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Good Question: Do Airline Mergers Hurt Or Help Us?

American Airlines plans to end its direct flights from MSP to New York’s LaGuardia and Washington’s Reagan National Airports. The changes are part of a deal with the Justice Department to push through American’s merger with U.S. Airways. American agreed to give up some of its airport slots to lower-cost airlines. So do airline mergers hurt us or help us? According to Myles Shaver, a professor business strategy at the Carlson School of Business, opinions are mixed.

01/16/2014

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Airfare Rates Fixed?

The sub-zero temperatures have some people looking to get out of town for a bit. And there’s a good chance the airfare they pay now could vary by hundreds of dollars in just a month from now. Travel expert Terry Trippler, of ThePlaneRules.com, says there are several variables that cause airfare to go “up and down,” and make a fixed rate nearly impossible. “Number one … airports pay different landing fees at different airports,” Trippler said. “Different landing and take-off fees.”

12/09/2013

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Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend that will make your life easier.

11/12/2013

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American Airlines, U.S. Airways To Announce Merger

Two of the country’s biggest air carriers are tying the knot on Valentine’s Day. CBS has learned American Airlines and U.S. Airways will announce they are merging later this morning.

02/14/2013

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Pilots Abort Takeoff Due To Wind Shear Alert

A spokesman for Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids says an American Airlines flight aborted takeoff due to a wind shear alert in the cockpit.

04/04/2011

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07/23/2010