Delta makes it tougher to keep elite flying status

Jan 18, 2013
Delta, through mergers, was liberal in awarding elite status to frequent flyers. Now it wants to thin the elite crowds

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?

U.S. global air travel doubles since 1990

Oct 25, 2012
International air travel to and from the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 20 years to 152 million trips in 2011 according to a new report from the Bookings Institution.

Amtrak high-speed rail to compete with airlines

Oct 19, 2012
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
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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.

Self-serve air travel: Welcome aboard

Jul 19, 2012
It was just a small hop from self check-out at the grocery store to self check-in at the airport. Now you can even self-tag your bags and self-board the plane. What's next?

Luxury brands adding more airport locations

Jul 5, 2012
In recent years, sales at airports and other travel venues have risen far more quickly than at regular stores for many chains, prompting luxury retailers to focus on the travel market.

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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.
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