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Air Transportation Industry

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  • Get frequent-flier miles while holiday shopping: Here's how

    Get frequent-flier miles while holiday shopping: Here's how
    Here's an idea for gift-buying time that could add value to your frequent-flier account: If you would like to rack up airline miles, consider doing at least some of your holiday shopping online through airline frequent-flier malls. To earn these miles...
  • Beware: Merged, code-sharing airlines don't always have prices in sync

    Beware: Merged, code-sharing airlines don't always have prices in sync
    Question: Here is something I cannot figure out: On a US Airways flight my parents want to take from Chicago's O'Hare to San Francisco on Dec. 23, a first-class nonrefundable ticket is not available, but a first-class flexible ticket costs $1,222. The...
  • Terrified of flying? Long-running course helps travelers

    Terrified of flying? Long-running course helps travelers
    There was no way Lori Schulpius was ever going to get in a metal tube, take a seat and fly. Never. She gets claustrophobic in elevators and fears the unknown. She had never been on a plane. Yet she hated spending hours on the road when she knew she...
  • Orlando International may pick food concessionaire offering $2 million less than competitor

    Orlando International may pick food concessionaire offering $2 million less than competitor
    The company that now feeds passengers at one of the four airsides of Orlando International Airport may lose a bid for another food concession contract, even though it is offering $2 million more than the firm that was picked for the job. Areas USA, which...
  • Economy airline seat morphs into business suite

    Economy airline seat morphs into business suite
    For the last few years, airline interior designers have been inventing new ways to cram more passengers into an airline cabin. But the winner of an airline industry award for innovation broke from that tradition with an economy seat that converts to a...
  • With fuel prices falling, will airlines lose incentive to fly efficiently?

    With fuel prices falling, will airlines lose incentive to fly efficiently?
    As fuel costs drop for the nation’s airlines, so too will the incentive to fly more efficiently. That was the warning from a nonprofit environmental group that tracks fuel efficiency and air pollution among the world’s airlines. The...
  • Will lower fuel prices cut airfares? Don't count on it

    With tens of billions of dollars spent each year on aviation fuel, the recent drop in energy prices would seem to be a boon for airlines. So why is at least one industry analyst worried? It's not because it's thought that airlines will cut fares to...
  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data

    Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
    Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using such methods. While retailers have implemented ever more...
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines gets approval for Fort Lauderdale flights

    Azul Brazilian Airlines gets approval for Fort Lauderdale flights
    Low-cost Azul Brazilian Airlines has received federal approval to sell tickets for flights between Fort Lauderdale and the Sao Paulo/Campinas area of Brazil. Approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration...
  • United and Orbitz sue to halt 'hidden city' booking

    United and Orbitz sue to halt 'hidden city' booking
    A 45-minute flight from San Diego to Los Angeles can get pretty pricey—about $350 for one-way economy seats on American Airlines. But an unusual travel site can get you there for about $200 less. The catch is you must book a flight from San...
  • South runway goes into full use this weekend

    South runway goes into full use this weekend
    The new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International will go into full use on Saturday, meaning nearby residents likely will hear more aircraft noise. Because the south runway will be shouldering a heavier load, residents living along the...