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Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they’re prepared for whatever’s coming down the road.

March 31, 2013 3:30 amLoading…

TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

March 05, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…
More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

Groundbreaking is set for April on the first phase of this photovoltaic array and canopy over the daily parking lot in front of Tucson International Airport's main terminal. This phase, covering about half the lot, is expected to be done this summer.

January 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

Tucson International Airport will keep flying into financial headwinds in the next year, as airline cutbacks continue to depress airport revenue and passenger counts.

January 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

Lisa Israel

January 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Delta triples number of NY-London flights

Delta triples number of NY-London flights

Sir Richard Branson held British singer Sarah Harding and, along with a cabin crew, celebrated Virgin Atlantic's 25th anniversary of connecting Miami and London last year. On Tuesday, Delta acquired almost half the airline.

December 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Delta triples number of NY-London flights

Delta triples number of NY-London flights

Delta Air Lines is grabbing a bigger share of the world's most important travel route: New York to London.

December 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tips to snag seats together on flights for the holidays

NEW YORK - Flying this Thanksgiving and worried that you won't be able to sit with family?

November 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Alexis Powers: Plane travel wasn't always awful

A news article caught my eye that said a U.S. Airways plane bound for Dallas had been ordered back to Philadelphia International Airport due to a bomb threat. Scary! Happily, it was only a hoax, although that is bad enough.

September 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson airport to take business travelers' pulse

Tucson airport to take business travelers' pulse

A departing United Airlines jet gets the attention of some kids at Tucson International Airport. According to a recent survey, TIA would benefit from enhanced service to Los Angeles-area airports and the San Francisco Bay Area.

August 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson airport takes business travelers' pulse

Tucson airport takes business travelers' pulse

Tucson lacks nonstop flights to 10 of 20 of the top markets identified as the most frequent destinations for local business travelers, according to a new survey.

August 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Southwest airfare sale includes Tucson

Southwest Airlines, Tucson’s biggest commercial carrier, announced a sale today offering customers air fares starting as low as $59 one-way to select destinations nationwide.

August 14, 2012 2:40 pmLoading…
Labor unrest seethes at airlines

Labor unrest seethes at airlines

United Airline pilots unhappy with outsourcing passed out leaflets at O'Hare International Airport in May. United has yet to reach labor deals following its merger with Continental in 2010.

July 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Labor unrest seethes at airlines

Labor unrest seethes at airlines

CHICAGO - As airline passengers fly to and from vacations this summer, they might be surprised to know their pilot may not have had a substantial pay raise in nearly a decade, and flight attendants might be fuming beneath friendly smiles. And mechanics fixing the plane? They might not be too…

July 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

American Airlines to review merger bids with US Air, others

American Airlines parent AMR Corp. (AAMRQ) began a process to review merger offers yesterday by sending potential suitor US Airways Group Inc. an agreement to allow an exchange of confidential financial information.

July 28, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

Airfare ruling affirms clear pricing, called win for fliers

WASHINGTON - The government can require airlines to show consumers a total ticket price that includes taxes and fees in print and online ads, the U.S. Court of Appeals said Tuesday, rejecting an industry challenge to a series of consumer protection regulations.

July 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

After lull, airlines raise fares again

DALLAS - Get ready to spend more on travel. Airlines are raising ticket prices again after a four-month lull that coincided with falling fuel costs.

July 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Cubs spur new flight from Mesa Gateway to O'Hare

Spirit Airlines is adding seasonal daily nonstop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

July 18, 2012 3:33 pmLoading…
Frontier suspending nonstop service to Denver until November

Frontier suspending nonstop service to Denver until November

Frontier Airlines is dropping its nonstop service to Denver for the summer and plans to return with seasonal, fall and winter service starting this fall.

May 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Frontier suspending nonstop service to Denver until November

Frontier suspending nonstop service to Denver until November

Frontier's last nonstop flight to Denver will be Wednesday. It is switching to seasonal service because "the flights were not profitable over the summer months," an airline spokeswoman said.

May 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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