Winging It Archive: November, 2009

Airports, airlines at odds over raising PFCs

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PFCs are those fees, taxes, whatever you want to call them, currently up to $4.50 per flight, clipped to the air fares we pay. PFC stands for... Read more

JFK runway rebuilding could make congestion worse

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Here is one good result of airlines sharply cutting their flight schedules because of the recession: It may mean less disruption to the remaining... Read more

The column: Toward a better passenger rail system

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No matter what, Americans have long supported subsidizing passenger trains as a way to achieve a balanced transportation system. Today's Winging... Read more

KLM tests a jet biofuel from weeds

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The Dutch airline KLM took a 747 out for a test flight yesterday with one engine running on a combination of regular jet fuel and oil from... Read more

Holiday travel season stretched by low-fare searches

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This holiday weekend is seeing more air travelers leaving earlier and returning later in an effort to find lower fares. Read more here ...... Read more

US DOT fines airlines for Minnesota tarmac stranding

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The Department of Transportation has fined three airlines $175,000 for stranding a regional jetload of passengers overnight at Rochester, Minn... Read more

Japan Airlines get emergency loan

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The saga of ailing Japan Airlines goes on, with news it's signed a deal for a loan from a government bank. As reported before, Delta and American... Read more

US Airways postpones jet deliveries in financial restructuring

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US Airways announced another step this morning in efforts to shore up its finances at a time the recession has caused a sharp drop in traffic... Read more