U.S. labor, E.U. clash on aviation bill

May 21, 2009
The E.U. opposes a major aviation bill on foreign aircraft repair stations in Congress, claiming it's a move to save American jobs. But U.S. labor unions backing the bill argue many foreign countries are not as rigorous on safety. Stephen Beard reports.
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Ryanair passengers face new fees

May 20, 2009
Irish low-cost airline Ryan Air is introducing some new fees today, including one where passengers will be charged for checking in online. Stephen Beard reports what else the carrier may ding its customers.
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Dreamliner debuting to sky-high hopes

May 19, 2009
It's a few years behind schedule, but Boeing is finally preparing the 787 Dreamliner for its maiden flight sometime next month. And for Boeing's sake, the aircraft had better fly like a dream. Deborah Wang reports.
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NTSB seeks answers in NY plane crash

May 12, 2009
The National Transportation Safety Board will kick off hearings on the February plane crash outside of Buffalo, N.Y., that killed 50 people. Ashley-Milne Tyte reports on what the board will want to know.
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Air travel's a steal

Apr 24, 2009
Airlines are cutting their fares for both domestic and foreign travel. Travel columnist Tom Parsons gives his advice on how to save even more money on airfare.
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Regional airports flying into trouble

Apr 22, 2009
When airlines hit turbulence, it's the smaller landing pads that start to suffer. Airlines have canceled nonstop flights to hub cities and vacation destinations or pulled out altogether. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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Labor negotiations tough for United

Apr 14, 2009
United Airlines is in the midst of negotiations with many of its labor unions, and both sides are in a difficult position. Jeremy Hobson reports why workers may no longer wish to sacrifice for the good of the company.
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Fewer passengers, fewer problems

Apr 6, 2009
Airlines saw fewer people on board last year, which meant a decrease in lost luggage and late flights. Caitlan Carroll reports which airlines would have been most likely to lose your bags or get you the most places last year.
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Airbus coming out ahead of Boeing

Mar 10, 2009
Planemaker Airbus cut costs, solved technical issues and delivered a record 483 aircraft, ultimately beating out Boeing last year. But both companies could have trouble up ahead. Stephen Beard reports.
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Airplane Reading

Feb 26, 2009
I read some interesting stuff on my flight to Kansas City, which I'll get to in a moment. But first, my flight. I don't fly Southwest often, but...
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