May 21, 2022

Baggage Fees Gives Airlines Huge Profit Gains

Hope you don’t mind paying the fee for checking a bag when you fly, because it has proven to be profitable for all U.S. airlines. Chances are those fees are not going away anytime soon. The Department of Transportation reported last week that U.S. airlines collected $2.56 billion in baggage fees alone from January through […]

Southwest Is Ordering Larger Planes

Not only is Southwest ordering larger planes, but the plan is to also start offering international flights. The initial order is for 20 of the 737-800 planes that are made by Boeing Company for delivery by March 2012. By 2014 they hope to have up to 70 of those planes in service. Southwest is purchasing […]

Southwest Airlines to Acquire AirTran Airways

Dallas based airline company Southwest Airlines has announced plans to acquire AirTran Airways, in the largest take-over to date of a U.S. budget airline. Southwest Airlines has inked an official commitment to acquire all AirTran Holdings, Inc. outstanding stock for a combination of Southwest Airlines’  stock and cash. Southwest says that the acquisition of AirTran […]

Report on Airline Efficiency Brings Mixed Reviews

Following two years of recession and declining revenues ,the most recent monthly report issued by The Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Transportation should finally give the airline industry something to cheer about. The report tracks major airlines on parameters such as departure and arrival delays, mishandled baggage, booking problems, and similar passenger […]