Winging It Archive: February, 2011

Could Virgin Atlantic join an alliance?

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Virgin Atlantic Airways, a popular Europe travel option for PHL-area fliers since it serves Newark Liberty, is looking at its various options... Read more

Airlines say pilot-fatigue rules too costly

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You may not want to read this if you're worried that low pay and working conditions could affect the performance of commuter airline pilots... Read more

An airline fare hike fails to take hold

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The major airlines abandoned an attempt to raise fares that were already near the top of the scale, those usually aimed business travelers... Read more

FAA predicts air traffic will double by 2031

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The Federal Aviation Administration predicted in its annual air-traffic forecast this week that passenger counts will pass the 1 billion mark... Read more

Airlines' changed winter storm cancellation practices

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I mentioned two weeks ago that come April, news stories would pop up on the one-year anniversary of the federal government's tarmac-delay rule... Read more

Consumers still happy with online travel agents

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Inside the world of online airline ticket sales there's big trouble, with American in a dispute with some online travel agencies (think Orbitz)... Read more

Senate rejects cutting FAA spending

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How is the political gridlock in Washington going to affect air travel? Here's one example, with the Senate rejecting a Repubican effort to... Read more

United grounds its 757 jets for inspections

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Some flights were canceled, into today, by United Airlines' decision to ground all of its 757 jets to make inspections that it had failed to... Read more