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Need more 'Star Wars'? These special airline jets may do the trick

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:10:08 -0500

Japanese airline ANA has made a splash by painting four of its Boeing jets with Star Wars-themed designs.


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December's #avgeek gallery: 43 cool aviation photos

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:31:17 -0500

Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from locations around the world.


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Delta picks Airbus over Boeing for huge 100-jet order

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:07 -0500

Delta announced the Airbus deal Thursday, placing a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neos with an option for 100 more.


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Qantas will use Dreamliner for new route to San Francisco

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:54:12 -0500

The Australian carrier did not give a start date, saying only that it anticipated the San Francisco-Melbourne flights to start “by late 2018.”


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Sun Country Airlines sold to N.Y. investment group

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:11:46 -0500

Sun Country’s headquarters will stay in Minnesota. Jude Bricker will remain president and chief executive.


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How to find travel deals during the holidays

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:36:56 -0500

When it comes to planning your holiday travel, sooner is better. Or is it?


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Alaska Airlines: Early boarding today for ugly holiday sweaters

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:32:31 -0500

The one-day only offer is timed to coincide with National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. And, did you see KLM's airline-themed Christmas-style sweater?


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American Airlines tries to charge mom $150 to check frozen breast milk

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:46:44 -0500

The mother of a 13-month-old son ended up boarding her plane from Boston to Phoenix humiliated, hysterical and without the breast milk.


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Thousands of fliers affected as Austrian budget airline halts flights

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:41:49 -0500

Hopes for a swift rescue of Niki, a division of bankrupt Air Berlin, were dashed when Lufthansa dropped bid for the airline amid regulatory resistance.


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Norwegian adds four new Europe routes; fares from $199 one way

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:52:28 -0500

Norwegian is at it again, adding four new U.S. routes in latest expansion for carrier that already billed itself as the “world’s fastest-growing airline.”


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Quiz: Name that airport

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:10:11 -0500

Calling all road warriors! Do these airports look familiar?


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Cathay Pacific will add Washington Dulles-Hong Kong flights, report says

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:36:27 -0500

Cathay Pacific would launch non-stop service between Hong Kong and Washington Dulles sometime next year, the South China Morning Post reports.


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United Airlines will fly to Tahiti

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:36:08 -0500

With the new service to Papeete, United would become the only U.S. airline to fly non-stop to French Polynesia from the U.S. mainland.


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DOT: Airlines improve reliability in October, after recovering from September hurricanes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:47:54 -0500

Airlines canceled fewer flights in October and received fewer complaints from travelers, according to Transportation Department statistics.


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Chicago's Midway Airport marks 90th birthday

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:39:48 -0500

Airfield known as Chicago Municipal Airport opened on Dec. 12, 1927. That's just six months after Charles Lindbergh made the first trans-Atlantic flight.



How to lock in amazing first- and business-class flash fares

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:53:09 -0500

In some cases it doesn’t cost anything; in others, there’s a nominal fee, but well worth it considering the savings at stake.


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Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss are among latest to tie miles to airfare

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:58:14 -0500

More than ever, airline miles just aren’t what they used to be. Increasingly, frequent-flier miles are awarded by the fare paid and not by distance.


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Christmas travel rush: What to expect if you're flying

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:52:32 -0500

You’ll have lots of company at the airport if you’re flying for Christmas or New Year's. Arrive early, brace for crowds and pack smart.


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Worcester thinking big with new JetBlue route to New York JFK

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:38:21 -0500

The future of passenger airline service in the Massachusetts city of Worcester just got a big lift with JetBlue’s latest route.


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Vacation packages vs. a la carte: Comparing itineraries for savings

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

It takes some digging to see if the savings are real, but usually packages do cost less than booking airfare and hotel separately.


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Buffalo, Albany get first non-stop link since 2010 via OneJet

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:31:57 -0500

OneJet's Buffalo-Albany flights will begin in February. The company also said it's adding bigger aircraft to its lineup for the route.


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Chaos hits European flights as snow snarls major hubs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:53:34 -0500

Air travelers in Europe faced more disruptions Monday after a winter storm snarled flights at several hub airports this weekend.


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Sen. Schumer urges DOT to reinstate transparency effort for bag fees

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:50:05 -0500

Charles Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to reverse its decision not to require airlines to disclose baggage fees upfront.



Ask the Captain: Safety risks from lithium ion batteries

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:00:09 -0500

The proliferation of these powerful batteries in so many devices means airlines and safety regulators must remain vigilant.


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Swivel chairs, double beds, 32" TVs: Check out Singapore Air's swanky new 'suites'

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:54:32 -0500

Singapore's suite perks include: A plush swivel chair. A 32” high-definition TV screen. A separate bed area and room to entertain.


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The most surprising airline flights to Europe? Here are two dozen options

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 18:46:49 -0500

Fancy a flight from St. Louis to Reykjavik? Or from Providence to Cork? It’s the relatively obscure routes that spice up the USA's international flight schedules.


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11 airfare gotchas to avoid at all costs

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 08:08:34 -0400

There are plenty of mistakes you could make to benefit the airline — ones that can spike your overall cost, or make traveling more difficult.


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Six tips for a more comfortable flight

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:31:36 -0400

Some people settle with the idea that flying is an uncomfortable experience, but that doesn’t need to be the case.


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Behind the scenes: What happens at an airport overnight?

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:09:02 -0400

Overnight teams scramble to clean and service aircraft, while airline operations work to ensure the first flights of the next day take off on time.


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7 questions to ask before accepting an airline voucher

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:12:08 -0400

Some airlines incorporate gotchas into vouchers to increase the chances that you won’t be able to use them.


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These are the 20 longest flights flown by U.S. airlines

Sat, 3 Jun 2017 12:36:41 -0400

See the 20 longest routes currently flown by airlines based in the United States.


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J.D. Power: Alaska Air, Southwest are the USA's best airlines for 2017

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:41:56 -0400

Alaska Air best traditional carrier for 10th year, but low-cost Southwest had top overall score.


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And the world's top frequent-flier awards for 2017 go to ...

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:39:04 -0400

Southwest remained on top while Marriott and Starwood performed well among hotels.


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Happy birthday, 737! Boeing’s workhorse turns 50

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:16:38 -0400

Boeing made its first flight on its first prototype of the aircraft on April 9, 1967.


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Everyone wants better airports, but who pays?

Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:03:05 -0400

There are a finite number of sources available for funding. And each is problematic in its own way.


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