Europe's airlines: Losing money, carbon tax fighting

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Two articles today, both from the International Air Transport Association annual meeting in Beijing, tell a tale of how Europe's financial... Read more

Good advice: Finding best air fares requires flexibility

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This AP story, offering travelers tips on how find the lowest air fares, has gotten a lot of mileage in the media because of its useful nature... Read more

Administration, airlines in rare agreement on EU policy

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The airline industry and the Obama administration are in rare agreement on the wisdom and economic benefits of a Eurpean Union program designed... Read more

Southwest vs. United in Houston

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United Airlines had a hissy fit last week when the Houston City Council voted verwhelmingly to allow Southwest Airlines to spend $100 million... Read more

Airlines get cranky with customers and cities

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Some airlines are behaving like cranky children, throwing families off flights if parents can't get the kids to behave, while also throwing... Read more

Two big airlines' dog fight over Houston's future

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United, now the operator of a big (ex-Continental) hub at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, and Southwest, which has a hub at the older... Read more

Controlling knuckleheads, in air and on road

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We found two excellent works of good travel journalism this morning, both on the NY Times Itineraries page. In his column, Joe Sharkey (who... Read more

Airlines may charge extra for families sitting together

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The airlines' love of fees for services that used to be baked into a ticket price, such as reserving an aisle or window seat when a ticket... Read more