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Thursday flight headaches: Delays hit Northeast, California

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:41:38 -0400

Delays or cancellations were affecting a number of major airports on Thursday afternoon.

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Spirit Airlines adds two routes to Cancun

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:35:59 -0400

Flights to the Mexican beach resort will be Spirit's first international flights from O'Hare, BWI.

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FAA: Airlines must remove unsafe seats from some regional planes

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:41:33 -0400

FAA targets specific kind of seat on smaller airliners; cites injury risk in survivable crashes.

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Name that airport ... (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:39:44 -0400

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of New Zealand's Queenstown Airport. 

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United 757 evacuated after apparent engine fire

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:54:56 -0400

Five people received minor injuries in Tuesday night incident at Newark Liberty airport.

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Spirit Airlines opens $32 million hangar at Detroit airport

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:29:13 -0400

Spirit's new facility will primarily be used for overnight maintenance and repairs.

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Traveler’s Aide: Stalled cancellation snares Southwest flier

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:01:05 -0400

Southwest has a liberal cancellation policy, but it does have a few rules that passengers must follow.

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Ask the Captain: Fliers frustrated with Philadelphia airport

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:53:39 -0400

Many people hate the airport because of long wait/taxi times. Are they really that bad?

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Sorry, paparazzi, celebs now get private treatment at LAX

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:57:08 -0400

Celebrities sick of being stalked by photographers at LAX now have refuge of luxury terminal.

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American Airlines tweaks upgrade process for elite fliers

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:33:20 -0400

American Airlines’ elite frequent-flier member will have some new calculus to crunch in figuring out how they’ll be upgraded. 

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Alaska Airlines expansion would give Seattle a secondary airport

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:29:38 -0400

Everett is best known for Boeing's assembly line; Alaska Air said flights would begin in 2018.

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Southwest Airlines says Hawaii flights are a 'priority'

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:23:34 -0400

In contrast, CEO says Canada flights are on the airline's radar, but aren't a priority.

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Name that airport ... (Houston Hobby)

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:21:44 -0400

The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Houston's Hobby Airport.

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Teen choir from Arizona proves that good things can happen on airplanes

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:06:06 -0400

Listen to the Saguaro Schools Voices choir sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' on a Southwest flight from San Francisco to Phoenix.

Boeing delivers its first 737 MAX

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:31:46 -0400

The first MAX jet went not to Southwest or Norwegian, but rather to Malaysia's Malindo Air.

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Iran receives first batch of French-made passenger planes

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:31:42 -0400

Four ATR 72-600 turbo props being delivered after sanctions lifted following 2015 nuclear deal.

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Southwest 737 diverts because of Pittsburgh air show

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:20:36 -0400

Instead of Pittsburgh International, Flight 3316 landed at small Allegheny County Airport.

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Cockpit security on United flights might have been compromised

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:47:36 -0400

United Airlines might have to redo cockpit security after information on how to access the locked area of the plane was compromised. Video provided by Newsy

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AmEx Platinum Card holders can now access Escape airport lounges

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:51:47 -0400

Escape currently has three U.S. locations: Hartford, Conn.; Minneapolis/St. Paul and Oakland.

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Delta to test facial-recognition tech on new self-service bag drop

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:49:20 -0400

Delta Air Lines will begin testing facial recognition technology this summer in Minneapolis.

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Airline 'shuffle' underway at LAX one of biggest in U.S. history

Sat, 13 May 2017 20:06:31 -0400

More than a dozen airlines are moving terminals in the dead of night to avoid disrupting flights.

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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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This 17-hour flight is now the longest in the world

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:02:06 -0500

Qatar Airways is new titleholder for the world’s longest regularly scheduled airline flight.

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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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Fliers' rights: You have fewer than you think

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:49:00 -0400

You may have an outdated idea of what you’re entitled to when your flight is delayed or canceled.

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