Winging It Archive: July, 2009

Another take on Southwest's bid for Frontier

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Another travel writer's perspective on Southwest's bid to acquire Frontier Airlines in a bankruptcy court auction was published on te Wallet... Read more

UPDATED: Southwest to bid on acquiring Frontier

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Southwest Airlines just announced that it's planning to bid on Frontier Airlines, the Denver-based carrier that's been operating under Chapter... Read more

EU says airlines can't bar suspected flu sufferers

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The European Union says airlines are not allowed to stop passengers suspected of having swine flu from boarding flights. That's a job for public... Read more

Congress showing signs of life on travel issues

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Months, even years, can go by while Congress plods through the legislative process on some issues, including those that directly affect travelers... Read more

Passenger rights, long delays back in the news

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The issue of what rights airline passengers should have when stuck in a plane at an airport for hours because of weather-related or other delays... Read more

Hypothetically, what would PHL do without US Airways?

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Inquirer airline reporter Linda Loyd has a story today that I had to write several times in years past: What would happen to PHL, and by extension... Read more

Air bird strikes: A report on a deadly one

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The AP has a good story today on the National Transportation Safety Board's concern over the growing threat of bird strikes to airplanes. The... Read more

US Airways credit rating closely watched

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Here's a news brief from this morning's Inquirer about concern at Standard & Poors about US Airways' credit rating. PHL's big carrier and... Read more