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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • American Airlines-US Airways merger becomes official

    American Airlines-US Airways merger becomes official
    Eleven months after American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge, the union that creates the world's largest airline became official Monday. The parent companies of the two airlines, AMR Corp. and US Airways Group, have formally become...
  • American Airlines and US Airways complete merger

    American Airlines and US Airways complete merger
    American Airlines officially emerged from bankruptcy, closing a blockbuster deal with US Airways to become the world's largest airline. The parent companies of the two airlines, AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc., formally became American Airlines...
  • American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules

    American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules
    American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes. The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...
  • American Airlines' former CEO gets $17-million severance package

    American Airlines' former CEO gets $17-million severance package
    Thomas Horton, who was American Airlines' chief executive when its parent company filed for bankruptcy, will get his severance package valued at about $17 million. That was among the first decisions made by the new American Airlines after it emerged...
  • American Airlines CEO to get $17-million severance package

    American Airlines CEO to get $17-million severance package
    The chief executive who led American Airlines through bankruptcy and a major merger will get a severance package valued at about $17 million. That was among the first decisions made by the new American Airlines after it emerged from bankruptcy Monday...
  • How to avoid those surprising travel fees

    How to avoid those surprising travel fees
    You booked the flight, you reserved the hotel room and the rental car and maybe you even figured out your meal. You're set. No surprises, right? Maybe not. As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the trip is not necessarily the...
  • A rare type of bicoastal love

    A rare type of bicoastal love
    It was getting late, that point in the night at Sushi Roku when the bussers are discreetly cleaning around you and servers are stapling receipts to sales reports. My date and I were taking our last sips of sake and final bites of green tea mochi. In...
  • Grounding the American-US Airways merger

    Grounding the American-US Airways merger
    The best illustration of the virtues of deregulation may be the U.S. airline industry, which Congress liberated from most nonsafety-related rules in 1978. The cost of flying plummeted as a host of new players entered the business to compete with the major...