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Airline sued over roaches on flightupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 14:32:00

Brooke Baldwin talks to Sunny Hostin about a couple filing a suit against AirTran because of roaches on their flight.

AirTran sued over cockroaches on flightupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 14:32:00

You've heard of snakes on a plane, now here come bugs on a plane.

Airlines resume operations Mondayupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 10:01:00

With the threat of Irene behind, airlines will resume operations Monday.

Irene's damage will take time to repairupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 10:01:00

Hurricane damage that happened in just hours will take much longer to repair. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Hurricane forces widespread air, train cancellationsupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 06:50:00

Here are some of the latest travel-related developments stemming from Hurricane Irene:

Storm brings travel troublesupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 14:46:00

Travel conditions aren't pretty this weekend as Hurricane Irene spins up the East Coast.

Airlines roll back fare increases as federal taxes returnupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 16:00:00

The tax holiday is over for U.S. airlines.

Permissive parents: Curb your bratsupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 12:00:00

If you're the kind of parent who allows your 5-year-old to run rampant in public places like restaurants, I have what could be some rather disturbing news for you.

Granderson: Parents, control your bratsupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 12:00:00

LZ Granderson discusses why he thinks parents need to control their kids and not let their wishes become top priority.

FAA proposes fine for AirTranupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 08:30:00

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday proposed fining AirTran Airways for allegedly operating an airplane not in compliance with regulations, the agency said.

AirTran: Pilot removed from flight after suspicion he was 'impaired'updated: Sun May 15 2011 23:28:00

The captain of an AirTran Airways flight was removed from his aircraft after he was suspected of being impaired, the airline said Sunday.

Southwest plane skids off runwayupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:57:00

A Southwest Airlines plane slid off a runway Tuesday during heavy rain at Chicago Midway International Airport, the airline said.

Plane skids off runway at Chicago airportupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:57:00

A Southwest flight arriving into Chicago's Midway airport slid off the end of the runway. WLS reports.

AirTran tops airline quality reportupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 18:22:00

Discount airline AirTran Airways ranked first overall among 16 large U.S. carriers in 2010, according to an airline quality report released Monday.

Winter storm snowballs airlinesupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 16:17:00

Airlines canceled thousands of flights for a second day and began to regroup as a historic winter storm pushed from the upper Midwest to the Northeast on Wednesday.

Bracing for winter weatherupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:08:00

Snow begins to fall in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the city braces for a major winter storm.

Airlines ground planes as monster snowstorm moves inupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:08:00

Airlines canceled more than four thousand flights Tuesday as a massive snowstorm of historic proportions coated the nation's heartland with a thick blanket of snow.

Monster storm pounds Northeastupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 19:34:00

Mother Nature strikes down hard in the Northeast bringing travel to a standstill. CNN's Mary Snow reports

Nearly 10,000 flights canceled since holiday blizzard beganupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 19:34:00

Close to 10,000 total flights have been canceled since the beginning of a holiday blizzard that blanketed much of the U.S. northeast with snow and left thousands stranded.

Snow, ice make life tough in Buffaloupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 14:34:00

Western New Yorkers are trying to dig their way out of a snowy, icy mess. Affiliate WKBW reports.

Bitter cold, snow strands driversupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 16:05:00

Cold weather wreaks havoc in Canada stranding hundreds of drivers, and bitter temps linger across the Midwest, North.

Holiday travel tips to keep you saneupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 09:55:00

Throughout days of travel, CNN.com's Jessica Ravitz collected holiday travel tips from master jet-setters, airport workers and flight attendants.

AirTran flight makes emergency landingupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 01:01:00

An AirTran flight made an emergency landing Saturday evening because of smoke in the aircraft, an airline spokesman said.

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: Stocks drop from 4-month highsupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 17:00:00

U.S. stocks kicked off the week with losses Monday, backing off strong gains logged in the previous week, as investors digested a small flurry of corporate dealmaking.

CNNMoney: Southwest to acquire AirTranupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 13:28:00

Southwest Airlines plans to acquire AirTran Holdings for $1.4 billion, the airlines said on Monday.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for positive openupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 07:46:00

U.S. stock futures climbed early Monday, boosted by a flurry of deal activity and economic optimism.

CNNMoney: Everybody hates airlines - except Wall Streetupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 13:11:00

You would think these would be the worst possible times for airlines.

