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Airlines get a lift from cargo business, but they're still struggling

Mar 3, 2021
Demand for air cargo is back to pre-pandemic levels, but passenger loads are nowhere close.
Americans are buying a lot of stuff these days, which is pushing up demand for air cargo.
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Airlines add routes to beach and ski destinations, cut back on others

Oct 27, 2020
With international and business travel way down, airlines are adding more flights to domestic leisure spots.
U.S. airlines have added new routes to domestic vacation destinations in hopes of luring more passengers.
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Airlines push for more COVID tests, fewer quarantines to get more people traveling

Airlines believe the fear of sitting next to an infected passenger and 14-day mandatory quarantines are keeping more people from flying.
Travelers stand at an information desk to ask about the free-of-charge COVID-19 testing station at Düsseldorf International Airport on October 19, 2020.
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No, you aren't crazy, airline seats are getting smaller

Sep 5, 2017
Justin Bachman, who wrote about "The Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat" for Bloomberg, stopped by to talk to Kai Ryssdal.
The screens  offered on many flights are one way to keep you content in a tiny space for several hours.
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7 ways to keep your miles from expiring without flying

Sep 14, 2016
You can extend the life of your points while staying on the ground.
A Virgin America plane lands at San Francisco International Airport in Burlingame, California.
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How to navigate changes to your airline mileage program

Feb 3, 2016
Debunking myths of booking airline travel.

Change is in the air traffic control tower

May 15, 2015
The air traffic control system is still using radar, not GPS.

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Airlines use illusion to make coach seem more spacious

Dec 26, 2014
Airlines are trying to change your perception of cramped seating in coach by creating the impression of more room with larger video screens and new headrests.

Labor Day labor: Tactics for boarding your flight before overhead bins fill

Sep 2, 2013
Travelers share their strategies for jumping the line and avoiding bag check.