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Fees on luggage prompt creative workarounds

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 1, 2019
Consumers paid $1.3 billion to check bags in just the first three months of the year, but airfares are at an all-time low.
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How much do you end up saving on a low-cost airline?

by Janet Nguyen May 15, 2019
We compared prices from different airlines.
A view of an Airbus 320 operated by Spirit Airlines.
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What are the most common Boeing Max routes?

by Janet Nguyen Apr 16, 2019
Major airlines have decided to suspend use of the plane through the summer season.
An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, prepares to land at LaGuardia Airport on Monday morning, March 11, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. 
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Are airlines making more money from credit cards than from flying?

by Renata Sago Apr 3, 2019
Delta Air Lines and American Express just renewed their credit-card partnership through 2019. By 2023, Delta expects to more than double its AmEx-generated revenue, to $7 billion annually. Delta is not alone — other major carriers are also racking up cash…
A passenger checks in for a flight at the Delta Air Lines desk at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Delta Air Lines recently beat Wall Street’s expectations reporting record first-quarter revenue.
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After deadly crashes, added scrutiny for Boeing 737 software

by Jed Kim Mar 15, 2019
How a failure to train pilots on software led to deadly crashes.
A picture taken on December 9, 2011 in Paris shows the controls of a flight simulator in a reproduction of a Boeing 737 cockpit.
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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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Competition propels global airlines into smaller cities

by Adrian Ma Nov 21, 2018
Seeking less competition, global airlines are opening stops in smaller cities. But can the new routes survive?
A scene from a WOW air promotional video commemorating the start of service to/from Cleveland Hopkins Airport this past May. Less than six months later, WOW air announced that it was pulling out of Cleveland. 
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Airlines just raised checked bag fees again, but, um, is it really to pay for fuel?

by Renata Sago Sep 20, 2018
The fees keep going up, and so does revenue.
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As fuel prices go up, so do bottom line worries for smaller, regional airlines

by Erika Beras Sep 4, 2018
Fuel prices are on the rise, and that’s a problem for budget airlines that need fuel  prices to stay low so they can keep ticket prices competitive. Fuel can account for up to 25 percent of airline operating costs, so…
A plane.
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Airline pilots: Is there an actual shortage or are employers not paying enough?

by Tracey Samuelson Jul 31, 2018
Seth Kaplan, managing partner at Airline Weekly, joined us to talk about the labor pool for airlines.
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