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United Airlines’ new baggage delivery option lets travelers skip the baggage claim and delivers travelers’ checked bags directly to their final destinations. The new service is available for travelers whose destination is within 100 miles of their arrival airport. The new BagsVIP service will initially be available to customers who…

Voice of America For the third day in a row, there are new problems in the operation of the world’s latest long-range jet aircraft, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s All Nippon Airways cancelled a Dreamliner flight Wednesday from the western Yamaguchi prefecture to Tokyo because of a brake problem. The airline…

(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…

A Delta Connection plane approaches Port Columbus airport on Sept. 5, 2011. (Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011, 2012) ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines, which is moving to replace smaller, regional aircraft, is shutting down Comair, one of its affiliates that flies under the Delta Connection banner.   Ryan…

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…

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…