Winging It Archive: July, 2008

Airline news roundup: Delta, British Airways, United have news that you need to know

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For the almost-dog days of August, there sure is a lot of airline news this week. I'm catching up on several stories that are of interest to... Read more

THURSDAY UPDATE: Where's my bag? American has a big snafu at JFK. And Delta ups the fee for second bag

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This sounds like the kind of thing that used to happen routinely at PHL, until US Airways got its act together: A conveyor belt system at JFK... Read more

Tuesday update on Qantas probe, focused on oxygen tank

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The Inquirer had an update this morning on the story over the weekend, about a Qantas jet enroute to Australia that had to make an emergency... Read more

Winging It column: Should Congress hold a special session to deal with energy issues?

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The White House receives a letter, signed by more than 140 companies and organizations, asking the president to call a special session of Congress... Read more

Low-cost airline troubles also mount

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Low-cost airlines, those like Southwest, AirTran and JetBlue that have experienced rapid growth in recent years, are victims of high fuel prices... Read more

House turns down opening petroleum reserve as a way to lower fuel prices

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House Democrats were defeated today on a measure to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a way to try to stop oil price increases. The airline... Read more

Southwest earns decent 2Q profit

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Southwest reported better earnings than some analysts expected in the second quarter. Read more about it: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/breaking/20080724_Fuel_hedging_lets_Southwest_post_another_profit... Read more

Why US Airways, other airlines love those fees

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The AP has a good story today detailing how US Airways and other carriers are using fees to help offset high fuel costs. US Airways CEO Doug... Read more