American Airlines' bankruptcy has many in the industry questioning if a merger is in its future.
Right now, $118 will buy you a roundtrip ticket on the 45-minute US Airways jaunt from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
Air travelers usually are prepared for the occasional hectic and overcrowded flight. But all are hoping they'll at least be able to sit down.
To whet your appetite for earning miles (without flying!), several major airlines are offering sign-up bonuses this fall for their mileage dining programs.
The sluggish economy hasn't stopped airlines from hiking the price of flying ... again.
Provocative flight attendants' uniforms used to raise eyebrows in the 1970s "Fly Me" era of aviation, but these days it's the passengers who are under scrutiny for their attire.
CNN's Brian Todd reports Hurricane Irene washed away the only bridge linking Hatteras Island to the rest of N. Carolina.
While Hurricane Irene's impact wasn't nearly as bad as expected, the severe weather still managed to cripple travel all along the East Coast at a time when many families were planning one last getaway before the summer's end.
Travel conditions aren't pretty this weekend as Hurricane Irene spins up the East Coast.
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.
An airliner was allowed to depart Philadelphia International Airport late Friday after it was searched and nothing dangerous found after a threatening note was received, according to officials.
A US Airways flight was searched after it landed at Washington's Reagan airport after a bomb threat.
A bomb threat made at an airport ticket counter in Dayton, Ohio, prompted a search of a US Airways flight that landed safely at Washington's Reagan airport Sunday, authorities said.
A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that air travelers want comfort without emptying their wallets -- and many airlines don't deliver.
If you're a frequent flier, you know the pain of flying on a regional jet. Though you're used to getting that upgrade on many of your flights, you know it's not an option on the little guys since there often aren't any first class seats to be had.
A hole in a US Airways jet that landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, was caused by a bullet that pierced the passenger cabin, three government sources told CNN Tuesday.
A US Airways pilot inspecting a plane in Charlotte, North Carolina, found a small hole on top of the aircraft.
A lot gets carried in a plane's cargo hold, but US Airways is still against people, especially those still on the clock.
HLN's Ryan Smith talks to a wheelchair-bound frequent flyer who says he was kicked off a flight for being too disabled.
Johnnie Tuitel, a professional motivational speaker who has flown nearly half a million miles, is no stranger to airline trouble.
A US Airways jetliner last week came within 100 feet of colliding with a small cargo plane near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which announced Thursday it is investigating the incident.
Doug Miller's honeymoon flight to Costa Rica is canceled by US Airways, and he's left with only one option: a full refund. The airline later agrees to reschedule him on a flight the following day, but it won't cover his hotel bill. Is it allowed to do that? And is there anything he can do to make US Airways sweeten the offer?
Call me a frequent-flier program skeptic.
US Airways announced Thursday that it has discontinued merger talks with United Airlines.
The stock price for United Airlines and US Airways jumped in pre-market trading on reports that the two airlines are engaged in merger talks.
US Airways has joined a handful of other carriers in filing for an exemption from the tarmac delay rule going into effect next month. The airline has asked the Department of Transportation for a waiver to the rule for its hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nine people were taken to a hospital Tuesday after complaining of a foul odor aboard a US Airways flight in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to the airline.
The Department of Transportation slapped US Airways with a $40,000 civil penalty Monday for violating price advertising rules.
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is retiring from US Airways at age 59
Ethel Schweitzer's husband falls ill before a trip to Las Vegas, and the couple cancels their vacation. Now US Airways wants to keep their money. Why can't it offer them a refund?
US Airways announced Tuesday that it will cut 600 jobs this fall because of the economy.
Survivors of US Airways Flight 1549 say the airline is not paying claims for their medical bills. Mary Snow reports.
A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pet store expecting a shipment of exotic fish this week found itself with a man's dead body instead.
While major airlines have been finding new ways to charge passengers additional fees, at least one effort has apparently failed. U.S. Airways announced Monday it will no longer charge travelers for non-alcoholic beverages.
