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  • Sit up straight until airlines ease reclining turbulence

    Sit up straight until airlines ease reclining turbulence
    None of us should take this lying down. When it comes to reclining seats on airplanes, we need to draw a line — and maybe we all should be required to sit up straight until everyone agrees on what that line should be. By now, you know about last...
  • U.S. airlines doubled profit margins in first half, trade group says

    U.S. airlines doubled profit margins in first half, trade group says
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. airlines more than doubled their net profit margin in the first half of the year as revenue rose nearly three times faster than costs, trade group Airlines for America said on Thursday. The results suggest that the U.S. airline...
  • Airline and cruise line executives join 'Ice Bucket' challenge

    Fundraisers On Monday, Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza participated in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the illness, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease. Baldanza lost his mother to ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a...
  • Air passengers may pay 8 times as much as their seatmates, study finds

    On a recent vacation trip to Canada, Gina Kano couldn’t help thinking that she probably paid more for her ticket than other passengers on the plane. “And there is no way to know why,” the marketing executive from Los Angeles said....
  • Airfares could jump 30 percent soon for Labor Day travel, Fly.com data show

    As Labor Day nears, South Floridians planning to jet away for the holiday weekend who haven't purchased plane tickets yet could be facing a dramatic jump in airfares soon, according to travel website Fly.com. Data from last year show that for Fort...
  • Spirit, flight attendants reach tentative new contract agreement

    In coming months, Spirit Airlines flight attendants will have another chance to vote on a new tentative contract agreement reached with management on Thursday. In February, the unionized flight attendants rejected an earlier tentative agreement reached...
  • Frontier launching routes from West Palm Beach this fall

    Frontier launching routes from West Palm Beach this fall
    Frontier Airlines plans to launch new service from West Palm Beach to Denver, Washington D.C. and Trenton, N.J. later this year as part of 10 new routes announced Wednesday. The new nonstop flights between Palm Beach International Airport and Denver...
  • Best airline rewards program? For some, it's JetBlue, report says

    JetBlue Airways came in tops followed by Southwest and Alaska airlines in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 rankings of airline rewards programs released Tuesday. The magazine looked at ticket prices, how easy it is to earn rewards, and the number of...
  • Spirit Airlines to start flights between Chicago and Atlanta, New Orleans

    Spirit Airlines to start flights between Chicago and Atlanta, New Orleans
    Spirit Airlines will begin new non-stop service from Chicago O’Hare airport to Atlanta and New Orleans, the airline said Wednesday. Spirit, considered an ultra low-cost, few-frills carrier, will begin the Chicago-to-Atlanta flight on Nov. 2, and...
  • Spirit posts $65 million second-quarter profit

    Spirit Airlines profit soared in the second quarter, fueled by additional flights and higher passenger demand. Net income rose 54 percent to $64.8 million or 88 cents a share, compared to $42.1 million or 58 cents in the same quarter a year ago, the...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: July consumer confidence, S&P Case-Shiller home price index for May, Redbook and ICSC-Godlman Sachs retail sales for period ending July 28 Local earnings: A.M. Castle & Co., Anixter International Inc., Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Calamos Asset...