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  • United Airlines tweaks bonus standards to rely less on on-time rankings

    United Airlines tweaks bonus standards to rely less on on-time rankings
    At United Airlines, you don’t necessarily have to be the early bird to get the worm. You only need to be somewhat punctual. Workers at Chicago-based United Airlines will get bonuses for hitting its monthly on-time rate goal in July, but only...
  • US airlines increase their profits without ballooning their fleets

    Over the next few years, American Airlines Inc. will increase the size of its Boeing 777-200 fleet by 17 percent, or nearly 2,000 seats. It will do so without adding a single airplane. Fort Worth, Texas-based American is removing the first-class cabin,...
  • As Hawaii faces hurricane threat, airlines ease ticket change fees

    In the run-up to the arrival of Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio, airlines are allowing passengers heading to and from Hawaii to change their tickets without penalty. The hurricane is expected to hit the islands Thursday or Friday, with the...
  • Prices dip more, thanks to rising U.S. supply

    Gas prices Gas prices have dipped for more than 40 straight days in the U.S. southeast and should continue to fall this week, thanks in part to growing oil supplies in the United States, travel club AAA said. On Monday, the price of regular gas averaged...
  • A refund from Aeroflot over terrorism fears? Expect a 'nyet'

    A refund from Aeroflot over terrorism fears? Expect a 'nyet'
    Question: My round-trip flight to Italy in December is booked on Aeroflot with 15-hour layovers, coming and going, in the Moscow airport. After the Malaysian flight was downed, I did some research to see what my options might be. Will Aeroflot give me a...
  • Air passengers may pay 8 times as much as their seatmates, study finds

    On a recent vacation trip to Canada, Gina Kano couldn’t help thinking that she probably paid more for her ticket than other passengers on the plane. “And there is no way to know why,” the marketing executive from Los Angeles said....
  • Private jet for $536? It's a SuiteDeal

    Private jet for $536? It's a SuiteDeal
    Southwest Airlines began revolutionizing the jet-setting world of air travel roughly four decades ago with its no-frills service and helped reshape the U.S. airline industry into the mass transit system of the sky — complete with overcrowding,...
  • Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

     
    Filed under: Safety It was a terrible stretch for aviation. In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed by a...
  • Airfares could jump 30 percent soon for Labor Day travel, Fly.com data show

    As Labor Day nears, South Floridians planning to jet away for the holiday weekend who haven't purchased plane tickets yet could be facing a dramatic jump in airfares soon, according to travel website Fly.com. Data from last year show that for Fort...
  • Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?

     Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?
    The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
  • When lobsters fly ... they head to Newport's Lobsterfest

    When lobsters fly ... they head to Newport's Lobsterfest
    More than 1,000 lobsters are taking flight this weekend. The live crustaceans, packed in seaweed-lined cartons, are expected to touch down at 6:30 a.m. Sunday after a plane ride from Maine to Los Angeles International Airport. Employees from Anaheim-...