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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.
Posted In: Airlines, Internet

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.
Posted In: Airlines, Spirit Airlines

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...
Posted In: Airlines, Delta, efficiency, tourism, Travel

Plane makers fight jet export subsidies

Jan 25, 2010
A David and Goliath story is taking place in the aircraft industry. Airbus and Boeing have become allies to keep a Canadian newcomer from cutting into their sales of smaller jets. John Dimsdale reports.
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Airbus wants more money for A400M

Jan 12, 2010
European aircraft maker Airbus says it will cancel production of its A400M military cargo plane if European countries don't pay more for it. Steve Chiotakis gets the story from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
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Delta, AA vie for Japan Airlines

Jan 7, 2010
Delta and American Airlines are dueling over Japan Airlines, Japan's largest carrier. How will this affect international flights to Asia? Bill Radke talks with Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly.
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Airlines keep an eye on extra security

Jan 5, 2010
Airline executives are watching the government's reaction to the alleged Christmas Day terror attack in Detroit. John Dimsdale reports they know extra security hassles can affect their bottom line.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Laptop flying rules you may not know

Jan 5, 2010
Airport security may just be getting tighter now, but one little-known measure allowing officials to scan through or confiscate your laptop indefinitely has had businesses upset for a while. At least, the ones who know about it. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Crime

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