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How Airlines Prepare for Heavy Weather Like Winter Storm Nemo

As the Northeast braces for Winter Storm Nemo, airlines are already employing a strategy that has served them well: Cancel flights early and keep planes, crews and passengers away from snowed-in airports. Here's what else the airlines are doing.

More Last-Minute Cancellations Ahead for Flyers?

Holiday air travelers getting ready to head to the airports may want to prepare for long delays. But government fines for keeping you waiting too long may lead some airlines to just cancel some flights instead.

While Airlines Are Profiting Again, Fliers Are Suffering

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.

Delayed Flights Cost U.S. Economy $32.9 Billion a Year

Delayed flights cost the U.S. economy a total of $32.9 billion every year, according to a new study of domestic flights. More than half that figure is money out of the pockets of passengers, who are forced to spend money on items including food and hotel rooms while they wait for their plane, according to a report commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Travel: How TripIt Helps to Smooth Your Path

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Europe Slowly Begins to Get Out from Under Volcano

As airspace slowly reopens in parts of Europe and some airlines restart their service, the continent's aviation industry and the E.U. are trying to adjust to the historic economic disruptions brought on by ash from the Iceland volcano.