Airline fees we love to hate

Airline fees we love to hate
Now that JetBlue started charging for bags on Tuesday, Southwest Airlines will be the only major U.S. airline not tacking on additional luggage fees. All told, the major U.S. airlines made more than $ 2.6 billion in baggage fees in 2014, according to …
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Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Celebrate First 787 Dreamliner for Flag Carrier
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines celebrated a historic event today witnessed by H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, with the flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner …
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Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Related Union Requests Federal
AURORA, Colo., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Despite enjoying record profits last year of $ 1.1 billion, Southwest Airlines refuses to have meaningful negotiations with its Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Related union ‑ the Aircraft …
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Cyber attacks against airlines by terrorists – how real is this?
LOT Polish Airlines last month was forced to cancel 10 flights and delay 12 others in response to an attack against computers issuing flight plans at Warsaw's Okecie Airport that overloaded its network. That came a few weeks after United Airlines had …
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Alaska Airlines debuts Milwaukee-Seattle flights at Mitchell
The first Alaska Airlines plane serving passengers at General Mitchell International Airport landed and took off Wednesday afternoon, bringing the number of commercial airlines providing daily trips from Milwaukee to nine. Alaska Airlines flights to …
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Airlines, consumer groups bicker over ticket-change fees
WASHINGTON — Consumer groups are urging the Transportation Department to rein in change fees for airline tickets, which are setting records after growing significantly during the last decade. But airline representatives on Tuesday told the Advisory …
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Are Airlines Conspiring to Keep Prices High?

Are Airlines Conspiring to Keep Prices High?
The Justice Department is investigating price collusion among the airlines. Just two years ago, The Obama Administration approved the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways, and now just four airlines control some 80% of the market. Prices have …
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Airlines Will Replace More Staff With Digital Bag Tags
Airlines have been shifting to more digital operations for the past decade in an effort to automate the traveling experience and to cut costs due to staff. The Wall Street Journal reports that airlines in Europe like Air France-KLM will begin offering …
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Airline manager tried to meet child for sex in Texas, investigator reports
An American Airlines manager from Arlington told a Pennsylvania child predator investigator that he had fantasized about having sex with a mother and daughter for about two years and had tried to meet a family in Texas to have sex with a 12-year-old …
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Water-Logged And Getting Wetter: Southwest Airlines (LUV)
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Southwest Airlines ( LUV) as a "water-logged and getting wetter" (weak stocks crossing below support with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified …

Southwest Airlines is now the only major airline that doesn't charge for first
In this Feb. 3, 2014 file photo, a Southwest Airlines jet plane lines up for a landing at Love Field in Dallas. The city of Dallas is asking a federal court to settle a long-running fight over which airlines can operate out of the local airport. (AP …
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Which Airline Apps Make Flying Easier?
Using your phone may be the best way to get good information from airlines after all. Big airlines have invested heavily in their mobile apps and filled them with lots of capabilities that can save you time, keep you better-informed, help you check in …
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WestJet Airlines Receives 4 False Bomb Threats in 5 Days
WestJet says it will not speculate why the airline has received four false bomb threats in five days, forcing flight diversions. Spokeswoman Brie Ogle said Thursday that while the airline can understand the threats are generating a great deal of …
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10 Worst Industrial Stocks in the S&P 500

10 Worst Industrial Stocks in the S&P 500
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Industrial stocks have underperformed the broader market to date, but airline stocks have had some of the sector's biggest losses. The S&P 500 Industrials Index dropped 4.1%, compared to the overall S&P 500 index, which rose …

Spirit Airlines Incorporated Is Ready for Takeoff Again
Airline stocks have been good to investors in recent years, and none more so than Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE). This high flyer went public at $ 12/share in 2011, only to soar sevenfold in the next few years, peaking at $ 85 in late 2014. Since then, it …
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For Onboard Wi-Fi, Not All Airlines are Equal
Airlines in the U.S. have committed billions to providing a better in-flight experience, and each company has made slightly different bets on their Wi-Fi business plans. Here is where each airline stands for domestic flights, based on all domestic …

Female airline pilots wish more women would join them
It's a career above the clouds, a sky full of opportunity. So America's female airline pilots have one question: Why aren't there more of us? "There have been women airline pilots for decades. But it is not a warm and fuzzy profession," says Karen …
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Frontier Airlines officially departs Delaware
Frontier Airlines quietly pulled the plug on commercial airline service out of New Castle Airport this week – almost two years to the day after its first flight out of Delaware. "Frontier has pulled out of [New Castle Airport] because it wasn't a …
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Southwest Airlines to employees: We and Delta will have to be 'flexible and

Southwest Airlines to employees: We and Delta will have to be 'flexible and
Delta and Southwest Airlines will have to cooperate while a federal court considers their case. (Smiley N. Pool/DMN). In an internal communications, Southwest Airlines chief operating officer Mike Van de Ven has confirmed to employees that Southwest …
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With half of airplanes repainted, American Airlines to finish putting new
American is halfway through repainting its fleet from the old livery, top, to the new livery, bottom, as shown by these Boeing 737s. (Terry Maxon/DMN). In its weekly “Arrivals” newsletter, American Airlines says that the last of its fleet will be …
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Copa Airlines launches nonstop service between Panama & New Orleans
KENNER, La. (WGNO) – Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA} and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, has begun nonstop service four times a week between Copa's Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International …
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For onboard Wi-Fi, not all airlines are equal
Airlines in the U.S. have committed billions to providing a better in-flight experience, and each company has made slightly different bets on their Wi-Fi business plans. Here is where each airline stands for domestic flights, based on all domestic …
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Copa Airlines begins service between New Orleans and Panama
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Southwest Airlines: Wall Street Still Doesn't Get It, Analyst Says
Shares in Southwest have sold off as investors consider whether the airline, which said it will grow capacity about 7% during the rest of the year, is growing too fast. "In our view, the Southwest story is misunderstood," wrote Imperial Capital analyst …

Fly These Airlines to Make it to Your Destination On-Time

Fly These Airlines to Make it to Your Destination On-Time
The U.S. Department of Transportation released a new report revealing the most on-time airlines in America. The ratings were based on the ability to get passengers to their destinations on schedule. The DOT's survey found Hawaiian Airlines to be the …
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Flight attendants sue Boeing over 'toxic fumes' on Alaska Airlines jet
Three of the four flight attendants said they lost consciousness during the Alaska Airlines flight July 12, 2013, from Boston to San Diego, and all three were rushed to a hospital after the plane made an emergency landing in Chicago. Boeing …
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Delta CEO: Persian Gulf countries unfairly aid airlines

Delta CEO: Persian Gulf countries unfairly aid airlines
In a lunchtime speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Delta CEO Richard Anderson called on President Obama to curtail the flights in and out of the U.S. by three foreign airlines until Qatar and the United Arab Emirates comply with the Open Skies …
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Which Snack Got a United Airlines Flight to Chicago Diverted Over 2500 miles?
The United Airlines flight reached its destination after a 21-hour delay in Ireland. Meanwhile, Thede remains in custody in Ireland after being charged with endangering the safety of the plane, and will be consulted by a psychiatrist, likely for going …
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American Airlines Group Inc (AAL) Stock Surge After Barron Bullish Report
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) Stock traded up after the release of Barron's analysts report with bullish view. The analysts believe that four major US airlines stock, including American Airlines would increase 15-50% by the end of this year.
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