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Airline News

Bringing you the latest airline news and airline industry insights. Get the need-to-know developments in passenger experience, ancillary services, revenue management, and loyalty and technology.

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How to find cheaper airfares in the U.S. without going crazy

The AP's tips reveal sweet spots at airlines these days: social media, flexibility, regional sales, and programs that encourage loyalty.

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Restaurant group expands iPad deployment at three airports

After a year of successful testing, flyers at New York-LGA, Toronto's Pearson, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International will now be able to wait for flights and monitor delays or surf the web without having to worry about finding or paying for a Wi-Fi connection.

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How many passengers does it take to pay for a flight? All of them

Airlines' fondness for new fees and more efficient planes becomes clearer after looking at Scott McCartney's break-down of the costs getting from point A to B.

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Delta CEO: The U.S. should look to China for airline policies

Delta's Richard Anderson doubles down on baggage fees but also argues that the U.S.'s patchwork policies on taxation and flying rules keeps airlines from being as efficient as they would like to be.

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American Airlines institutes a fourth round of staff cuts to save money

Boston Consulting is helping American decide which executive and support staff to cut in this latest round of layoffs. Plans call for at least at 15% reductions at locations across the U.S.

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Airport-based cocaine smuggling ring busted in Puerto Rico

The ease with which the ring operated for a number of years in multiple U.S. airports raise both security concerns and relief that cocaine smuggling pays better than terrorism.

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Surf Air raises series A funding for members-only jet airline club

An all-you-can-fly pass on a jet flying between L.A. and northern California is a steal at $1,000 a month. How it will work when the bookings get filled up will be an early challenge.

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Singapore Airlines’ budget off-shoot Scoots from Sydney to Singapore

Short-haul budget carriers have proved they can work, but how well will 31 inches of legroom work for eight hours? If anyone can pull it off, it's Singapore.

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U.S. Dep’t of Transportation says it can’t do much about airline fees

Director Ray LaHood explains why no matter how much he'd like to see fees disappear, it's the airlines prerogative to hit flyers with fees.

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American Airlines’ pilots seem to all be coming down with something this summer

There's nothing like a protracted sale or bankruptcy proceedings to drain all employee morale. Now it looks as if American Airlines pilots' cases of summer-itis will hit the carrier's bottom line.