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Calculating the costs of flight delays

Oct 19, 2010
A new study finds that flight delays cost U.S. society more than $32 billion a year. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Jeremy Hobson about how researchers came up with that figure and breaks down the number.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

New safety guidelines for Boeing's new 787

Oct 5, 2010
The FAA announced a rule on how far back other planes should be from the new plane.
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Southwest, AirTran will have to 'keep it simpler'

Sep 27, 2010
Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran means it can expand into new markets, but it also means that it'll have to re-think its "keep it simple" motto and structure.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Airlines against delayed-baggage refund fees, but increase fees in other areas

Sep 27, 2010
The Department of Transportation is working on a new rule to mandate that airlines must offer refund fees in the event that your bags are lost or...
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Southwest to expand with AirTran buy

Sep 27, 2010
Southwest Airlines said it's buying AirTran for $1.4 billion. That move expands Southwest's reach to more than 100 markets, and gives them a hub at the world's busiest airport -- Atlanta. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about why this move is a big deal.
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Better sorry than safe?

Sep 24, 2010
You might remember the airlines are under new rules limiting tarmac delays to three hours, before passengers have to be allowed to de-plane. United...
Posted In: Airlines, Transportation

Why the positive forecast for airlines?

Sep 21, 2010
The International Air Transport Association says global airlines have rebounded faster than expected from the recession and has raised its profit forecast for this year. Steve Lott from the North America IATA talks with Steve Chiotakis about why there's optimism about the airline industry.
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Congress can't meet a budget deadline -- push it back?

Sep 21, 2010
The federal government's budget year ends September 30th - and Congress is nowhere near passing a new budget. What do YOU do when you can't meet a...
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Airline industry expects larger profit

Sep 21, 2010
The airline industry's trade association has changed its profit forecast for the airline industry. It expects a net profit of almost $9 billion. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bill Radke about whether this means the airline industry has officially recovered.
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United and Continental, a marriage of equals

Sep 17, 2010
Like any marriage, the merger between the two airline giants has qualities that complements the others. But also like any marriage, economists predict some tough talks will be had to settle issues such as a pilots' pay.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

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