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Airlines Restore Tiny Perks to Pacify Fliers

Feb 1
After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.

Malaysia's New Islamic Airline Takes Off

By Eileen Ng, Syawalludin Zain | Dec 24
Malaysia's Rayani Air took to the skies over the weekend with a clear bailiwick. The country's first Islamic airline offers flights that adhere to Islamic rules, including prayers, no serving of alcohol or meals with pork, and a strict dress code.

Airport Comfort Dogs Help Ease Holiday Travel Stress

Dec 24
A team of professionally trained comfort dogs at Dulles International Airport are helping ease travelers' stresses this holiday season.

Lufthansa Cancels 136 Flights Due to Cabin Crew Strike

Nov 10
Lufthansa says it is canceling 126 long-haul and 10 shorter flights Tuesday as a cabin crew strike goes into its fourth day.

Jet Engine Catches Fire at Florida Airport

By Josh Replogle | Oct 30
A jet plane's engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and passengers had to quickly evacuate using emergency slides. One person was seriously injured, officials said.

Big 3 Airlines Flex Their Muscles in Washington

U.S. airlines have ramped up an aggressive lobbying campaign that seeks nothing less than converting the government from industry regulator to business ally.

Discount Airlines We Love to Hate

By David Koenig | Oct 8
Fans say the cheap tickets set the ultra-low-cost carriers apart in an industry where discomfort and inconvenience are now expected. But for many travelers, the new discounters take the aggravation to another level.

JetBlue Plants Seed With Farm-to-Tray-Table Concept

FOOD/DRINK | By Scott Mayerowitz | Oct 7
JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Long Flight Ahead for New United CEO

The new CEO of United Airlines faces a daunting list of problems he must fix, including late flights and technology that too often suffers embarrassing outages.

'Flawless' Response to Las Vegas Plane Fire

By Kimberly Pierceall, Sally Ho | Sep 9
British Airways Flight 2276 was accelerating for takeoff Tuesday when one of its engines caught fire, forcing the plane's 157 passengers and 13 crew members to escape on its emergency slides.

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