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American Airlines Offers Answers To Questions Before US Airways Merger

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As part of its regulatory filings in connection with the US Airways merger, American Airlines disclosed three sets of communications sent to American’s customer relations people to help them answer customers’ questions. The basic points: Nothing changes immediately in your flight, your frequent-flier program or anything else. Later, things may...

Mini Suites and Business Class Coming to Jet Blue

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JetBlue appears primed to add business-class seating that also will include four "mini-suites" on some of its Airbus A321 jets, according to an Airbus filing with the Federal Aviation Administration. Miller says Airbus made the filing to the FAA on behalf of JetBlue because it needs an exemption to outfit the aircraft in an atypical seating configuration....

Robots Are Painting The New Boeing Planes In Record Time

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Inside a sealed building in Boeing's Everett widebody-jet assembly plant, two robotic machines glide along tracks on either side of a 106-foot 777 wing laid flat, their heads reaching out like animatronic dinosaurs nibbling at the giant wing. These new robot-painting machines can wash, apply solvent to remove dirt, rinse and then spray two different...

United Makes Flying The Friendly Skies More Pet Friendly

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United Airlines has opened a new, on-airport kennel facility at its Chicago O'Hare International Airport hub. The kennel provides exceptional accommodations and amenities for animals traveling via United's acclaimed PetSafe service. The kennel, which is located inside United's new cargo facility, has 28 individual enclosures and allows different species...

If You Travel Light, American Will Let You Board First

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American Airlines has extended preferential boarding to customers flying with small or no carry-on bags. Beginning today, the carrier says customers not needing to stow a bag in its overhead storage bins will be able to board between the Group 1 and Group 2 boarding queues. American gives boarding priority to its first-class and elite-level fliers...

Airfare Expert: What You Should Pay For Summer Flights

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If you plan to fly this summer, you can save if you know what to pay - and I'm going to give you some rules of thumb. But first, a brief dose of reality: Prices are flat compared to last year as the summer season kicks off with the Memorial Day weekend, but flat still means expensive — the most expensive we have tracked since 2003. Summer is peak...

Delta Will Pay A Dividend, Buy Back Shares

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Delta Air Lines will start paying a quarterly dividend and buy back some of its shares -- investor-friendly moves common in other industries but rare for airlines. For years, the industry repelled long-term investors with high debt, losses, labor strife, bankruptcies, and roller-coaster stock prices. Now, airline bosses are eager to show that those...

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners Are Again Flying The Friendly Skies

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Boeing Co.'s chief engineer for the 787 Dreamliner said Saturday that changes to the lithium-ion battery system are fully sufficient to ensure the aircraft's safety, although the company has been unable to find the cause of the original battery failures earlier this year that led to groundings of the plane worldwide since mid-January. Michael Sinnett...

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