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Airline Industry

Enough With Airline Fees!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A group of frequent travelers channeled their frustrations with airline fees into this open letter to the major airlines in the U.S. Their bottom ...

When Courts Stop Strikes Before They Start: Why Workers and the Public Lose

Michael M. Oswalt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Michael M. Oswalt

This nullification of the strike -- the core building block of effective workplace advocacy for thousands of unrepresented, often low wage contract workers at airports -- deserves a lot more attention than it's been getting.

Airline Passengers Aren't Guests, They're Cargo

Sam Fiorella | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Sam Fiorella

Fast forward to today and airlines promote low CO2 emissions, speed, and safety when speaking about travel and their fleets of 747s, not the experience of traveling.

Major Airline Climate Decision Flying Under the Radar

Kevin Grandia | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

If the aviation sector were a country, they would be the seventh largest climate polluter in the world.

Which Airline Has The Best On-Time Rating?

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department says fewer flights arrived on time and more were canceled in March than a year ago. On the other hand, fe...

K Street: Then and Now

Scott Lilly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Airlines for America CEO Nick Calio's recent lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration demonstrates that lobbyists today aren't as invested in the details as they used to be.

Airline To Charge Passengers By Weight

AP | By FILI SAGAPOLUTELE and NICK PERRY | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A tiny Samoa airline is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kil...

In Defense Of Flight Attendants

Helen Davey | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Helen Davey

Please, TSA, re-consider this new policy that was put in place without consulting airline employees. It can have far-reaching and very damaging emotional effects.

The End Of Cheap Airfare

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Time to shed a tear into your tiny plastic cups of tomato juice, because the merger between US Airways and American Airlines announced last week m...

Airlines' Billion-Dollar Bonanza Underscores Need for Real Climate Action

Bill Hemmings | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Bill Hemmings

Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of carbon pollution, rising 3 to 4 percent per year. Getting a handle on this problem is critical if we're going to head off catastrophic climate change.

JetBlue Steps Up To Help In Shooting Aftermath

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

To one family hit by the Newtown tragedy, JetBlue is flying higher after it delivered relatives' goodbye letters to be buried with 6-year-old victim N...

Your Terrible Flying Experience Is Helping Airlines

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

GENEVA — U.S. airlines will lead a recovery in the global sector's profits next year, mainly thanks to cost cuts and restructuring measures take...

Airlines Scrooge Their Customers With Bag Fees

Kate Hanni | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
Kate Hanni

During a slow economic recovery, the flying public is being financially damaged by the airlines' refusal to post the hidden ancillary fees.

Small Business Job Creation -- Rhetoric vs. Reality

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 12.28.2012 | Small Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

How many more of these "bipartisan" deals to block new job creation now while raising government spending in the future has Congress made to get rid of Obama?

Cell Phones Here To Stay On Emirates Flight, But Must Be Turned Off Before U.S. Airspace

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

On Monday, Dubai-based Emirates Airlines said it will now allow passengers on its A380 aircraft to use cell phones during flights. However, the Mid...

Did Poop Fall From The Sky Again? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.12.2012 | Money

Did poop fall from the sky again? The Federal Aviation Administration says no. Angry homeowners say yes. The FAA concluded Wednesday that mysteriou...

Foes of EU Airlines Carbon Plan Look To U.N.

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

* EU Commission welcomes countries' engagement with ICAO * ICAO alternative could allow EU to waive its scheme * Many en...

American Airlines CEO Calls US Airways Desperate

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

BOSTON — American Airlines CEO Tom Horton wants to set the record straight: It was he who approached US Airways CEO Doug Parker about the possib...

The Latest Way Airlines Are Squeezing Their Customers

Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

In perhaps not-so-shocking news, airlines are squeezing their customers. The fees that airlines add to tickets ostensibly to cover fuel costs rose ...

The Airlines Americans Love

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

Evidently, some airlines are actually enjoyable. Despite a few public relations disasters over the past year, American Airlines and JetBlue ranked...

D.M. Levine

Merger Efforts In the Works | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

US Airways says it has taken a first step to a potential merger with rival American Airlines. The company has reached an agreement with the three ...

Company To Lay Off Workers After Telling Them To Fudge Pay

Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

Talk about adding injury to insult. PrimeFlight, a contractor that provides wheelchairs and other services to airlines, is laying off more than 30...

The Controversy Over Free Drinks

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

* Fraud claims tossed, breach of contract claim survives * Coupons for free drinks had no expiration date--lawsuit * Pas...

The Next Pan Am?

Richard Bangs | Posted 02.12.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Pan Am was the world's largest international airline for decades, and my ticket to adventure. So, like so many, I was devastated when Pan Am went bankrupt in 1991.

The Customer Is Always Wrong

Ernan Roman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Ernan Roman

Most airlines start from the assumption that customers who complain are probably wrong.