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2 years 9 months ago

Last minute holiday air travel tips

Thanksgiving weekend is always the busiest travel time of the year. This year AAA is projecting a 4% increase in the overall number of people traveling over last year and a 2% increase in Thanksgiving airline travel. With that comes a few reminders. First, if you want to bring...

2 years 10 months ago

Airline fined $900,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department is fining a regional affiliate of American Airlines $900,000 for keeping passengers cooped up on planes for over three hours in Chicago earlier this year. The department said Monday that American Eagle Airlines had tarmac delays of more than three hours on 15...

3 years 8 months ago

Airline prices going up again

DALLAS (AP) - Passengers whose travel plans were wrecked this week when thousands of flights were canceled might not want to hear it, but airfares are going up again. Several airlines confirmed Tuesday that they are raising prices on many domestic routes by $10 one way and $20 per...

3 years 10 months ago

Flight delays cost passengers $16.7B

A government-funded study says airline flight delays cost passengers a lot more than grief - $16.7 billion more, to be precise. That's the price a study delivered Monday to the Federal Aviation Administration puts on the cost to passengers for flight delays in 2007. That was the latest year...

4 years 2 months ago

Congress looks at untaxed airline fees

All those extra fees that consumers are paying to fly add up to billions of dollars for the nation's airlines and a House panel is taking a closer look. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says airlines collected $7.8 billion last year in ancillary fees -- more than a third...

4 years 2 months ago

Passengers stuck on plane for 4 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) - Virgin Atlantic says its pilot asked for permission to unload passengers stranded on a grounded plane in Connecticut but a customs official threatened to have them arrested if they got off the plane. Greg Dawson, a London spokesman for the airline, said in an e-mail Thursday...

4 years 5 months ago

Frontier name to stay

Frontier Airlines employees cheered the announcement that Republic Airways Holdings Inc. will fly its planes under the Frontier name and keep the Denver air carrier's popular "spokesanimals." Frontier employees and family members gathered Tuesday morning in the conference center at Coors Field to hear the news. Some employees held...

4 years 6 months ago

No-fly list nearly doubles since attack

An intelligence official says the government has nearly doubled the number of people on the no-fly list since the attempted Christmas Day attack near Detroit. The official says that in the two months since a Nigerian man tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane, the government's list of suspected terrorists...

4 years 6 months ago

Storms cost Southwest Airlines $15 million

Southwest Airlines Co. says that winter storms along the East Coast last month cost it $15 million in lost passenger revenue. Southwest's estimate on Friday came after two other airlines said earlier this week that the poor weather cost them about $55 million in lost revenue. Continental Airlines Inc....

4 years 6 months ago

Airline to charge more for legroom

Continental Airlines will begin charging coach customers extra if they want a seat with more legroom. Continental said Wednesday that it will give customers the option to buy the roomier seats beginning March 17. Prices will vary depending on the length of flight and popularity of the route. A...

4 years 6 months ago

Fired, drunk pilot reaches settlement

A pilots union and Frontier Airlines have reached a settlement in a lawsuit for a pilot who was fired after an alcohol test came back positive. The Frontier Airlines Pilots Association and Frontier Airlines, Inc. filed court documents in Denver federal court this week that said they had reached...

4 years 7 months ago

FAA eyes hefty fines for American

Government and industry officials say the FAA is close to wrapping up a two-year investigation of safety violations at American Airlines. The result could be one of the largest fines in the agency's history. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say the Federal Aviation Administration investigation involves improperly...

4 years 10 months ago

Southwest launches $25 fare sale

Southwest Airlines has launched an air fare sale in which some flights cost the same as what other carriers charge to check a bag. Dallas-based Southwest on Tuesday announced one-way travel as low as $25, based on the length of the flight. The discount carrier says fares are $25 for...

5 years 1 day ago

Denver airport traffic spikes to record 5.2M

Denver International Airport recorded the busiest month in its history in July with more than 5.1 million passengers, despite the recession. The previous record was 5 million passengers in July 2008. Kim Day, aviation manager for the city-owned airport, said Wednesday the July record is an indication of the strength...

5 years 3 weeks ago

US Airways raising checked bag fees

US Airways is bumping up its first and second checked bag fees by $5 apiece. The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline said Wednesday it will charge $20 for the first checked bag and $30 for the second, when bags are checked online. Passengers will pay an extra $5 per bag when...

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