Many non-stop flights from Europe to the U.S. aren't: Unusually high winds are forcing airlines flying west across the Atlantic to make unscheduled stops to take on more fuel.
Need to recover from the holidays? With airfare at its lowest point in a year, now is the best time to get away.
United Airlines officially entered the biofuel age on Monday, by launching its first U.S. commercial flight that's partly powered by algae-based jet fuel.
The sluggish economy hasn't stopped airlines from hiking the price of flying ... again.
We know, you and your credit card have been through a lot together.
Travel conditions aren't pretty this weekend as Hurricane Irene spins up the East Coast.
CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers answers your questions about Hurricane Irene.
Perhaps Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell put it best: Saturday is going to be a "horrendous day for travel" as Hurricane Irene sets its sights on the U.S. East Coast.
United Airlines announced Tuesday that it is replacing its pilots' flight decks with iPads.
The recently merged Continental and United Airlines canceled 24 flights Wednesday due to pilot sick calls, which occurred as United Continental Holdings is negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with the pilots, an airline spokeswoman said.
Airlines score lowest among 47 industries evaluated by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, according to a report released by the national index Tuesday.
After YouTube videos spark outrage, Delta changes its policy to allow military personnel to check more bags for free.
In the wake of an online video in which soldiers returning from Afghanistan complained that Delta Air Lines charged their unit more than $2,800 in bag-check fees, rival carrier American Airlines on Thursday announced it will allow military personnel to check an extra two bags with no out-of-pocket expense.
Stung by online comments calling it "disgusting" and "un-American," Delta Air Lines on Wednesday announced it will allow U.S. military personnel traveling on orders to check more bags for free.
The Department of Transportation fined Continental Airlines and US Airways on Thursday for violating the department's price advertising rules.
United Airlines blamed a technical glitch Wednesday for the brief return of flight numbers 93 and 175, designations retired after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
An unexplained chemical smell forced Continental Airlines flight 007 to return to San Antonio's airport Thursday morning, aviation officials said.
When United and Continental merged last year to create the world's largest carrier, the official announcements never came out and stated the deal's true rationale: to blend Continental's management with United's scale. That's one reason former Continental chief Jeff Smisek is CEO of the new company. While he's scrupulous about calling the combination a merger of equals, nearly all of top management hails from Continental, which was far more successful than United over the past 15 years, despite being smaller. United, with a history of nasty labor relations, even went through bankruptcy from 2002 to 2006.
What are iconic and twisted and no longer free? Pretzels aboard some Continental Airlines flights.
In a move that's getting thumbs up from many air travelers, United Airlines has announced it is keeping its Economy Plus seats on United flights and expanding the option to Continental planes next year.
A former Continental Airlines sales agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to a $1 million fake voucher scheme that could result in a maximum of two decades in jail.
Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that it has gotten rid of expirations for its SkyMiles program.
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.
A snowstorm sweeping much of the U.S. has passengers stranded at Boston Logan International Airport. WCVB reports.
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.
CNN's Bonnie Schneider has a look at winter weather and lets us know if it will affect your travel plans.
Snow fell in parts of the southeast Saturday, the leading edge of a powerful storm system that has prompted blizzard warnings in New York City and Boston and threatened to cause major travel headaches at the tail end of the holiday week.
Delta Air Lines has pre-emptively canceled approximately 500 Christmas Day flights, a company spokesman said Friday, as it and other U.S. airlines work to get ahead of a storm that's threatening the East Coast.
A disruptive passenger who prompted a flight diversion Wednesday is on his way to being removed from the United States, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
See an air fare you like, but not quite ready to commit? For a fee, Continental Airlines will let passengers lock in the price for up to seven days with no obligation to buy.
A French court rules Continental Airlines and a mechanic are guilty in the deadly 2000 Concorde crash near Paris.
A Continental Airlines mechanic was found guilty Monday in the Concorde crash that killed 113 people in 2000. John Taylor received a fine of 2,000 euros ($2,656) and a 15-month suspended prison sentence. Continental Airlines was fined 202,000 euros ($268,400).
There is one thing people seem to like about flying: Southwest.
A computer outage grounded more than three dozen Continental Airlines flights Wednesday, the airline said.
Continental and United officially joined forces Friday to create the world's largest airline - and their stock jumped on its first trading day.
Continental Airlines will no longer provide complimentary meals and snacks to economy passengers on domestic flights shorter than 6½ hours and some international flights.
Southwest Airlines plans to acquire AirTran Holdings for $1.4 billion, the airlines said on Monday.
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that it has closed an investigation into the proposed merger of United and Continental, paving the way for the airlines to unite later this year.
Continental Airlines faces a fine of $230,000 for violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the agency said Tuesday.
Delta Air Lines shares retreated Monday after the world's largest carrier announced second-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates, but revenue that fell short of expectations.
Passenger satisfaction with domestic airlines continues to improve, according to one survey released Tuesday.
Continental Airlines is recalling some of the pilots it furloughed several years ago, as the company ramps up international flights and replaces retiring older pilots.
Airline stocks rallied Wednesday, riding a wave of investor sentiment that 2010 is shaping into a profitable year for the industry, experts say.
What are an extra seven to ten inches of legroom worth?
Airlines were scrambling to accommodate passengers affected by the cancellation of hundreds of flights after a monster weekend winter storm that blanketed a swath of the East Coast.
