Airports explore new ways to forecast travel amid pandemic

Jan 11, 2021
A travel analytics firm is helping the Raleigh-Durham International Airport forecast using data officials haven't tapped before.
Kenneth Strickland, director of air service development at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. RDU is working with a nearby analytics firm to look at other data, like hotel bookings and rental car reservations, that could be helpful for predicting travel.
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For the United Airlines CEO, the top job means "taking care of people"

Dec 14, 2020
Scott Kirby talks about taking the helm at a major airline during the height of the pandemic.
"Almost everything that I've done in the last eight or nine months has been about safety, about health," says United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. Above, passenger check-in at the United counter at Los Angeles International Airport.
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FAA says Boeing 737 Max is safe to fly. Will passengers agree?

Nov 18, 2020
The order says that Boeing’s design changes have made the jets airworthy, 20 months after the 737 Max model was grounded.
A worker walks by a Boeing 737 Max airplane as it sits parked at the company's production facility on Nov. 13 in Renton, Washington.
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Expect a boom in the business of supersonic flight

Feb 12, 2019
Companies are working on ways to bring back supersonic travel for commercial flights.
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Air miles sales increasingly bolster carriers’ profits

Apr 3, 2017
Flying can be a hassle nowadays, but when you pay for your flight with air miles, maybe that takes some of the sting out of it. It’s a sweet deal for the airlines too — some carriers could soon start to make more profit from selling air miles than from selling regular tickets.  Click the […]

Airlines worry security lines will hurt bottom lines

May 18, 2016
Airlines fret as security lines grow.
Passengers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint.
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Should congress rein in airline fees?

Aug 7, 2015
A new report is critical of airline pricing practices.

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When horses fly

Jun 2, 2015
Leg room costs extra on flights, whether you have two feet or four.

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.

Volcanic rumblings stir economic concerns

Aug 26, 2014
Activity at Iceland's Bardabunga volcano raises fear of flight restrictions.