Airline passengers still want it all: low prices, comfortable seating, "free" baggage check-in and other freebies.
American Airlines' bankruptcy has many in the industry questioning if a merger is in its future.
We've all seen that "great deal" airline ad, only to discover that with surcharges, taxes and fees, the great deal is not so great. Starting Thursday, when airline consumers see an advertised price of $500, that will be the price they pay. (Of course, there will still be some additional irritating "optional" fees like baggage charges, seat reservations, etc.)
Two Islamic religious leaders from Tennessee filed a lawsuit against two airlines Monday, claiming they were discriminated against and not allowed to fly on a plane in May because of the way they looked.
If an airline loses or delays your bag, can you trust it to let you know how much money you're entitled to?
CNN's Gary Tuchman and Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense discuss an Alaskan airport costing taxpayers millions.
Engine problems forced the pilot of a Delta Air Lines aircraft to turn back Thursday night shortly after takeoff from Atlanta, the company said Friday.
We all know the feeling of dread that washes over you when standing at the baggage carousel after a flight.
HLN Money Expert Clark Howard tells you about new Federal rules for airlines that will be good for your wallet.
To whet your appetite for earning miles (without flying!), several major airlines are offering sign-up bonuses this fall for their mileage dining programs.
Here are some of the latest travel-related developments stemming from Hurricane Irene:
CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers answers your questions about Hurricane Irene.
Travel conditions aren't pretty this weekend as Hurricane Irene spins up the East Coast.
A labor dispute is raging at the heart of a congressional spat over Federal Aviation Administration funding. The issue has left 4,000 federal workers sitting at home unpaid and tens of thousands of construction workers without work.
Sioux City, Iowa, had a recent concert with Elton John and Cee Lo Green.
How many ways are there to sidestep Congress' refusal to make it easier for unions to organize? Let us count them. No, better than that, let's add yet another example -- this one involving Delta Airlines -- to the growing pile of end-runs around Congress to reward a constituency this White House badly needs at its side in next year's presidential election.
When you're traveling and something goes wrong, all you want is for someone to help you get back on track. That used to mean lengthy lines in the airport or long hold times on the phone, but that's been changing, thanks to social media. Airlines are quickly learning that social media tools, particularly Twitter, can act as an excellent customer service channel.
Twitter gives users unfiltered access to one another. It's a strength and a curse. CNN's Doug Gross explains.
Delta Air Lines came out strongly Friday against reports published online claiming it is discriminating against Jewish passengers through a multi-airline alliance that is set to include Saudi Arabian Airlines.
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.
A flight carrying members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team home from an away game in Missouri made an emergency landing Wednesday after mechanical issues with the plane, a team official said.
Air fares are on the rise. But why pay exorbitant prices when you can score a flight for nothing?
Passengers were evacuated from a Delta aircraft after smoke began coming from the wheel area, after it landed at Atlanta's airport Saturday afternoon, a witnesses and company official said.
Delta Airlines had to cancel 250 flights on Saturday due to the power outage at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, a company spokeswoman said.
Federal agents arrested 10 current or former Delta employees Thursday for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking at airports in Detroit and Houston, authorities said.
Most air travelers have encountered something gross on board planes at one time or another, like old food crumbs or stained seats. But now comes this: rodent droppings in the cabin.
People have their allegiances when it comes to flying or riding the rails. CNN's Sandra Endo compares the two.
Traveling from point A to B is often a race against time, but it's not always the most important factor.
We're just three months into 2011 and it's been one blow after another for the travel industry -- not even considering blizzards and the soaring price of fuel.
Last week, I wrote about the relationship between fuel prices and airfare increases, and many of you balked, saying that fuel hedging keeps airlines from paying more for fuel. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. There is some protection, but no airline is completely insulated.
Do you talk to your neighbor a lot when you fly? Would you rather bury your head in a book? Or just pass out until you arrive? Your travel style should influence your choice of the airline you fly, especially if you're one of the lucky few to sit in a premium cabin.
A commercial flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Minneapolis was aborted shortly after takeoff Sunday morning because of an indicator warning that one of the aircraft's engines had been damaged, according to airline officials.
