Jul 31, 2009
British Airways has announced a big loss, and many of Europe's other so-called full-service carriers are also reporting lower earnings. Stephen Beard reports this may force Europe's airlines to fly the American way.
Jul 17, 2009
British Airways lost $650 million last year, and it revealed today it's lost another $160 million in the first quarter. The carrier is also facing the additional threat of strike action this summer. Stephen Beard reports.
Jul 15, 2009
Airlines like Southwest and AirTran have been forced to offer deep discounts to leisure travelers to account for a drop in business travel. Some experts worry these revenue losses could lead to a wave of bankruptcies. Sam Eaton reports.
Jul 13, 2009
The small airline Republic consistently ranks amongst the most profitable airlines in the world, but in this economy, its business model is due for change. Jeremy Hobson explores the company's bids for larger carriers.
Jul 7, 2009
Air carrier Ryanair says it can cut another 20 percent off ticket prices by creating a "standing-room only" space. Christopher Werth explains how the airline CEO is using wacky ideas and headlines to the company's advantage.
Jul 2, 2009
Airplane designers are finding ways to squeeze in as many seats as possible to sell more tickets. Kai Ryssdal talks to Paul Wylde about the science, and economics, behind airplane design
Jun 30, 2009
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was supposed to have taken off by now, but will remain grounded due to a problem predicting how the lightweight plane will respond to flight stress. Steve Henn reports.
Jun 26, 2009
Australian air carrier Qantas has canceled 15 orders for Boeing's 787. The decision is a devastating one for the airline and could have an impact on the Dreamliner's future. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Jun 23, 2009
The parent company of Clear Lanes, the service that helps speed up some travelers' trips through security at airports nationwide, has shut down. Why? John Dimdsale reports.