Fortune: Airlines come out for regulation -- of the derivatives marketupdated: Thu May 13 2010 12:42:00

Airlines and banks tend to be on the same page when it comes to regulation of business -- they don't want it.

Airlines duke it out in funny commercialsupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 13:52:00

Forget dreamy clouds and joyful airport reunions. The latest airline commercials have two of the country's most popular low-cost carriers poking fun at each other with the help of topless men and mooing passengers.

2009 airline on-time performance best since 2003updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:28:00

Airlines in the United States did a better job of getting passengers and their luggage to their destinations on time last year, according to the federal government's latest report on airline performance.

CNNMoney: Airline performance improved in 2009updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:15:00

Airlines in the United States did a better job of getting passengers and their luggage to their destinations on time last year, according to the federal government's latest report on airline performance.

5 ways to avoid a la carte anarchyupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 12:57:00

It used to be so simple: The price you were quoted for an airline ticket, rental car or cruise used to be the price you actually paid.

FAA: Glitch fixed after causing flight delaysupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 13:34:00

The failed computer system that caused flight delays across the country has been restored, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Airlines improve for 1st time in 5 yearsupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 14:22:00

Airline performance improved in 2008 for the first time in five years, according to an annual airline quality report released Monday.

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.

Six secrets for getting your wayupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 09:29:00

I admit, I have an unfair advantage.

Muslim family kicked off planeupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 23:41:00

A Muslim family who was kicked off an Air Tran flight says they believe it was "a misunderstanding."

AirTran apologizes to Muslim family removed from planeupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 23:41:00

AirTran Airways apologized Friday to members of a Muslim family for kicking them off a plane and refusing to rebook them despite requests from FBI agents who had cleared them of wrongdoing.

'Safest' seat remarks get Muslim family kicked off planeupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 09:53:00

A Muslim family removed from an airliner Thursday after passengers became concerned about their conversation say AirTran officials refused to rebook them, even after FBI investigators cleared them of wrongdoing.

Time.com: 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

Delta to offer Internet accessupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 14:41:00

Delta will become one of the first airlines to let passengers surf the Internet. CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.

CNNMoney: Airlines stocks higher as oil fallsupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 16:40:00

Airline stocks on Wednesday traded higher as oil prices - the industry's greatest burden - plunged.

Time.com: Airline Complaints Soared in 2007updated: Mon Apr 07 2008 12:00:00

The airline industry did an overall poor job last year according to the Air Quality Rating survey, released Monday

Troubleshooter: AirTran, where's my refund?updated: Fri Mar 14 2008 11:03:00

When AirTran cancels Daniel Richards' flight from Savannah, Georgia, to Atlanta, a supervisor offers him two options: Either get rebooked on a flight tomorrow, or rent a car at the airline's expense. Richards accepts the second offer, but now AirTran isn't processing a refund as promised. What can he do?

CNNMoney: Midwest accepts $450 million buyoutupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 07:20:00

Midwest Air Group Inc., which had been fending off hostile suitor AirTran Holdings Inc., said Friday it accepted a higher bid of about $450 million from private equity firm TPG Capital and Northwest Airlines Corp.

CNNMoney: Wall St. shakes off inflation readingupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 08:45:00

Stocks remained poised to open lower Wednesday despite an in-line reading on consumer inflation, as ongoing credit concerns continued to trouble investors.

CNNMoney: AirTran aims higher for Midwestupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 06:33:00

AirTran Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it raised its offer to buy rival Midwest Air Group Inc. to $16.25 a share, or about $445 million overall, exceeding the value of a buyout deal accepted by Midwest over the weekend.

CNNMoney: Northwest in takeover bid for Midwest Airupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 23:40:00

Midwest Air Group Inc., which had been fending off hostile suitor AirTran Holdings Inc., has accepted a higher bid of more than $400 million from private equity firm TPG Capital and Northwest Airlines Corp.

Travel Troubleshooter: The reservation that wasn'tupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 22:51:00

Beth Zukowski books six airline tickets on AirTran Airways through Expedia. The online agency charges her a booking fee and bills her for flight protection insurance, but fails to buy her tickets. The reason? Her credit card was declined, it says. But her credit card company disputes the story. Now AirTran wants her to pay more than $200 extra to buy new tickets. What should she do?

CNNMoney: Raging markets may restupdated: Thu May 17 2007 05:42:00

Stocks appeared to be looking for direction early Thursday, the day after yet another record high close for the Dow Jones industrial average and a strong earnings outlook from Dow component Hewlett-Packard.

