| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Travel rewards cards can help you earn free plane tickets and hotel stays — perks that would appeal to any young traveler on a shoestring budget. And today, big bonuses for people who sign up for a card for the first time are making the rewards even...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch.
The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Delta Air Lines on Wednesday said it will make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing rewards on money spent rather than miles flown, a model already used by discount airlines and one that major competitors might copy.
The change, which...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:51 AM
The first flights from Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport to Cancun took off Feb. 8 and 15.
Airport Director Ken Spirito said the new service, provided through Apple Vacations on Frontier Airlines planes, launched Feb. 8, and the first...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Weather put a dent in the number of travelers using Norfolk International Airport in January 2014, according to the latest monthly report released by the facility.
Norfolk reported a 2.78 percent decrease in passenger activity for the month, with 208,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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THE BEST WAY TO BLUFF, UTAH
From LAX, Delta, American, Southwest and United offer nonstop service to Salt Lake City, and Southwest, Delta, United, Frontier and US Airways offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Thomas Horton, who was American Airlines' chief executive when its parent company filed for bankruptcy, will get his severance package valued at about $17 million.
That was among the first decisions made by the new American Airlines after it emerged...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:22 AM
American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes.
The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...