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Delta buying oil refinery to help reduce costs

May 1, 2012
In a first for an airline, Delta plans to pay $150 million for an oil refinery in Pennsylvania in a effort to bring some order to its fuel prices. But even if Delta's oil refinery deal works out well, fares are probably not going to drop.
Posted In: Delta, Oil, Airlines

FAA to reconsider e-book policy

Mar 19, 2012
Currently e-books are banned from planes during taxi, take-off and landing. But as New York Times reporter Nick Bilton discovered, the FAA has recently decided to take a "fresh look" at its digital reader policy.
Posted In: Airlines, airline industry, e-books, FAA

Many pushing back against EU carbon tax

Mar 12, 2012
Europe's biggest airlines say a new European tax on the carbon dioxide coming out their jet engines is a bad idea.
Posted In: carbon tax, European Union, Airlines

Airfares to remain high throughout this decade

Mar 8, 2012
The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting that there will be more air travelers chasing fewer flights, pushing prices up.
Posted In: Airlines, airfare, airplane travel, Travel

Airline KLM launches program to match up passengers

Feb 24, 2012
The Dutch airline KLM has launched a new seating program. And no -- this isn't another story about paying for your aisle seat. KLM is going to let flyers choose who to sit next to based on their online profiles.
Posted In: Facebook, Airlines, Travel

Airlines pass higher fuel costs to passengers

Feb 20, 2012
Consumers are not only feeling the pinch of higher gas prices at the pump. They are also getting hit with higher plane tickets as airlines pass rising jet fuel costs to passengers.
Posted In: Airlines, airline prices, Travel, fuel, gas prices

Mid-day Extra: In-flight wi-fi isn't so popular

Jan 4, 2012
Only a small percent of airline passengers log on to the internet in-flight despite a growing number of airlines and private services
Posted In: wi-fi, Airlines, Internet

The fuel of the future

Nov 9, 2011
Alaska Airlines starts a trial run of biofuel-powered jets today.
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Qantas resumes flights after thousands stranded

Oct 31, 2011
Qantas flights are starting up again after the airline shutdown over the weekend in an effort to end a series of union strikes.
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Southwest fuel hedge misstep

Oct 20, 2011
Southwest looked smart a couple of years ago when it managed to lock in low fuel prices before gas prices surged. Now it, too, has been caught by a volatile fuel market.
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