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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Family travel tips

    Family travel tips
    Holiday travel can be brutal on families, especially those with small children. Unexpected delays and problems can play havoc with even the best-laid plans. To help your holiday travel run as smoothly as possible, sit down with your family before your...
  • Feds investigating drones spotted flying near JFK runways

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three commercial pilots reported seeing drones, some flying as high as 3,000 feet, near their landing approaches at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and federal authorities on Thursday were investigating. Both the FBI...
  • Baggage handlers, other workers picket at PHL

    Baggage handlers, other workers picket at PHL
    Several dozen employees of a ground-transportation firm are picketing at Philadelphia International Airport this morning, but the protest does not appear to be affecting any flights. The one-day job action was called to protest what the workers say are...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 2 stars. Ed Oxenbould plays the boy who unintentionally jinxes his parents (Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner) and siblings. Comic mayhem ensues ... predictably. An adequate if artificial kids'...
  • FAA should curb its regulatory authority over commercial drone use

    For more than half a century, the Federal Aviation Administration has piloted the development of sensible aviation regulation in the United States. Unfortunately, when Congress enacted legislation in 2012 directing the FAA to craft rules for small...
  • JetBlue to charge for checked bags in new airfare class

    JetBlue to charge for checked bags in new airfare class
    (Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp announced new checked baggage fees on Wednesday and plans to stuff more seats into its aircraft, prompting praise from Wall Street, but a chorus of criticism from consumers. Analysts said the change was long overdue, as...
  • Norwegian Air CEO rejects criticism of plan for U.S. budget airline

    NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle rejected arguments by U.S. airlines and unions that his efforts to build a low-cost, long-haul airline serving the United States would undermine U.S. wages and working standards....
  • Southwest takes jab at JetBlue over fee for checked bags

    Southwest takes jab at JetBlue over fee for checked bags
    Southwest Airlines in a blog Wednesday touted its new status as the only domestic carrier not to charge a fee for checked baggage, after JetBlue Airways said it would begin charging. Southwest carries more passengers from Chicago than any other airline....
  • JetBlue cutting legroom, adding checked-bags fee for some fliers

    Free checked bags on airlines are not extinct, but soon they will be harder to find. To boost revenue, JetBlue Airways announced plans Wednesday to eliminate free checked bags for its lowest fares and squeeze the legroom on most of its planes. Those...