SI.com: The 10 Spot: April 26, 2007updated: Thu Apr 26 2007 10:48:00

1. More airport trouble: Though we "reported" in Tuesday's 10 Spot that Michael Vick would address Congress that day to lobby for more funding for after-school programs, Vick was actually a no-show. The Falcons quarterback was traveling to D.C. from Tampa, where he had played in teammate Warrick Dunn's charity golf tournament. Vick was scheduled to change planes in Atlanta, but his AirTran flight from Tampa was delayed and he missed his connection. The Tampa-Atlanta flight must have been really late, moreover, since we all know that Vick can run; he probably would have made O.J. look like a sluggard as he busted through the terminal to catch his flight. But here's a valid question raised by reader Chris Adams of Charlotte: Can't Vick spring for a direct flight from Tampa to D.C.? Didn' t he sign a 10-year contract extension a while back worth an estimated $130 million? AirTran is an airline for, well, poor people like me.

Business 2.0: 101 Dumbest Moments in Businessupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 15:01:00

1. GRAND PRIZE WINNER, DUMBEST MOMENT OF 2006

CNNMoney: Delta to give pay hikes, bonusesupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 14:32:00

After a series of deep pay and benefit cuts since 2004, Delta Air Line employees are about to get improved pay and cash bonuses.

Business 2.0: Top tech flopsupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 08:54:00

Sony PC-B-Q... Defects in batteries made by Sony for portable computing cause a handful of notebooks to burst into spectacularly photogenic flames. The end result is the biggest computer-related recall ever, as Dell replaces the batteries in more than 4 million laptops. In short order, Apple (1.8 million), Lenovo/IBM (500,000), and others do the same.

Business 2.0: Worst moments in customer serviceupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 12:21:00

New York Times Co. We were wondering how Billy the paperboy could afford that gold-plated Huffy... News carriers and retailers in Worcester, Mass., get an unexpected bonus with their usual shipment of the Telegram & Gazette: the credit and debit card numbers of 240,000 subscribers to the paper and its sister publication the Boston Globe, both owned by the New York Times Co. The security breach is the result of a recycling program in which paper from the Telegram & Gazette's business office is reused to wrap bundles of newspapers.

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: Futures fly higher on retail salesupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 05:52:00

Stocks were poised for a big start on talk of a new round of airline mergers and a strong reading on spending by consumers.

CNNMoney: Wall Street strikes backupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 17:34:00

Stocks rallied Friday at the end of a choppy week on Wall Street, as investors welcomed falling oil prices and soothing comments from a Federal Reserve official regarding inflation and interest rates.

CNNMoney: Wall Street tries to keep its chin upupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 13:49:00

Stocks were on track to end Friday's session in positive territory, helped by another drop in the price of oil and comments from a Fed official, despite another earnings warning from the home building industry.

CNNMoney: Stocks try to keep climbingupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 13:38:00

Stocks continued their climb in Friday afternoon trade as investors grappled with lower crude prices and comments from Fed officials and a outlook for the economy and the pressure of inflation.

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: Study says airline service worsensupdated: Mon Apr 03 2006 10:45:00

The airline industry appears to be slipping when it comes to performance, according to a survey published Monday.

CNNMoney: Beer ad agitates airlineupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 13:53:00

Anheuser-Busch has gotten itself in trouble with an airline that takes offense at a recent "Real Men of Genius" radio spot that pokes fun at discount-carrier pilots, according to a recent report.

Manning brothers team up for Katrina reliefupdated: Sun Sep 04 2005 13:25:00

The name Manning is legendary in the city of New Orleans for two generations of football greats. Now those hometown heroes are doing what they can to help their friends, family and thousands of their longtime fans recover from Hurricane Katrina.

CNNMoney: Katrina weighs on Delta, airlinesupdated: Wed Aug 31 2005 15:51:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina could hasten Delta Air Lines Inc.'s already likely bankruptcy and add to problems facing the rest of the hard-pressed U.S. airline industry, Standard & Poor's said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Report: Air departure delays increaseupdated: Mon Aug 08 2005 07:20:00

Flight departure delays are at their worst level since 2000, according to a published report.

Fortune: SOUTHWEST'S NEW FLIGHT PLAN updated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

AT 12:30 ON A RECENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON, GARY KELLY, Southwest Airlines' new CEO, dropped in at a small mechanics' lounge in the bowels of Chicago's Midway airport. Nobody recognized him, so he intr...

