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A worker hooks up a fuel hose to an airplane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian McDermott, File)

Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate […]

04/16/2014

In this Dec. 1, 2010 file photo, Virgin America's inaugural flight between Los Angeles an Dallas Fort Worth International Airport comes in for a landing in Grapevine, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down

DALLAS (AP) — A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by […]

04/07/2014

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 12, 2014, bartender Wyman Co places a lime in a drink at the Hock Farm restaurant in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Some airlines drop limes from beverage service

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime. A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines — for now […]

04/07/2014

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Airline apologizes for note on deaf couple’s bag

DALLAS (AP) — A deaf couple is upset over a note that an American Airlines employee attached to one of their bags, referring to the pair as “deaf and dumb.” James Moehle and Angela Huckaby, […]

03/28/2014

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AARP launches travel website for 50+crowd

AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people age 50 and older, has launched an AARP Travel website that includes an interactive Trip Finder that uses a series of visual questions to help travelers choose an […]

03/20/2014