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  • American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?

    American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?
    The long-rumored merger between American Airlines and US Airways appeared to move a step closer early this month when Tom Horton, American's chief executive, announced that the two carriers were in "discussions" and that a decision would be made "within a...
  • The big merger: Fluff or fact?

    The big merger: Fluff or fact?
    The Department of Justice move to shelve the American-US Airways merger surprised just about everybody in the business. And it unleashed a flood of facts, opinions pretending to be facts and outright fluff into the public discourse. Here's my attempt to...
  • Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality

    Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality
    Last week's announcement by American Airlines, touting its modernization, is typical of the message the airlines send us these days. The announcement was pure hype: a video clip, by the line's CEO no less, keyed to the new paint job the line is adopting...
  • Routehappy seating report: The rear cabin

    Routehappy seating report: The rear cabin
    About 13 percent of U.S. domestic flights have coach/economy seats with at least one inch of extra legroom than the industry standard. That's the overall conclusion from a new study by Routehappy, the innovative flight search website that calculates a...
  • FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes

    FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes
    Amid debate over safety, air rage and courtesy in the air, the Federal Communications Commission approved the first step in allowing passengers on airplanes to use cellphones in flight. The “notice of rule making” approved by a 3-2 vote...
  • Travel worries -- real and imagined

    Travel worries -- real and imagined
    The upcoming Ides of March is an appropriate time to look for bad news, and you don't have to look very far. But beware: Although some popular travel worries are red herrings, others are on target. Popular Worry: The standard for distributing airfare...
  • Do you have enough time to make your flight connection?

    Do you have enough time to make your flight connection?
    When Mike Conrad bought an airline ticket from Washington, D.C., to Berlin, the last thing he considered was his connection in Frankfurt, Germany. But the flight, booked through United Airlines and operated by Lufthansa — an arrangement known as...
  • Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville

    Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville
    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,...
  • Soon, airline loyalty will cost you

    Soon, airline loyalty will cost you
    Like many frequent travelers, Glenn Haussman recently received an email from Delta Air Lines about an "update" to its SkyMiles loyalty program. It was so understated that some passengers didn't bother to read it. But Haussman did. "I was not thrilled,"...
  • Grammar Police flag dog's business trip to China

    Grammar Police flag dog's business trip to China
    Many of the errors that Grammar Policemen write me about are ones that almost no one would notice. This is why I prefer flashier, funnier bad grammar, particularly involving sentences where the modifiers are wildly misplaced. An example I've seen...
  • Travel in 2013: The airline scene

    Travel in 2013: The airline scene
    If you sit in the back of the plane, your trip will get worse -- unless you pay for better. If you sit up front, your trip will get better. Wherever you sit, you'll pay a bit more, on average. And as in the past, the best way to buy air tickets is...