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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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Are we to blame for new airline fees?

Apr 9, 2010
Tess Vigeland explores what's behind the airline industry's growing charges -- from paying extra for carry-ons to the new "pay-per-pee" system.
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United, U.S. Airways talk merger

Apr 8, 2010
Early reports indicate United Airlines and U.S. Airways are talking about joining forces. The merger of those two would create the second-biggest airline in the country. Bill Radke explores the move with Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Ryanair mulls a fee for bathroom use

Apr 7, 2010
If you're flying Ryainair, you might want to brace yourself for a new fee. The budget carrier is considering a plan to charge for use of its lavatories on short flights. Brett Neely reports.
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Ryanair charging for in-flight toilet

Apr 7, 2010
In a move the carrier is hoping will make flights more convenient -- and help their bottom line -- Ryanair is charging a pound per toilet use on short flights. Stephen Beard reports.
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Flying Spirit? Carry-ons may cost you.

Apr 6, 2010
Florida-based, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is going to start charging for some carry-on bags come August. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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