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Delta ending Moscow, Stockholm flights; beefs up other European routes

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:39:08 -0400

Delta is rolling out a bevy of new routes to Europe – but also dropping two destinations altogether – as it tweaks its schedule across the Atlantic.


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First look: Qantas' new Boeing 787 Dreamliner emerges from paint shop

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:45:13 -0400

The aircraft that rolled out from the paint shop this week is the first of 8 Qantas has on order. Formal delivery of the aircraft is expected next month.


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Airport rankings: Sacramento, Orlando, Orange County top J.D. Power list

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:22:07 -0400

Despite increasingly packed terminals, travelers are the happiest they've been in years when flying through U.S. airports, according to J.D. Power.


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'Mischief': Bag handler accused of swapping tags on fliers' luggage

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:21:56 -0400

If you’re one of those passengers who always frets the airline will lose your checked luggage, this story isn’t for you.


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Airlines set record charging $7.1 billion fees for bags and flight changes last year

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:44:49 -0400

Airlines charged a record $7 billion last year in fees for baggage and flight changes, according to the Government Accountability Office.


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Airline brings 'immersive' live theater to the skies

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:14:27 -0400

Icelandair is going to make use of all the time on its transatlantic flights with in-flight theater performances.


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Delta Air Lines will pull out of Guam, ending flights by Jan. 8

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:46:42 -0400

Delta will end service to Guam, a move that will leave United as the sole U.S. carrier flying to the American territory in the western Pacific.


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United's farewell flight for the Boeing 747 sells out in less than 2 hours

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:34:21 -0400

How beloved is Boeing’s iconic 747 jumbo jet? Seats on United's just-announced farewell flight sold out quickly, disappearing in less than two hours.


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Airlines cap fares, add flights ahead of Hurricane Maria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:28:37 -0400

Airlines cap fares, add seats out of Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean ahead of Hurricane Maria.


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Fliers may soon board more international flights with a picture rather than a passport

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:59:20 -0400

Facial-recognition test with SITA technology to board JetBlue flights to Aruba at Boston is called successful, after summer test.


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Ryanair canceling 40-50 flights a day because it 'messed up planning of pilot holidays'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:45:55 -0400

CEO O'Leary dismissed long-term fallout, saying to the Guardian: “Our booking engine is full of passengers who have sworn they will never fly with us again."


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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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United: Final Boeing 747 flight will be to Hawaii on Nov. 7

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:52:19 -0400

The carrier has added a special “farewell” flight from San Francisco to Honolulu that will serve as its final passenger operation on the beloved jetliner.


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Frontier Airlines fined $1.5 million for long tarmac delays in Denver

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:41:17 -0400

DOT fine was for keeping passengers stuck on a dozen aircraft on the Denver airport tarmac for more than three hours amid a snowstorm last December.


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Burst fuel pipeline snarls airline flights in New Zealand

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:29:44 -0400

Incident has disrupted the travel plans of thousands of people and is expected to cause further flight cancellations and delays into the week.


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Ask the Captain: The mystery of the rolling takeoff

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:00:09 -0400

Why do some pilots, when cleared for takeoff, come to a complete stop on the runway while others will come off the taxiway and immediately take off?


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Irma: Florida flights aren't 100% back to normal, but they're getting there

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:01:23 -0400

Flight schedules aren’t yet back to normal in Florida following Hurricane Irma, but they’re trending in the right direction.


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Icelandair adds Dallas/Fort Worth, taking on Icelandic rival WOW

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:47:21 -0400

Two weeks ago, no airlines offered non-stop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Iceland. Now, there are two.


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Hurricane Irma: 1,000 more Florida flights canceled through Saturday

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:54:38 -0400

Overall, at least 17,000 flights have been canceled in the U.S. and the Caribbean since Hurricane Irma first began affecting flights.


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Pittsburgh's resurgent airport plans sleek new $1 billion terminal

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:51:57 -0400

Pittsburgh has unveiled a $1.1 billion modernization plan that would give the city’s resurgent airport a stunning new 51-gate terminal.


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Alaska Airlines is going to roll out a San Francisco Giants Airbus A321

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:59:30 -0400

Move underscores Alaska Airlines’ attempt to win over the San Francisco market following its acquisition of hometown carrier Virgin America last year.


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Hurricane Irma: Florida flight cancellations persist, will drag into weekend

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:51:39 -0400

Flights have resumed at most Florida airports, but the prospect of disruptions remained for air travelers Wednesday as airlines rebooted their schedules.


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Thanksgiving airfares: Act now or pay, pay, pay

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:25:16 -0400

Some carriers are already jacking up prices for certain itineraries and more hikes are coming.


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United Airlines: Iceland, Portugal included among four new Europe routes

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:44:45 -0400

The new routes – two from United’s hub in Newark and one each from its hubs in Washington and San Francisco – continue a recent international growth spurt.


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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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Why do we dress so badly when we fly?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:55:10 -0400

You will feel better about yourself, and you will get more respect if you make a little sartorial effort.


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Boarding area no-nos: Bad behavior before takeoff

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:11:12 -0500

Now more than ever, what happens in the boarding area sets the tone for the entire trip.


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How early should you really arrive for your flight?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:28:50 -0500

Do you go with the TSA recommended arrival times, which are more generous, or the airline times, which cut it a little closer?


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Which seat is better: Window or aisle?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:17:18 -0500

For air travelers, it's an enduring question, if not a source of countless arguments.


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Your guide to the new 'basic economy' airfares

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:53:41 -0500

The price difference between basic economy and regular economy may not be worth the perks you surrender.


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How to avoid an in-flight medical incident

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:48:32 -0500

Here are some of the conditions for which fliers should pay special attention.


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The fleet and hubs of United Airlines, by the numbers

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:35:58 -0500

United Airlines is the world's third-largest carrier as measured by both revenue and by passenger-miles flown. 


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