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Deep freeze might have cost economy about $5 billion

...production for the entire country."It's a small fraction of a percent, but it's still an impact," Gold said.Major U.S. airlines, which canceled about 20,000 flights starting last Thursday, lost anywhere from $50 million to $100 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-09/deep-freeze-might-have-cos
Delta CEO opposes knives policy

...plans to implement the policy on April 25 as scheduled.Airlines for America, a trade association representing major U.S. airlines, has been supportive of TSA without explicitly endorsing the policy."We support the TSA's approach of combining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-03-08/delta-ceo-opposes-knives-p
FAA moving toward easing restrictions on use of electronic devices

...making money. This is about keeping the passenger entertained," he said.Heather Poole, a flight attendant for a major U.S. airline, blogger and author of the novel Cruising Attitude, said easing the restrictions would make flight attendants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-21/faa-moving-toward-easing-r
American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

...and be based in Fort Worth, but US Airways CEO Doug Parker will run it.The merger would reduce the number of major U.S. airlines to four: the new American, United, Delta and Southwest.The deal is a coup for smaller US Airways Group Inc...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-14/american-us-airways-announ
American divides order for 460 jets

...and Boeing to provide generous financing. American said the new planes will make its fleet the youngest among major U.S. airlines within five years."This is almost American rebranding itself," said aviation consultant Darryl Jenkins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-07-20/american-divides-order-460
Planes flying fuller and passengers get squeezed

...paying customers in July and August, according to an Associated Press analysis of preliminary data reported by 16 major U.S. airlines. That edges last summer's record of 86.3 percent.Add in seats occupied by off-duty airline staff, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-09-13/planes-flying-fuller-and-p
Airlines plan to add more fees

...say, passengers can pick and choose the extras they want to pay for. BAGGAGE FEES A rundown of baggage fees at major U.S. airlines: AMERICAN AIRLINES, AIRTRAN AIRWAYS, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES: $15 for the first checked piece of luggage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/20/bus_528242.shtml
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Major airlines will cut flights further in 2009

DALLAS --- Executives of major U.S. airlines, already seeing signs of slumping travel demand, said Tuesday they were ready to cut more flights, and Delta hinted at more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/03/bus_502493.shtml
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Frequent fliers redeem miles to beat high fares

...cashed in 1.34 million awards this year, up 21 percent from the same period last year. At Continental, the only major U.S. airline to disclose monthly redemption figures, officials say changes in their Web site let customers see available seats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/26/bus_480730.shtml
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More flights arriving late

...the earliest period for which the agency has comparable data. In June, nearly a third of domestic flights on major U.S. airlines were late. Part of the explanation for the worsening delays is that demand for air travel is rising for all airlines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/07/bus_138651.shtml
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