U.S. Airways has sent a check for $5,000 to each passenger who was on the plane that crashed in the Hudson River last week, saying it will be months before they receive any of their possessions that were on the plane and are recoverable.
Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III was "the right guy at the right time at the right moment" to guide a jet safely onto the surface of the Hudson River, a neighbor and friend said.
Passengers on the US Airways flight that crash-landed into the Hudson River Thursday afternoon praised the actions and courage of the pilot, a safety consultant with 40 years of experience in the aviation industry.
US Airways (NYSE: LCC) flight 1549, an Airbus A320 en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia, has been involved in an accident in New York at approximately 3:03 p.m. Eastern Time.
Pilots are complaining that their airline bosses, desperate to cut costs, are forcing them to fly uncomfortably low on fuel
The pilots union for US Airways says the airline is pressuring pilots to fly with less fuel. CNN's Miles O'Brien reports.
U.S. Airways is pressuring pilots to use less fuel, undermining their authority and possibly compromising safety, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Airline Pilots Association.
United Airlines and US Airways have joined American Airlines in charging passengers to check bags on certain flights.
The CEOs of United Airlines and US Airways formally shelved their effort to create the world's largest airline, backing away from a deal that could have shored up their finances
United Airlines and US Airways are in very advanced talks and expect to announce within weeks that they are combining, two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday
Myron Sigal and his wife can't make their return flight from Venice to Philadelphia after she is injured on a Mediterranean cruise. US Airways promises him a voucher for the unused portion, but months later, there's no sign of it. Is the money lost?
An US Airways pilot who aviation officials say accidentally fired his handgun in the cockpit during a flight will be fired, a spokesman for a flight officers group said.
The airline industry did an overall poor job last year according to the Air Quality Rating survey, released Monday
A US Airways pilot has been removed from flight duty after he accidentally discharged his handgun in the cockpit during a flight on Saturday.
There was little doubt last summer when former Northwest Airlines executive Richard Anderson took the helm at Delta Air Lines that the carrier would gobble up a competitor. It was just a matter of which one and when.
CNN's Charles Hodson talks with Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
On her way from Dallas, Texas, to Kauai, Marlene Kelley lands in Phoenix, Arizona, to find that her connecting flight to Hawaii has already left. But no one notified her about the schedule change, and now she and her husband are sent to Los Angeles to catch another flight to the islands. What do her airline and travel agent owe her for the runaround -- specifically for the night she had to spend at an LAX hotel?
He buys his airline ticket on United, but his flights are on US Airways and Air Canada. Or are they? When Michael Watanabe checks his reservation, he finds that half of his itinerary is missing without a trace. And United is telling him not to worry about it. But he's worried. What should he do?
You've probably heard of the government's controversial "no-fly" list. Maybe you know someone who's on it. Maybe you're on it.
US Airways Group Inc. is set to announce a large order of Airbus jets that could be worth more than $10 billion at list prices, according to published reports.
"Shut up, Doug!" hissed the blond businesswoman across the aisle. "It's not your job to tell passengers anything. Let people make decisions who know what they're doing!"
About 100 passengers waited in the Philadelphia International Airport Monday to be re-booked on flights that were cancelled due to Friday's storm, airport spokeswoman Phyllis Van Istendal told CNN.
Six Islamic religious leaders have filed suit against US Airways for having them removed from a domestic flight last November.
Six Islamic religious leaders have filed suit against US Airways for having them removed from a domestic flight last November.
Pilots sued on Wednesday to stop US Airways Group Inc. from integrating operations of its predecessor companies until it negotiates one contract for its two pilot unions.
US Airways CEO Doug Parker was sentenced to one day in prison Tuesday for driving under the influence of alcohol in Phoenix the night Delta Air Lines rejected a takeover bid from his company, a US Airways spokesman confirmed to CNN.
US Airways CEO Doug Parker's surprise $8.4 billion bid to buy Delta was merely the first in a series of recent takeover talks.
