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American Airlines to Sell Restricted 'Basic Economy' Fare

By David Koenig | Jan 19
The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently based on how much they are willing to pay the airline.

Pilot Fired in Indonesia After Attempting to Fly Drunk

Dec 30
An Indonesian budget airline has fired a pilot suspected of trying to fly a plane while he was drunk, and two of its executives are resigning.

Feds Dismiss Airline Price-Gauging Probe

Dec 15
The Transportation Department says it has ended its investigation into allegations of price gouging by five airlines operating flights in the Northeast without finding any wrongdoing.

Mother Settles JetBlue Lawsuit After Son is Flown to Wrong City

Dec 7
A woman has agreed to settle her lawsuit against JetBlue Airways after it mixed up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flew him to the wrong city, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Alaska Airlines Gets U.S. Approval to Buy Virgin America

Dec 6
Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.

Free No More: Emirates to Charge for Advance Seat Selection

Sep 20
The Mideast's biggest airline, which touts luxuries like onboard showers and an extensive movie selection, is adding something a bit more down-to-earth for those in the back of the plane: charges to pick your own seat ahead of time.

Air China Removes Inflight Mag with "Inappropriate" Language About London

By Louise Watt | Sep 8
Chinese flag-carrier Air China said Thursday that it had removed copies of its inflight magazine containing an article criticized as racist for telling visitors to take precautions when visiting areas of London with large ethnic-minority populations.

2 United Pilots Suspected of Being Drunk Arrested in Glasgow

Aug 29
Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said.

Air France Warns of Drop in Travel to France After Attacks

Jul 27
Air France, facing a strike by cabin crew at the height of the summer vacation season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid concerns about France as a tourist destination after a string of deadly attacks.

Remembering TWA Flight 800

By Larry Neumeister | Jul 18
Family members of the 230 victims of the TWA Flight 800 crash gathered with those who tried to rescue their loved ones on a Long Island beach to mark the 20th anniversary of the disaster.

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