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A Congressman from New York has introduced legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial flights. U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he introduced the so-called “Families Flying Together Act of 2012″ in response to airlines’ “ever-increasing fees and decreasing transparency.” If approved, the measure would require the Department…

American Airlines is planning to feature Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its Los Angeles-to-London Heathrow route. The aircraft will start appearing next summer, the airline said. American’s 777-300ERs will be configured as three-class aircraft. They will include fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats with direct aisle access and inflight entertainment…

American Airlines has announced plans for “the redesign and refresh of the airline’s international widebody aircraft.” The airline’s fleet of 777-200ERs will be redesigned to a two-class cabin configuration while also adding fully lie-flat Business Class seats with aisle access for every seat, international Wi-Fi, in-seat entertainment throughout all cabins…

In a complete 180, Spirit Airlines said it will refund a dying Vietnam veteran’s airfare following threatened boycotts and extensive media coverage. “In my statements regarding Mr. Meekins’ request for a refund, I failed to explain why our policy on refunds makes Spirit Airlines the only affordable choice for so…

U.S. Airways is courting American Airlines as a possible partner for a merger, according to published reports and a letter from U.S. Airways’ CEO. American’s parent company, AMR Corp., filed for bankruptcy last year, but is trying to re-emerge as a stand along carrier. The move, CEO Doug Parker said…

Here’s how major domestic airlines ranked according to the recently released 22nd annual national Airline Quality Rating (last year’s rankings are in parenthesis): AirTran (1) Hawaiian (2) JetBlue (3) Frontier (9) Alaska (4) Delta (7) Southwest (5) US Airways (6) SkyWest (10) American (11) Continental (8) United (12) Atlantic Southeast…

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is upping its presence at New York’s LaGuardia airport, adding more than 100 new flights and 29 new cities, the airline said. The move to create a new domestic hub positions Delta to better compete against American and United airlines, The Associated Press reported. “This…

The U. S. Department of Transportation fined American Eagle Airlines $900,000 for lengthy tarmac delays. The fines stem from delays at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 29, according to the feds. They mark the first fine for a violation federal rules that took effect in April 2010 and also represent the largest…