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Airlines make a lot of their money by selling pricey first-class seats to wealthy travelers. They might need to rethink this strategy, though, in...
As fuel prices rise, United Continental Holdings says it is scrapping plans to add flights this year and also plans to drop unprofitable routes.
A half-dozen Delta Air Lines flight attendants sued the carriers for what they say is discrimination in the form of smaller profit-sharing paychecks for former Northwest Airlines employees, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Cathay's Tony Tyler explains that when airlines last raised fares in 2008, most travelers kept right on flying. But as Mideast upheavals send oil prices skyward and airlines hike fares again to compensate, the impact on the industry's bottom line could be quite different.
United Grounds Nearly 100 Jets Over Safety Issue
Whether it's because of a belching volcano or bellowing blizzard, you've got freebies coming to you when your flight is canceled. But you have to ask...
New technology is leading to changes in business relationships between airlines and online ticketing sites. It'll take a while for the new landscape to settle down, but the near-term result could be potential windfalls for some carriers -- and confusion for air travelers.
Of all the industries that have achieved record profits recently, none have posted more remarkable results than the airline industry. For the first time in a decade, the industry is on a glide path to profitability -- but it's getting there by squeezing its customers.
After Boeing announced yet another -- the seventh -- delay in the first delivery of the innovative 787 passenger jet, it's now clear that Boeing's decision to outsource both the design and manufacturing of the plane was more than it could manage.
Southwest Airlines's fourth-quarter earnings rose 13% to $131 million as business travelers return after the recession, the company reported Thursday.
The storms last month not only inconvenienced travelers; they also cut into Delta Air Lines's profit, the company warned Wednesday. Delta has lowered its profit guidance by $45 million as a result.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is raising the bar for the treatment of airline passengers this spring. Don't expect more legroom in coach -- he's not a miracle worker -- but you will see more transparency in ticket pricing, better deals for bumped passengers, and reimbursement of luggage fees when checked bags are lost or delayed, among other changes.
Thousands of stuck holiday travelers are just the beginning: Airlines' new policy of pre-emptively canceling flights to avoid snowstorms is lowering their losses, but will likely leave many more passengers without a flight home in the future.
A scant few U.S. carriers took home honors from this year's "Best of Business Travel" awards from Business Traveler magazine. The apparent malaise affecting U.S. airlines may go beyond the current economic downturn to something more fundamental.
After the long downturn, the coming year will present an opportunity for many industries to rejuvenate themselves. Independent researcher IBISWorld sorted through the data on 711 U.S.-based industries to give its predictions of the 10 top performing industries for 2011.
Southwest Airlines has proven consistently profitable. But it faces at least one threat to its profitability next year: volatile jet-fuel prices.
In Asia Wednesday Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index plunged 2% to 22,975 and China's Shanghai Composite fell 0.5% to 2,911. In Japan the Nikkei 225 Index dipped 0.1% to end the session at 10,310.
Virgin Atlantic Airways, the airline that said six months ago it is interested in a merger deal, has attracted approaches from several parties. "We%u2019ve received a number of lines of enquiry," Virgin spokesman Greg Dawson said in a statement, according to Bloomberg News.
Airlines Industry 2011 Fares Expected To Climb, Profits to Plummet
Continental Airlines (UAL) introduced a new fee that lets customers lock in the price of a ticket. The "FareLock" service, which starts at $5, means that passengers can hold a seat at a given price, ABC reported.
First, the film director was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight for being too portly. Now, a Virgin America gate attendent refused to allow Smith and his companions to board a jet, even though there were still minutes before its jetway was closed.
The Qantas Airbus A380 engine explosion earlier this month caused at least $70 million worth of damage to the plane, according to a new report from insurance-consulting company Aon.
Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Virgin America were among the winners in Zagat%u2019s latest frequent flier survey. Southwest was the top-rated in categories including "best check-in experience" and "top website", Zagat said in a statement. Virgin America was rated the best mid-sized carrier in both premium and economy class.
The growing controversy over pat-downs and body scanners, along with a shaky economy, could combine for more woes for both air passengers and air carriers, ahead of the economically important Thanksgiving holiday.
More U.S. airline passengers are arriving on time, at least if their flights aren't canceled.
American Airlines (AMR) may yank its tickets from travel website Orbitz (OWW) in a dispute over how the website gets information on American ticket prices. American wants travel agencies to access ticket prices direct from American, rather than going through middlemen called global distribution systems, or GDS, The Associated Press reported.
Qantas Airways (QUBSF) suspended all flights of Airbus A380s after one of its fleet was forced to make an emergency landing following engine failure. The A380 fleet will remain grounded "until we are confident that Qantas safety requirements have been met," CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement.
Airlines should not be forced to take full responsibility for extra security measures as governments try to respond to the discovery of bombs in air-cargo shipments last week, the International Air Transport Association said. Responsibility for new security measures should be spread through the supply chain, beginning with the manufacturer, IATA's CEO Giovanni Bisignani said.