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  • American, US Airways merging reservations over 90 days

    To avoid the glitches that followed other airline mergers, American Airlines is taking extra time to combine its reservation system with US Airways. Once the 90-day transition is completed as early as October, the US Airways reservation system and...
  • 'Entourage' actor Jeremy Piven: I was 'held hostage' in Philly

    'Entourage' actor Jeremy Piven: I was 'held hostage' in Philly
    A flight carrying "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven was temporarily stranded in Philadelphia early Saturday, and the actor took to Twitter to chronicle the nearly seven-hour ordeal he and his fellow passengers were forced to endure. "Pilot refuses to fly to...
  • Spain halts Airbus A400M test flights pending crash cause

    Spain on Tuesday withdrew permission for test flights of Airbus A400M military transport planes that are still in production until an investigation determines the cause of a deadly weekend crash, officials said. The move, announced by Defense Minister...
  • American, US Airways to start reservation systems' combination this summer

    FORT WORTH, Texas American Airlines and US Airways may begin combining their two large passenger reservation systems as early as July. The carriers, which merged in December 2013 but continue to operate separately, told travel agents on Tuesday that they...
  • US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

    After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways. American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October. American executives...
  • Airlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees

    U.S. airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes. Whether airlines are making more or less profit than before depends on which figures you use, although the parent company of American and US...
  • Airlines don't have to honor 'mistake' fares, U.S. agency rules

    Airlines don't have to honor 'mistake' fares, U.S. agency rules
    Those airfares posted in error that promise an insanely cheap price? U.S. carriers no longer have to honor them, the U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled. Airfare price mistakes aren't uncommon, and consumers snap them up after the word spreads...
  • Seniors on the Go: Avoiding airline voucher gotchas

    Seniors on the Go: Avoiding airline voucher gotchas
    A traveler I know recently had a flight canceled, and the airline not only failed to re-accommodate him on another flight but also had the chutzpah to deduct a cancellation penalty from his refund. That, of course, violated not only general legal...
  • Complaints against airlines rise, Frontier ranks worst

    Consumer complaints against airlines are rising even as the carriers get slightly better at staying on schedule. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that it received more complaints from consumers in March than it did in either the previous...
  • United to unveil new website

    United to unveil new website
    United Airlines this week will open to the public a functioning preview of its main website, united.com, which the carrier says will offer customers more information, greater flexibility and robust searching for flight booking. Starting as early as...
  • Mitchell Schnurman: How big business in Texas is rallying to defend gay rights

    DALLAS Gay rights are expanding nationwide, and some Texas lawmakers are pushing back hard. They're even proposing ways to resist a potential Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. So who's stepping up with a voice of reason and a moral compass?...