| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Virgin America, the California-based airline backed by billionaire Sir Richard Branson, is planning to go public this year now that the air carrier has two consecutive profitable quarters behind it.
Investment banks Barclays and Deutsche Bank have...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Air travel these days is sometimes likened to the flying version of a Greyhound bus. Here are some strategies to help you keep your costs in hand and perhaps get a little more (comfort, perks) for your money.
— Don't fall for the "only premium...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Virgin America had the highest performance ranking among 15 U.S. airlines in 2013 in an annual study as the industry's overall quality improved, researchers said on Monday. The national Airline Quality Rating, which ranks airlines in four categories based...
| Apr 8, 2014
What airlines look on fondly as "ancillary revenue" hits you in the form of pesky -- and often outrageous -- fees and charges. A new report from the meticulous folks at IdeaWorks tells airline industry professionals what they need to know about...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:47 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO CHARLESTON, S.C.
From LAX, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Southwest offer connecting service (change of planes) to Charleston. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $327, including all taxes and fees.
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat."
It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room.
In the first row and the...
| Mar 27, 2014
Copa Airlines doesn't have the name recognition of JetBlue or Southwest for South Florida travelers, but the Latin American carrier is aiming to change that with new service to Panama that launches July 11.
Officials of the Panamanian carrier were at...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:56 AM
With fares remaining stable, customer satisfaction with the airline industry is at a record high, according to an annual study released Wednesday.
On a 1,000-point scale, customer satisfaction reached 712, a 17-point increase from the same study last...
| May 17, 2014
With the brutal winter now in the rear view mirror, many Americans are planning to take summer vacations, recent travel surveys show.
The majority of Floridians — 81 percent — expect to take at least one summer trip of 50 miles or more...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:31 PM
at JetBlue Park, Fort Myers
Ocala Trinity Catholic 3, Pensacola Catholic 1
Tallahassee North Florida Christian 6,
Orangewood Christian 3...
| May 20, 2014
Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, a repeat of last year's performance. That's from the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, produced by IdeaWorks. US Airways replaced perennial...