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Heathrow profit soars

LONDON, England - Heathrow Ltd, the British airport operator formerly known as BAA, posted a strong rise in full year profit, largely driven by an increase in the fees it charges airlines.

Don’t let unexpected airline fees be the gag gift of upcoming...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Frequent and even occasional travelers are learning they must factor in add-on airline fees when calculating the full all-in cost of air travel.

Demanding the true all-in total cost of air travel

During the depths of the “great recession” in 2008, US airlines experienced the double whammy of fewer travelers and soaring jet-fuel prices, resulting in billions of dollars in losses.

Airlines For America CEO contends airline fees no different than another...

In an attempt to make the escalating schedule of airline fees seem less noxious, Mr. Nicholas Calio, the CEO of Airlines For America (A4A), the US industry’s spokesgroup, has issued a statement.

Death of airline competition by thousands of fees

If one were to listen to airline executives giving speeches across the country, the only conclusion would be that the airline industry is the most perfectly transparent industry in the USA when it com

Airlines push governments on security

Airline industry officials this week began what became a chorus of calls to take a second look at security procedures when flying to the United States.

50,000 travelers petition US DOT to require airline fee transparency

WASHINGTON - The Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), Business Travel Coalition (BTC) and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today submitted signatures from more than 50,000 travelers on a petition u

There is more than one way to pack a bag

LONDON - Debenhams has revealed that instead of paying expensive charges for stowing cases in the hold of the plane, canny holidaymakers are using their free hand luggage allowance and "wearing" the r

FlyersRights.org to Congress: just say no to carry-on and lavatory fees

"The commercial airlines have reached a new low by attempting to charge passengers for the right to place their luggage in the overhead bins," said Flyers Rights president and founder, Kate Hanni.

Despite speculation, extra airline fees remain

From checked luggage to in-flight food service and everything in between, travelers have been forced to pay extra for the 'extras' when flying.

Ryanair passengers asked to suggest airline’s next fee

European bargain airline Ryanair last week invited passengers to suggest the airline's next ancillary revenue idea after CEO Michael O'Leary confirmed the company is examining the possibility of passe