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Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to avoid furloughs for air traffic controllers, a move that is aimed at eliminating further flight delays blamed on sequester-blamed furloughs. Under “The Reducing Flight Delays Act,” Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood can transfer funds into the Federal Aviation Administration’s operations budget to prevent…

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – From airline fees to airline consolidation, travelers remain cautious when it comes to taking trips, one expert suggests. “I think there is good reason for travelers to be cautious these days,” Alicia Jao, vice president for travel media at NerdWallet.com, said in an interview. Former Transportation Secretary…

The boards of US Airways and American Airlines on Thursday announced their decision to merge, a move that is expected to create the world’s largest airline. A federal bankruptcy judge in New York must still approve the merger. The new airline, to be based in Fort Worth, Texas, will continue…

As soon as next week, American Airlines and U.S. Airways could announce their intent to merge, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The two airlines have been talking about a merger for months, according to various reports, and previously “completed discussions” with two major employee unions: the…

United Airlines and American Airlines “operate sham offices” in Sycamore, Illinois, which allows them to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) alleges. The agency — which oversees three transit agencies: CTA, Metra and Pace — filed suit Monday in Circuit Court of Cook County…

American Airlines and U.S. Airways could soon merge, and they already have buy-in from a pair of major unions representing pilots. The two airlines have “completed discussions” with two major employee unions: the Allied Pilots Association and US Airline Pilots Association, the two airlines said in a statement. These discussions…

(Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011, 2012) ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is purchasing a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic for $360 million. The deal is pending approval from regulators in the United States and Europe. Delta is purchasing a share currently owned by Singapore Airlines. Virgin Group…