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I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

Administration Investigates 5 Airlines For Price-Gouging After Amtrak Crash

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government has launched a price-gouging investigation into five airlines that allegedly increased airfare after an Amtrak cras...

These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S.

Hopper.com | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin through their 2015 rankings to find you the absolute best airlines in the United States, according to ... well, according to you!

Fan opposition to Qatar goes viral

James Dorsey | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

World Cup host Qatar is discovering the reputational risk involved in hosting high-profile mega sporting events. Qatar Airways' sponsorship of FC Barcelona is producing exactly the kind of publicity that is a corporate sponsor's worst nightmare while a Swiss investigation of the Qatari World Cup bid threatens to expose questionable financial dealings that will fuel demands for withdrawing the tournament from the Gulf state.

Your Guide to Flexible Date/Destination Airfare Search

George Hobica | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Although there's no "magic" day or time to find the best airfares, you can save money if you know how to do a flexible date/destination airfare se...

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About

Hopper.com | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Suddenly have buyer's remorse? Think of this as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you just bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.

Southwest Airlines Offering $47 Flights In Epic Four-Day Flash Sale

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

Southwest Airlines is offering flights as low as $47 during an epic three-day flash sale from June 2 through June 4.

Leo Express: A Gleaming New Train Service Coming to a Station Near You

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Bill_Robinson

Amazing new business models are rare ... even in this time of great 'disruption.' Many start-ups position themselves as disrupting because they feel they have to or die. So they reach.

Is This the Most Loved Airline in the U.S.?

Hopper.com | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

The popular low-cost airline had the fewest complaints for March 2015 overall, at just 0.46 complaints filed with the government for every 100,000 passengers.

Widow Says Southwest Refused To Let Her Call Suicidal Husband

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

A Wisconsin woman says Southwest Airlines wouldn't allow her to make an emergency phone call last month, one that could have potentially saved the lif...

10 Coolest Airline Amenities

Hopper.com | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

With all the airline fees adding up, it's hard to remember what perks you get as a passenger. However, there are still some airlines that show their appreciation for customers, dishing out amenities that make them stand out from the rest.

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Watch The Sweet Moment An Entire Flight Sings Happy Birthday To Girl With Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News

A heartwarming video of an impromptu birthday party for a girl with a disability aboard a Southwest Airlines flight is going viral on social media. ...

Passenger Kicked Off Flight For Poking Snoring Man With Pen

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.16.2015 | Weird News

A woman was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight out of Chicago on Thursday after she grabbed a pen and poked the man snoring next to her. The in...

Here's One Frequent Flyer Program You Should Actually Join

Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel

According to a recent poll from Airefarewatchdog, Southwest Airlines has the best frequent flyer program in the domestic market.

The 10 Worst Airline Fees To Ever Exist

Hopper.com | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

To help you navigate the complex tangle of costs that now go hand-­in­-hand with air travel, check out this list of the 10 worst airline fees.

Airlines Squabble Over "Open Skies" Treaties

Richard Finger | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Richard Finger

A rift has occurred between the big three United States airlines -- United, American and Delta -- and the heavyweights from the Middle East -- Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

Do We Heart Southwest's New Brand?

Tom Silva | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Tom Silva

Logo design is all about semiotics or the science of signs. But, despite its name, the science is relatively simple at the outset.

12 Major Travel Sites Reveal How to Save on Top Spring Break Destinations

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

GOBankingRates rounded up the 12 most popular spring break destinations and asked the biggest names in travel, including Southwest, Travelocity, Orbitz.com and more, for their expert tips on saving money at these popular locales. Following these tips, you can save hundreds while getting some much needed fun in the sun.

Airline Shortcomings as an Indicator of Progress

Christine Negroni | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Two U.S. airlines made headlines on Wednesday; Dallas based-Southwest Airlines generated ink when it reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that it failed to do required rudder inspections on 128 of its Boeing 737s.

Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over Missed Inspections

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if...

United Airlines' CEO Jeff Smisek: Disloyal to Loyal Workers

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Ralph Nader

Consider this advice: drop the risky outsourcing; treat your employees as Southwest does; and stop ratcheting up the fees for baggage, changes of reservations, etc. Unless, that is, you believe that customer backlash, investigations by media and lawmakers and lower job gratification are not anywhere on your horizon.

10 New Routes That Will Lead To Cheaper Flights In 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Route expansions may not seem like exciting news, but they're a bigger deal than you probably think. Why? Because they often spark competition between airlines and drive down fares on multiple carriers. If your New Year's resolution involves traveling more, it may be time to give one of these new routes a try.

Why Sustainable Engagement Is Built on Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Karin Volo

Engagement seems to be the latest corporate "buzz word" -- but is it really? Or have we come to understand the significance of having employees that truly love their jobs?

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

'Free' Still Flys! - Domestic Flights With Free Amenities

Bobby Laurie | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

The airline industry has seen many changes over the past few years, what used to be included in the cost of an airline ticket is now "a-la-carte" and sometimes there seems to be a fee for everything.