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2 years 8 months ago

Snow hampers flights

Low visibility and airplane deicing are working against airline schedules at the Colorado Springs Airport. The airport is reporting several delays and even a handful of cancelled flights. Assistant Aviation Director John McGinley says all four of the cancelled flights were headed to and coming from Denver. Reports out...

3 years 3 months ago

$3.4 billion in baggage fees last year

NEW YORK (AP) - The government says airlines collected $3.4 billion in baggage fees last year, up 24 percent from 2009. Reservation and change fees accounted for an additional $2.3 billion. The add-ons are one of the few bright spots for an industry that is caught between rising fuel costs...

3 years 3 months ago

Baggage fees waived for military

DENVER (AP) - Several airlines have agreed to remove excess-bag fees for the military after a Colorado soldier and a buddy posted a video on the Internet complaining that Delta Air Lines made their unit pay $2,800 for extra checked bags. Staff Sgt. Robert O'Hair of Brighton said his...

3 years 4 months ago

Southwest may become top DIA carrier

DENVER (AP) - An aviation consultant says Southwest Airlines could become Denver International Airport's largest carrier in a year or so as United Airlines juggles its fleet. Aviation consultant Michael Boyd said United has outsourced many flights to regional airline affiliates. According to The Denver Post, United and Continental captured...

3 years 7 months ago

Flying out ahead of the storm

You made airline reservations months ago and now a huge storm is threatening to wallop the midwest. You may be able to get on an earlier flight, to beat the storm, without paying any extra fees. Frontier Airlines announced flexibility for ticketed passengers, "Rules and restrictions regarding standard...

3 years 9 months ago

World's 5 biggest airlines now from Asia, LatAm

GENEVA (AP) The world's five biggest airlines now hail from Asia and Latin America, highlighting the industry's shift away from the U.S. and Europe to higher-growth countries, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday. Air China is twice the size of either Delta in the U.S. or Germany's Lufthansa....

3 years 9 months ago

Finding the best holiday travel deals

Before many travelers take off this holiday season, they'll be taking their credit cards to the internet. "Looking for the best deal," says Daniel Finholm. But how far in advance tickets are purchased is different for everyone. "I just wait for those prices to drop, and wait...

3 years 10 months ago

NTSB probes safety of airline partnerships

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal panel is examining whether regional airlines are being held to the same safety standards as their major carrier partners. The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a two-day forum beginning Tuesday on "code sharing" agreements that allow major carriers to sell seats on flights...

3 years 10 months ago

Airline food rated sky-high

When you think of airline food your expectations are probably pretty low. As in--what airline food? One airline is trying to change that by partnering with the a big name in the culinary world: The Ritz-Carlton. The end result may surprise you. "It was a challenge and at first...

3 years 11 months ago

Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran for $1.4B

Southwest Airlines is buying AirTran for about $1.4 billion as it seeks entry into a number of smaller markets. The announcement comes about a week after Continental Airlines and UAL Corp. combined. The companies said Monday that the new Southwest-Airtran operation would operate from more than 100 different airports...

4 years 3 days ago

Giddyup! Airline seat or saddle?

If you think airplane seats can't get any smaller, you would be wrong. A company called Avioninteriors is looking to sell its new Skyrider seating system that features saddle-style seats. The new configuration reduces the space between seats from 32 inches to just 23 inches. That means...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Airlines back in profit in second quarter

The International Air Transport Association says 47 major carriers it monitors to assess the industry's financial health reported a net profit of $3.9 billion in the second quarter. The results contrast with the $881 million net loss posted by carriers a year earlier. IATA says airlines in North...

4 years 1 month ago

Americans aboard airline 'miracle' crash

A Boeing 737 jetliner with 131 passengers aboard crashed on landing and broke into three pieces at a Colombian island in the Caribbean early Monday. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died. Colombian Air Force Col. David Barrero said officials were investigating reports...

4 years 3 months ago

Non-stop flight to Dulles announced

United Airlines will soon begin a new non-stop flight from the Colorado Springs Airport to Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. An official announcement will be made at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The flight will leave daily just before 9 a.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. It's the only non-stop flight...

4 years 4 months ago

FAA wants airlines to limit cockpit distractions

The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to create and enforce policies that will limit cockpit distractions. The guidance announced Monday comes after an October 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they say they were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling...

4 years 5 months ago

Senator fights airline carry-on bag fee

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he's trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage, calling it a "jacked-up" cost shift. The Democrat said Sunday he's made a personal plea to the Treasury Department to rule carry-on bags are a...

4 years 6 months ago

Continental Airlines to charge for food

Continental Airlines is ending free hamburgers, barbecue and sandwich rolls for many of its passengers in favor of a food-for-sale program that mirrors what other carriers are already doing. A spokesman says the airline, based in Houston, expects a $35 million annual benefit, from cost savings and added revenue. Delta...

4 years 6 months ago

Flights canceled as snow heads for Dallas

Texas is dealing with its second winter snowstorm in two weeks. Scores of flights have been canceled and crews are sanding roads. American Airlines says more than 100 flights have been canceled today at its main hub, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. All flights were canceled today at...

4 years 6 months ago

Continental eliminating 600 call center jobs

Continental Airlines is cutting about 600 jobs in its reservations centers because customers increasingly prefer to book flights online. Continental told employees about the furloughs on Monday. They take effect April 11. The airline says calls to the reservations centers are falling 15 percent per year as customers instead buy...

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