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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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