| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Online behemoth Amazon.com launched a one-day sale Monday on Kindle readers, taking advantage of new federal rules easing restrictions on using portable electronic devices on planes.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The United Airlines ticket snafu is history, but I still haven't stopped feeling sorry for myself. I continue to curse my inability to be in the right place at the right time, specifically on United's website where, for 15 minutes on September 12, fares...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
U.S. airlines had more flights arriving on time, fewer passengers bumped from flights (or involuntarily denied boarding in airline lingo), fewer lost bags and fewer customer complaints last year, according to an analysis of Department of Transportation...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:03 PM
A gunman fired a high-powered rifle in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, wounding several people and killing a TSA agent. Here's a guide for travelers trying to navigate the situation.
How will the shooting affect your...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:14 AM
United Airlines announced long-term plans Tuesday to cut costs by $2 billion annually and increase revenue from passenger fees over the next four years.
The plans come as the airline continues to improve its on-time performance but struggles to meet...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:19 PM
It didn't take long for airlines to adopt the new policy that lets passengers use portable electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
A day after the Federal Aviation Administration announced it would lift the restrictions, Delta Airlines and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A shooting at Los Angeles International Airport grounded flights at the nation's sixth-busiest airport Friday, but the situation in the early going had yet to affect air travel across the nation.
However, aviation experts said the longer planes are...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Airlines still make most of their money flying you from point A to point B. But a bigger share of that revenue now comes from selling you food, drinks and entertainment during the trip.
Airlines worldwide are expected to collect $42.6 billion from...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Computer systems for United Airlines shut down briefly Tuesday, delaying takeoffs and frustrating passengers.
The system problems that began Tuesday morning represented the latest malfunction for the nation's third largest carrier since United...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:05 AM
American Airlines has eliminated its so-called bereavement fares for people who need to book a last-minute flight because of the death of a loved one.
The airline, which is merging with US Airways, said it discontinued the fare as of Feb. 18 to be...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Complaints filed by air travelers about commercial airlines dropped by 14% in 2013, compared to the previous year, according to federal statistics released Tuesday.
During last year, airline passengers filed 13,168 complaints with the U.S. Department of...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:16 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration ordered inspections Monday of Boeing 767 jets to check for problems that could result in a "possible loss of control of the airplane," according to a notice published in the Federal Register.
Monday's order is the...