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American Airlines Bankruptcy: How It Will Affect You

Flying during the holidays is a harrowing experience at best, and on Tuesday, American Airlines' customers got another thing to worry about when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As the airline prepares to massively restructure itself, will its customers be left at the gate?

Airlines and Online Ticket Sites: Altered Flight Patterns

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.

Will Passengers Pay for WiFi in the Sky?

Airlines plan to nearly triple the number of planes with in-flight Internet access this year, but fewer than one in 50 passengers currently pay for the service. When will WiFi revenues start to take off?

...But Some Frequent Fliers Could Be Pleasantly Surprised

Separately, United and Continental's frequent flier programs are among the most robust loyalty programs in the business, allowing passengers to earn and spend miles in a variety of ways. Combining the two will create a powerhouse program.

Uncle Sam is a rotten co-pilot

Nobody enjoys sitting through other people's airline horror stories, so I'll just give a précis: I'm on a trip in Europe, and in the course of...