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In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, David Schneider poses with his new custom Gibson guitar at his home in Fairfield, Conn. It was given to him by Gibson after hearing of his plight of a broken Gibson guitar due to baggage handlers at Delta Airlines. (AP Photo/Christian Abraham, Connecticut Post)

Gov’t fails to issue rules on musical instruments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Busted guitars, mangled cellos, broken banjos, lost lutes — musicians who rely on airlines to get them to performances have seen it all. Two years ago, Congress stepped in to help, directing […]

02/14/2014

A Delta airplane approaches LaGuardia airport, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Delta to honor extremely cheap mistake fares

NEW YORK (AP) — Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines. From about 10 a.m. to noon ET, certain Delta fares on the […]

12/26/2013

A traveler waits for her flight in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Delta: No voice calls on our planes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines won’t allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes. Right now, federal rules prohibit voice calls on planes. But the government is indicating that it might loosen those […]

12/18/2013

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judge moves airline merger step closer to takeoff

A federal bankruptcy judge is approving the settlement in the U.S. government’s antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and US Airways, clearing the airlines to complete their merger early next month. Judge Sean Lane ruled Wednesday […]

11/27/2013

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Tracking holiday travel

We’ve told you that if you plan to fly out of LAX this week, you’ll be joined by more than 2 million new friends and that’s a one-and-a-half percent increase over the previous year. Lisa […]

11/25/2013

A passenger check his cell phone while boarding a flight, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

FCC chairman says he even opposes in-flight calls

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to the idea of in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he personally isn’t in […]

11/22/2013

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and […]

11/21/2013

Gov’t easing the way for disabled air passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disabled travelers should find it easier to access airline websites under a new set of rules the government issued on Monday. Airline website pages which have core travel information and services must […]

11/04/2013

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

In-flight phones: Others likely to follow FAA lead

LONDON (AP) — America’s Federal Aviation Administration says it is relaxing restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics inside American airplanes. Passengers are still barred from making calls or downloading data off a […]

11/01/2013

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

American Airlines’ parent earns $289 million in 3Q

DALLAS (AP) — After years of losses, American Airlines is making money by boosting revenue and cutting labor costs. The nation’s third-largest airline is doing well enough to add dozens of new planes to its […]

10/17/2013

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