Latest try to raise airfares falls flat

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The most recent attempt to raise fares on major airlines fell flat when Southwest declined to match the effort started by United-Continental... Read more

Another view of EU emissions trading program

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Airlines and governments around the world are fighting the European Union's progam aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from airline flights. The... Read more

Speculators help to drive up oil prices

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Back in the summer of 2008, speculation by commodities traders drove up oil prices, peaking one day at more than $140 a barrel before falling... Read more

How human travel agents win vs. online agencies

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At various times in the three decades I have written about travel, old-fashioned brick-and-mortar travel agents have taken me to task for seeming... Read more

Airlines worldwide unite against EU plan

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The most comprehensive news story I have seen on the ongoing, now-worldwide debate over the European Union's efforts to combat climate change... Read more

Higher fuel costs push air fares up again

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You're payijng more to fill your gas tank and airlines are paying more for jet fuel, prompting carriers to raise their base fares again, according... Read more

Airline on-time good, flight numbers down in 2011

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The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics released air service reports for 2011 that show airlines operated the... Read more

Obama tries again with modest airline fee increase

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The Obama administration is trying again, as it did last fall, to require airlines and their passengers to help offset some of the cost of... Read more