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.
The battle for control of Delta Air Lines--on Nov. 15, US Airways made an unsolicited $8 billion bid to acquire its rival before it emerges from bankruptcy and to potentially create the world's lar...
US Airways Group, Inc. said Wednesday it has increased its offer to merge with larger rival Delta Air Lines, Inc. to $10.2 billion.
Delta Air Lines formally rejected the hostile bid from US Airways Group early Tuesday, saying regulators are unlikely to approve the combination because of the risk of higher airfares and that its creditors will get more if it stays independent.
Delta Air Lines formally rejected the hostile bid from US Airways Group early Tuesday, saying that the Atlanta-based carrier is worth more as a stand-alone carrier and that regulators are unlikely to approve the combination.
Trying to fend off a hostile bid from US Airways Group, Delta Air Lines is close to presenting a reorganization plan to the bankruptcy court that will estimate its value as an independent company at between $10 billion to $12 billion, according to a published report.
US Airways said Tuesday it is investigating the removal of six Muslim imams who were passengers on a Monday flight heading to Phoenix, Arizona.
US Airways made a surprise $8 billion offer to buy its bigger rival Delta Airlines, a bid that could spark a round of mergers leaving the United States with just a handful of major airlines.
Crying children, cranky passengers and crowded concourses make hanging out at an airport chaotic. Seats by gates fill up quickly, and lines for food wind every which way.
Some might call it a stoop to new levels. No, make that a doubling over.
It was tougher to be a passenger on a U.S. airline in 2005, according to government statistics, which show almost 10,000 lost baggage reports a day during the year, as well as increases in the other problems that can make a flight unpleasant.
Anyone who took an early flight for a Memorial Day getaway has already gotten a taste of what summer air travel will be like: full planes, crowded airports and weather delays.
Customers anticipate US Airways' death knell, if last year's run on frequent flier miles in any indication, a newspaper report suggested Monday.
US Airways and America West Airlines Holdings Corp. (AWA) are in advanced merger talks to create a national low-cost airline rivaling discount king Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) in size, say people familiar with the matter.
US Airways' problems with baggage handling, which caused severe problems for its customers over the holiday period, started much earlier, according to a published report.
A year ago, Bryan Noyd, a Wenatchee, Wash. restaurateur, left the cold, wet Northwest for a warm, sunny week in Cancún. He and his wife and kids flew first class and stayed in roomy quarters at the...
The coming year holds a lot of uncertainty for airlines and passengers.
Passengers of the nation's largest airlines are experiencing longer layovers when making connections, according to a published report, as troubled carriers, including American and United, try to stem losses by changing their schedules.
The tense climate in the airline industry has some frequent flyers on the edge of their seats.
Bankrupt airline US Airways announced Friday it reached a tentative concession deal with union negotiators for its pilots that will save the company about $300 million a year in labor costs.
Shouldn't there have been a shake-out by now?
Technology stocks inched up Thursday, continuing a modest rebound after a difficult summer and early September.
US Airways Group filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday for the second time in two years.
US Airways Group made a new last-ditch proposal for concessions to its pilots' union Friday, a news agency reported, as the nation's No. 7 airline struggles to avoid a bankruptcy filing that could be just days away.
Without speedy and deep cost reductions, US Airways Group Inc. (UAIR) could post big losses in the second half of this year, fall afoul of the terms of a federally backed loan "and just run out of steam sometime next year," the chief executive officer warned employees in a telephone message last week, Monday's Wall Street Journal reported.
Have you tried to get a free airline ticket lately? You may have gotten nothing but turbulence from your customer service rep. Beleaguered airlines, citing financial woes, have instituted program c...
Have you tried to get a free airline ticket lately? You may have gotten nothing but turbulence from your customer service rep.
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...
That sound you hear coming from airline lobbyists is not a sigh of relief, even though Congress has decided to provide some aid and comfort to the beleaguered business. It is a death rattle. The av...
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