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United Airlines Forces Homeward Bound Soldier to Pay $200.00 for Duffel Bag
Business  (tags: United Airlines, airlines, extra charge, bag charge, $200 bag charge )

Philippa
- 2 days ago - msn.com
National Guard First Lieutenant John Rader told reporters this week that United Airlines charged him $200 to fly with a 70-pound military duffel bag filled with standard battlefield gear.
Woman Says United Airlines Forced Her to Pee in a Cup
Business  (tags: abuse, airlines, United Airlines, pee in a cup, lavatory closed, urinate in cup )

Philippa
- 10 days ago - msn.com
A Kansas City nurse says she was forced to urinate into a plastic a cup at her seat on a United flight after attendants barred her from using the plane's lavatory.
Air Canada Leaves Teen Trapped Overnight in Airport
Business  (tags: Air Canada, airlines, teen trapped in airport, construction, business, world )

Philippa
- 10 days ago - msn.com
Air Canada cannot use construction at Toronto's Pearson airport as an excuse for forcing a 15-year-old boy to spend a long, scary night alone, says the boy's mother.
United Airlines Shows How Inequality Is Putting the Squeeze on Customer Service
Business  (tags: customer service, airlines, economic injustice, inequality )

Freya
- 35 days ago - theweek.com
Treatment of customers is increasingly stratified by class: Well-off individuals with money to burn get pampered, while the vast majority of Americans are treated like dirt.
10 Ways Monopoly Airlines Use 'Calculated Misery' to Make Flying An Increasingly Overpriced Nightmare
Business  (tags: flight, flying, airlines, airplanes, passengers, ripoffs, monopolies )

Freya
- 600 days ago - alternet.org
The airline industry profits by having you pay extra to be treated like a human being.
How Did Airline Fees Get So Outrageous? (VIDEO)
Business  (tags: deregulation, airlines, money, corporate, business, finance, society, consumers )

Carrie
- 1293 days ago - digg.com
Airline fees are an unstoppable menace, rising from $2.45 billion in 2008 to a mind-numbing $27 billion in add-ons around the world, according a new report from IdeaWorks Co. Where did they come from? How did they become utterly unavoidable?
Man Sues JetBlue for Making Him Sit in Bathroom
Business  (tags: Jet Blue, airlines, business )

Ben
- 3295 days ago - blogmyway.org
A New York City man is suing JetBlue for more than two million dollars. He says a pilot made him give up his seat to a flight attendant and sit on the toilet for more than three hours on a flight from California. (May 13) © 2008 The Associated Press
Delta Raises Fuel Surcharge By $10
Business  (tags: Delta, airlines )

Ben
- 3342 days ago - blogmyway.org
NEW YORK (AP) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. on Thursday raised its fuel surcharge by $10 round-trip, according to airfare price tracking Web site FareCompare.com.
Appeals Court Overturns Airline 'Passenger Bill of Rights' Law
Business  (tags: consumers, business, airlines, passengers, bill-of-rights, law, state, federal )


- 3344 days ago - nydailynews.com
A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a state law requiring airlines to give food, water, clean toilets and fresh air to passengers stuck in delayed planes, saying the measure was well-intentioned but stepped on federal authority.
Delta Air Lines Expected to Cut About 2,000 Jobs
Business  (tags: corporate, usa, airlines )

James
- 3351 days ago - ajc.com
Delta Air Lines said it expects to cut about 2,000 jobs and ground dozens of jets this year as it struggles to ratchet down operations to offset soaring fuel costs.
The Rise of American Incompetence
Business  (tags: Americans, entrepreneurs, skills, industry, management, oil prices, Bush, Republicans, jokes, airlines, corporations )

Blue
- 3354 days ago - slate.com
We used to be the world's most skillful entrepreneurs and managers. Now we're laughingstocks. What happened?
Southwest Airlines, FAA Accused of Falsifying Safety Reports
Business  (tags: airlines, FAA, business, consumers, dishonesty, ethics, news, cover-up, corporate, corruption )

John (Aqu
- 3359 days ago - dallasnews.com
Officials for Southwest Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration "falsified the report" that said the airline had come into compliance with rules for crucial safety inspections for jets, according to records released by a U.S. House committee.
VIRGIN ATLANTIC NOW SERVING FAIRTRADE COFFEE ONBOARD
Business  (tags: virgin, richard, branson, fair trade coffee, airlines, tea )

Amanda
- 3375 days ago - virgin-atlantic.com
Fairtrade products are all about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Last year we served nearly seven million cups of coffee and over five million cups of tea on our flights, so
UPDATE 1-Delta Begins United-Northwest Merger Talks-WSJ
Business  (tags: business, airlines, corporate, consumers, 2008, news )

Linda
- 3413 days ago - reuters.com
Delta Air Lines has started merger talks with Northwest Airlines and United Airlines parent Corp and hopes to reach an agreement with one of them over the next two weeks, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Passenger Jets Get Anti-Missile Devices
Business  (tags: airlines, missiles, terrorists )

Brian
- 3425 days ago - usatoday.com
Tens of thousands of airline passengers will soon be flying on jets outfitted with anti-missile systems as part of a new government test aimed at thwarting terrorists armed with shoulder-fired projectiles.
 

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