Friday Apr 11
Are airlines being held to a different advertising standard than other consumer products industries?
I. AIRLINE CLAIM Airlines assert that a U.S. Department of Transportation requirement that they prominently display the full price of an airline ticket in a print or online advertisement treats them differently than other industries.
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Study finds Spirit most complained about airline
Customers of Spirit Airlines Inc. complain about the low-fare carrier at a much higher rate than passengers who fly other U.S. airlines, a Washington-based consumer group said Thursday.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Hays Daily News
Air passenger complaints drop in 2013, annual report shows
The number of complaints passengers lodged against the nation's airlines fell 15 percent last year from the year before.
Christian Science Monitor
Airlines can boot whiny frequent flyers, Supreme Court rules
A Delta Airlines Boeing 757 taking off in Tampa, Fla. The Supreme Court ruled last week that airlines can suspend frequent flyer benefits for obnoxious passengers.
Lookback: Malaysia Airlines plane disappearance sparks memories of Northwest Flight 2501
Ten years after the tragic loss of Northwest Flight 2501, Chronicle reporter Bruce McCrea recalled, how, just hours earlier, his path crossed that of the ill-fated airliner.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Airlines can dump frequent fliers, and cellphone kill switch could save billions
The nation's highest court handed down a decision that allows airlines to dump frequent fliers if they get on the airlines' nerves.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Business Traveler: Will Heathrow Ever Get Better?
Flying from Oslo to Heathrow last month I made a wager with the business traveler next to me on our BA A319: for how long would we circle over London before landing? He said five minutes, I said fifteen, and after two laps over the grey foggy city we finally landed just past schedule in T5.
Rabbi Loses Supreme Court Case Over Frequent Flyer Miles
The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that an airline customer cannot sue after being thrown out of a frequent flyer program.
Justices toss frequent-flier's suit
Airlines won a stronger shield from passenger lawsuits as the U.S. Supreme Court threw out claims filed by a man kicked out of Northwest Airlines' frequent-flier program for complaining too much.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Wall Street Journal
A World Where Flights Aren't Canceled
Delta Air Lines has found ways to eliminate cancellations. Last year, the giant airline canceled just 0.3% of its flights, twice as good as the next-best airlines.
Supreme Court: Airline can drop frequent flier
Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg leads students at the Torah Academy in St. Louis Park, Minn., in a discussion and debate in 2003.
National Public Radio
High Court Limits Suits Over Frequent Flier Miles
The Supreme Court has said a Minnesota rabbi who complained about an airline's frequent flier program is out of luck.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News
US Air switches to AA's alliance
Just as the merger of American Airlines Inc. and US Airways Inc. rebalanced the domestic airline industry, that marriage is also rebalancing the international airline alliances in the United States.
The Airborne Liveries Of Flying Days Past
This week, we're featuring airline liveries that aren't flying anymore. There are dozens of bygone airlines and some classic paint schemes that went along with some of them.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
WSJV-TV South Bend
Malaysia Airlines Mystery brings back memories of plane that crashed into Lake Michigan
The Missing Malaysia Airlines flight brings back memories of a different plane disaster for many in Michiana.