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Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights

Apr 22, 2013
Ground staff at Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, walked off the job Monday on a one-day strike that prompted the company to cancel most of the day's scheduled flights.
Posted In: airline industry, Germany, Airlines

Airbus CEO on coming to America, and what it takes to compete with Boeing

Apr 10, 2013
CEO of Airbus Fabrice Bregier joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss their new assembly plant in Alabama and what's ahead for the company.
Posted In: Airbus, airline industry, Boeing

Do merging airlines actually mean better customer service?

Apr 8, 2013
A new report says airlines scored their second best performance rankings in 23 years. Find out how that happened when airline mergers were supposed to make customer service worse.
Posted In: airline industry, customer service, Airlines

Want to be a flight attendant? Get in line.

Mar 18, 2013
These days, you have a better chance of getting into Harvard than you do of becoming a flight attendant.
Posted In: flight attendant, Delta, airline industry

Massive snow storm snarls U.S. airlines, passengers

Feb 8, 2013
As snowstorm 'Nemo' approaches the East Coast, airlines are preemptively cancelling thousands of flights. That means headaches for many travelers, but how does being grounded affect those work in the airline industry?
Posted In: flight attendant, airline industry

FAA makes an 'unprecedented' announcement about Boeing

Jan 11, 2013
FAA won't ground the Boeing 787 Dreamliner but they will review the plane's construction.
Posted In: airline industry, Dreamliner 787, Boeing

Southwest Airlines raises fees

Dec 17, 2012
The one-time discount airline is rethinking its 'bags fly free' policy because of rising costs. So far, only the third bag will cost you.
Posted In: Airlines, airline industry, southwest

How airlines weather the cost of catastrophe

Nov 7, 2012
Passengers can buy flight insurance to cover canceled trips. But when planes can't fly, airlines have no such protection.
Posted In: weather, storm, airline industry, Airlines

List of long-haul flights grows short

Oct 25, 2012
Airlines are increasingly canceling flights of 15 hours or more because of softened demand.
Posted In: airline industry

More concerns for Boeing after Dreamliner engine malfunction

Jul 30, 2012
Near Boeing's Charleston, S.C., assembly plant on Saturday, something got sucked into a 787 Dreamliner's engine and sparked a grass fire on the runway. It's just another problem that's faced the Dreamliner line of planes recently.
Posted In: Boeing, airline industry, Dreamliner 787

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