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CNNMoney: Ways to save on last-minute holiday travelupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 10:50:00

If you want to travel anywhere over Christmas or New Year's, better book now.

CNNMoney: Holiday travel outlook: Airfares up to 10% higherupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 16:32:00

The Thanksgiving holiday is not only one of the busiest times to travel but it's also the most expensive. And this year it will only get worse.

CNNMoney: Airline industry profits to plunge in 2011updated: Mon Jun 06 2011 14:51:00

This year is going to be a tough one for the airline industry, based on a dismal profit forecast from the International Air Transport Association.

The skinny on finding airfare dealsupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 08:09:00

There's no doubt about it: Airfares for this summer are higher than they were a couple of years ago, especially for business trips that don't require a Saturday night stay.

CNNMoney: Airfares going up another $10updated: Wed Apr 20 2011 13:40:00

Airfares are going up yet again.

CNNMoney: Oil shock threatens airline recoveryupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 17:21:00

U.S. airlines had their best year in a decade in 2010, but with a mere 2% profit margin.

CNNMoney: Airlines hike fares - againupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 11:16:00

Airlines are hiking their fares at the fastest pace in two years, driven by high fuel prices and enticed by strong consumer appetite.

Airline dispute: Why you should careupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 15:08:00

Do I care, or should I? That's a typical traveler's response to the back-and-forth arguments in American Airlines' push to distribute its own fare information.

CNNMoney: Airlines post fattest profits in 10 yearsupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 10:10:00

This year is shaping up to be the most profitable year for the airline industry in at least a decade. The bad news is that it costs a lot more to visit Mom.

CNNMoney: Flying for the holidays won't be cheapupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 11:28:00

Air fares are up dramatically this holiday season -- so there's no point in waiting for last-minute deals because they're not going to happen, experts say.

Southwest-AirTran deal: What it meansupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 16:07:00

Fares and fees. They're what air travelers watch, and Southwest Airlines' plan to acquire fellow low-fare airline AirTran has consumers and industry watchers buzzing about how the planned merger will affect the price of travel.

AirTran, Southwest merger OK for public?updated: Tue Sep 28 2010 16:07:00

HLN Money Expert Clark Howard explains why the AirTran, Southwest merger is a positive development for travelers.

CNNMoney: Air fares are up, up and awayupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 14:23:00

If you want to fly for the holidays, then get ready to empty your wallet, because air fares are heading sky-high.

CNNMoney: Spirit Airlines files to go publicupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:43:00

Spirit Airlines Inc. is going public.

Airlines add fees for peak summer daysupdated: Tue May 25 2010 13:11:00

Summer vacation just got more expensive, as the five largest U.S. airlines introduced "peak air travel surcharges" virtually every day while school is out for much of the country.

$25,000 tickets among extreme airfaresupdated: Mon May 17 2010 14:21:00

A whole industry caters to air travelers looking for the cheapest airfares, but that was the last thing Rob Cockerham wanted.

How do airlines price tickets?updated: Mon May 17 2010 14:21:00

Does anyone really pay tens of thousands of dollars for a plane ticket? HLN's Clark Howard weighs in.

Mixed outlook for vacation pricesupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 09:09:00

There's good news and bad news for Americans itching for a change of scenery in 2010.

Lower airfares -- how to get themupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 13:39:00

Looking for cheap airfares for your big trip abroad but suffering from search fatigue? When all else fails, try one of these tested strategies.

CNNMoney: Cheap flights this fallupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 11:26:00

We haven't seen airfare prices this low for a decade. But will the deals stick around? Here's your guide to getting the cheapest ticket in town.

Pros and cons of a la carte airfare pricingupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 07:56:00

Whether you call the practice à la carte pricing or nickel-and-diming passengers, the fees most airlines now charge for everything from food and drinks to checked bags aren't going away. With far fewer people flying because of the economy -- especially business travelers -- many carriers are counting on this revenue more than ever.

In hard times, you can bet on Vegasupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 08:20:00

A trip to Vegas might sound like a gamble, but deep discounts make it a better bet than it's been in years. As Summer Ends, Flyers Brace for Airline Changes updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 12:00:00

The grip U.S. airlines have on travelers' wallets is about to get tighter as carriers go ahead with plans to trim their domestic schedules due to the high cost of fuel

CNNMoney: Think flying stinks? It may get worseupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 08:00:00

Jet setters, get ready for more fare hikes and fewer flights.

CNNMoney: 5 ways to fly for cheapupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 12:22:00

Fly cheap while you still can. The money-losing airline industry is raising fares and adding fees as it struggles with record-high fuel prices.

