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New Heathrow runway plans hit skids

Jan 14, 2009
London's Heathrow Airport is operating at nearly maximum capacity. The British government is deciding whether it should get a third runway, but protesters who own land near the airport are standing in its way. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Could biofuels take flight in the future?

Jan 7, 2009
Continental Airlines today becomes the first U.S. carrier to conduct test flight powered by biofuel. Can the greasy alternative become a rival to jet fuel? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Airlines going from worse to bad

Dec 9, 2008
Projections for the airlines next year are rosier than the present, thanks largely to the sharp fall in oil prices. But despite doing better, the industry is not out of the dark yet. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Small airports hit hard by airline cuts

Nov 28, 2008
Regional airports were thriving on the passenger overflow from the big airport hubs. But as airlines cancel routes and make other cutbacks, that overflow has turned into a trickle. Hugh Hill reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Economy, Travel

U.S. planes full despite big declines

Nov 14, 2008
Thanksgiving travel on U.S. airlines is expected to dive about 10 percent from last year. But you're still likely to be sitting on a full plane when you fly back home for that big dinner. Janet Babin tells you why.
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Virgin considering a three-way deal

Oct 30, 2008
Virgin is considering possible three-way deal between itself, BMI and Luftansa. Virgin could get local flights in the U.K. and also form an alliance with Luftansa for international flights. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Stricter enforcement for carry-on bags

Oct 27, 2008
Continental and other airlines will no longer allow carry-on luggage any bigger than the regulation size. Too many passengers were cramming the overhead bin space to avoid fees for checked bags. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Boeing strike hurts Dreamliner

Oct 23, 2008
Machinists at Boeing have been on strike for the past seven weeks, and the company says production of its new 787 Dreamliner may be delayed. But John Dimsdale reports Boeing may still be able to ride out the strike.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs

Southwest's hedge on fuel backfires

Oct 16, 2008
At first, it looked like Southwest Airlines hedged its bets well when it prepaid for fuel because prices were going up. Unfortunately, now oil prices are falling. Janet Babin has more on Southwest and airlines in general.
Posted In: Airlines, Oil

Lower oil prices don't inspire airlines

Oct 16, 2008
With fuel prices half of what they were three months ago, it's surprising the airlines aren't doing so much better. Rachel Dornhelm reports air carriers are struggling with diminishing demand.
Posted In: Airlines