The government is fining Delta Air Lines $2 million for failing to meet regulations protecting passengers with disabilities.
A fuel truck collided with a parked Delta Air Lines jet at LaGuardia Airport Sunday afternoon, according to officials for the airline and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
There's no doubt airline fees are one of the universe's most complained-about topics. Just say the word "fee," and you'll see the same look of disgust you'd see if you told anyone older than 20 that you like Justin Bieber.
Genevieve Shaw Brown, Senior Editor at Travelocity, talks about how to avoid pesky airline fees on American Morning.
Delta Air Lines has launched a system for travelers who are willing to get bumped from overbooked flights to auction their seats to the carrier.
I thought I was being clever when I booked a $698 round-trip Delta flight from New York to London with the idea of getting an upgrade for 50,000 frequent-flier miles.
A wintry storm prepares to smack Southern states, bringing frigid temperatures, ice and snow.
A major winter storm system was rolling across the southeastern United States early Monday, sending out shocks of snow, freezing rain and sleet, and forcing some airlines to cancel flights.
CNN's Bonnie Schneider has a look at winter weather and lets us know if it will affect your travel plans.
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.
Baggage fees may irritate you, but airlines sure aren't complaining.
Air traffic is returning to its regular busy pace at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, hours after a power outage forced Delta Airlines to cancel or delay flights on Monday.
Delta Air Lines says its flight attendants have voted to forego union representation.
A Delta Air Lines plane came to rest at the end of the runway in Savannah, Georgia and had to be towed to the gate, a Delta spokesman said Monday.
A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport, England, Thursday, the airport told CNN.
The Association of Flight Attendants is suing Delta Air Lines for allegedly breaching the terms of a bargaining agreement with over 7,000 former Northwest Airlines flight attendants.
Booking a flight just got more social.
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.
A passenger plane made an emergency landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Saturday night after the pilot reported smoke and a possible fire in the cockpit, officials said.
Since 1926 the Railway Labor Act has allowed airline and railroad employees to vote on whether to unionize. But for years there was a quirky detail that worked in management's favor: All abstentions were counted as "no" votes. That changed last fall, when the National Mediation Board, with two new members appointed by President Obama, proposed changing the rules to count only votes that were cast -- and make no assumptions about abstentions.
A Canadian couple is puzzled at how Delta Air Lines lost their dog on a flight from Mexico to Detroit. WDIV reports.
Airlines and banks tend to be on the same page when it comes to regulation of business -- they don't want it.
Those baggage fees really add up: The airline industry raked in nearly $8 billion from fees last year, according to a government report.
Airlines hoping for exemptions at some airports to the tarmac delay rule going into effect next week are out of luck.
A runway closure at John F. Kennedy International Airport has prompted JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines to ask for a temporary exemption at JFK to a rule designed to keep planeloads of passengers from getting stranded on the tarmac.
Now that the merger between Delta and Northwest is complete, other airlines are under the spotlight for potential consolidation.
It's going to be a rough weekend for travelers in the mid-Atlantic. Hundreds of flights have been canceled because of the winter storm moving into the region, and heavy snow and white-out conditions predicted for some areas will make roads dangerous.
Kenneth Miller's Delta SkyMiles are gone -- all 101,000 of them, and without so much as a warning. They were never supposed to expire, but the airline changed its rules without telling him. Does he have any chance of getting them back?
Japan Airlines is expected to file for bankruptcy tomorrow, as speculation intensifies over which of its two U.S. suitors, Delta Air Lines or American Airlines, will be chosen to aid its rehabilitation.
United Airlines is the latest in a string of major airlines to increase checked luggage fees.
Continental Airlines has matched Delta Air Lines' recent checked-luggage fee increase, a Continental spokeswoman says.
Waiting. That's the worst mistake a traveler can make these days.
The holiday blizzard was a warning to air travelers: Winter is only starting, and when bad weather moves in, your flight schedule isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
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.
Federal investigators trying to determine why a Delta Air Lines jet landed on a taxiway instead of the runway in Atlanta on Monday morning say the runway was illuminated, but that approach lights and a ground-based instrument that helps pilots line up with the runway were off.
