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Business travelers boost airline profits

Oct 29, 2010
During the recession, businesses tightened their wallets, and business travel fell dramatically, hitting the airline industry.
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Airlines' 'code sharing' practice examined

Oct 26, 2010
Major airlines may switch you to a regional carrier during another leg of your trip, a practice known as "code sharing." The National Transportation Safety Board is taking a closer look at these airline contracts, in light of six fatal crashes involving regional airlines.
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Questions raised about booking tactics between large and regional airlines

Oct 26, 2010
The National Transportation Safety Board today convened a panel looking at safety implications of code-sharing agreements between big airlines and smaller ones. Six of the last fatal airline crashes in this country involved smaller, regional carriers. And that's raised questions about how airlines book passengers with other carriers.
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Airline profits taking off

Oct 20, 2010
The airline industry looks to be back in the high skies, with Delta, US Airways and American Airlines all reporting profits from the summer season. Everyone's remaining optimistic. Bob Moon reports on how the airlines have fared so well.
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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.
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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...
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