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  • Southwest Airlines buys slots given up by American Airlines

    Southwest Airlines buys slots given up by American Airlines
    The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is paying off for Southwest Airlines. To settle an antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, American and US Airways agreed to give up dozens of landing and takeoff slots to ensure strong...
  • US Airways faces labor strife ahead of airline merger

    US Airways faces labor strife ahead of airline merger
    Only days before US Airways is set to officially merge with American Airlines, a labor dispute threatens to complicate the plan to create the world's largest airline. A machinists union for US Airways has asked members of Congress to help settle a...
  • Supreme Court seems unlikely to uphold frequent-flier's suit

    Supreme Court seems unlikely to uphold frequent-flier's suit
    WASHINGTON — Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minneapolis admits being both a frequent flier and a frequent complainer. He flew on Northwest Airlines about 75 times a year, domestically and internationally, earning enough miles to qualify for "Platinum...
  • Southwest Airlines to raise pet fare by $20 in January

    Southwest Airlines to raise pet fare by $20 in January
    The cost of traveling with your pet on Southwest Airlines is increasing by $20 starting in January. The airline announced that the charge to bring your pet in a carrier onto a plane will be $95 each way starting Jan. 15, up from the current fare of $75....
  • American, US Airways merger clears another hurdle

    American, US Airways merger clears another hurdle
    A deal announced nine months ago to merge two of the nation's biggest carriers to create the world's largest airline has cleared another key hurdle. The merger of American Airlines and US Airways received approval Wednesday from the U.S. bankruptcy...
  • Ex-United Airlines flight attendant sentenced in bomb hoaxes

    Ex-United Airlines flight attendant sentenced in bomb hoaxes
    A 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to making false bomb threats against his former employer, United Airlines, has been sentenced to prison, federal prosecutors said Monday. United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II sentenced Patrick Cau, who also...
  • Airlines roll out the perks for affluent fliers

    Airlines roll out the perks for affluent fliers
    If you are among America’s well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately. For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by...
  • United Airlines plans to cut $2 billion in costs, collect more fees

    United Airlines plans to cut $2 billion in costs, collect more fees
    United Airlines announced long-term plans Tuesday to cut costs by $2 billion annually and increase revenue from passenger fees over the next four years. The plans come as the airline continues to improve its on-time performance but struggles to meet...
  • Southwest Airlines joins TSA PreCheck screening process

    Southwest Airlines joins TSA PreCheck screening process
    If you fly Southwest Airlines, the airport screening process could get a lot easier for you. Southwest, the nation's largest domestic carrier, has joined seven other airlines in participating in the Transportation Security Administration's so-called...
  • Five things to watch for at Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing

    Five things to watch for at Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- The last time Janet L. Yellen faced a Senate confirmation hearing, she shared the witness table with two other nominees for about 90 minutes, answered a handful of relatively mild questions and was on her way to an easy confirmation to be...
  • Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision

    Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...