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What Airline Mergers Mean for Travelers
Where have all the airlines gone? Some went out of business in the dark days of Great Recession . Beginning in 2008, U.S. carriers like Aloha, Skybus, ATA and more all called it quits. Others have been devouring each other; in the past eight years alone, we’ve seen Delta ’s takeover of Northwest,
If Your Airline's Painting Planes, Watch Out
You may have heard a lot lately about “livery,” and if you're not exactly sure what the heck that is, join the club. The somewhat archaic definition dates back to the 13th century, and when airlines talk livery, they refer to airplanes' uniforms: the colors, logos and other easily identifiable
Is Air Travel Becoming 'for Rich People' Only?
Everyone moans about the high price of airline tickets and sometimes they're very high. Like now, when non-stops between New York and Los Angeles in July are running about $600+, whereas May flights could be had for less than $300 . But summertime, like Thanksgiving, is a peak travel season when
US South Hit With Winter Storm, East Coast is Next
Atlanta residents dig out as storm system moves through Southern states to the Northeast.
2013: A Year in Air Travel to Make You Go 'Whoa!'
The year 2013 started off with a bang as a jaw-droppingly " bad passenger " incident played out during a flight from Iceland to JFK. Ah, duct tape. The other passengers used it to tie the guy up (and stick him to his seat), then took photos of their handiwork for the rest of us to enjoy. But this
Gogo Sued for 'Recurring Charges' in Lawsuit Aiming for Class Action
A California man is suing Gogo LLC in the hope of leading a class-action lawsuit against the company for allegedly misleading consumers about recurring charges for its in-flight Internet service. Kerry Walsh of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., bought in-flight Internet service from Gogo on Aug. 7, 2011
Disappearing Airline Discounts: What's Gone, What's Left?
Carriers Cut Bereavement, Other Concessions. But Some Are Making a Comeback
13 Secrets Airline Pilots Won't Tell You
By LIZ VACCARIELLO, Reader’s Digest: “Good Morning America” is teaming up with Reader’s Digest on a special series, “13 Things Experts Won’t Tell You.” This month, Reader’s Digest unveils the 13 secrets your airline pilot won’t tell you that will change the way you fly,...
Happy Birthday, Baggage Fees
What's the most annoying part of travel? Most people rip into airline fees. But not everyone. The topic came up with a college kid recently but when fees were mentioned, the kid looked puzzled. It took me a moment before I got it: Kids today expect to be charged for any and everything on an
The Social Climber: Marion Bartoli Victorious Over Sabine Lisicki in 2013 Wimbledon
Wimbledon 2013: Sabine Lisicki Falls to Marion Bartoli in Finals Marion Bartoli, 28, walked away from the 2013 Wimbledon women's final a star. The French tennis player took down Sabine Lisicki , 23, of Germany, 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday. In a tournament that's been marked by big