia, but not necessarily the rest of the world

Jan 26, 2011
Airports across Russia have stepped up security following Monday's suicide bombing. The added measures could become permanent in Russia, but not necessarily around the globe. Peter Van Dyk explains.
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POLL: What new fees could air passengers see in 2011?

Jan 24, 2011
Passengers have become accustomed to additional airline fees. The modern traveler doesn't blink an eye at a $25 checked-baggage fee, or an $8 in-...
Posted In: Airlines, fees

What American Airlines leaving Orbitz means for consumers

Jan 20, 2011
American Airlines says it will no longer list fares on Orbitz. And it's not the only airline doing this. Geroge Hobica of Airfare Watchdog talks with Tess Vigeland about how this may impact travelers who want to book their own flights.
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Airlines sue Chicago to stop O'Hare expansion

Jan 19, 2011
Chicago wants to expand O'Hare to meet future needs, but United and American Airlines don't want to pay for that while business is still bumpy.
Posted In: Airlines, Law