The National Transportation Safety Board today convened a panel looking at safety implications of code-sharing agreements between big airlines and smaller ones. Six of the last fatal airline crashes in this country involved smaller, regional carriers. And that's raised questions about how airlines book passengers with other carriers.
The airline industry looks to be back in the high skies, with Delta, US Airways and American Airlines all reporting profits from the summer season. Everyone's remaining optimistic. Bob Moon reports on how the airlines have fared so well.
A new study finds that flight delays cost U.S. society more than $32 billion a year. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Jeremy Hobson about how researchers came up with that figure and breaks down the number.
Southwest Airlines said it's buying AirTran for $1.4 billion. That move expands Southwest's reach to more than 100 markets, and gives them a hub at the world's busiest airport -- Atlanta. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about why this move is a big deal.
The International Air Transport Association says global airlines have rebounded faster than expected from the recession and has raised its profit forecast for this year. Steve Lott from the North America IATA talks with Steve Chiotakis about why there's optimism about the airline industry.