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Archive: May, 2010

POSTED: Monday, May 31, 2010, 5:47 PM

Looks like this is going to continue for awhile. British Airways is hit by another strike. Read more here.

POSTED: Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:14 AM

Memorial Day marks the time when many of us get serious about summer travel planning and today's Winging It column offers advice about who and what to believe when you see airline, hotel and other service reviews and surveys. Fnd it all here ... 

POSTED: Friday, May 28, 2010, 4:04 PM

The Departrment of Transportation today announced fines in separate cases of AirTran for violating rules on making sale fares available, and Delta for not displaying all costs of tickets in the right way on its Web site. Read more at this link. 

POSTED: Friday, May 28, 2010, 3:56 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what could have been a catastrophic collision of a US Airways jet and a cargo plane over the Anchorage, AK airport. Read details here ....

POSTED: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:34 AM

What do you think of the story of the Michigan woman who sued Trans States Airlines for leaving her asleep, locked in a 50-seat jet for more than three hours after it landed at PHL? I don't know what to think. Here are a few more details. 

POSTED: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:23 AM

British Airways management is meeting with the Unite union in hopes of averting the next planned strike. Read more here... 

POSTED: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:36 AM

The Inquirer's Linda Loyd has done a longer article on airline analyst Bob McAdoo's comments, posted under this same headline here on Tuesday, about what US Airways' PHL hub could do for American were the two to merge. Read on here ....

In another development, missed earlier this week, United and Continental said thay may try to reach integration agreements with employee labor groups before completing a planned, hoped-for merger. More ...

And United CEO Glenn Tilton expressed optimism that the deal with Continental would be approved by federal regulators.

POSTED: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 10:43 AM

Continental says it plans to be the first U.S. airline to fly the long-awaited, oft-delayed Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet, designed to represent a new generation of longhaul aircraft. The first route, Houston to Auckland, New Zealand, would be Continental's longest. Whether the plane will say Continental or its would-be merger partner United isn't known yet. Read more about the plans and the 787 here.

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