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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

Airlines squeeze seats and knees for more profits

Aug 23, 2012
Slimmer seats on some planes may bring bigger profits for airlines like United. But they will likely mean less comfort for passengers.
Posted In: Airlines, air travel

Latest airline fee: $35 per carry-on?

Jun 1, 2012
Ahead of the summer travel season, some airlines are charging for carry-on bags. Industry expert David Parker Brown is defending the new fee.
Posted In: air travel, fees, carry-ons, Airlines, Spirit Airlines

The fight over international flights from Houston

May 22, 2012
United Airlines hopes to reroute plans by Southwest, and stop a new international terminal from being built at Hobby Airport.
Posted In: Airlines, southwest, United Airlines, Houston

U.S. fliers spent $3.36 billion in baggage fees in 2011

May 21, 2012
And that's down from 2010.
Posted In: baggage fees, Airlines

Spirit Airlines to charge $100 for late carry-on bags

May 4, 2012
Spirit's new fee made us dig into the archives to see what else airlines can charge us for.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel, Spirit Airlines

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