Spirit Airlines

An Alaska Airlines plane takes off Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With vacationers not traveling, airlines boost on-time mark

(AP) – Airlines are doing a better job of staying on schedule now that fewer people are flying. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Wednesday that 83.8 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in […]

11/13/2013

Parts didn’t breach failed airline engine’s casing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outer casing of an engine that failed aboard a Spirit Airlines plane earlier this week wasn’t breached by parts from inside the engine, contrary to initial reports provided to the National […]

10/17/2013

Court leaves in place rule for ads on airfares

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to review a federal rule that requires airlines to include taxes in their advertised fares, a practice that carriers say violates their free-speech rights.

04/01/2013

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Fees undermine fliers’ ability to compare fares

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding.

12/26/2012

Which retailers made Consumer Reports' 'Naughty & Nice' list?

Consumer Reports released its annual “Naughty & Nice” list to highlight company policies and practices that deserve cheers or jeers. The company emphasizes that the list is about a specific policy or practice — not […]

11/20/2012

The day's business recap

NEW YORK & WASHINGTON (AP) — Wall Street’s key averages were little changed today, capping a negative week. The Dow gained nearly 4 points to 13,107. The S&P 500 fell 1 point, while the Nasdaq […]

10/26/2012

Spirit jet diverts to Houston with unruly traveler

(AP) – Police say an 86-year-old partially blind man who cannot speak English became unruly onboard a Spirit Airlines flight to Florida, compelling the pilot to divert to Houston. Spirit Airlines says Flight 310 from […]

07/09/2012