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Happy 70th Aviation Anniversary San Antonio International!

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San Antonio International Airport celebrated a big milestone last month, which marked the 70th anniversary of the airfield there. We put San Antonio's aviation history in the spotlight with this week's vintage "name that airport" photo. Now, scroll down for some more photos – and some background information – that highlight the development of the...

Digital Traveler: Testing 4 Major Flight-Tracking Apps

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About 20% of major U.S. airline flights were delayed in June, according to the Transportation Department. That's reason enough to have a mobile app to track flights before you head to the airport. Many of today's leading flight-tracking apps — including FlightTrack Free, AirportZoom, FlightView and GateGuru — provide more than arrival and departure...

The “Rollaboard-bag” Celebrates It’s 25th Birthday

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The innovation that revolutionized the traveler's world had humble beginnings. Inventor and Northwest Airlines pilot Bob Plath's eureka moment came as he waited at an airport security checkpoint behind passengers struggling to free their bungee-cord-attached bags from bulky metal luggage trolleys. He headed for his garage workshop, tinkered a bit and...

Airfare Expert: Is It Time To Start Shopping For Thanksgiving Travel?

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According to Rick Seaney; "Believe it or not, the holidays are coming; but forget the turkey - now's the time to get your ducks in a row." It's not too early to start comparing prices but it is a little early to buy. Start purchasing Thanksgiving airfare when the kids go back to school - from the very end of Aug. through early Sept. - and your shopping...

JetBlue and Virgin America Add Elite Perks For Frequent Flyers

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Low-cost carriers JetBlue and Virgin America each announced that they are adding perks for elite members of their frequent-flier programs. Details of the changes are slightly different at each carrier, but the moves promise customers of the airlines amenities such as relaxed baggage allowances, access to priority security lanes and better seating options. The...

Southwest Profits As Fares Rise Faster Than Fuel

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Rising fares are helping Southwest Airlines more than offset the high cost of jet fuel.The airline said Thursday that second-quarter profit soared 42% on record revenue. The average one-way fare topped $150, up 5% from last summer. Plenty of passengers were willing to pay the higher prices as the peak vacation season began — traffic measured in miles...

Ask the Captain: When Must Cellphones Be Off On A Flight?

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Hi Captain Cox, I just got off a US Airways flight. The flight attendant told the girl beside me twice to turn off her cellphone. She finally hid it from the attendant's view and blatantly continued to use it posting on Facebook, playing music and reading the screen the entire flight. She obviously didn't care who else saw her because she was only hiding...

Boeing Landed the First big Deal of 2012 Farnborough Airshow

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The order is a big win for the Chicago-based company; they received a firm order from Air Lease Corp. for 75 of its redesigned 737 aircraft worth $7.2 billion. Los Angeles-based Air Lease, which buys planes and leases them to airlines, also has the right to purchase a further 25 planes. The order will take several years to deliver. ALC has ordered...

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