Winging It Archive: October, 2010

Southwest making predictions, all sorts of news today

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Southwest Airlines used its annual media day, staged at its headquarters at Dallas Love Field today, to tout its "bags fly free"... Read more

PHL security gets first full-body scanner

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The Inquirer had a good story today about travelers' ho-hum attitude toward the first full-body security screening equipment installed at PH... Read more

Safety board asking tough questions about regional airlines

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The National Transportation Safety Board is taking a hard look at the regional airline business, a vital and little-understood part of the... Read more

What 3Q airline reports say about immediate future

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The Inquirer today took a look ahead after the good news that airlines reported this week in their third-quarter earnings reports. Read on... Read more

Happy days: More airlines report hefty third-quarter profits

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The good news about airline earnings continued today, with United-Continental, Southwest and JetBlue all reporting profits. The industry roared... Read more

US Airways, Delta, American report profits

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Airlines are in one of those periods -- and there have been many of them over the years -- when their business models allow revenue to pour... Read more

The multi-billion-dollar cost of airline flight delays

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For those who travel frequently, the results of a study commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration won't be surprising: Airline flight... Read more

Delta adding bilingual flight attendants

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Delta Air Lines told employees last week that it plans to hire hundreds of new bilingual flight attendants, and already is processing tens... Read more