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Airlines to test flier loyalty with perk changes
Early boarding privileges, waived checked bag fees, free flights and upgrades from the back of the plane to the front are just some of the benefits air travelers have come to expect from airline loyalty programs. Yet program changes rolled out last …
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Airlines' fuel price bets not always paying off
In the poker game of predicting fuel prices, American Airlines has shown it holds the winning hand. American, which reports its earnings Friday, is one of the few airlines that hasn't been paying a premium to lock in fuel prices, preferring instead to …
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Check airline's fine print before taking it to task
Q: I have a dispute with United Airlines that I hope you can help me with. I recently flew from Venice, Italy, to Miami in business class. I paid for my ticket with mileage rewards. The day before I was to leave Venice, I learned of a better itinerary …
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Airline complaints up, even as more flights arrive on time
U.S. airlines are doing better at staying on schedule than a year ago, but more passengers are filing complaints against the carriers. Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Air Lines topped the on-time rankings for November, according to the U.S. Department of …
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Airline loyalty strategies that no longer fly
Program trends have made it tougher to rack up miles and points. American Airlines recently announced it would join Delta and United in awarding miles based on fare rather than distance flown, with the new program expected to be in place sometime this …
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Airline: Wanna work for us? That'll be
Spanish low-cost airline Air Europa Express is under fire for charging job candidates a fee to submit their applications for positions with the carrier and a subsequent interview. The cost? Sixty euros ($ 65) for 100 pilot and 150 cabin crew positions …
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Attack of the Airline Fees: 3 Fees You Might Expect in the Not-So-Distant Future

Attack of the Airline Fees: 3 Fees You Might Expect in the Not-So-Distant Future
"Airline profits are soaring — but it's not good news for consumers." That was the headline on Fortune magazine this past summer, and truer words were never spoken. Although the final results aren't in yet, by mid-year Fortune was already projecting …
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Watchdog finds inefficiencies in US airline oversight
A watchdog for the Department of Transportation is questioning the efficiency of the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of U.S. airlines. The department's inspector general said in a report released last week that FAA reforms enacted by …
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Airline Profit Margins Soar Despite Revenue Challenges
By Tom Stalnaker, Partner. Thanks to cost reductions led by the decline of energy prices, industry consolidation, and capacity discipline, the U.S. airline industry is enjoying operating margins above 15 percent. That's a strong margin for any industry …
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The Airlines Competing in What Could Be 0 Billion Islamic Travel Market
The airline, which doesn't serve alcohol, offers halal food and requires Muslim female cabin crew to cover their heads, services five domestic destinations and has plans to fly overseas by 2017, said Managing Director Jaafar Zamhari. It may seek loans …
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No love for Frontier Airlines' frequent-flier program
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – If you're a veteran frequent flier of airlines serving Denver International Airport, you're probably not too fond of Frontier Airlines' frequent-flier program. But if you don't fly very much, you don't dislike the program as much.

New European airline lobby group wants EU airport fees cut
Airlines for Europe, or A4E, founded by IAG, Air France-KLM, easyJet, Lufthansa and Ryanair, said a new study showed that charges at the largest 21 European airports have risen 80 percent since 2005, with a 90 percent increase at the 10 biggest.
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IndiGo airline forced to remove Mumbai-bound drunk passenger from flight
The shocking incident is alleged to have happened on an IndiGo Airlines flight en-route from Delhi to Kolkata in India. After the woman began shouting at the man next to her, the pilot took the decision to make sure the passengers were separated. On …
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Airline shock: Norwegian refuse to board orchestra violinist
About 2 hours ago, I was refused to board flight DY 3160 from Copenhagen to Helsinki, because I would not agree to put my violin in cargo. I'm a professional violinist, and was travelling with my instrument valued at EUR 200,000. At check-in, the …
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Why Don't Airline Stocks Rise With the Plunge in Oil Prices?
However, this isn't the case worldwide as airline stocks in India have performed very nicely over the last few months. Airlines investors have been wondering why the fall of crude oil hasn't propelled aviation stocks higher in the U.S., and the answer …

Frontier Posts Worst Airline On-Time Performance
Flying on an ultra-low-cost airline has its price. And that price is often paid in fees for minor amenities or in flight delays. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released its report on November 2015 …
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Airlines Lift Dividends
Credit Suisse forecasts the company will pay out 68 cents in 2016, up from 45 cents in 2015. Yates of Credit Suisse points to Delta's improving financial health, noting that the airline “is currently one notch from investment grade” and should get …
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Surpassing expectations
IN OCTOBER, a disability rights activist with cerebral palsy was returning home from San Francisco, where he'd delivered a speech on the need for more accessible transit. He made the mistake of flying United Airlines. When he landed at Reagan National …
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The Airline Tips They Can't Officially Tell You
Working in communications at a major airline opened my eyes to so many things. For four years, I had the incredible fortune of getting to see the world for the cost of dinner and a movie. I've had the privilege of walking with giraffes in Africa while …
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How to Avoid Paying for a Misspelled Name on Your Airline Ticket
The flight from Yantai to Seoul was operated by China Eastern Airlines. The client's first name, Netanella, was misspelled by one letter, “Netanela,” on the ticket. She was forced to buy a new ticket for that specific flight, at a cost of $ 138. The …
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Former Allegiant employee: Airline is dangerous
But Allegiant operates one of the smaller fleets. Although consistently profitable, the airline's business model is built on purchasing older aircraft and catering to smaller, underserved airports with one-way airfares as low as $ 35 when looking at …
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State DOT director apologizes for airline parking controversy
The state transportation director apologized Thursday for a temporary rental car facility that forces some travelers, including the disabled, to park much farther from airline check-in desks because it borrowed half of the stalls in Honolulu …
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