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Good Question: How Has Air Travel Changed?

In March, Delta Airlines will start offering five different levels of pricing, ranging from a bare-bones “basic economy” all the way to an elite first-class “Delta One” ticket. It’s a far cry from the 1960s, when airlines used to print their prices weeks in advance. So, how has airline travel changed?

12/09/2014

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MAC Accepting Proposals For On-Site MSP Airport Hotel

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may soon join the ranks of dozens of other airports in the region in adding an on-site hotel. The Metropolitan Airports Commission is now accepting proposals for the project. The plan is to build a hotel near Terminal 1 across from Concourse C, next to the U.S. Postal Office.

12/02/2014

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Flights Cancelled At MSP After Ill. Air Traffic Facility Fire

All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban Illinois air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation’s air travel network. The incident was causing quite a headache for people trying to get to Chicago from Minneapolis.

09/26/2014

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Travelers At MSP Unfazed By New Flight Restrictions

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration updated U.S. airlines currently canceling flights to Israel due to security concerns. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, travelers sensed the tension, caught in the middle of two world conflicts.

07/23/2014

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Frontier Adds Flight Between Trenton-Mercer & MSP

Frontier Airlines is adding more nonstop flights at New Jersey’s Trenton-Mercer Airport. The airline on Friday started flying from Trenton to St. Louis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

06/13/2014

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FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On Planes

Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.

10/31/2013

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Delta To Drop Memphis As Hub Airport

Delta Air Lines Inc. is dropping Memphis, Tenn., as a hub airport starting this fall. The airline says the Memphis hub is not making money. It’s cutting daily flights there to 60 per day from the current 96. It’s also cutting 230 jobs.

06/04/2013

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Customers Question Value Of Delta Perks

Minnesota’s largest airline tells WCCO its online pricing problems for preferred customers were fixed months ago, but more Delta customers are questioning what they thought were the company’s perks.

10/31/2012

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JetBlue Plane Swerves After Struck By 2 Geese

For the second time in less than a week, a passenger jet taking off from New York had to make an emergency landing after an encounter with some birds. It happened to a JetBlue plane Tuesday evening.

04/25/2012

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Delta Posts 1Q Profit On Fuel Hedges

Delta Air Lines reported a first-quarter profit on Wednesday as gains from hedging its fuel costs made up for losses in its day-to-day operations. The first three months of the year are usually the weakest for airlines because fewer people fly.

04/25/2012

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Minneapolis Students On Flight During Emergency

Dozens of Minneapolis Southwest High School students had a frightening flight experience on a field trip to New York.

04/23/2012

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Should Overweight Air Travelers Pay A Surcharge?

Should overweight air passengers pay more for their tickets? A Princeton University professor says it only makes sense, since travelers already pay a fee for their oversized bags.

03/16/2012

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New Airline Coming To MSP Airport

Travelers can expect some new options at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport pretty soon.

02/27/2012

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The Best Times To Buy Everything

WCCO-TV previously reported on the best things to buy this season. Now our experts spill the best times to buy.

02/15/2012

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Labor Board Sees No Interference In Delta Election

Delta Air Lines did not interfere in an election where baggage handlers rejected a union, a federal labor board ruled on Wednesday.

12/07/2011

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