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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...

Everyone Can Travel Like A Celebrity!

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Cutting lines at airports used to be only for the rich, famous or very-frequent fliers. But then airlines started granting fast-track access to anybody with the right credit card or who was willing to shell out a few extra dollars. Now, with the masses clogging up special security and boarding lanes, true VIPs are saying: Get me away from this chaos....

Southwest Airlines Celebrates Communities With Second Annual ‘Month of Giving Back’

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Since its inception 41 years ago, Southwest Airlines has believed in doing the right thing by consistently giving back to the communities it serves.  In celebration of Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, Southwest is continuing its pledge to sustainability and its dedication to volunteerism with the second annual "Month of Giving Back," joining...

How Can A Boeing 747 Carry A Space Shuttle? – Ask The Captain

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Question: I've always been fascinated at how they could strap the space shuttle on top of a 747 and fly it across the county. How does the extra weight from the shuttle not keep the plane from lifting off, and how does it not disrupt the airflow around the 747 and make it unstable? — submitted by reader Doug in Indy Answer: NASA and Boeing have...

BTS Says That Delta Carried The Most Passengers In 2012

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Delta Airlines carried the most passengers last year of any U.S. airline, according to a new report released on Tuesday. However, Southwest Airlines had the most domestic passengers than any other carrier, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics said. As an industry, U.S. airlines carried 0.8 percent more passengers in 2012 for a total of 736.6 million....

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