Winging It Archive: November, 2009

Senator wants feds to look at frequent-flier programs

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D., NY) wants the Transportation Department to look at frequent-flier programs and how members are being treated. Are you... Read more

AC airport planning terminal expansion

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Atlantic City International Airport has announced a $28 million project to add gates and baggage carousels in an effort to attract more international... Read more

Feds try again to use airline commisson to fix problems

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Secretary of Transortation Ray LaHood's assembling of a panel of experts to help determine how airlines can compete and make money in these... Read more

The column: The murky nature of airline ancillary fees

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Today's Winging It column gives major airlines their due, looking at how they've been helped by adopting the dozens of so-called a la carte fees... Read more

Holiday weekend: Fewer pasengers, same traffic delays?

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Fewer passengers are expected on airline flights over the Thanksgiving holiday period compared with last year. But air-traffic congestion in... Read more

A chart of all holiday (and beyond) fare surcharges

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FareCompare's Rick Seaney, mentioned in the previous post, has compiled a chart of all air fare surcharges. See it here. Read more

Will US Airways' 5 percent surcharge stick?

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One of the better air fare prognosicators, Rick Seaney of FareCompare.com, has a provocative post today on US Airways and its 5 percent surcharge... Read more

Delta fires back at fliers-rights group's lawsuit

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Delta has answered a lawsuit filed by flyersrights.org, the group leading the charge for a passengers' bill-of-rights for those stranded on airline... Read more