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Flying on Wednesday? Expect long lines, but few flight delays

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:23:19 -0500

The busy Thanksgiving travel week is now underway at airports across the nation, and – so far – it looks like smooth sailing for most holiday travelers.

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Airlines offer Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:32:45 -0500

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday anchoring an ever-growing calendar of marketing gimmicks, fliers have no shortage of holiday deal-hunting opportunities.

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Smoking lounges? Most of world’s busiest airports still have them, CDC says

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:17:24 -0500

A new CDC report found that as of August 2017 more than half of the world’s 50 busiest airport still allow smoking in certain areas. Only 23 were smoke-free.

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United Airlines reveals 10 new routes, including two new destinations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:15:03 -0500

The new service comes as United looks to solidify its network by increasing connecting opportunities at its hub airports.

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Los Angeles to Acapulco, non-stop on Volaris

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:49:02 -0500

Acapulco will become the twelfth route for Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris at Los Angeles, which the airline counts as one of its focus cities.

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Here's how each airline determines boarding order

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:48:18 -0500

JetBlue recently changed its boarding procedure, so it’s a good time to take a look at how airlines are getting passengers from gates to seats.

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Fast-growing Aer Lingus makes Seattle its 12th U.S. destination

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:45:42 -0500

Seattle has become the latest U.S. airport to land new service on fast-growing Aer Lingus.

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Teddy bears return in Heathrow Airport's new Christmas travel video

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:34:32 -0500

Holiday travel isn't just about snaking lines, TSA pat downs and cranky, seat-kicking kids. It's also about family reunions.

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TSA PreCheck members upset as wait times get longer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:49:50 -0500

Travelers in the fast lane are apparently going slower than non-PreCheck lines.

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TSA PreCheck members fume as their lines get longer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:51:08 -0500

Increasingly, travelers are finding that the fast lanes are actually slower than the non-PreCheck lines.

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Ask the Captain: Do airlines fly bigger planes for the holidays?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:11:07 -0500

During holidays with increased passenger demand, will the airlines consider using larger airplanes, or just increase the number of smaller aircraft?

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Trip report and photo tour: Inside EVA's Hello Kitty plane

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:56:51 -0500

This isn't a normal flight, exactly. For one, Hello Kitty is plastered all over the outside.

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Delta says U.S. has OK'd joint venture with Korean Air

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:29:12 -0500

With antitrust immunity, the airlines can share costs and revenues from flights. South Korean regulators must still sign off on the pact.

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Number of fliers bumped by airlines hits a record low

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:51:32 -0500

Airlines continued setting records for bumping fewer passengers in July, August and September, according to the Transportation Department.

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Phoenix airport terminal may be named for Sen. John McCain

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:43:01 -0500

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to name Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for the Arizona senator.

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Thanksgiving flying guide: 7 things to know

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:54:00 -0500

Here are some guidelines – some new, most tried-and-true – that can help make your holiday trip less stressful.

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Hawaiian Airlines CEO to retire in March, replacement named

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:32:43 -0500

Mark Dunkerley, 54, joined Hawaiian in late 2002 and has been CEO since 2005 — among the longest-tenured CEOs in the airline industry.

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Allegiant starting up 19 new routes this week

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:24:51 -0500

Allegiant is launching 19 new routes as it adds more non-stop flight options to seven of its focus destinations.

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Spirit Airlines keeps up expansion pace, adds Richmond to route map

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:19:58 -0500

Richmond becomes Spirit’s 62nd destination and comes just one week after the airline announced plans to fly from Columbus, Ohio.

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Alaska Airlines adds Pittsburgh to its route map

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:08:53 -0500

Alaska Airlines will give Pittsburgh its only non-stop flight to Seattle, which is the carrier's busiest hub.

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Aer Lingus CEO: 'No plans to join oneworld'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:05:44 -0500

"We have no plans to join oneworld," Aer Lingus CEO said Tuesday, appearing to suggest a change of direction for the carrier's frequent-flier ambitions.

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Flyover country: Air-traffic analysis ranks all 50 states

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:36:11 -0500

Determining which state has the least flyover traffic is easy. There are no routes from one U.S. state to another that traverse Hawaii or Alaska. But which state has the most?

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Business class for less: How to save 47% on flights to Asia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:01 -0500

When you think of Asia, hockey and Mounties don’t immediately come to mind. But that’s exactly what you might consider to fly to Asia in business class for a seriously discounted price.

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Delta announces 'farewell tour' for Boeing 747

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:26:34 -0500

Delta plan for a four-hub 747 farewell tour comes days after United retired its last 747. Delta is the last U.S. passenger carrier still flying the jet.

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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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Ask the Captain: Can the 747 be saved?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 15:00:06 -0400

Nearly 50 years in service is a remarkable feat for any airplane.

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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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