Winging It Archive: October, 2011

Watch out for hotels piling on the fees

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It's not only airlines today that are helping their bottom lines by adding fees for services that once were included in the ticket price. Hotels... Read more

Qantas back in the sky after 48-hour shutdown

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Qantas, Australia's flag carrier and a highly regarded international airline, got a black eye over the weekend with a shutdown of its entire... Read more

Passengers stranded for hours by snowstorm

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Oh my, just when we thought this sort of problem was over, the weekend's nasty snowstorm resulted in hundreds of airline customers being stranded... Read more

Wi-Fi service now available on more Amtrak trains

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Amtrak has been steadily adding Wi-Fi service to its regional train routes along the East Coast. The railroad equipped its high-speed Acela... Read more

Airlines Q3 bag, change fees = $1.5 billion

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Airlines are protesting from the rooftops these days about proposed federal tax increases on air travel. In the meantime, the industry's major... Read more

American gets a tentative labor deal done

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American Airlines, the only major legacy U.S. carrier that has not used bankruptcy to lower its labor costs, says that it has reached a tentative... Read more

UPDATED: Fuel costs push down 3Q airline earnings

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As airlines have reported their quarterly financials over the last week or so, one theme keeps cropping up: Fuel was more expensive this summer... Read more

Wanna buy a watch? PHL vendor has 'em

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When PHL began to upgrade its retail stores in the mid-1990s, rolling carts with one type of merchandise for sale were seen by some as a temporary... Read more