Airline trade group sues over export-loan guarantees

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This is an inside-the-industry (and Washington) kind of story that is important to take note of. The Air Transport Association, the major airlines'... Read more

How a commuter pilot caused a mid-air scare

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The captain of a Chatauqua Airlines--Delta Connection flight from Asheville, NC to New York's LaGuardia Airport caused a bit of a mid-air scare... Read more

PHL wins specialty-retail award

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If you've ever wondered how PHL's retail shops and food and beverage offerings stack up against other U.S. airports, here's one measure: The... Read more

United pilots say training is a safety issue

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United Airlines' unionized pilots have issued a detailed report questioning whether training as part of integration with Continental is adequate... Read more

UPDATED: Spirit raises fee for online booking

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UPDATED this post with a very strong opinion piece from Spirit's home state of Florida, on the Sunshine State News Web site, calling the carrier... Read more

DOT issues first fines -- $900,000 -- for long tarmac delays

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The Department of Transportation has ordered American Eagle to pay $900,000 in fines for stranding passengers on numerous planes for hours... Read more

TSA rolling out new 'trusted traveler' program

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The transportation security agency is trying, once again, to speed up the airport checkpoint process for some travelers with a program, being... Read more

Biofuels taking off in the airline industry

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We have posted stories and done columns in the past in this space about biofuels for use in airliner engines. Most of the stories have been... Read more