Winging It Archive: June, 2012

Why flying is no fun anymore (and may be dangerous)

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A longtime professional colleague, Bill McGee, former editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter and widely respected for his aviation expertise... Read more

Ruling on American labor contracts delayed

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After a week of travel, we're back to posting. Here's a story from late last week with some recent developmemnts in the ongoing saga of American's... Read more

An expansive, optimistic view of American Airlines

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After a couple of months of ample reporting of the negative aspects of American Airlines future -- and there are plenty, which is why it's... Read more

US Airways' Parker notes support for AA takeover

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US Airways CEO Doug Parker, speaking to shareholders in the financial center of the universe, New York, this week, pointed to union and Wall... Read more

US Airways tales: Meger prep & unhappy customers

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You've already seen the bad news: US Airways came in last among major carriers in J.D. Power's annual customer satisfaction rankings. The good... Read more

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