Airlines

When an airline decides where and when to fly its planes, there’s often a lot more at stake than just the bottom line. The final choice of routes can be controversial, as United Continental‘s recently ousted CEO discovered after allegations surfaced that the company initiated money-losing, nonstop service as a personal favor to a New …

United Continental’s CEO and two other company officials resign amid an ongoing federal investigation. What went wrong at United?

When something works—and works well—you stick with it. That’s the approach that airlines across the globe are taking, as a new report found ancillary fee revenue grew at a double-digit pace last year. In fact, despite grumblings from passengers about additional charges, revenue from checked bags, changed reservations and a host of other additional fees …

A lawsuit filed in Illinois accuses Boeing of building airplanes that have ventilated the cabin with toxic fumes.

Despite billions being spent at our nation’s airports, a new report shows it’s way too easy to get past security.

This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. The Federal Aviation Administration briefly halted all United Airlines flights on Tuesday morning. (Tweet This) The grounding happened around the same time as reports about bomb threats against five flights, including a United flight. Federal officials said later the threats were not credible. Read More Multiple hoax …

Eastern Airlines re-enters service for the first time since 1991.

Travelers are still willing—or in some cases, forced—to pay airline fees. But there are ways to game the system. So-called ancillary fees have become big business for airlines. In 2013 (the most recent year available), the top 20 carriers worldwide pulled in $20.4 billion on such fees, up from $2.1 billion in 2007, according to …

United Airlines is offering up to a million air miles to hackers who can find security bugs in its network. The move comes amid increasing cybersecurity threats to businesses, with the cost of data breaches likely to hit $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, four times the 2015 figure, according to Juniper Research. (Tweet this) On …

This is something frustrated frequent fliers will find hard to believe. A new survey of the world’s largest airlines finds carriers have increased the percentage of flights with seats available for reward travel. In fact, the annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey found 74percent of the flights checked have seats open for reward reservations. “What …

Call it a three-peat. Virgin America, which has evolved from a niche West Coast player into a carrier making its mark nationwide, was named the top airline in the annual Airline Quality Ranking for the third straight year. It was followed by Hawaiian Airlines in second, and then Delta. Delta was named the most improved …

Most travelers feel lucky if they can swap their frequent flier miles for first-class upgrades or a free flight. But a recent study found at least 160 airline frequent flier programs worldwide offering redemption options that are far more interesting, innovative and, at times, a bit wacky. Among other things, the study by research company …

The wicked winter is over, but how did the airlines fare during the harshest of times?

Boeing’s results walloped Wall Street’s earnings forecast.

Kate Rogers gives us an update on travel delays, as thousands of flights have been cancelled because of the storm.