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These academics want to lead the way to flying less

by Emma Jacobs Jan 1, 2020
Now they want their institutions to lend some support.
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Yes, you are being asked if you want travel insurance more often

by Erika Beras Nov 28, 2019
Wherever you buy tickets, you're likely to be asked if you want to protect your purchase.
Travelers with their luggage are seen at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
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Amtrak says it had its best year in company history

by Kimberly Adams Nov 11, 2019
After years of being the subject of congressional ire, the federally subsidized company is almost at the point of breaking even.
Passengers board an Amtrak train at New York City's Pennsylvania Station.
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"Airplane boneyards" are more than places where planes go to die

by Jack Stewart May 7, 2019
Southern California Logistics Airport also provides plane storage, maintenance and technician training.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked on the tarmac after being grounded at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville on March 28.
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In suburban Seattle, Boeing keeps on cranking out 737 Max planes

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 26, 2019
Despite the international grounding of the aircraft, a Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, has orders to fill.
Boeing's 737 assembly complex in Renton, Washington, is a hive of activity. In the foreground, a 737 Max is being painted. In the background, the brakes are tested on a new 737 Max for China Southern Airlines.
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Boeing liabilities could grow with grounding of Max fleet

by Jack Stewart Mar 14, 2019
The entire fleet remains grounded in the U.S.
Tails of Boeing 737 aircraft are pictured at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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During time of rapid growth, sorrow for Ethiopian Airlines

by Ben Bradford Mar 11, 2019
Sunday’s tragic crash of ET302 comes just as Ethiopian Airlines has been riding a wave of international investment, expansion and optimism. Over the last decade, the airline made a big push to build its fleet and increase routes, both within…
Two local boys examine a pile of twisted metal gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.
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Delta opens a high-tech pit stop for jet engine repair

by Jack Stewart Feb 21, 2019
Delta is opening a new jet engine test cell in Atlanta, the world's largest.
Delta jet engine test facility
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Expect a boom in the business of supersonic flight

by Molly Wood Feb 12, 2019
Companies are working on ways to bring back supersonic travel for commercial flights.
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I've always wondered...

Airline tickets are priced to confuse

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 9, 2019
Sometimes flying a longer distance is less expensive.
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