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John Hartigan, right, proprietor of Vapeology LA, sits behind an array of electronic cigarettes at his store in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Official: Feds should look at e-cigs on planes

  BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane […]

08/15/2014

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

This combination of Associated Press file photos show, on top, the first class section of an Emirates airlines Airbus A380 at the new Concourse A of Dubai airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2013, and on the bottom, Allegiant Air flight attendant Chris Killian preparing his passengers for the Laredo, Tex, bound flight before it pushes back from the terminal at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, in 2013. When Emirates Airline opened a new concourse at its home airport in Dubai last year, it made sure to keep coach passengers separate from those in business and first class. The top floor of the building is a lounge for premium passengers with direct boarding to the upstairs of Emirates’ fleet of double-decker Airbus A380s. Those in coach wait one story below and board to the lower level of the plane.  (AP Photo/File)

Latest airline perk: Safe distance from the masses

NEW YORK (AP) — On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot-wide seat […]

02/27/2014

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumers. The Transportation Department, which regulates aviation consumer issues, indicated in […]

02/22/2014

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