American parent files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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AMR Corp., parent of American Airlines, today did as has been expected for weeks (maybe months or years) and began the process of lowering... Read more

Airline phasing out small jets, small cities

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This is a trend that's been reported on this blog and elsewhere for several years, and now is a good time for an update: Airlines are increasingly... Read more

One bag free? A senator wants to make it the law, and some other thoughts on dealing with bags

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Some travelers will immediately oppose this idea on poltiical-philosophical grounds. But if you've just retiurned from a weekend of flying... Read more

DOT fines Spirit $50,000 over ads

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Spirit, the bad boy of the airline business when it comes to violating consumer-protection rules, has been fined $50,000 by the US Department... Read more

Forget first class: here's what flying is really like

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A perfect followup appeared in the New York Times today to the Times's story posted here yesterday about what lots of money for first class... Read more

How the first class-coach divide has grown wider

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Those of you who fly first class or business class on international airlines know this, of course: Your life in the wide chairs up front keeps... Read more

Bad news about US Airways employees, terminal construction

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When unpaid volunteer bloggers are involved, a blog's monitoring system for reposting stories from other local media about PHL and airline... Read more

House Republicans say TSA totally worthless

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Hey, you thought the Transportation Security Administration gets slapped around only by lamestream media types and the politically correct... Read more