CNNMoney: Rocket Man lends face to AirTranupdated: Wed Feb 09 2005 11:45:00

Flamboyant rocker Sir Elton John will be getting plenty of frequent flier miles. Well, at least his face will.

Business 2.0: The Road Warrior's Wi-fi Survival Guideupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

You're in a strange city with an hour between meetings. If only you could find a place to check your e-mail. You can always hit a Kinko's, Starbucks, or UPS Store—all Wi-Fi-equipped—provided there'...

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.

Fortune: Airlines: Why the Big Boys Won't Come Back FOR THE NATION'S BELEAGUERED AIRLINE INDUSTRY, THE TIPPING POINT IS FINALLY HERE: THEupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 00:01:00

Ask Dave Ulmer, chief of planning at JetBlue, about his industry and he can hardly contain his glee. To him, the towering fares charged by the major U.S. airlines are a gilt-edged invitation to mak...

Making time fly in flightupdated: Fri May 07 2004 11:27:00

Now that Americans can fly across the country for about $200 round trip, record numbers of travelers are sitting back, trying to relax and enjoy those four- or five-hour flights.

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.

Survey finds flying cheap can be bestupdated: Mon Apr 05 2004 01:27:00

Low-cost airlines, which have been giving major carriers financial fits by undercutting their fares, may also be providing a better customer experience than their full-service competitors, according to results of an airline quality study released Monday.

Business 2.0: AirTran's Quick-Change Act With an ultra-lean bureaucracy and a labor force adept at multitasking, an upstart airline is showingupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

Board an AirTran flight in Dayton, Ohio, and peek out the window. There's a good chance you'll see Nick Meyer ushering your plane out to the runway. If he looks oddly familiar, it's no coincidence:...

Money Magazine: Finance 101: A Freshman Parent's Guide So the tuition is paid--but what about insurance for that laptop?updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Your child is heading off to college, and you've devised a plan to pay the big bill. But as Marc Freedman, a financial planner in Peabody, Mass., says, "parents usually plan for the expense of coll...

Fortune: The Airlines' New Deal It's not enough.updated: Mon Apr 28 2003 00:01:00

In a room strewn with hamburger wrappers, union officials lay on the floor in silent, stunned exhaustion. John Darrah, president of the pilots' union at American Airlines, was still at work. It was...

Money Magazine: Back To School Buys A grade-A supply list--some of it practical, some extravagant--for kids heading off to campus lifeupdated: Sun Sep 01 2002 00:01:00

1 The tunes Napster's demise hasn't halted student demand for digital music. The latest generation of portable MP3 players just holds more of it. Leading the way has been Apple's elegant little iPo...

Fortune: From Bad To Worse The airlines suffered one of the new war's biggest blows; $15 billion won't begin to fix it.updated: Mon Oct 15 2001 00:01:00

Although Jerry Greenwald isn't CEO of anything right now, he is better placed than anyone to judge the government's $15 billion bailout of the airline industry. In the late '90s Greenwald ran Unite...

Money Magazine: Back-To-School Buysupdated: Sat Sep 01 2001 00:01:00

CHARITY BREAK Before your kid books a trip to Daytona or Cancun, suggest a volunteer vacation. Projects range from building schools to planting trees, and last anywhere from one week to four. Counc...

Fortune: TERROR AT 35,000 FEET THE AIRPLANE COUGHED. IT WAS NOTHING. A LITTLE BURP OF AIR AROUND THE VESSEL. EVERYONE updated: Mon Sep 09 1996 00:01:00

The Los Angeles night had set in a couple of hours before, after one of the truly spectacular sunsets that filter the last glimmers of sunshine through the wheeze and exhaust of a million moving ca...

Fortune: TURNS OUT THIS CRITTER CAN FLY BY STANDING THE CUSTOMARY FORMULA ON ITS HEAD, VALUJET AIRLINES HAS BECOME updated: Mon Nov 27 1995 00:01:00

THE CONUNDRUM of the upstart airline goes something like this: An entrepreneur surveys the wreckage of carriers come and gone and decides that he (they always seem to be men) can make it work this ...

Fortune: MORE AIRLINES TAKE OFFupdated: Mon Feb 07 1994 00:01:00

Feel like starting your own airline? Plenty of people do these days. Emboldened in part by the runaway success of low-cost, no-frills operator Southwest Airlines -- the most admired in its category...

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