U.S. Airways

Shareholders of AirTran Holdings on Wednesday agreed to a proposed acquisition by Southwest Airlines. The acquisition opens the door for Southwest’s entry into a number of key markets nationwide, including Atlanta. In September, Southwest announced it was buying AirTran Airways for $1.4 billion. The deal, which is pending approval from…

ATLANTA – The next time you’re frustrated about that delayed flight or those pesky baggage fees, relish in the fact that you’re probably not alone. Especially if you’re flying Delta Air Lines, a new report examining “America’s Meanest Airlines” suggests. According to USnews.com, Atlanta-based Delta is the meanest major airline…

PRNewsFoto/AirTran Airways ATLANTA – Southwest Airlines said it is buying AirTran Airlines for $1.4 billion. “Both companies have dedicated people with kindred Warrior Spirits, who care about each other, and who care about serving Customers. We will continue to enhance our award-winning Customer experiences and high-quality operations,” Gary Kelly, Southwest…

ATLANTA — There weren’t snakes on the plane. Instead, there were maggots. A U.S. Airways flight from Atlanta to North Carolina on Monday was forced to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after maggots started falling from an overhead bin, according to WSB-TV. “I felt like they were crawling all over…

ATLANTA – Airline reward programs sound great in theory. But, the reality is, booking flights with points isn’t as convenient as airlines make it sound. That’s the upshot of a new study from Wisconsin-based IdeaWorks, which publishes the “ezRez Guide to Loyalty Marketing by IdeaWorks.” The publication is touted as…

Video footage of the Newark Airport Security breach A 28-year-old Piscataway, N.J., man faces charges he breached security at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, prompting officials to empty a terminal, which delayed flights for upwards of six hours, The Associated Press reported. The incident caused massive delays as passengers…

U.S. Airlines had more on-time flights in April than they did in March and in April 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report. According to information filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the 19 carriers reporting on-time performance recorded an overall on-time arrival rate…