Winging It Archive: July, 2010

Crash response: Congress raises pilot standards

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Congress today passed an important airline safety bill, raising standards for pilots, in response to last year's regional airplane crash near... Read more

Wi-fi now free at PHL on weekdays

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Many air travelers in and out of Philadelphia already know this: For about a month now, Wi-fi Internet access has been free at PHL every day... Read more

DOT report confrms rise in airfares

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Anyone who's flown this year already knows it's costing more than it did in the depths of the recession last year. Now a federal agency report... Read more

Airline earnings: Southwest reports 2Q profit

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Posting of airline and other travel news has been spotty recently and will resume later today. Here's one story from this morning's announcements:... Read more

Airline traffic up,low-fare deals down

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Perhaps this is obvious but for the record, the AP has a good roundup today about fewer fare diswcounts being offered by the major airlines... Read more

Airlines: Find the one that meets your needs

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Today's Winging It column is the next-to-last The Inquirer plans to publish, and it's personal, about all the mixed feelings airlines generate... Read more

Life in the air, according to one flight attendant

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This is what we would call a "good read," especially if you're an airline employee. It's on the Huffington Post blog and is by former... Read more

It's a regular fee-for-all at airlines

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The Chicago Tribune has a good article today about the success of its hometown airline, United, in generating ancillary revenue from fees that... Read more