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UPDATE 3-Malaysian Airlines shares tumble, adding pressure for restructuring
Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) last week reported its worst quarterly loss in over two years. Investors were also spooked after the Wall Street Journal on Friday quoted Prime Minister Najib Razak as saying the government could not rule out …
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Making Sense of Airline Math
I have never been much good at math, so here is my question: Why do airlines charge nearly as much for a single trip as they do for a round-trip? For example, my daughter is flying from Zurich to Salt Lake City and back to Zurich for $ 1,600, but my one …
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10 cheapest airlines for flying to Europe
For a long time, the only specialist low-fare airlines flying the Atlantic were charter affiliates of large tour operators, mostly European carriers hauling vacationing Europeans to the Unites States. Only a few airlines tried low-fare trans-Atlantic …
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Air carrier group to Venezuela: Time to pay up on ticket revenue

Air carrier group to Venezuela: Time to pay up on ticket revenue
The group of international air carriers on Tuesday said Venezuela's government had reneged on a promise to pay billions of dollars in ticket fees, an accusation that followed a second airline's announcement that it would stop all flights in and out of …
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Some carriers match or come close to Southwest Airlines' special fares on some
One day after Southwest Airlines launched special fares of $ 99 or less to 15 new cities from Dallas Love Field, some competing carriers have matched or come close to that price but only on certain days in certain cities from mid-October to mid-November.
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Airline passengers spend more flying West

Airline passengers spend more flying West
… items during West-bound flights. According to a new study from GuestLogix, a firm that provides in-flight payments system used by about 90 percent of airlines in North America, passengers spend the most on flights to Seattle, San Francisco and Las …
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Is bankruptcy Malaysia Airlines' best option?
The best option for Malaysia Airlines may be bankruptcy, analysts told CNBC, after last week's crushing earnings report sent the firm's shares tumbling over 18 percent on Monday to a record low of 15 sen ($ 0.05). On Thursday the airline reported a 443 …
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Sky Writer: Feds want more consumer protections on airline tickets
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx proposed more rules for airlines to follow when selling tickets Wednesday, coming at odds with an industry that is trying to roll back regulations for showing the full price of airline tickets. The new rules …
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Government says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees
An airline passenger waits for his rescheduled flight to Orlando earlier this year under the departure board showing hundreds of cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Airlines should be required to disclose fees for …
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Feds want airlines to reveal fees early
WASHINGTON — Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren't included in the price of a ticket and how much extra they'll cost. The Transportation …
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Upfront about cost of air travel
Washington. Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren't …
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Berkshire Targets Airline Hassles in New Challenge to AIG

Berkshire Targets Airline Hassles in New Challenge to AIG
Airlines are eager to offer third-party insurance because it can generate commissions and deflect attention from them when something goes wrong, said Jay Sorensen, president of airline consultant IdeaWorksCompany. He said insurers believe there is room …
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How to Make Money Off Airline Delays
Last summer, Mark Wilson waited in a Rome airline terminal for a connecting flight to London on his way home to New York. And waited. And waited. By the time he arrived in London four hours late, the final New York-bound flight had departed. Wilson was …
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Satellites can help increase airline safety
Unfortunately, such a scenario describes not only the fate of a Malaysia Airlines jet earlier this year, but an Air France jet making the crossing of the Atlantic from Brazil to Europe three years ago. The details of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 …
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First airline in Canada receives Dreamliner
Boeing delivered a 787 Dreamliner to Air Canada, the first airline in Canada to fly the Dreamliner. The airplane, the first of Air Canada's 37 787s on order for delivery through 2019, departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on its delivery flight to …
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Deadline extension for airline
TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is extending the deadline for commercial airlines to submit a proposal to provide service to the Tupelo Regional Airport. The deadline was originally set for Monday. Now, it's June 2.
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Ravn Alaska CEO: Airline Safety Changes Under Way

Ravn Alaska CEO: Airline Safety Changes Under Way
Alaska air group Era Alaska announced Thursday that its name will change to Ravn Alaska, covering its component airlines Era Alaska, Hageland Aviation Services and Frontier Flying Service. While the airlines will do business as Ravn, Era Alaska CEO Bob …
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US airline group forecasts rise in summer air passengers
(Reuters) – The number of people flying on U.S. airlines will rise this summer, aided by a record level of international travelers, an industry group said on Thursday. Airlines for America, a lobbying association for U.S. airlines, forecasts that about …
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Airlines, regulators agree to track flights globally

Airlines, regulators agree to track flights globally
After two days of meetings in Montreal, aviation regulators and airlines agreed to track all flights globally, to avoid a repeat of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the timing is uncertain for when all airlines will be expected to …
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Airline flight had close call with drone in March
A US Airways commuter flight nearly collided with a drone in March near the airport in Tallahassee, Fla., according to a Federal Aviation Administration official. Jim Williams, head of the FAA's unmanned aircraft office, told a conference that the …
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5 common airline ticket myths debunked
No airline has a lock on the cheapest fares every time, everywhere because airlines match prices of competitors. Even ultra-discounter Spirit sometimes costs more than, say, Virgin America, if you add in the cost of a single carry-on and the fee for …
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JD Power survey shows airline customer service satisfaction rising
American Airlines and its sister carrier US Airways saw the biggest improvements in passenger satisfaction among all airlines this year, according to a report by J.D. Power & Associates that will be released Wednesday. Overall, airline satisfaction …
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Malaysia Airlines Loss Widens — Update
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia–Malaysia's flag carrier sank deeper in losses in the first quarter as ticket sales plunged after the disappearance of Flight 370 in early March, worsening an already weak period. Malaysian Airline System Bhd. said Thursday the …
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And Survey Says … JetBlue is America's Favorite Airline
They beat us up with fees, raise fares until ticket prices are out of sight, and squeeze us into seats that force pretzel-like contortions. Nonetheless, we're more satisfied with America's airlines than we have been since 2006, according to a study …
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Airlines Persuade More Travelers to Find Satisfaction in Baggage Fees

Airlines Persuade More Travelers to Find Satisfaction in Baggage Fees
Traveler satisfaction for North American airlines increased to a record high of 712 on a 1,000-point scale devised by J.D. Power, which released its 2014 airline satisfaction study on Tuesday. The increase from 695 a year earlier comes even as higher …
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Struggling Malaysian Airline taps banks for restructuring: sources
MAS aimed to break even this year after three years of red ink, but analysts expect losses to widen as the airline cuts fares to spur demand shaken by the disappearance of its MH370 flight over the Indian Ocean. It was already facing stiff competition …
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Malaysian Airline Considers Stake Sale of Engineering Unit
A partial sale of MAS Engineering, which provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services to Malaysia Airlines and a list of other international carriers, will help the flag carrier monetize the business and bring in much needed cash. The company …
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