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America's Meanest Airlines 2014

Last year, United Airlines saw its number of consumer complaints drop significantly, but is the trend enough to boost the carrier's dismal consumer rating?

Travel Trends: The New Joys and Pitfalls of Traveling in 2013

The travel industry is trying win back the hearts of America's traveling public -- but that doesn't mean there's no turbulence ahead. Whether you're planning a weekend jaunt or a trip around the world, here are the travel trends you can expect in 2013.

At Last, New Protections for Air Travelers Will Land in 2011

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.

Most outrageous fees

When most people think of outrageous fees, they often think of airlines, which have become pros at conjuring up fees for every aspect of the flight...

Spirit Airlines Calls Carry-On Baggage Fee a Success

The new fees, which went into effect on Sunday, aim to cut delays by discouraging customers from stuffing overhead compartments on planes. Spirit is the first airline in the industry to introduce such a fee. The new fees, which went into effect on Sunday, aim to cut delays by discouraging customers from stuffing overhead compartments on planes, The Associated Press reported. Spirit is the first airline in the industry to introduce such a fee.

Yahoo's Airport Stunt Has Legs

As part of Yahoo's year-end do-gooder campaign, it paid the baggage fees of travelers at two California airports. It was a clever gimmick that tied in with Yahoo's mission of easing life's navigation -- and if the company is wise, it could be the seed for a new and better marketing campaign.

How to beat airline baggage fees

It's getting tough out there to be a major airline. Fuel is expensive and it's hard for those fliers to make any money. As expected, the airlines are...