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What fliers need to know about the airline laptop ban

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:04:08 -0400

See what airports and airlines are affected, as well as other details about the electronics ban.

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We shouldn't be included in ban, argue some airlines and airports

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:51:29 -0400

Airline and aviation officials reacted to new U.S. and U.K. laptop and electronics bans.

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Alaska Air: Virgin America name will disappear, 'likely' in 2019

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:04:16 -0400

Alaska acquired Virgin America in 2016, initially suggesting both brands could survive.

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That's not carry-on: Loose snake surprises fliers in Alaska

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:54:48 -0400

Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.

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Delta expanding again in Seattle

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:52:11 -0400

Airline's new Chicago O'Hare route will go head-to-head with several big rivals.

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Name that airport ... (Pittsburgh)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:48:02 -0400

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Pittsburgh International Airport. 

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Emirates: 'Who needs tablets and laptops anyway?'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:30:55 -0400

Airline reached out to customers with playful social media ad highlighting entertainment.

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Laptops, electronics barred from cabins on some flights to U.S., airlines say

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:25:06 -0400

Prohibition would cover large electronics on flights from certain African, Middle East nations.

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American latest to bring free food back to coach

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:03:46 -0400

So far, however, the effort is limited to two high-profile cross-country routes.

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DOT postpones airline reports on bags, wheelchairs

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:40:06 -0400

Airlines will have an extra year to report more about mishandled bags and wheelchairs, after the Transportation Department delayed the start of a "final" rule.

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Airlines expect a record 145 million passengers this spring

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:25:44 -0400

Airlines expect a record number of 145 million spring travelers to fly from March 1 through April 30.

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Strikes strand tourists, travelers at Italy's airports

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:17:34 -0400

Delays and cancellations are thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers, transport workers.

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DOT: Airlines carried record 823 million passengers last year

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:08:24 -0400

U.S. airlines carried more than 800 million passengers for the first time last year, zooming past the record with 823 million.

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Ask the Captain: What happens when lightning strikes a plane?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:44:57 -0400

Airplanes are designed to allow lightning to move along the skin without doing damage.

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Alitalia's new survival plan: deep cuts, budget flights

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:36:27 -0400

Management says changes are needed to " secure our long-term sustainability."

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Two airlines already calling it quits in Cuba

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:25:20 -0400

Frontier, Silver pointed to 'overcapacity' as a big reason contributing to their exit.

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Alaska Airlines announces big San Diego expansion

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:23:03 -0400

With six new routes, Alaska Air will be flying to 28 destinations non-stop from its San Diego base.

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Name that airport ... (Orange County, Calif.)

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:21:20 -0400

The photo in this week's "name that airport photo" is of the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.

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So you want to start an airline?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:53:21 -0400

Considering all the obstacles, it’s no wonder fliers haven’t benefited from new competition in a decade.

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March #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:04:50 -0400

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

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This sporty mini-plane makes flying easy

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:45:48 -0400

The ICON A5 is made to be so intuitive that nearly anyone can learn to fly it in less than 30 hours.

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Long flight delays followed Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:29:52 -0400

Airlines suffered dozens of lengthy tarmac delays in January, with more than half blamed on the shooting in Fort Lauderdale that delayed one flight nearly eight hours.

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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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Five myths about flying: You have fewer rights than you think

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:34:37 -0500

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

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Could these new planes be the end of jet lag?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:59:45 -0500

The Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 create a more comfortable cabin environment for passengers.

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The habits of irritating fliers, ranked

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:37:19 -0500

Most people put seat-kickers at the top of the list of most infuriating behaviors.

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Five tips to find cheap flights in 2017 (or any year)

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:03:30 -0500

If you’ll be taking vacation time in the coming year and plan on flying, here are some shopping tips.

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The fleet and hubs of American Airlines, by the numbers

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:55:23 -0500

Snapshot: A look at American Airlines' 10 busiest hubs and the carrier's fleet make-up.

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