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Meet 'Joon,' Air France's new airline for Millennials

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:35:24 -0400

Air France-KLM announced plans for a new stand-alone carrier last year. Now, we know the name: “Joon.” It's meant to battle encroaching competitors.

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Norwegian Air to fly from Denver to Paris; fares start at $229 one way

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:24:06 -0400

Paris will be carrier's second route from Denver and continues its torrid U.S. expansion spree.

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Oregon's Portland airport pushes for $1.3 billion upgrade

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:56:18 -0400

Authorities want a $1.3 billion upgrade at Portland International Airport that will take five years to complete.

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Enhanced security in effect on international flights to USA

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:16:58 -0400

Fliers traveling to the USA from 280 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are subject to stepped-up security measures.

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Seattle turf war: Delta expands on more Alaska Air routes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:08:48 -0400

The pace of the Seattle showdown between Delta and Alaska Airlines appears to have slowed since this winter, but the turf war is not over.

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Ask the Captain: The challenges of transpolar flights

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:00:04 -0400

Transpolar routes save time and cost on flights from North America and Europe to Asia.

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Beyond Air Force One: Flying fleets of world leaders

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:57:50 -0400

While average citizens have to deal with crowded airports and frequent delays, a select group is taking air travel to new heights.

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Challenge accepted: United thinks it can beat Frontier network in Denver

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:36:47 -0400

United Airlines President Scott Kirby predicts victory in Denver competition as Frontier Airlines shifts toward hub-and-spoke network.

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Blockbuster expansion: Frontier to add 21 cities, 85 routes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:29:05 -0400

The number of cities on Frontier’s route map will swell to 82 by next summer – up dramatically from the current number.

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Hawaiian Airlines expands surfboard policy after complaints

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:41:48 -0400

Surfers complained last year when the airline would not allow more than two boards per passenger.

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T+L magazine: Virgin America, Singapore are top airlines for 2017 … again

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:18:49 -0400

Virgin America was named the USA's top airline for the 10th consecutive year in the 2017 "World's Best Awards” from Travel + Leisure magazine.

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American Airlines will end codeshare partnerships with Qatar, Etihad

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:41:30 -0400

Despite the move to end the codeshare pacts, American's existing frequent-flier partnerships will remain in place with both.

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Delta is first U.S. airline to take 'flagship' Airbus A350

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:31:47 -0400

Delta will use its A350s to help phase out its Boeing 747 jets, which the carrier plans to retire later this year.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines becomes final carrier removed from U.S. laptop ban

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:13:44 -0400

Saudi Arabian Airlines became the final carrier Monday removed from the laptop ban in carry-on bags for flights to the U.S.

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BWI adds luxury travel options to attract high-fliers

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:48:39 -0400

The airport, which saw a record 2.3 million passengers in May, is following in the footsteps of larger hubs in effort to lure fliers.

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Ask the Captain: Is our air traffic control system really outdated?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:03:34 -0400

The improvements in the U.S. ATC system are significant, but have come at a much slower pace than some other countries.

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New Mélange cafe offers fresh-baked treats at Newark Airport

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:31:03 -0400

Created with Jacques Torres, Mélange is charged with creating pastries not only for the café, but for all the food outlets in Terminal C.

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July's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:51:54 -0400

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

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Qatar Airways offers a glimpse of the new laptop security regime

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:51:47 -0400

Qatar Airways, which has been removed from the carry-on ban for electronics, offers a glimpse of the new security measures in place for laptops.

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Delta tinkers with frequent-flier miles as a currency for more than just seats

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:51:35 -0400

Delta Air Lines is broadening the use of frequent-flier miles for upgrades after buying a ticket, and for fees for unaccompanied minors and pets.

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This is why airlines can bump you from flights

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:28:54 -0400

Contracts of carriage aren't consumer-friendly by design. The rules and regulations are meant to protect airlines.

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EgyptAir removed from laptop ban

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:19:24 -0400

EgyptAir became the seventh of nine airlines removed from a March ban on electronics larger than cellphones in carry-on bags on flights to the U.S.

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Contracts of carriage: Deciphering murky airline rules

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:27:56 -0400

While there are problems and omissions with all airline contracts, there are differences among them, and some are slightly better than others.

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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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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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