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Airlines increasingly offer deals for off-peak travel as oil prices decline

...Airlines were focused on being the largest carrier on a route, even though it often meant losing money.Today's airline industry is more disciplined, so the fare wars cause much less damage. The airlines still collect substantial fares on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-26/airlines-increasingly-offe
Senate report urges government crackdown on airline fees

...prohibit "unfair or deceptive" practices in the airline industry, investigate whether bag fees should be tied to...Medina, a spokeswoman for Airlines for America, an airline industry trade association, rejected the criticisms."It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-08-06/senate-report-urges-govern
Senate report urges government crackdown on airline fees

...prohibit "unfair or deceptive" practices in the airline industry, investigate whether bag fees should be tied to...Medina, a spokeswoman for Airlines for America, an airline industry trade association, rejected the criticisms."It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-07/senate-report-urges-govern
Airlines are looking to biofuels to meet soaring passenger demand

...says Boeing's Felgar. "We've always known this is a long-term play, and our industry is long term."And if any industry is going to crack making fuel from waste on a big scale, the airline industry might be the best bet.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-25/airlines-are-looking-biofu
Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

...The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation's...airports to try to encourage competition.Still, "the airline industry is less competitive now than it used to be," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-14/airlines-carve-us-markets-
Keep city smoke-free

...secondhand smoke.Several industries have wised up to the reality of what smoking can do to the human body. When the airline industry banned smoking in 1988 on planes, the extremists and the tobacco industry said no one would fly again. Well, that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-14/keep-city-smoke-free
Amid federal probe on airline ticket pricing collusion, Web searches show same air fares between travel booking Web sites

...the mergers had created less competition, not more."If not for the radical consolidation we have seen in the airline industry in the last few years," he said in a statement, "we probably would not even be having this conversation."Joshua...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-02/amid-federal-probe-airline
Rechecking the bags

...Last year, American air carriers alone made $3.5 billion off baggage fees, according to the IATA.If the airline industry's problem is cramped overhead storage, perhaps it should invest in more spacious bins, or remove the disincentive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-21/rechecking-bags
Airline industry blames Bush administration for high oil prices

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. airline industry accused the Bush administration Thursday of recklessly driving...estimated that the impact of today's high oil prices on the airline industry was "easily $2 billion," or an amount equivalent to nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/09/bus_400344.shtml
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Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger

...supposed to cap an era of consolidation that helped the airline industry return to profitability. And it would make American...Arizona State University and a longtime observer of the airline industry. "They'll be at a disadvantage."Airline profits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-14/uncertainty-awaits-airline