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Airport Haikus

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Lillian Daniel

A haiku is a Japanese three-line poem, 17 syllables, written in 5/7/5 syllable count. After three hours on the runway, then a cancelled flight, followed by six more hours at the airport, it was time to devote myself to this ancient literary form.

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.

New Protections Coming For Air Travelers

AOL Travel | David Jones | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, ...

Tarmac Rules Trap Passengers and Airlines on a Flight to Nowhere

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Negroni

The largest expense categories for airlines are those most difficult to control; fuel and labor. They simply can't fly a planeload of passengers for what they make on tickets alone.

Flight Delayed: New Airline Fines For Tarmac Stranding

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The government is imposing fines for the first time against airlines for stranding passengers on an airport tarmac, the Transportat...