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Costs huge as flights take off in Europe

Apr 20, 2010
Airports in Europe are allowing flights to take off again as the plume of volcanic ash becomes less of a threat. But early estimates project a cost of $1.5 billion to the airlines. Stephen Beard reports.
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Iceland volcano eruption clouds air, economy

Apr 19, 2010
A massive ash cloud spreading across Europe from Iceland's erupting volcano is expected to cost the global economy billions before the air clears...
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Airline merger may hurt hubs

Apr 16, 2010
Continental and United are said to be in merger talks. That could be bad news for passengers in cities like Cleveland. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Euro flights still down on volcanic ash

Apr 16, 2010
Flights are still grounded in Europe as the plume of volcanic ash from Iceland continues cloud the skies. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets the latest on the situation from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
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United luring Continental for merger?

Apr 16, 2010
Last week there was merger talk in the air for United and U.S. Airways, but it seems United's real target may have been Continental. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about what makes the deal so attractive for the two carriers.
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Volcanic ash halts European flights

Apr 15, 2010
Ash from an Icelandic volcano eruption has made it too dangerous for planes to fly. Britain shut down its airspace for the first time in its history and several other European nations followed suit. Stephen Beard reports.
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Icelandic volcano grounds U.K. flights

Apr 15, 2010
A huge cloud of ash from a volcano eruption in Iceland has grounded hundreds of flights across the U.K. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why volcanic ash makes it difficult to fly.
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Added Ryanair passengers may not fly

Apr 14, 2010
Ryanair's plan to rip out in-flight toilets in order to add more passengers may be against FAA rules, which state planes can't carry more than 189 passengers. Ryanair is already at the maximum per flight. Brett Neely reports.
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Are airline passengers still unhappy?

Apr 14, 2010
A report out from Purdue and Wichita State Universities says airline passenger complaints in the U.S. are down. But Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus is skeptical. He tells Bill Radke why.
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Abuses in program that conceals flights

Apr 9, 2010
ProPublica's Michael Grabell talks with Bob Moon about an investigative report he co-wrote involving a program designed to conceal private jets' flight plans for security reasons, and how it's being misused.
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