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File photo of an air traffic controller. (Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Furloughs Begin For Nearly 15,000 Air Traffic Controllers

Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts, though some delays appeared in the late evening in and around New York.

04/22/2013

File photo of a Virgin America airplane. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Report: Virgin America Best U.S. Airline In 2012

Virgin America did the best job for its customers among leading U.S. airlines last year, a report said Monday, as carriers overall had their second best performance in the more than the two decades since researchers began measuring quality of service.

04/08/2013

American Airlines passenger planes takes off from Los Angeles International airport on Feb. 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Flying High? Researchers Find Airline Performance Is Improving

For airline passengers grappling with fare increases, canceled routes and a seemingly endless parade of new fees, “better” may not be the first word that comes to mind. But based on more traditional yardsticks — lost bags, delayed flights, lousy service and bumpings from full planes — airlines are doing a better job, say private researchers who have analyzed federal data on airline performance.

04/02/2012

For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring a variety ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" when they end up in the ocean. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

PeoplExpress Airline Attempting Comeback In Virginia, Hopes To Fly By Summer

The revamped PeoplExpress airline hopes to be offering flights along the East Coast as early as this summer. However, it’s launch is far from certain.

02/13/2012

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Best Ways To Kill Time At DCA

Next time your plane gets delayed, explore what Reagan National Airport (DCA) has to offer.

02/04/2012

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