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Airlines are debuting yet another new fee
The Week Magazine
"There's a new snag at the airport catching fliers by surprise: the gate-service fee," said Scott McCartney at The Wall Street Journal. The new fee is being used by United and American "to discourage travelers who buy their cheapest fare, Basic Economy ...


Airlines charged passengers a record number of extra fees last year
In 2016, airlines charged customers $7.1 billion in fees for bag checks and flight changes, an increase from $6.3 billion in 2010, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The agency said consumer advocates raised concerns ...
4 ways to avoid paying baggage fees - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Finance

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Dallas News (blog)

Southwest Airlines is taking it to the Max
Dallas News (blog)
Southwest Airlines will mark the start of a new chapter in the company's history Oct. 1 with the launch of the Boeing 737 Max, a next-generation jet that will be a workhorse in the Dallas-based carrier's fleet for decades to come. The Max offers more ...

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Trump thanks American Airlines for 'fantastic' hurricane response ...
Fox Business
President Trump thanked American Airlines and its CEO Doug Parker on Friday for its efforts in providing flights for those impacted by deadly hurricanes that ...
American Airlines headache for Pats fan trying to get to away game ...Turn to 10
The Trump Bump: Plugs American 09/25/2017 - MediaPostMediaPost Communications

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Airline Safety And Smaller Seats
September 23, 20178:11 AM ET. Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday. Airlines are packing more and more seats onto planes, and Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast, tells NPR's Scott Simon he's concerned FAA safety tests are outdated.

Alaska Airlines launches annual PFD sale for Alaskans
PR Newswire (press release)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced the start of its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale, with exclusive discounts for residents of the State of Alaska. The special one-way fares are available now ...

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Mokulele Airlines moves from LAX to Hollywood Burbank Airport, will begin service in October
Los Angeles Times
A new carrier at Hollywood Burbank Airport will soon be offering daily flights to the Central Coast, airfield officials announced this week. On Oct. 3, Hawaii-based carrier Mokulele Airlines will begin its operations at Hollywood Burbank, offering two ...


This airline was ranked No. 1 for elite fliers
Alaska Airlines offers the best perks to its frequent flyers, according to a new analysis from credit-card rewards website The Points Guy. The elite status programs offered by the airline beats out those offered by five competing domestic companies ...
Looking to up your airline status? Here are the best airlines to collect milesFox Business
Which airline has the best elite status programs in the US?WTOP

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End of an era: US Airlines retiring last Boeing 747 passenger jets
But if you're willing to fly aboard a foreign airline, you can still hitch a ride on a 747, and will likely be able to for years to come. Lufthansa, Korean Air, along with Air China operate the newer 747-8 Intercontinental. No American carriers ever ...

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Business Insider

United Airlines will soon let you name your price for giving up your seat on an overbooked flight
Business Insider
Travelers line up at a United Airlines check-in counter at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. David Goldman/AP Photo. Since the violent removal of a David Dao from a flight in April, United Airlines has implemented a series of passengers ...

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