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United Airlines blames grounding of hundreds of flights on computer glitch
The grounding of hundreds of United Airlines flights because of a computer glitch marked the latest in a series of airline delays and cancellations in the last few years that experts blame on massive, interconnected computer systems that lack …
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DOJ subpoenas airlines over keeping ticket prices high
Washington (CNN) The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said …
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Spirit Airlines shares slip on lowered outlook
Spirit Airlines Inc. SAVE, +0.41% shares declined in the extended session Monday after the discount airline said it lowered its guidance for the year. Spirit shares fell 6% to $ 59.70 on moderate volume. The company said about 500 flights were cancelled …
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Frontier Is One Airline That's Actually Improving the Middle Seat
Of course, there's a catch: The new seats are more tightly packed than the ones they replace—and they're skinnier too, with a little less padding than you'll find on many major airlines. With only 28 inches of pitch, passengers will now have two fewer …
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For an Airline Upgrade, Miles Aren't Always the Best Bet
But smaller first-class cabins, fuller flights and increased airline efforts to sell those prime seats has eaten away at that advantage, said George Hobica, publisher of deal site "I've seen flights where there are 20 elites on the …

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U.S. Airlines Face Antitrust Collusion Investigation–What's The Big Deal?
This won't be the defense airlines use, but “restrictive” combinations of various kinds can be efforts by businesses to coordinate and cooperate, to adjust to uncertainties, to cope with imperfect information, to minimize transaction costs, deal with …
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Accenture's sale of Mpls.-based Navitaire reflects clout of discount airlines

Accenture's sale of Mpls.-based Navitaire reflects clout of discount airlines
It was purchased last week by Amadeus IT Holding SA, the Spanish firm that is Europe's leading provider of airline reservation systems, in a deal that reflects the growing importance of discount carriers and Navitaire's role as the developer of the …
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Major U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Expansion Of Gulf Carriers
The three major U.S. airlines — American, United and Delta — are pressuring the government to stifle competition by carriers from the Persian Gulf. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: There's a fight going on between the U.S. and the Persian Gulf. It's not about …
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Southwest Airlines, Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Contract
The 8,000 pilots, represented by the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association, became frustrated with the slow pace of talks and late last year sought federal mediation, a first for the group. The National Mediation Board, a federal agency that helps …
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Airline Scams Take Off on Facebook – TIME
July and August are historically the most popular months for air travel in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Travel Statistics, and when most people plan a vacation, they're looking for deals. That desire to keep expenses down while also getting …
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Kehlani Blasts United Airlines for Racist Treatment

Kehlani Blasts United Airlines for Racist Treatment
Kehlani put United Airlines on blast after a flight attendant allegedly made a racist comment toward her. The singer went on Twitter Monday night (July 6) to give details on the incident, which left Kehlani and her dancers booted off the plane …
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Asiana Airlines hit with class action lawsuit on anniversary of crash
Monday marks the second anniversary of a deadly plane crash at San Francisco International Airport as the airline faces a new class action lawsuit. The suit just filed against South Korea-based Asiana Airlines involves 53 passengers. Two years ago …

Alaska Airlines Android App Looks Much Less Ugly Following Major 3.0 Update

Alaska Airlines Android App Looks Much Less Ugly Following Major 3.0 Update
Alaska Airlines doesn't handle all of the flights to Alaska, but if you're heading to the state, there's a decent chance you will consider riding one of the company's planes. The airline offers an Android app that you can use throughout every step of …
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Myanmar National Airlines faces challenges as bold international expansion
Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) plans to launch services on the highly competitive Yangon-Singapore route in Aug-2015 as it starts to implement an ambitious international expansion plan. The newly rebranded government-owned carrier took delivery of …
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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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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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