Winging It Archive: January, 2010

No surprise: Hands-free phones no safer while driving

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Since most travel, for business or fun, is by motor vehicle, I am going to continue harping on the subject of using cell phones and other electronic... Read more

Airlines staying cautious on growth this year

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The AP has a good roundup today on this week's airline earnings reports and what comments by industry executives say about their cautious approach... Read more

IRS says airline bag fee revenue isn't taxable

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An airline asked the question and the IRS has answered: No, bag-fee revenue isn't subject to the same 7.5 percent federal tax that air fares... Read more

Economy beds on Air New Zealand

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Sometime in the last two weeks or so, I saw stories about changes Air New Zealand has made to its long-haul jet cabins (and once you leave... Read more

US Airways posts smaller-than-expected loss

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US Airways provided the latest surprise for Wall Street analysts in reporting 2009 and fourth-quarter results. The airline, the largest at... Read more

UPDATED: Obama announces high-speed rail spending

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FRIDAY UPDATE: As mentioned in the post from yesterday, just below, the president used a town hall meeting in Tampa, Fla, to announce which... Read more

United also surprises with smaller Q4 loss

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Add United to the list of airlines that say business travel is beginning to pick up as the new year starts. The carrier surprised Wall Street... Read more

What recession? AirTran makes '09 record profit

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AirTran is soaring while so many other airlines have suffered steep losses over the last 18 months. The airline reported a record profit for... Read more