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  • Airlines look for ways to cut down on weight, squeeze in more seats

    If you thought airlines could find no new ways to squeeze more passengers into each plane, you are underestimating the resolve of the airline industry. At this month's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, many of the 500 exhibitors were...
  • Spirit tops in profitability, leads in complaints

    Spirit Airlines ranked among the world's most profitable airlines in 2013, according to an Airline Weekly profitability ranking released Monday. The Miramar-based low-cost carrier was No. 2 with a 17 percent operating profit margin, following Panama's...
  • Virgin America aiming for IPO this year

    Virgin America aiming for IPO this year
    Virgin America, the California-based airline backed by billionaire Sir Richard Branson, is planning to go public this year now that the air carrier has two consecutive profitable quarters behind it. Investment banks Barclays and Deutsche Bank have...
  • Spirit adds Chicago flights to Baltimore, Portland

    Spirit adds Chicago flights to Baltimore, Portland
    Spirit Airlines on Tuesday announced new nonstop seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare airport to Baltimore and Portland. The ultra low-cost carrier said new service will consist of one daily nonstop flight each to Baltimore/Washington...
  • Spirit Airlines adds new Chicago route at BWI

    Spirit Airlines adds new Chicago route at BWI
    Spirit Airlines will begin offering a seasonal service of daily, non-stop flights between Baltimore and Chicago this spring. The service will begin May 22 and last through Nov. 1, the airline announced Tuesday. The service will include a daily 8 a.m....
  • We gave up our seat on Spirit but they gave us nothing

    We gave up our seat on Spirit but they gave us nothing
    Sarah Dragswiek and her family give up their airline seat in exchange for a promise of a refund and a voucher for a new ticket. But when the airline refuses to keep its word, what can they do? Q. My husband, 2-year-old son and I recently flew from...
  • Spirit Airlines adds Minneapolis-St. Paul route at BWI

    Spirit Airlines adds Minneapolis-St. Paul route at BWI
    Continuing its expansion in the Baltimore market, Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday a new non-stop daily route between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The service will run from May 1 through Nov. 1, officials said....
  • Copa Airlines: New Lauderdale-Panama service starts July 11

    Copa Airlines: New Lauderdale-Panama service starts July 11
    Copa Airlines will begin new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama four times a week starting July 11, the carrier announced Wednesday. Fort Lauderdale will be Copa's fourth destination in Florida and its tenth in the U.S. The airline...
  • Flying in 100 years? Nobody knows

    Flying in 100 years? Nobody knows
    On January 1, 1914, the first commercial flight in history took one paying passenger across Tampa Bay, from St. Petersburg to Tampa, in a two-seat seaplane. Several industry leaders took note of the coincident 100th anniversary of flight and this New...
  • Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold

    Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold
    Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
  • Bag fees rise at Spirit Airlines on Jan. 1

    Bag fees rise at Spirit Airlines on Jan. 1
    Spirit Airlines, the carrier with 72 different passenger fees in eight categories, is raising its baggage fees in the new year. The "good" news is that the increase is only $1 per bag and only for fees you pay online when you book your flight. Spirit'...