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Southwest Airlines raises fees

Dec 17, 2012
The one-time discount airline is rethinking its 'bags fly free' policy because of rising costs. So far, only the third bag will cost you.
Posted In: Airlines, airline industry, southwest

Airlines looking to charge the right amount of fees

Dec 3, 2012
Seems like profits never come easily in the airline industry. And there are evidently always new ideas for how to pull in a few more bucks from flyers.
Posted In: Airlines

As U.N. meets on climate, U.S. blocks a European law

Nov 30, 2012
President Obama signed a bill this week protecting U.S. airlines from an emission tax when they fly in and out of Europe. The EU's carbon tax is so unpopular, it's been suspended for all carriers for a year.
Posted In: United Nations, Airlines, Barack Obama, carbon-dioxide emissions, climate change

How a pilot shortage could impact consumers

Nov 23, 2012
Flying used to be a glamorous job, but today's pilots work long hours for less pay. What does a shortage of pilots in the commercial airline industry mean for the future of flying and ticket prices?
Posted In: Airlines, pilots, air travel

Glitch-prone airline computer systems, Nokia's new maps app

Nov 21, 2012
Nokia's new maps app could give Apple a run for its mobile money, and understanding why airline computer systems are prone to massive crashes.
Posted In: maps app, Travel, Airlines, computer systems

How airlines weather the cost of catastrophe

Nov 7, 2012
Passengers can buy flight insurance to cover canceled trips. But when planes can't fly, airlines have no such protection.
Posted In: weather, storm, airline industry, Airlines

Airports and markets reopen as Sandy recedes

Oct 31, 2012
Wall Street has resumed trading today for the first time since last Friday. JFK and Newark airports are reopening as well on a limited basis.
Posted In: Airlines, NYSE, Hurricane Sandy

Returning to the skies after Sandy

Oct 30, 2012
It could takes days before things get back to normal for airlines and passengers.
Posted In: Airlines, Hurricane Sandy

United Airlines struggles with computer issues after merger

Aug 29, 2012
United’s technical team is scrambling to solve the computer problems that caused long lines of angry people. United has struggled with this since acquiring Continental in 2010.
Posted In: Airlines, United Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

When buying a flight, what matters most to you?

Aug 23, 2012
What do you consider the most important factor when purchasing an airline ticket? Carrier? Leg room? Price? Time? Other? Let us know.
Posted In: Airlines

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