Winging It Archive: September, 2009

Amex forecasts slight increase in 2010 travel costs

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American Express Co.'s travel advisory unit today forecast that travel costs are likely to rise slightly next year, reflecting pent-up demand... Read more

Passenger-rights legislation: The full story

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The most complete report I've seen on last week's Capitol Hill informal hearing on passenger-rights legislation, by veteran industry reporter... Read more

US Airways Flight 1549 pilots reunited

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US Airways says pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles, who successfully landed their plane in the Hudson River in January will be reunited... Read more

Get your flu shot at PHL

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Philadelphia ariport's medical clinic is offering flu shots to passengers and employees, starting today and running through Dec, 18. The AeroClinic... Read more

British Airways tries again at luxury service

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British Airways, going against recent history, has launched a new all-business-class service with premium fares for premium service. Tne route... Read more

Airlines' latest surcharge may win dubious distinction

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The decision of several major airlines to add a $10 surcharge to fares for travel on the three busiest days of the upcoming holidays (see post... Read more

Foreign airlines embrace cell-phone use on planes

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As those who have read this blog and my print column in the past know, nothing raises the hackles of my readers like the idea of allowing cell-phone... Read more

Airline traffic is stabilizing, baggage fees are not

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Two news stories today provide some illumination on the airlines' financial woes and one of the ways the industry is dealing with it. The International... Read more