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United to charge $15 for first checked bag

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Baggage fees are fast becoming an unavoidable part of U.S. flying _ the largest two carriers now charge $15 for a first checked bag. ...

Time to Listen to People Who Fly for a Living -- And I'm Not Talking About The Pilots

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

Once upon a time if you had some money to spare you could get on an airplane and get service -- be left alone to nap or watch movies or ponder your next move. Every one of those days is over.

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...

Skyway Robbery

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Suzette Standring

Have you ever wondered about the sadistic minds behind some of the scariest rides at amusement parks? They may have found work with airline management.

United-US Airways consolidation effort called off

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — United Airlines scrapped its latest attempt to combine with US Airways and create the world's largest carrier, formally backing away F...

Talks Between United And US Airways Stall

New York Times | MICHELINE MAYNARD and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Talks between United Airlines and US Airways appear to have fallen apart, marking the second time in a month that United failed to reach a deal with a...

Airlines hike fares up to $60 roundtrip, cite fuel

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Turns out that new airline checked-bag fee wasn't the end of it. Airlines ratcheted up the pressure on fliers ahead of the holiday w...

Airline Customer Satisfaction Nosedives: "Dismal"

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Passengers are more dissatisfied with airlines' customer service than they have been in years at a time when carriers are charging mor...

Attention Frequent-Fliers: Fewer Miles For United Flights

USA Today | Ben Mutzabaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

United Airlines says it will no longer award a minimum of 500 frequent-fliers on each flight. United says on its website that the change will begin Ju...

Major US Airlines Raise Their Prices

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The three biggest U.S. carriers said Thursday they have again raised ticket prices, this time by $20 roundtrip, to recoup rapidly ris...

United Evaluating Its Merger Options

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

The chief executive of United Airlines, Glenn F. Tilton, indicated Monday that the carrier's efforts to find a partner would continue after a rival, C...

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 ...

Continental And United Said To Be Close To Merger Deal

New York Times | MICHELINE MAYNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

United Airlines and Continental Airlines are getting closer to a merger agreement and would like to wrap up a deal by the end of next week, people wit...

United Airlines Parent Loses $537 Million, Cuts 1,100 Jobs

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — United Airlines parent UAL Corp. lost about a third of its market value Tuesday after reporting a $537 million first-quarter loss due ...

United Grounds 777s for Inspections

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — United Airlines temporarily grounded 11 percent of its fleet and cancelled 31 flights Wednesday while it tested dozens of Boeing 777s ...

Airlines Dump Planes, Routes, And Workers

Chicago Tribune | Julie Johnsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Airline mergers may be off the table, for now, but a major industry reordering is still under way as United, Delta and Northwest Airlines contemplate ...

United, Continental Raise Fares

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Two of the nation's biggest airlines boosted round-trip fares by as much as much as $50 heading into the weekend, raising the stakes ...

Airlines: Pack Light Or Pay Up

Wall Street Journal | Scott McCartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pack light or pay up. Forcing customers to pay for service previously included with ticket purchases, UAL Corp.'s United Airlines and US Airways Grou...

United Airlines To Charge Fee For Second Check-In Bag

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

United Airlines will begin charging passengers $25 to check in a second piece of luggage for domestic travel if they are not part of its most-frequent...

Delta, Northwest Silent On Possible Merger Talks

Fox News | Christopher Hinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By late Friday neither Delta Airlines nor Northwest had made any comment regarding potential consolidation discussions. In a Wall Street Journal story...

Airlines Cut Costs To Offset Fuel Prices

AP | David Koenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Several major airlines outlined plans Tuesday to slow their growth and cut costs to deal with higher fuel prices and the prospect of an economic slowd...

United Airlines Is Looking To Merge

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UAL Corp (UAUA.O), parent of the No. 2 U.S. carrier United Airlines, is keen for a possible merger, according to an article in the Dec 3 edition of Bu...

Hedge Fund Pushes Delta To Merge With Rival United

AP | Harry R. Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UAL Corp.'s United Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc. have been discussing a combination between the nation's second- and third-largest carriers that w...

JetBlue, United Report Better-Than-Expected Earnings

AP Via USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. airlines continued to report strong results with Tuesday's better-than-expected earnings from United parent UAL and JetBlue Airways. UAL (UAUA) ...

United Cancels Flights For Fourth Straight Day

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

United Airlines, still recovering from weekend storms in the Midwest, canceled dozens more flights Thursday as the second winter storm since Christmas...