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  • United raises cash requirement for elite status

    United Airlines has boosted the amount of money frequent fliers are required to spend to achieve premier flying status in 2016. To reach that level, customers will have to travel 25,000 miles or 30 segments in 2015, the same requirement as in 2014, but...
  • 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...
  • No Ebola impact seen as Thanksgiving air travel expected to rise 1.5%

    No Ebola impact seen as Thanksgiving air travel expected to rise 1.5%
    What Ebola? Americans seems ready to move past the recent Ebola scare to travel by air in greater numbers for the Thanksgiving holiday. During the 12-day period around the Nov. 27 holiday, 24.6 million people will fly on the nation's airlines, a 1.5%...
  • American Airlines subsidiary to lay off 478

    American Airlines subsidiary to lay off 478
    As American Airlines celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Miami hub, one of its subsidiaries plans to close its own hub there and eliminate 478 jobs. Envoy Air Inc., a subsidiary of American's parent company, American Airlines Group, has informed...
  • Golf getaway in Ireland's County Kerry

    Golf getaway in Ireland's County Kerry
    The drive from Shannon Airport to Tralee in County Kerry, Ireland, takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes, or roughly the same amount of time it takes to drive from Milwaukee to Green Bay. And so, in a jet-lagged, dreamlike state, I half-wondered as we passed...
  • AirTran booking website and loyalty program move to Southwest

    AirTran booking website and loyalty program move to Southwest
    Fliers looking for AirTran Airways flights won't find them on Airtran.com anymore. The website now introduces customers to Southwest Airlines, which bought the airline in 2011 and, by the end of the year, promises to have fully integrated the two...
  • Farmers see opportunity in drones

    The next big thing for Georgia farmers could be drones. State economic developers say Georgia's agricultural industry could be one of the areas with the most promising potential for the launch of a commercial drone usage, and they're intent on showing...
  • Hungry BWI travelers can sample these plates at the gate

    Hungry BWI travelers can sample these plates at the gate
    If you want to try the Triple Delight roll at Gachi House of Sushi, the crab frittata at Obrycki's or the Latin specialties at Zona Cocina, you'll have to buy a plane ticket. These eateries, which only exist at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, are in post-...
  • Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise

    Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise
    Chicago and suburban voters sent a clear message to federal aviation officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday that a combination of strict controls and remedies including more residential soundproofing is needed to address increasing noise over many...
  • More airlines pile on fees

    More airlines pile on fees
    Nickel and diming used to be a niche practice in the airline business. Now it's becoming an industry standard. Airlines around the world will make an estimated $29 billion in 2014 from carry-ons, food, more leg room and other extra fees, up by more than...
  • Ways to save on airfare this holiday season

    Ways to save on airfare this holiday season
    If you haven't booked your flights yet for Thanksgiving and year-end holidays, now is the time to start searching and plotting how to get a reasonable deal. Recently, airfares for Thanksgiving travel were about 10 percent cheaper than they were at the...