Flight attendant dispute erupts before US Airways - American Airlines merger

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A dispute between airline attendants at two merging U.S. airlines could damage public relations before the merger closes, a travel industry analyst said.
Vegas expects record New Year's Eve crowd

Vegas expects record New Year's Eve crowd

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Las Vegas is expecting a record 314,000 out-of-town guests for New Year's Eve parties this year, officials said.

Porter Airlines taking its own route

TORONTO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Porter Airlines Chief Executive Officer Robert Deluce said "slightly more refined" was the image he was after in designing the Canadian airline's service.

More U.S. vacationers this year

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. travel agents and industry executives say business has picked up this year, but vacationers are keeping a careful eye on costs.

Airlines charging extra for window seats

BOSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The practice of charging travelers extra for such premiums as window seats and extra leg room is gaining a hold among U.S. airlines, analysts note.

Maintenance impacts airlines' bottom line

CHICAGO, April 15 (UPI) -- Aging airline fleets and the higher maintenance costs associated with them are plaguing U.S. airlines just as fuel costs are surging, industry analysts said.

United, Continental increase fares

CHICAGO, March 15 (UPI) -- United Airlines and Continental Airlines have increased fares as much as $50 per round trip fare to help make up for higher fuel costs.

Virgin Atlantic to test jet biofuel

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Virgin Atlantic is planning an aviation milestone, a flight from London to Amsterdam in the Netherlands using biofuel.

DayJet to begin on-demand airline

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., April 25 (UPI) -- A Florida company plans to merge computer technology with aeronautics to start an on-demand airline that will be far cheaper to operate than small jets.

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Christmas travel down from last year

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Christmas-New Year's travel is expected to be down about 1 percent from last year but hoteliers in one of the nation's top tourist destinations expect late offe

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