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NASA shuttle prototype suffers minor Sandy damage at Intrepid museum in NYC

The Enterprise's minor damage is hardly a footnote compared with the hurt that Superstorm Sandy put on residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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PayPal Price Matching on flights means you can collect twice on some fare drops

PayPal Price Matching requires some heavy lifting, but it will be good for collecting some fare drops, and you can approach some airlines for travel credits, too. Double the fun.

PayPal Price Matching on flights means you can collect twice on some fare drops

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Passenger traffic ticked up in September because of China, Latin America and the Middle East

Not sure whether North America or Europe is worse off in this report: Would you choose "profitless growth" over "no growth" or vice versa?

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TWA Museum captures an airline in its heyday

Meanwhile, the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, located at Delta headquarters in Atlanta, doesn't get much publicity, but features dozens of vintage aircraft in a former hangar, and is definitely worth a visit.

TWA Museum captures an airline in its heyday

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South African budget airline strands hundreds of flyers after liquidation announcement

1Time Airline knew of its financial problems and should have cancelled flights and refunded tickets prior to grounding its entire fleet.

South African budget airline strands hundreds of flyers after liquidation announcement

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British government criticized for taxes that turn travel into a “toy” for the rich

Active petitions, criticism from MPs on all sides, and even foreign shock at the taxes faced by average British families suggest that it’s only a matter of time before the tax is lowered.

British government criticized for taxes that turn travel into a “toy” for the rich

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Ryanair’s quest for more fees: Just add more rows in reserved/premium category

You know these numbers of "premium" rows are only going up, right? Unless some regulatory authority sets a maximum limit.

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First commercial flight of United’s 787 Dreamliner scheduled for Sunday

The Dreamliner is a key part of United's fleet overhaul, and lots of dollars -- and passengers -- will be riding on it.

First commercial flight of United’s 787 Dreamliner scheduled for Sunday

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Fear of gas shortages prompts airlines to carry extra fuel on flights to NYC

Airports insist there’s enough fuel, but mile-long lines at gas stations tell a different story and airlines are taking precautions to make sure their customers and employees don’t add to the backlog.

Fear of gas shortages prompts airlines to carry extra fuel on flights to NYC

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Delta Air Lines’ Sandy loss: $45 million in revenues and $20 million in profits

First of the many U.S. airlines that will report October and even some November losses as a result.

Delta Air Lines’ Sandy loss: $45 million in revenues and $20 million in profits