CNNMoney: How to fix the airline industryupdated: Fri May 23 2008 10:35:00

You get what you pay for. And that means you don't get much anytime you fly these days.

CNNMoney: Fliers squeezed by government feesupdated: Thu May 15 2008 14:18:00

As if high fuel prices aren't enough, airlines and passengers are getting pinched by rising taxes as the U.S. government demands a bigger piece of the pie.

Don't wait to shop for summer flightsupdated: Wed May 14 2008 15:46:00

See an affordable domestic airfare? Book it now.

Top 25 travel Web sitesupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 15:44:00

The Web is an essential tool for travelers, but as booking engines and trip forums evolve and multiply, you have to know where to look -- and whom to trust. To help you, Travel + Leisure has assembled the ultimate online guide.

Money Magazine: Capturing a fare dealupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 02:19:00

Do you ever feel as though making airline reservations takes longer than the flight itself?

Fortune: A clash of aviation titans at India's Air Deccanupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 06:27:00

Turbulence lies ahead at Air Deccan, India's largest discount airline. Vijay Mallya, the egocentric and charismatic owner of Kingfisher Airlines, who has paid $137 million for a 26 percent stake, thinks he will be in the pilot's seat. But so does G.R. Gopinath, Deccan's founder, who introduced air travel to tens of thousands of new passengers.

CNNMoney: Senators fly idea of airline re-regulationupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 11:44:00

Senators grilled US Airways CEO Douglas Parker about his company's hostile bid for Delta Air Lines at a hearing on airline consolidation Wednesday, with even some Republicans suggesting there could be a need for re-regulation of airlines if a new round of mergers take place.

Buy it now or hope for a better airfare tomorrow? updated: Wed Jan 17 2007 10:48:00

Airfares rise and fall in ways that are impossible to predict -- until now, according to a company called Farecast. Its crystal ball is historical airfare data -- some 150 billion (and counting) "airfare observations" -- that the company uses to deduce whether prices will go up or down on a particular route. Farecast is just one of several Web sites taking aim at answering the age-old travel question of when you should buy an airline ticket. We tested the sites over the course of several weeks to answer an equally important question: Can they actually do what they promise?

CNNMoney: If airline mergers fly, fares could followupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 07:34:00

Airline passengers could soon face far fewer choices booking flights, and that could mean higher fares in many markets.

CNNMoney: US Air makes $8 billion bid for Deltaupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 06:14:00

US Airways Wednesday made a surprise $8 billion offer to buy its bigger rival Delta Air Lines, a bid that could spark a round of mergers leaving the United States with just a handful of major airlines.

CNNMoney: Sticker shock: Holiday airfares surgeupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 10:43:00

With Thanksgiving almost here, not only is it tough to find bargain airfares to get home for turkey, but cheap seats are getting tougher and tougher to find for Christmas as well.

Money Magazine: 5 dirty secrets of airfaresupdated: Wed Aug 30 2006 10:35:00

Buying an airline ticket has never been a simple task - the rules of the game are always changing. But if you know how the game is played, you'll have a better chance of saving money.

CNNMoney: United Airlines sparks fare warupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 06:21:00

United Airlines has sparked a round of fare cuts for leisure travel among leading U.S. airlines this week after months of rising prices and a record percentage of seats filled across the industry.

CNNMoney: Air fares post record jumpupdated: Thu Jul 27 2006 06:49:00

U.S. airfares took their biggest jump on record, according to the latest government figures, allowing rates to return pre-Sept. 11 levels for the first time since the terrorist attack drove down demand for air travel.

Money Magazine: Italy on the cheapupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 10:12:00

Vacationing in Italy this past winter was in high demand thanks to the Olympics in Turin. But now that the games are over and before the summer crowds descend, bargains abound.

CNNMoney: Holiday escape savingsupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 11:45:00

Does preparing for the holidays make you wish you could just hop on the next plane to Hawaii?

CNNMoney: Holiday travel stays strongupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 09:10:00

Holiday travel will be as busy as ever this Thanksgiving despite high gasoline prices and airline bankruptcies.

CNNMoney: Holiday airfares take off: Reportupdated: Thu Nov 03 2005 06:25:00

Sharply higher air fares could make it a little more challenging for commuters to get into the holiday spirit this year, according to a published report Thursday.

CNNMoney: Management at fault in bankruptciesupdated: Thu Sep 15 2005 13:49:00

High jet fuel prices got most of the blame when two major airlines filed for bankruptcy, but years of management mistakes were equally culpable, industry experts said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Delta Air Lines files for bankruptcyupdated: Wed Sep 14 2005 05:37:00

Delta Air Lines filed for bankruptcy, making it one of two major carriers to seek protection from creditors Wednesday.

