Transportation | Airlines | Travel

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 27

New York City is spared. After shutting down roads to non-emergency vehicles and closing subways, NYC ended up only receiving a light sprinkling of snow come Monday morning. Eastern Long Island wasn’t as lucky, as parts of Suffolk County received

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Across America, giving airports an upgrade

Have you been to your local airport lately? All across the U.S., airports such Detroit Metropolitan, New York’s JFK International, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and San Francisco International, have spent billions on overhauls. They’ve added new and upgraded terminals,  runway improvements

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Airlines find the money with ancillary revenues

Aviation consultancy Oliver Wyman this month released a major new report, Airline Economic Analysis. The report is chock full of data and observations about airline costs, revenues, margins, capacity and global trends for both network carriers — traditional airlines like

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Airport construction generates revenue, jobs

U.S. airports currently are working on nearly $80 billion in construction projects, according to the Centre for Aviation’s (CAPA) Airport Construction and Capex database.  The report notes that airports around the world spent $385 billion in 2013-14. While there were

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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 22

Hitting the roads with cheap gas. AAA’s winter holiday travel season officially starts Tuesday, and motorists are hitting the road with the gift of cheap gasoline. GasBuddy says 24 states now have stations where gasoline is selling for less than

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Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids

It’s the holiday season, and one of the things you will not be able to avoid on your flights to hither and yon are children on your airplane. A Harris Interactive poll in May found that 86 percent of those

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5 Tips To Survive The Nightmare of Holiday Travel

  Passenger stress goes sky high during the busy holiday travel season. In the first of this two-part series, I’m offering tips and ideas for your audience to get through the busy days around Christmas and New Year’s. Here are

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Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money

Falling energy prices are good for everyone, right? Not when it comes to airports. While lower fuel prices may be a good thing for consumers, Colorado’s 74 airports are taking a hit. The Colorado Aeronautical Board has informed airport managers

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How does holiday shopping help airports?

  As a regular traveler, I’m impressed with how airports have stepped up their game when it comes to shopping. And, they have to.  As airlines continue to consolidate and cut flights, airports are becoming more aggressive in finding ways

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Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places

You know you are paying less for gasoline this fall. But fuel has gotten really cheap in some parts of the country. The Associated Press reports that several filling stations in Oklahoma City and Texas are selling unleaded gasoline for

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