| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:05 AM
American Airlines has eliminated its so-called bereavement fares for people who need to book a last-minute flight because of the death of a loved one.
The airline, which is merging with US Airways, said it discontinued the fare as of Feb. 18 to be...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:20 PM
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THE BEST WAY TO DENVER
From LAX, United, Southwest, American and Frontier offer nonstop service to Denver; Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane); and US Airways, United, Southwest, American and Delta offer connecting...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Lots of people still carry on their bags, but a heavy, big bag more than likely will need to go down below.
And that's going to cost you.
The overweight and oversize fees are in addition to your checked-bag fees. If your bag is overweight and...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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THE BEST WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO
From LAX, United, American, Copa, Delta and US Airways offer connecting service (change of planes) to Rio de Janeiro. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $866, including taxes and fees.
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| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:14 AM
A Florida pilot said he felt flat out panic after a bird shattered the front window of his small aircraft -- in mid-air. But if he felt it, he didn't show it: He safely landed the plane moments later.
Rob Weber said he was traveling at 170 mph Saturday...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The first airline fare hike of the year is modest and will primarily affect business travelers who book flights at the last minute.
Delta Air Lines, one of the nation's largest carriers, initiated the hike earlier this week by raising domestic tickets...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Airline travelers who are frustrated with the speed of wireless Internet on planes may have some relief soon.
Communications giant AT&T has announced it is working to put 4G LTE wireless Internet on commercial planes by as soon as late 2015.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways was unusual when it was proposed last year because it seemed to have the support of all the major employee unions involved.
But one of the biggest unions for US Airways is threatening to strike, and the...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar.
For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Less than two months after Delta Airlines revamped its loyalty rewards program, American Airlines has announced loyalty program changes that offer breaks for some travelers but cut out some freebies for others.
Unlike the overhaul made at Delta,...