Money Magazine: Book Your Summer Vacation--Now!updated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

Planning summer travel should be a leisurely experience, a time to think about leaving real life behind and to ponder which bathing suit to wear. Sadly, that won't be possible this year. More Ameri...

CNNMoney: Where the deals areupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 11:26:00

Spring break is just around the corner but it's not too late to find great travel bargains.

U.S. airlines in grip of price warupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 22:58:00

Several major airlines slashed fares aimed mostly at business travelers Thursday, matching Delta's decision to cut its most expensive fares by as much as 50 percent.

CNNMoney: Airlines rush to match Delta fare cutsupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 14:38:00

Several major airlines slashed fares aimed mostly at business travelers Thursday, matching Delta's decision to cut its most expensive fares by as much as 50 percent.

CNNMoney: Low fare bluesupdated: Wed Nov 24 2004 08:20:00

While low-fare carriers will carry more passengers this holiday season than ever before, the fastest growing segment of the airline industry is facing more serious financial problems than ever before.

CNNMoney: Song to put music in the airupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 08:14:00

Song, the discount airline unit of Delta Air Lines, is giving away Gibson electric guitars and mini-iPod music players as part of a promotion, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: The next JetBlue?updated: Wed Jun 09 2004 11:40:00

Independence Air will attempt to become the next big thing in discount airlines by flying small jets.

CNNMoney: United raises surchargeupdated: Wed May 26 2004 15:12:00

United Airlines is trying to raise its fuel-surcharge by $5 a flight, less than a week after a fuel-inspired $10 fare hike was dropped by most major carriers.

For cheap flights, it's location, location, locationupdated: Fri May 21 2004 09:36:00

Are you lucky when it comes to air travel? If you live near an airport that's the hub of a low-fare carrier, you are very lucky to be blessed with low prices and few restrictions. But unfortunately, air travel luck is not spread uniformly across the country, and major carriers continue to gouge where they are able.

Business airfares predicted to riseupdated: Wed May 12 2004 11:08:00

With oil prices at a 13-year high above $40 a barrel, a number of airlines have already increased ticket prices.

Money Magazine: The Plane Truth about Flying Cheap Low-cost airlines are dramatically improving the way we get from here to there. So what's theupdated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

A discount airline revolution is under way, bringing cheap fares, simple pricing and some surprising perks to millions of air travelers across the United States. Haven't flown a low-fare carrier ye...

Fare warning: Act now for airline dealsupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 11:17:00

If you've been waiting around for the airlines to discount fares for summer travel, now might be time to pounce, as the deals will be few and far between as the weather warms up.

CNNMoney: A low-fare business class seatupdated: Fri Apr 09 2004 13:01:00

ATA Airlines is getting set to go where few of the low-fare carriers have tried to go before: into wider business class seats.

Money Magazine: Great Places, Great Prices (right now!) Thanks to the discount airlines, it's the best time to Travel in yearsupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 00:01:00

For travelers, it is the best of times. Discount airlines are rapidly expanding, bringing their low fares, simple pricing, and perks like extra legroom and live TV to dozens of cities and hundreds ...

CNNMoney: Continental Airlines raises U.S. faresupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 11:20:00

Continental Airlines Inc., the nation's fifth largest commercial carrier, said Friday it increased fares on domestic tickets to offset higher fuel costs.

CNNMoney: How to get the best travel dealsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 09:57:00

Once focused on out-of-the-way airports and flying short distances, discount carriers are swooping into territory that was once exclusively dominated by majors. In the process, they're bringing fares down 30 percent to 50 percent compared with two or three years ago.

Wherever JetBlue goes, goodies followupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 10:14:00

By now everyone knows that JetBlue is the darling of the travel business. People love to fly JetBlue and tell all their friends they should do the same; travel writers love to write about JetBlue because it is such a great story.

Money Magazine: Bigger Seats In Coach? (Depends On Who You Fly)updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

Who says flying a discount airline means no frills? Low-fare carriers are showing up their major airline rivals by ripping out seats to give cramped coach fliers more legroom. JetBlue is leading th...

Money Magazine: The New Travel Landscape Still reeling from the Sept. 11 attacks, the travel industry desperately wants us back. And the deals iupdated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

You've no doubt heard stories about what it's been like to travel since Sept. 11. Interminable lines snaking through airports. Rifle-toting National Guardsmen. Random bag checks and body searches. ...

Fortune: The Chairman Of the Board Looks Back As Herb Kelleher hands over the controls, he tells FORTUNE's Katrina Brooker updated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

If there's one thing Herb Kelleher is famous for, it's telling stories. He has loads and loads of them: There was the time he pretended to be his own evil twin brother; the time he did a soft-shoe ...