I was one of those kids always intrigued by the whole idea of flying. I used to hang out at the airports whenever I could. In the summers between years at Wesleyan, I learned to fly around Cape Cod. The more I did it, the more I loved it. I took my last semester of college off to become an instructor and commercial pilot.
Claustrophobia was not a condition Bill Johnson understood.
Severe turbulence shook a Continental Airlines flight Monday, injuring dozens of passengers and forcing the aircraft to divert to Miami, Florida, according to the airline and a fire official.
Continental Airlines Wednesday apologized to former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam for frisking him before a recent flight to New York.
One person credits bad weather and the other a long line.
CNN's Allen Chernoff reports from Newark International Airport on the plane crash in Buffalo that left 50 people dead.
Among those lost was a 9/11 widow en route to celebrate her late husband
The Continental Airlines plane that crashed in Clarence Center, New York, late Thursday is one of several major incidents over the past two months.
For every dollar that the price of fuel increases, costs to the aviation industry go up by $1.6 billion. And if oil hits $135 a barrel for the rest of the year, the International Air Transport Association says losses could hit $6.1 billion.
United Airlines and US Airways are in very advanced talks towards a merger and an announcement is expected within two weeks, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
This month, CNN Business Traveller is on board the first transatlantic flight to London Heathrow under the new Open Skies treaty between the E.U. and the United States.
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Continental Airlines and its pilots union have agreed to start early talks on changes in the non-economic portion of their contract at the request of the union - a relatively rare union victory in the battered airline industry in recent years.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday released passengers on board a flight from Hong Kong after determining that the flu-like symptoms in some of them were normal.
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Stocks bounded higher Tuesday after a surprisingly strong retail sales report and more news of potential airline consolidation.
Continental Airlines ranks no. 207 on this year's list of the FORTUNE 500, with $11,208 million in revenues, up 15% from the previous year. The Houston-based company was ranked no. 232 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were -$68 million.
Airlines are using uncertified workers for critical maintenance work, which operate without enough oversight of either the carriers or the Federal Aviation Administration, according to an agency investigation.
The former head of the Concorde program is reported to have been put under judicial investigation for manslaughter in the case looking into the 2000 crash of the supersonic jet that killed 113 people.
Southwest Airlines' profits jumped 41 percent in the second quarter despite a sharp rise in fuel costs -- a surprisingly strong performance that sparked a rally in the low-fare carrier's stock.
Continental Airlines says it has been placed under investigation by a French magistrate judge for the suspected role played by one of its jets in the July 2000 crash of the supersonic Concorde that killed 113 people.
Stocks crept higher early Thursday, supported by sliding crude oil prices and a surprise drop in jobless claims.
Two baggage screeners have been reassigned pending the outcome of a federal investigation into how a bag containing a simulated bomb made its way aboard a Continental Airlines flight bound for Holland, a Transportation Security Administration official said Friday.
Earlier this year my wife and I flew into Newark Airport on a Continental Airlines flight from Madrid. We had less than two hours to make a connecting flight to San Francisco, but 70 minutes later ...
If you've ever placed a call to any big company's customer service department, you've heard the caveat: "This call may be monitored for quality assurance purposes." But is anyone really listening? ...
With new threats of bankruptcies, and appeals for labor concessions and government assistance, the nation's major airlines are facing a crisis that may well spell the end for one or more carrier in the next few years, according to industry executives and experts.
Continental Airlines Inc., the nation's fifth largest commercial carrier, said Friday it increased fares on domestic tickets to offset higher fuel costs.
Whenever I teach executive seminars on the importance of building a great company culture, I spend most of the time, strangely, listening to reasons the participants are so reluctant to give it a try: Changing the culture takes too long. People don't like change. It requires too much time from top management. Seems risky -- I don't see the payoff.
Whenever I teach executive seminars on the importance of building a great company culture, I spend most of the time, strangely, listening to reasons the participants are so reluctant to give it a t...
The economy is looking up--finally--but let's face it: A rebound only changes the kind of problems you encounter. Competition doesn't stop. Neither do cost pressures, disruptive technologies, or th...
We're trying to reestablish the concept that if you pay more, you get more, which is kind of a novelty in our business. After 9/11, our competitors took food off the airplane, they took off pillows...
There I sit, at yet another board meeting, listening to an executive drone on about sales strategy and product strategy as he points to slick overheads filled with analyses of potential markets and...
IPOs, as bankers like to say, have two classic enemies: uncertainty and volatility. On Sept. 11, a supply of both flooded the market.
Feel as if you're paying more for air travel and getting less? You are. Airfares keep going up for business travelers (17% over the past year), but cost cutting means you probably ride in the back ...
Is the U.S. airline industry headed for another suicidal fare war? Last summer a 50%-off sale filled the sunny skies, and the players are still smarting from the losses. America West Airlines and N...
The nail-biting crash landing of Piedmont Airlines flight 1489 showed once again that air safety can be as simple as proper maintenance. But just as air travel is surging, airlines face a shortage ...
Marketers, looking for a way to reach those upscale couch potatoes? Consider It's Only Money, a board game now available at Bloomingdale's for $29.95. Players will be able to traipse through an ima...
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...
It's a familiar situation: There are only so many major league teams and so many good managers, and the managers are always moving from team to team. Only it isn't baseball, it's airlines. In the p...
Continental Airlines struck a blow at the concept of first-class service yesterday, announcing that passengers who belong to its frequent-flier program and pay the full coach fare could get first-c...
Everyone has a special horror story about customer service. The most infuriating these days probably concern air travel. Runaway traffic growth and many carriers' difficulty in adapting to mergers ...
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