Winging It Archive: February, 2012

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

EU emissions trading plan faces opposition

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The European Unon's airline emissions trading scheme (or program in American English) faces serious opposition from airlines in the U.S., China... Read more

How travel fees can obscure true travel cost

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An excellent column by longtime travel writer Bill McGee in USA Today outlines how fees for travel services have spread way beyond airlines... Read more

PHL-BOS: The power of a monopoly airline route

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Inquirer beat reporter Linda Loyd has a good story today detailing the long-expected impact of the end of Southwest service on the PHL- Boston... Read more

PHL to get TSA's expedited screening for the 'preapproved'

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The chances have grown in the last year or two for individuals to be placed on a U.S. government security watch list that may restrict your... Read more

Alaska Airlines headed to PHL in June

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Additional competition on a nonstop route is always welcome by air travel consumers so this is very good news: Alaska Airlines will launch... Read more

Congress finally passes FAA reauthorization bill

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Remarkably, Congress has agreed to do something in a bipartisan way, although many Democrats are unhappy with the final product: The first... Read more

Malev, Hungarian airline, stops flying

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Another relic of the past, Malev Hungarian Airlines, stopped flying because of financial troubles. The state-owned carrier, established during... Read more