Airline travel

Airlines Attach Big Fees to Small Seat Upgrades

When Virgin American offered traveler writer Randy Diamond the chance to upgrade his ticket to "Main Cabin Select" for a mere $500 more than the coach fare, he assumed it must be for a first-class seat. But what the airline is actually offering for that upgrade may surprise you.

Skybus grounded for good

Skybus, the no-frills airline headquartered in my home town of Columbus, announced yesterday it was folding its wings and quitting. The airline has...