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Viewers Donate 15.8 Million Miles To Make-A-Wish

Thanks to our WCCO viewers and listeners, Tuesday’s Accomplish MN Make-a-Wish drive turned out to be a huge success. Our goal was to raise 10 million airline miles for Make-a-Wish Minnesota through your donations. Those miles would help get kids to their dream destination.

03/26/2014

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Uncovered: The Best Time To Buy The Cheapest Plane Ticket

A recent study pinpoints the best time to buy the cheapest airline tickets. Read on for tips on booking your next vacation on a budget.

03/05/2014

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FAA Enacts New Rules To Fight Pilot Fatigue

New rules take effect Saturday to limit pilot hours in the cockpit, and to make sure they’re getting enough rest between flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires that all commercial pilots receive 30 uninterrupted, off-duty hours per week – a 25-percent increase from previous regulations. Before they go on duty, pilots must now get 10-hour rest periods, including eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. And depending on when their flight begins, the rules limit a pilot’s time in the cockpit to eight or nine hours.

01/04/2014

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Spirit Airlines Adds Service To 4 New Cities From MSP

Minneapolis travelers looking for a cheap trip now have four more cities to choose from through Spirit Airlines. On Thursday, Spirit Airlines announced nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO), Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Tampa (TPA).

11/07/2013

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Airplanes From World War II Featured In Tour

B-24, B-17, and P-51. These aren’t bingo numbers. They’re airplanes from World War II featured in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Blaine Airport.

07/18/2013

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Mosquito Helicopters Resume Flights After Crash

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District resumed flights Tuesday, the first time since a pilot working for them was killed in a helicopter crash last week.

06/25/2013

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Delays Expected After FAA Begins Employee Furloughs

Heading to the airport? Be sure to pack your patience. The FAA has begun furloughing its employees, including air traffic controllers, starting Sunday.

04/21/2013

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MSP Airport Worker Charged With Stealing Guns

A worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been charged with stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from the checked luggage of passengers who had connections through the busy Twin Cities airport.

04/09/2013

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Caught On Camera: Alleged Airport Baggage Thief

When you check your luggage in for a flight out of town you expect to land with all your belongings still intact.

04/05/2013

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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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Hurricane Sandy Causing Cancellations At MSP Airport

As parts of New York evacuate and others out east prepare for Hurricane Sandy to make landfall, Minnesotans are also feeling some of the impact of Sandy.

10/29/2012

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Spirit Airlines To Offer More Nonstop Flights

Spirit Airlines just announced Tuesday morning that it’s going to start flying nonstop from the Twin Cities to three more cities.

07/17/2012

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2 Same Flights, 2 Different Prices: Frequent Flyer Discrepancies

Minnesota’s largest airline is making changes after we uncovered frequent flyers were paying more for some plane tickets.

05/15/2012

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St. Cloud Officials’ Plan To Lure Airport Carriers Back

In an empty parking lot east of St. Cloud’s airport, the only birds heard taking flight have the chirp of sandpipers. The City’s airport terminal sits empty and jet ways lead nowhere. But now city and business leaders have a plan to bring a carrier back.

03/22/2012

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Airlines’ ‘Hidden Fees’ No Longer Hidden

Next time you book a flight you may experience a little sticker shock — and it’s not because the prices have gone up.

01/26/2012

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