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Choosing the Best Frequent Flyer Program

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

I get emails all the time from people asking which frequent flyer program they should be loyal to, but there really is no "one size fits all" answer. Here are a few of the factors to consider.

WATCH: World's Newest Mega Airline Takes Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The world's newest airline, United/Continental, took to the skies on Monday morning, flying from Chicago to Houston for its inaugural flight, accordin...

Continental Starts Charging For Meals On Domestic Flights

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

You could always count on Continental Airlines for a good meal. Well, a free meal. But that's about to change. The airline will join competitors in c...

Delta, United, and American Airlines Have No Compassion

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Joe Mirabella

When someone dies in your family, you never have time to plan your travel in advance of their death to take advantage of discount fairs. But airlines have no room for compassion.

Paul Jones, British Traveler, Carried 200 Fireworks On Continental Flights

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

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Oops! Denver International Airport's TSA Doesn't Know Where Man's Gun Went

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A passenger who flew out of Denver International Airport is questioning airport security after a gun he supposedly properly checked with TSA disappear...

SEC Eyes $12 Billion of M&A Deals

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

With corporate coffers brimming with cash, merger and acquisition activity is percolating again. So, too, is the pace of stock trading investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission into such transactions.

Will Bigger Be Better for United and Continental?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

As with most mergers, the announcement this week that United Airlines was joining forces with Continental Airlines to become the world's largest airline touted all of the benefits of the combination.

You Might Want to Check Those Frequent Flier Miles

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Traditionally, when airlines have merged, frequent flier miles were carried over allowing customers to select among an increased number of flights and destinations.

Then There Were Three

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Will the United Continental merger help the industry overcome a trail of losses dating back to the Reagan era? I doubt it. Why? Because airline deregulation was based on a flawed premise.

Pilot Texting on Fatal Colgan Air Flight

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

When the NTSB meets on Tuesday to determine what caused the fatal crash of Continental Connection flight 3407, it will hear how the first officer on the flight sent two text messages from the cockpit.

Slippery Numbers

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

I write the most popular blog on the internet* *comparison made to less popular blogs.

47 Passengers spend `surreal' 6 hours on grounded plane

Yahoo! News | NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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Dogs, To Be Or Not to Be -- Dressed!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Donning your dog in an occasional outfit at special occasions such as weddings or any charitable event doesn't harm, but clothes on canines are too often a "don't-do!"

Airline Survey: Southwest, Continental Are Top

Yahoo! Finance | Joshua Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Airlines are doing a better job of taking care of the passengers they still have, according to a new study. The increase came as ...

O'Hare Gate Changes Signal Shakeup, Increased Competition

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz and John Pletz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A major shuffle is about to begin at O'Hare International Airport in which two airlines move in with new partners, potentially freeing gates for addit...

Continental Airlines posts 1Q loss

Yahoo! Finance | David Koenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DALLAS (AP) -- Continental Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it lost $136 million in the first quarter as traffic fell and business travelers saved money b...

Airline Service is a Sham: Memo to Doug Parker of US Airways, Your Company Tops the List

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Why haven't these horrendous so-called cost conscious changes been rescinded as the gas prices have come down?

Flight Check: What Are the Chances I'll Die on My Next Plane Trip?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

In the US, you could fly every day for the next 164,000 years on average before you would perish in a crash.

Continental Crash Highlights Miracle of United Flight 1549

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

The reality of plane crashes came, well, crashing home and suddenly Sully and his crew from the Miracle on the Hudson seemed even more...lucky, skilled, lucky, miraculous.

BEVERLY ECKERT, Continental Flight Victim, Was 9/11 Widow (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A SLIDESHOW OF ECKERT ***UPDATE: 10:40am EST*** President Obama spoke about Eckert before his remarks on the economy this mornin...

Continental Plane Crash Press Conference: Live Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Click the video below for the press conference: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy...

BUFFALO PLANE CRASH: Continental Connection Flight 3407 Crashes Into House, Kills 50 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS AND SLIDESHOW This is a breaking story - check AP for updates here. A Continental commuter plane coming in for a landing nos...

Summer Airfares Double, Triple, Quadruple

USA Today | Dan Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The law of supply and demand is kicking in for airline passengers this summer -- and not in their favor. Despite a string of price increases this yea...

Continental Abandons Merger Talks With United

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin and Micheline Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Continental Airlines said Sunday that it had abandoned merger talks with United Airlines and was planning to remain an independent carrier, a blow to ...