A new round of negotiations gets underway for the Open Skies agreement -- a comprehensive set of rules governing transatlantic air travel. The stakes are enormous, and European airlines are pushing for a bigger share of the airlines themselves. Stephen Beard reports.
Stimulus checks are arriving just in time for summer vacation plans. With air fares and gas prices up, those plans are likely to be scaled down. The air travel industry weighs in with its forecast today. John Dimsdale reports.
American Airlines has joined the list of carriers charging an extra $25 to passengers who check a second bag. Add to that fuel surcharges and other fees and, as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, the airlines could send customers packing.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to become the largest piece of U.S. public infrastructure to be privatized. Jill Barshay reports that at least two overseas ventures have submitted undisclosed cash offers for the road.
A gaping loophole in British airport security has come to light: Criminal records checks are not being done for foreign employees. Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London explains the situation to host Scott Jagow.
With about three months to go before the China Olympics, Beijing is being picky about who it's letting in. Chinese visas are getting harder to come by, and foreign businessmen are crying foul. Scott Tong reports.
In our story about a book on BS, the author, while making a point, said that no one in the history of the world had ever washed a rental car. Well, listener Brad Brooks-Rubin wrote in to correct that statement.