Money Magazine: Travel The Only Sites You Need To Plan Your Next Trip THERE ARE SOME 10,000 WEBSITES DEVOTED TO TRAVEL. BUT THERE updated: Sun Oct 15 2000 00:01:00

If it sometimes seems that there are more travel-related websites than places to travel to, well, it's indeed nearly the case: According to Web research group PhoCusWright, there are now more than ...

Money Magazine: Make The Most Of The Low-Fare Pledgeupdated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

The December announcement had a propitious air about it: Most of the major airlines had voluntarily pledged to quote consumers the lowest fare available and to provide more information about lost b...

Fortune: Planning Your Trip on the Web DON'T FIRE YOUR TRAVEL AGENT--YETupdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

With companies cutting costs in order to boost earnings by every last penny, business travel has come under heavy scrutiny. Corporations have issued long lists of restrictions and slashed executive...

Money Magazine: Now Voyager Our real-life guide to last-minute travelupdated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00

By now, you've probably heard about spur-of-the-moment travel bargains--especially ones offered on the Internet. Getting a low, last-minute fare to a fabulous destination sounds great, you think, b...

Money Magazine: Travel Best values on air fares...spas...Broadway tickets... Disney Worldupdated: Wed Jul 01 1998 00:01:00

Air fare for globetrotters: Even the most serious case of wanderlust can now be sated for as little as $2,500. That's the cost of an around-the-world air ticket offered jointly by Air Canada, Lufth...

Money Magazine: SEVEN WAYS TO FLY ON THE CHEAP FOR YOUR SUMMER VACATIONupdated: Wed May 01 1996 00:01:00

THIS MONTH: --New personal digital assistants worth the price --Wise up about priority mail. --45-rpm records that are spinning into gold

Money Magazine: The Year to Shop Till You Drop Get ready for seductive prices, instant delivery and grateful service. Reupdated: Wed Dec 15 1993 00:01:00

While cruising the overvalued stock market routes next year, you must proceed with caution. When you move into the consumer lane, however, you will face the open road, wide and beckoning: 1994 will...

Money Magazine: HOW TO GET GREAT DISCOUNTS ALL JUST FOR THE ASKINGupdated: Wed Sep 01 1993 00:01:00

Wouldn't you rather have a hotel suite with a view of the sea for the price of a puny room overlooking the parking lot? Or a sporty compact convertible instead of a dull economy-size rental, at no ...

Fortune: WHAT WILL SAVE THE U.S. AIRLINES With Washington rightly reluctant to regulate, cutting capacity and ending suicidal fare wars aupdated: Mon Jun 14 1993 00:01:00

MAYBE HELL is customized, a place where errant souls endure the very torments they most feared on earth. If so, and if you happen to fly a lot, your version of eternal damnation may go something li...

Money Magazine: CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN TOUR . . . . . . and save money tooupdated: Mon Dec 21 1992 00:01:00

Tour packages may be your low-priced ticket to an ever more sophisticated and shrinking world. The old image of regiments of retirees marching through a dozen European capitals in as many days has ...

Money Magazine: HOW YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE AIR-FARE WARSupdated: Sun Nov 01 1992 00:01:00

After U.S. airlines lost $1.2 billion in the first half of '92, you'd think the last thing they would do is wage another fare war. But that's exactly what they did during the summer. In fact, they ...

Money Magazine: THE BEST BARGAINS FOR THE OFF-SEASONupdated: Tue Sep 01 1992 00:01:00

If you got caught short of time or cash during the recent air-fare wars and are now hankering after a getaway -- you're in luck. Traditionally, the weeks from Labor Day through mid-December turn up...

Fortune: WHY AIR FARES ARE SURE TO GO UPupdated: Mon May 18 1992 00:01:00

For any manager fretting about company travel costs, the renewed airline fare wars that began with coach tickets slashed by 40% and first-class fares by up to 50% on many domestic routes might seem...

Money Magazine: 20 TRAVEL TIPS THAT CAN GET YOU THE BEST DEALS AND SERVICEupdated: Sat Feb 01 1992 00:01:00

When flights are canceled or hotels are overbooked, it's now often up to travelers to find alternatives. ''With all the airline mergers and consolidation,'' says Watts Wacker, at Yankelovich Clancy...

Fortune: SMART WAYS TO CUT TRAVEL COSTS Companies that force employees to fly Chapter 11 Airlines and stay at Motel 0 are on the wrong trupdated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

JOHN SUNUNU isn't the only manager whose expense account is coming under close scrutiny these days. Companies are pushing harder than ever to make sure that business trips are really necessary -- a...

