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New tarmac rule may cost passengers

Mar 11, 2010
A new rule from the Department of Transportation that goes into effect next month would slap airlines with huge fines if they keep passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours without giving them a chance to get off. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Airlines stay up, fight new regulations

Mar 11, 2010
Global airlines are doing better than expected with losses only coming to about $2.8 billion. Meanwhile, U.S. airlines are fighting new passenger regulations. Steve Chiotakis checks in on the airline industry with Marketplace's Alisa Roth.
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Northup, EADS drop out of Air Force bid

Mar 9, 2010
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman and its European partner, EADS, have dropped out of a bid for a $40 billion deal to supply the U.S. Air Force with refueling tankers. Bill Radke finds out why from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
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European airline workers still striking

Feb 23, 2010
Even after Lufthansa pilots agreed to return to work, airline workers continue to strike across Europe. Christopher Werth finds employees' fears of airline costs-cutting is a predominant theme.
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Boeing, Northrop duel to build tankers

Feb 23, 2010
Boeing and Northrop have been competing for a $35 billion contract to replace the Air Force's fleet of aging air-refueling tankers. The battle between the two companies has seen its fair share of scandal.
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Plane wifi slowly approaching norm

Feb 16, 2010
Many air carriers have begun offering wireless Internet on their planes within the past year. But passengers still have a way to go before the technology and etiquette are a smooth ride. Andrea Bernstein reports.
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What's the snowstorm costing airlines?

Feb 11, 2010
The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much of an economic damper the snow has put on airlines.
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Pilots risk all for long hours, low pay

Feb 9, 2010
Federal Aviation Administration says airline pilots can't fly more than eight hours a day. But a special Frontline report airing tonight shows us a world that doesn't abide by this rule -- at the severe risk of the pilots. Miles O'Brien reports.
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What else can airlines charge us for?

Feb 9, 2010
American Airlines has announced that economy-class passengers on its domestic flights will have to pay $8 for a blanket and pillow. Our Marketplace Players wonder what's next.
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Is Delta really "Flying Greener?"

Feb 8, 2010
I recently got back from an international vacation. I don't usually read in-flight magazines, but I spied a headline while my neighbor perused his...
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