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  • Spirit goes generic in new paint job for planes

    Spirit goes generic in new paint job for planes
    Spirit Airlines has a new yellow-and-black paint job that conjures images of generic food packaging, which is perhaps appropriate for the ultradiscount airline known for cheap fares and add-on fees. "This new livery perfectly matches Spirit Airlines,"...
  • United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The...
  • Power issue may zap LVIA's balance sheet

    Power issue may zap LVIA's balance sheet
    In 2010, Lehigh Valley International Airport used $3.2 million in federal grants to install six electric charging stations designed to make it a more emissions-friendly airport. Four years later, those stations have yet to pump a single kilowatt of...
  • Venezuela airline crisis makes travelers ever more inventive

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly'...
  • In Zihuatanejo, Thursdays are pozole days

    In Zihuatanejo, Thursdays are pozole days
    The air is hot and sultry, weighted with smoke and sea salt and the heady balm of pig fat. It's not exactly soup weather. It's the rainy season, July, when I'm in Zihuatanejo, which doesn't translate to any actual rain but rather a steamy, lazy...
  • Pack light and carry on: Aer Lingus teaches a lesson with baggage fees

    I just returned from a vacation in Ireland, with a short break in Paris. I flew American Airlines on the way there and British Airways home. Neither charged for my one checked bag. But I flew Aer Lingus from Dublin to Paris and was charged 50 euros each...
  • Fort Lauderdale airport once home to golfers, hunters

    Fort Lauderdale airport once home to golfers, hunters
    In the 1920s, it was a nice little golf course, enjoyed by the locals and played by a president — until it was trashed by a hurricane. On Thursday, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will open its state-of-the art, 8,000-foot south...
  • It's crowded up there: Domestic flights filled to record level in June

    It's crowded up there: Domestic flights filled to record level in June
    The airline industry continues to squeeze domestic passengers into cabins at record rates while adding more seats for high-priced international flights, according to federal statistics released Monday. The percentage of seats filled on domestic flights...
  • A plan to bring a Marine home from Mexico by wreaking havoc at border

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, if Stasyi Barth of Lake Elsinore has her way, border traffic from the Pacific Ocean to Brownsville, Texas, will grind to a halt, blockaded by Americans using their vehicles as barricades. Barth is rallying folks who are mad as...
  • American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs

    American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs
    American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year, the company said on Wednesday. The move, which does not yet affect attendants at...
  • Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop

    Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop
    Three commercial flights were diverted in the span of nine days recently because of passenger squabbles over reclining seats, prompting the question: Has shrinking legroom pushed fliers to their breaking point? But if more passengers are having...