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Southwest ups fee for last-minute priority boarding

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:54:02 -0500

Airline is now charging $50 for last-minute priority boarding in "high-demand" markets. "Upgraded boarding" fee remains $40 or $30 on most other flights.


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Thousands of Air France fliers grounded as strike roils flight schedules

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:53:51 -0500

French riot police fired pepper spray at angry Air France employees who tried to storm a terminal at Paris' main airport Thursday amid a strike.


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Qatar Airways takes delivery of Airbus' biggest A350 yet

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:02:48 -0500

The "-1000" variant of the A350 is now the largest twin-engine jet Airbus has ever produced.


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Air Italy: 'New' airline looks to push out Alitalia

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:08 -0500

Italian carrier Meridiana is rebranding itself as Air Italy, part of an ambitious plan to overtake perennially troubled Alitalia as Italy’s top carrier.


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Sun Country Airlines to lay off 350 Minneapolis ground workers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:15 -0500

The Minnesota-based airline told employees Tuesday it will contract those jobs out to Global Aviation Services Inc.


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Emotional support dog bites child on Southwest flight

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:05:00 -0500

The airline says the passenger was treated for minor injuries and continued on the flight.


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Spirit Airlines expands again, adds new route to U.S. Virgin Islands

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:01 -0500

Spirit Airlines will add St. Croix to its route map, a move that will further expand the carrier’s footprint in the Caribbean.


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Air France warns fliers to brace for Thursday strike

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:24:50 -0500

Air France said half of long-haul flights from Paris would be canceled and about a quarter of medium-range flights. U.S. cancellations were likely.


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Oklahoma City airport prepares for international flights

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:03:23 -0500

No flights are currently planned, but airport director says facility will be ready for the possibility "even if it is many years down the road."


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Reports: Flight forced to land after man refuses to stop passing gas, fight breaks out

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:22:09 -0500

Transavia Airlines had to make an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly wouldn't stop passing gas.


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New York's Stewart International Airport gets OK for expansion, name change

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:20:33 -0500

The Stewart International Airport, a secondary airport about 70 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, will soon undergo a transformation.


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Ask the Captain: Is more seats on one side of the aisle a balance issue?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:00:02 -0500

Some aircraft have three seats on one side of the aisle and two seats on the other side.  Does this imbalance affect aircraft performance?


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Why more people are flying private — and how to become one of them

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:35:32 -0500

We all love arriving to new and thrilling destinations, but sometimes the journey can be a real pain in the butt.


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Southwest Airlines reveals five new routes as it extends schedule into fall

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:08:37 -0500

Several of the new routes will put Southwest into highly competitive markets. Among those: Southwest will take on Delta on Atlanta-Nashville flights.


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LAX people-mover project moves forward

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:07:16 -0500

The long-sought goal of being able to get in and out of LAX via an automated people mover instead of by car or bus has taken a step forward.






February's #avgeek gallery: 76 cool aviation photos

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:13:57 -0500

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


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Fog grounds hundreds of flights in Chicago, Detroit

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:13:46 -0500

Conditions at Chicago Midway airport were so bad that Southwest Airlines had grounded all of its flights there through 6 p.m. local time.


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WOW Air will 'pause' its service to Miami

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:03:21 -0500

WOW Air will 'pause' its Miami schedule this spring, a move that could be the first stumble for the budget carrier in its breakneck U.S. expansion.


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Qatar Airways will keep growing despite Mideast spat, CEO says

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:18:42 -0500

CEO says spat has as forced carrier to fly longer routes through Turkey and Iran and has hit the company's bottom line, but not its expansion plans.


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United Boeing 777 lands in Honolulu after losing engine cover

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:43:25 -0500

Passengers on a United Airlines flight got a jolt Tuesday when the engine cover came off their Boeing 777 as it was en route to Honolulu from San Francisco.


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D.C. airports sold to the highest bidder? Not so fast ...

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:59:57 -0500

Could the D.C-area’s airports be sold off by the feds? That’s been a hot topic since the idea was included in the Trump infrastructure proposal Monday.


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Lufthansa unveils new aircraft paint scheme; mixed reviews

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:09:34 -0500

Lufthansa unveiled a new paint scheme for its aircraft last week, becoming the latest big carrier to update its 'livery'.


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How to find cheap flights for your cruise

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:43:45 -0500

Take a closer look at the top-ranked U.S. ports and the best ways to get to them.


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Allegiant expands in Destin, up to 21 non-stop destinations

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:03:42 -0500

Company also will establish a year-round base at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida’s Panhandle.


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Trump wants higher TSA fees on airline tickets

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:41:40 -0500

Trump envisions spending more on TSA tech such as 3-D scanners at airport checkpoints. But airlines and travel advocates have opposed higher fees.


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Best airport food: 15 terminals where you'll enjoy a layover

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:55:02 -0500

More airports are focusing on local specialties and freshly prepared fare.


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Take-out at your airport gate? Start-ups look to deliver

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:49:59 -0500

Ever wish you could order delivery at the gate? You may soon have that option thanks to a new set of start-ups seeking to cater to that demand.


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11 new air routes that promise cheap flights in 2018

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:13:17 -0500

New air routes by low-fare airlines promise great deals for budget-minded travelers across the globe this year.


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Can you fly with marijuana within legalized states?

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:05:37 -0500

Marijuana is still an illegal drug under federal law - and post-security areas at airports are ruled by federal agencies.


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The 'boneyard': Where airlines send old planes to be scrapped

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 22:06:58 -0500

The museum-like quality of the "boneyard" delights enthusiasts, though access is hard to get.


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Qatar Airways' luxurious new 'Qsuite' seats now flying from the USA

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:59:33 -0500

New suite seats are the latest offering in a constant game of one-upmanship among the world’s premier airlines.


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How biometrics could speed airline boarding, stop stowaways

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:04 -0500

Airlines are teaming with their airport partners to take the human element out of the boarding process.


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Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:19:27 -0500

When snow falls at the airport, crews at Mitchell International fire up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements.


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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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Airport shoeshine stands still on their feet

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 07:58:30 -0400

A long-held tradition of fast, friendly, inexpensive and, in some cases, complimentary services keeps customers coming back.


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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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