Spirit Airlines will get 16 more runway spaces at Newark Airport as a consumer group raises concerns

Travelers will see more yellow Spirit Airlines jets taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport after federal officials reallocated 16 runway slots to the Florida-based airline late Tuesday. The reallocation of peak-hour runway times vacated by Southwest Airlines is intended to provide cost-effective options and improve competition for passengers using Newark Airport, U.S. Department of … Read more

Airlines prepare for huge crowds on July 4th

Passengers arrive at Chicago’s Midway International Airport on Friday, the first day of the July 4th bank holiday weekend. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Hide caption toggle caption Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Passengers arrive at Chicago’s Midway International Airport on Friday, the first day of the July 4th bank holiday weekend. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP The 4th of July … Read more

4th of July ‘travel drama’: Airlines warn passengers to prepare for trouble

Barrett Lane was en route from Washington, DC to attend one of his college best friend’s weddings in Thousand Oaks, California, when his flight was delayed before the 4th of July weekend. The 34-year-old transportation project manager and his husband were flying to Newark, New Jersey, for a transfer when their United Airlines flight to … Read more

All eyes are on the airlines as the 4th of July bank holiday weekend approaches

DALLAS — Airlines, which have stumbled badly over the past two bank holidays, face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle large crowds as travelers swarm the country’s airports on July 4 this weekend. Trouble surfaced well before the weekend, with some disruption caused by thunderstorms slowing air traffic. American Airlines canceled 8% … Read more

All eyes are on the airlines as the 4th of July bank holiday weekend approaches

DALLAS — Airlines, which have stumbled badly over the past two bank holidays, face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle large crowds as travelers swarm the country’s airports on July 4 this weekend. Trouble surfaced well before the weekend, with some disruption caused by thunderstorms slowing air traffic. American Airlines canceled 8% … Read more

The battle for Spirit Airlines is getting under the skin with competing bids from Frontier and JetBlue

A Frontier Airlines plane near a Spirit Airlines plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 16, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The hottest airline battle in years comes to a head on Thursday as Spirit Airlines shareholders vote on a proposed link with fellow discount carrier Frontier Airlines, while … Read more

American Airlines introduces Mobile ID with TSA PreCheck®

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck® can now fly through the airport with just their phone and face thanks to a collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American to test mobile identification. Travelers can now enjoy more convenient travel verification through facial recognition No more fumbling for an … Read more

Fears of inflation and recession are putting some sectors under more pressure than others

A woman pushes a shopping cart through the grocery aisle at Target in Annapolis, Maryland May 16, 2022 as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to mount. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images People still seem willing to travel, go to the movies and have a drink or two, even as … Read more

Fears of inflation and recession are putting some sectors under more pressure than others

A woman pushes a shopping cart through the grocery aisle at Target in Annapolis, Maryland May 16, 2022 as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to rise. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images People still seem willing to travel, go to the movies and have a drink or two, even as … Read more