Peanuts are as American as baseball -- Americans ate nearly 1.7 billion pounds of them last year, according to the Georgia Peanut Council.
The travel industry wants you back.
Kenneth Miller thought he had squirreled away more than 100,000 Delta Air Lines frequent-flier miles, which he planned to use for a special 20th anniversary trip.
The average leisure traveler no longer has a prayer of compiling enough miles for a free trip simply by flying a few times a year. Most airlines now demand more miles before you qualify, and they expire quicker than ever -- in 18 months, typically. Today you must pile up points by every means available, and do so in a hurry. That means taking advantage of the airlines' partner programs and being smart about how to use them.
Complete this sentence: In the event of a loss of cabin pressure ...
Virgin America is using humorous cartoon characters in its preflight safety video.
Delta Air Lines announced plans Thursday to reduce its system capacity by 10 percent as compared to 2008, due to declining revenues. The company initially said it planned to cut capacity by 6 to 8 percent.
Delta Air Lines has been denied permission to fly directly to Nairobi, Kenya, and Monrovia, Liberia, until security standards there are met or until assessments change, the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday.
Over the past few years, airlines have been creating new ways for you to get award tickets and with good reason: co-branded credit cards that allow you to accumulate miles are profitable for many carriers.
Last summer, at Las Vegas' McCarran airport, I stood behind a frustrated Delta passenger whose delayed flight had caused him to miss a connection. He was indignantly invoking Rule 240, insisting that Delta had to put him on a flight with another carrier, which elicited a chuckle from the agent.
Delta Air Lines will cut its international flights by an additional 10% starting in September as volatile fuel prices and sinking demand pressure the struggling airline industry, according to a memo released Tuesday.
The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies.
Delta Air Lines said Tuesday it will get an immediate $1 billion boost in liquidity as the result of the extension of a credit card agreement with American Express.
Delta Air Lines said it plans to cut overall flight capacity by 6% to 8% next year due to "the global economic recession and weaker demand for air travel." As result, passengers can expect flights to be crowded and fare deals to be scarce.
Airline passengers are usually a forgiving lot. When a flight doesn't take off as planned, they understand. When they have to pay extra for a checked bag because of "higher" fuel prices, they oblige.
On Feb. 21, 2008, Mitchell Berns heard every flier's two least favorite words: weather related. Citing snow, Delta Airlines was canceling his flight from Las Vegas to New York City and rescheduling him for a redeye connecting in Boston. With 47% of all delays so far in 2008 caused by weather (up 5% from last year), most fliers can relate. And they know that normally this story ends with a bleary-eyed tale recounted the next day at the water cooler. Not this time. It ends in court, with our traveler $838 richer.
The old adage - Nothing in life is free - is the new reality for frequent fliers.
Delta will become one of the first airlines to let passengers surf the Internet. CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.
Several major airlines are planning to soon start offering Wi-Fi access to their passengers.
Airline stocks on Wednesday traded higher as oil prices - the industry's greatest burden - plunged.
The service cuts that have caused so much frustration for passengers are starting to help the airlines.
Carlos Olivero is escorted off the plane in Atlanta after refusing to stow his iPod
The skyrocketing price of fuel could "devastate" the airline industry and hurt the economy, according to a report from the Business Travel Coalition released Monday.
A day after Northwest Airlines announced it was scaling back domestic flights, Delta Air Lines did the same Wednesday -- announcing a 3 percent cut for the second half of 2008.
As the battered airlines cut flights to save on fuel-related costs, passengers can bid bon voyage to discount flights to sunny vacation destinations like Florida, experts say.
Get ready for higher airfares and get used to those crowded planes as rising oil prices force airlines to face the grim prospects of finding ways to deal with multi-billion dollar fuel bills.
Congress Wednesday examined a proposed $3.1 billion merger that would create the world's largest carrier as critics of the deal warned it could drive up the price of air travel.
Just as the Boeing 737 started its initial approach into Washington's Reagan National Airport, Gerard Arpey asked for my pen and pad. Arpey, the polished chief executive of American Airlines, was on his way from Dallas to brief FAA administrators about the maintenance issues that had recently grounded nearly half his fleet. But as the seatbelt sign went on, his mind turned to the industry's recent merger mania.
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