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.
Posted In: Airlines

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.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Dreamliner closer to commercial release

Mar 29, 2010
The success of a key engineering test over the weekend puts Boeing's 787 Dreamliner one step closer to entering commercial service. Which is promising, considering the carrier is three years behind schedule. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Airlines

BA cabin crews stay grounded

Mar 22, 2010
British Airways flight attendants are on strike over pay and staffing levels, and there are disparaging opinions on the effect the strike is having on flights. Passengers can definitely expect delays. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Labor dispute hurts BA's brand image

Mar 19, 2010
A major industrial battle is brewing between Britain's biggest union and British Airways. Cabin crews are planning to strike, which means several flights are likely to be canceled. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Checked bag fees lead to cabin chaos

Mar 17, 2010
Passengers flying these days pay for things like meals, pillows and blankets, and of course to check a bag. But some in the airline industry say that last fee has led to some unintended consequences, and want Congress to step in. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Strike may halt U.S. to U.K. flights

Mar 16, 2010
British Airways is preparing for a major strike by flight attendants, and many critical flights between the U.S. and the U.K. could be canceled. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines, New York