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

The relentless march: US Airways toward American

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Ted Reed, a longtime observer of the airlines who has worked in Miami and Charlotte and a former newspaper reporter who now works for thestreet... Read more

Airline bag-fee revenue drops a little

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The revenue airlines get from bag fees dropped last year for the first time since carriers started collecting them, signaling that travelers... Read more

Falling oil prices could help air travelers

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The falling price of oil could help the economy, the Obama administration and air travelers, among others, if the airlines follow suit and... Read more

The inevitable happens: Cell phones allowed in flight

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You knew that eventually an airline serving the US would do it, allowing talking on cell phones while in flight. Virgin Atlantic said yesterday... Read more

Latest bomb plot raises more security issues

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This article goes into some depth on a topic that's been looked at repeatedly over the last several years: Do the airport security measures... Read more