Winging It Archive: March, 2011

UPDATED: Veto threatened if House bill cuts FAA too much

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UPDATE: We posted this news yesterday, and included a bad link to a news story. Today's news is that the House passed the Republican versioin... Read more

A baffling 'bid' for American Airlines. Is it real?

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A mysterious offer to buy American Airlines came in this week, from an investment outfit no one has ever heard of. The bid, if it is one, was... Read more

Are more flights canceled because of tarmac-delay rule?

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A really interesting debate is going on between the U.S. Department of Transportation and two airline consultants over whether the federal... Read more

Spirit strikes again on bag fees

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Oh what else can we say ... Spirit Airlines is back with another wrinkle to its bag fees. Read more here. Read more

Latest fare increase fails to hold, many others do

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The largest airlines pulled back on another fare increase over the weekend after Southwest and other low-cost carriers failed to match. The... Read more

AirTran shareholders approve sale to Southwest

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AirTran Airways moved another step closer to being acquired by Southwest Airlines with approval of the deal by AT's shareholders. Read more... Read more

DC air-traffic controller admits to falling asleep

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This story, naturally, has been blasted about the airwaves for a day now and this is the update: The Washington Reagan National air traffic... Read more

Airlines trim flights to save money on fuel, Japan impact

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In case you missed this story by the Inquirer's Linda Loyd on the airlines' plans to trim some more capacity to deal with rising fuel costs... Read more