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Why Airlines Hiked Fares Over the Weekend

Airlines are tossing consumers aside and grabbing the benefit of lower federal taxes on travel tickets. By Saturday night, nearly all the major U.S. airlines had raised fares to offset taxes that expired the night before.

Business Travelers: Prepare to Fly Southwest Airlines

With its lack of premium amenities and upgrade options, Southwest has been an airline that many business travelers try to avoid. But after it absorbs AirTran next year, those frequent fliers will have almost no choice on some routes.

Travel: How TripIt Helps to Smooth Your Path

TripIt and its enhanced version, TripIt Pro, are an Web services that help travelers manage their journeys and deliver real-time flight updates. From my use of it and how it's helped me, I'm a fan.

Spirit Airlines Strike Continues

Spirit Airlines' website says that the company is trying to work with its pilot's union to end a strike that has shut down the carrier since June 12 and will almost certainly continue though the 15th.