| 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...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: Will I ever be able to get a frequent-flier ticket again?
Answer: Probably. But it takes work, so we have secrets to share.
It might not seem so now as you peruse airfares, but you're paying less for airfare on average than you were in 1995....
| 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.
| Apr 29, 2014
In recent months, giant airlines have made some big changes to their frequent flyer programs, affecting earning and award schedules. Over the years, most changes have had a negative impact on ordinary travelers, and the recent ones are no different....
| May 4, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
From LAX, Delta, Southwest and American offer nonstop service to Salt Lake City, and Southwest, United and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $414,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:05 AM
A national study on customer satisfaction suggests that passenger satisfaction ratings slump after airlines undergo a merger with another carrier.
The nation's top airlines received a combined score of 69 on a 1-to-100 scale, below the average scores...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airlines will soon increase service to and from Washington's Reagan National Airport, thanks to the results of an antitrust lawsuit.
To settle an antitrust suit and allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The nation’s airline industry has undergone so many mergers in the last decade that just four airlines and their regional carriers control more than 80% of all domestic air traffic.
And despite warnings from consumer advocates, the merger mania is...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...