Winging It Archive: April, 2010

Spirit defends its carryon bag fees

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Spirit Airlines has been pilloried by politicians and the media for its new scheme of fees for carryon bags and now wants to set the record... Read more

The effect on all travel of European flight disruption

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The cancellation of huge numbers of flights for a week because of volcanic ash hurt more than just airline travelers. Travel Weekly, the trade... Read more

NTSB to probe Southwest, light plane near-collision

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what could have been a tragedy at Bob Hope Burbank, Calif., Airport last week --... Read more

The column: Routes, fares reflect tough airline choices

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Today's Winging It column covers a lot of ground in looking at the pressures all airlines have faced the last couple of years, resulting in... Read more

Ash cloud response prompts look at EU air-traffic control

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Europe's skies are clear of the volcanic ash cloud today (only Iceland and northern Scotland are now affected), making it time to speed up... Read more

The good news of no US Airways-United deal

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Inquirer airline reporter Linda Loyd has a good report today about how US Airways' Philadelphia hub may be better off now that the airline... Read more

UPDATED: DOT turns down tarmac-delay exemptions

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Those tarmac-delay rules are going to take effect a week from today after all. The U.S. Department of Transportation just announced it had... Read more

Airlines trying to add fuel surcharges to tickets

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With the price of oil on the rise, substantially, in recent months, airline fuel costs have hurt most carriers' first-quarter earnings. Now... Read more