Winging It Archive: September, 2011

Consumer groups hit airlines on two fronts

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A coalition of consumer organizations, led by the grandaddy of them, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, issued a highly critical... Read more

Joining the chorus: US Airways has improved

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Anyone who reads Philly.com and / or this blog knows this already, because it's been reported here and in print numerous times over the last... Read more

Airlines doing well despite slow economy

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The major airlines are making presentations this week at a financial conference in New York, and for the most part they are in a good mood... Read more

UPDATED: Look "suspicious," strip search to follow

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UPDATED INFO BELOW There seems to be only one sure way to avoid coming under suspicion if you're of Middle Eastern descent on a U.S. airline... Read more

UPDATED Bad news: Southwest to quit PHL-BOS route

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UPDATED with today's Inquirer story, which includes some good (speculative) news: An analyst's prediction that JetBlue will add PHL-BOS flights... Read more

Travel agents seek more info on fees for you

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The American Society of Travel Agents in comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, says that the world of airline fees is becoming... Read more

US Airways leads on a fare increase

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Business has been good for US Airways recently, leading it to start another round of fare increases that other airlines have matched. Read... Read more

Another shutdown of some FAA functions possible

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A story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution does a good job of backgrounding the issues that led to a partial shutdown of the FAA last month... Read more