Winging It Archive: May, 2011

How free frequent-flier tickets aren't free

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Airlines have become much more likely in recent years to recover their rising cost for fuel by passing it on to customers in the form of fuel... Read more

Air France pilots, stalls, training now the focus

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The most recent developments into the probe of the crash of an Air France widebodied jet into the Atlantic two years ago now focuses on action... Read more

Spirit Airlines IPO underwhelms

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Spirit Airlines went public with an IPO last week and the results were underwhelming. As one prominent industry analyst used to say, "Trading... Read more

Best frequent-flier programs for redemptions

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This ABC News report, on a survey of which frequent-flier programs make it easier to redeem points or miles for free flights, includes a good... Read more

UPDATED: Icelandic ash cloud drifting away

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UPDATE: The impact of the volcanic ash cloud that disrupted air travel in northern Europe is lessening, as the cloud moves on. Airlines are... Read more

US Airways, Delta try again on slots swap

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This story, about US Airways and Delta swapping some of their slots at Washington Reagan National and New York LaGuardia airports, was a brief... Read more

Justice Dept. probing ticket distribution systems

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The most recent twist in the ongoing story of "How are you going to buy airline tickets in the future," through online and traditional travel... Read more

Volcanic ash from Iceland approaching northern Europe

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When volcanic ash from Iceland disrupted airline service to and within Europe last year, there were predictions it would only be the first... Read more