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Officials say Georgia man posed as airline worker to get free travel

...hundreds of flights and used other airlines too, costing them "hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses."Some airline industry employees were baffled how anyone could scam the non-rev system by calling airline reservations centers. Many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-11/officials-say-georgia-man-pos
Augusta residents spending on summer trips

...booking a year in advance and booking $20,000-and-up trips."According to Airlines for America, a U.S. airline industry trade organization, overall air travel will increase by 1.5 percent, or an additional 33,000 passengers per...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-11/augusta-res
Government says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

...Foxx said in an interview.But adopting the changes would be the wrong choice, said a trade association for the airline industry. The "proposal overreaches and limits how free markets work," Airlines for America said in a statement. And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-21/government-says-airlines-s
Airlines ask Congress to roll back airfare rule

...bottom of the web page or clicked through several pages after selecting a flight.The bill, supported both by the airline industry and by its pilot and flight-attendant unions, is moving through the House at Mach speed. It was introduced in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-08/airlines-ask-congress-roll
Apple unveils free recycling of all its devices, vows to increase reliance on renewable energy

...Technology products and services accounted for about 2 percent of worldwide emissions in 2012, roughly the same as the airline industry, according to statistics cited by environmental protection group Greenpeace in a report released earlier this month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-21/apple-unveils-free-recycli
United gets tough on oversized carry-on bags, plans to eyeball luggage at security entrances

...over the next four years from extras such as baggage fees and the sale of extra legroom.Those fees have helped the airline industry return to profitability even as the price of fuel has climbed. While airfare has risen faster than inflation, it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-04/united-gets-tough-oversize
High jet fuel prices have protected existing airlines from startups, prevented fare wars

...now making rational decisions based on profitability."The only universal disciplinarian across the entire global airline industry is high oil prices," Keay says. "It makes even the bad actors make hard choices."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-16/high-jet-fuel-prices-have-
Supreme Court limits lawsuits over frequent flier programs, rules against Minnesota rabbi

...Inc., did not act in good faith when it cut him off. But the justices ruled that the federal deregulation of the airline industry in 1978 prohibits lawsuits like the one filed by Ginsberg.Writing for the court, Justice Samuel Alito said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-02/supreme-court-limits-lawsu
Delta 4Q profit rises after traffic, fare gains

...solid," and Delta expects to see "significant margin expansion" in the current quarter.Bastian also said the airline industry is showing restraint in how much flying it adds. The view on Wall Street has been that reining in growth will give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-21/delta-4q-profit-rises-afte
Dingy LaGuardia Airport, often ranked by fliers as nation's worst, undergoing $3.6 billion makeover

...advocated for improvements at New York's airports."It's going to be a nightmare," added Robert Mann, an airline industry analyst. "This is going to be the equivalent of General Motors trying to change one of its models while the assembly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-19/dingy-laguardia-airport-of