Fortune: TRAVEL TIPSupdated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

Vacationers planning to holiday in the U.S. this summer will probably do best on air fares by booking at the last minute. A small price skirmish has broken out now that America West Airlines has cu...

Money Magazine: THE SHREWD TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO THIS SUMMER'S BEST FARESupdated: Sat Jun 01 1991 00:01:00

An airline war suddenly erupted in March. Overnight, newspaper ads fairly shrieked with come-ons: ROUND TRIP TO LONDON FOR $318 . . . DENVER TO HONOLULU FOR $446. An industry watchdog, editor Ed Pe...

Fortune: AIRLINES LOSE, PASSENGERS WINupdated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

The airlines face a brutal summer. The end of the Iraq conflict marks a drop in fuel costs and an increase in travel, but if the latest round of fare wars continues, more losses threaten the carrie...

Fortune: BEATING THE AIR FARE HIKESupdated: Mon Dec 03 1990 00:01:00

Think air fares are sky-high now? Just wait. Airlines are passing along rising fuel costs, and Congress has just stuck travelers with a higher ticket tax. According to research by American Express,...

Money Magazine: 38 WAYS TO BE A SMARTER FLIER Here's how to help ensure that you -- and your bags -- get there safely, on time, and at the lowesupdated: Thu Nov 01 1990 00:01:00

It was your typical traveler's nightmare. Jeff Shane arrived at Washington, D.C.'s National Airport only to find his 9 a.m. flight canceled. As you might expect, Shane was upset. ''I was late and a...

Fortune: SHOULD AIRLINES BE REREGULATED? Deregulation has been a triumph overall, and recent talk of rolling it back makes little sense. updated: Mon Jun 19 1989 00:01:00

A PLANE RIPS open like a sardine tin in mid-flight, spilling an unfortunate stewardess to her death. Just about every aircraft you board seems packed. Just about every flight seems late. The attend...

Money Magazine: TRAVEL Beating the overheated fares With the cost of air travel climbing, and new fares arriving almost hourly, you need a new supdated: Wed Feb 01 1989 00:01:00

With a record 455 million people flying last year -- nearly double the number just a decade ago -- you might think that U.S. airlines would be reaping windfall profits. They're not, and that's the ...

Fortune: AIR FARES: UP, UP . . . AND DOWN AGAIN?updated: Mon Dec 19 1988 00:01:00

Do the recent air fare hikes really mean all that much? Industry security analysts say they are nonplused by the blaring headlines that followed the wide cancellation of discounts in November. ''It...

Fortune: Bargain flights for summer nightsupdated: Mon Jun 08 1987 00:01:00

As the summer travel season approaches, the once shadowy business of discount overseas air travel is coming out into the sunshine. Amazing deals are available (see table), great news for vacationer...

Money Magazine: Stalking bargain air travel: Four steps to getting there the cheapest wayupdated: Mon Jun 01 1987 00:01:00

Wherever you are flying this summer, whether down to Rio or up to old Cape Cod, you had better be prepared. It's a jungle out there. To book a flight intelligently, you have to hack through an unde...

Fortune: WINNERS IN THE AIR WARS After years of ferocious infighting, five megacarriers dominate U.S. skies. The turbulence will continueupdated: Mon May 11 1987 00:01:00

MOST U.S. BUSINESS leaders are nothing but a bunch of wimps, according to the latest conventional wisdom. It seems that a lot of them start screaming for help the moment a competitive bully from ov...

Money Magazine: How to Avoid Being Fare Game Now playing: new fees, big discounts and a world of gimmicksupdated: Wed Apr 01 1987 00:01:00

You enter the travel agency to book a budget weekend trip, but the agent won't even talk to you until you pay a $20 service charge. When you express vague interest in a South Seas jaunt later in th...

Money Magazine: THE CASE FOR EUROPE NOW (Overheard on a New York City bus) Woman: ''Are you going to Europe this summer?'' Companion: ''Not thisupdated: Fri Aug 01 1986 00:01:00

If this were a normal summer, what would you be finding in Europe now? Huge crowds, long lines and multilingual grimaces. The dollar's value languishing approximately 30% lower than a year ago; pri...

Fortune: THE DECLINE OF FIRST CLASS On most airlines in the U.S., flying in the front cabin is no longer worth the price of a full-fare tupdated: Mon May 26 1986 00:01:00

First-class flying has hit a downdraft in the U.S. In the first flush of deregulation, airlines piled on amenities, from caviar to free helicopter flights between airport and downtown, in a competi...

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