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  • Fees: You hate 'em, but you asked for 'em

    Fees: You hate 'em, but you asked for 'em
    "Ancillary fees" collected by airlines this year, worldwide, amount to some $15 per passenger, says IdeaWorks. Airlines obviously lead the fee parade, but other segments of the travel industry are starting to pick up on the idea. And, for the...
  • American Airlines employees to get 4 percent pay raises; pilot contract goes to binding arbitration

    DALLAS American Airlines Inc. employees will get 4 percent across-the-board pay raises, including unionized employees if their union has a joint contract covering both American and US Airways employees. At the same time, American announced that it is...
  • Bob Hope Airport could try old name to boost traffic

    Bob Hope Airport could try old name to boost traffic
    Comedian Bob Hope might not find humor in a promotional campaign proposed for the regional airport named after him. Nationwide demand for air travel has been on the rise, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting Bob Hope Airport. Passenger traffic was...
  • Love ya, mean it: Qatar Airways' Facebook page tops 8 million 'likes'

    Hard to tell what's the most popular airline in the world, but Qatar Airways on Monday claimed the title "most-liked global airline on Facebook" after 8.2 million (and counting) social media users hit the "like" button on its page. Qatar Airways did...
  • Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions

    Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. However, the decision to...
  • FAA rules alone won't prevent a drone-jet collision

    FAA rules alone won't prevent a drone-jet collision
    This holiday season, one of the hottest-selling toys has been the quadcopter drone, a tiny remote-controlled helicopter that carries a small video camera anyplace the ground-based operator sends it. While some of these brightly colored quads weigh less...
  • Philadelphia, New York airline hubs cause flight delays to reach 1,500 across the country

    Philadelphia, New York airline hubs cause flight delays to reach 1,500 across the country
    Fog at U.S. airline hubs in New York and Philadelphia slowed travel as the Christmas holiday approached, with about 1,500 flight delays and 260 cancellations spread across the country. Philadelphia International Airport had about 90 inbound and outbound...
  • Steady rain, blustery winds forecast for Christmas Eve

    Steady rain, blustery winds forecast for Christmas Eve
    Soaking rain and blustery winds could cause travel delays across the eastern United States on Christmas Eve, forecasters said, after fog and drizzle snarled air traffic Tuesday. An inch or more of rain was expected to fall with steady showers from late...
  • Give Thanks To Those Who Don't Get Christmas Off

    Give Thanks To Those Who Don't Get Christmas Off
    Santa Claus isn't the only one who works on Christmas. There are many others, all of whom deserve a tip of the red-tasseled hat for laboring while most of the populace takes a holiday. First responders of all types — police, firefighters,...
  • Exclusive - U.S. airlines confront cheap oil's flip side: costly hedges

    Some major U.S. airlines including Delta and Southwest are rushing to finance losing bets on oil and revamp fuel hedges as tumbling crude prices leave them with billions of dollars in losses, according to people familiar with the hedging schemes. In...
  • Co-founder of India's SpiceJet seeks time to finalize rescue

    The entrepreneur behind a high-profile effort to rescue Indian carrier SpiceJet has asked for more time to finalize funding plans, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Ajay Singh, who helped set up the low-cost...