Airline News - North America.
The Transportation Department said in addition to compensation now, involuntarily bumped passengers receive a refund for their original fare or a voucher for future travel. There were nearly 56,000 denied boardings in 2006 involving major airlines and their affiliates, up by 10,000 over the previous year, government figures show. More than 550 million passengers boarded US carriers last year. There is no requirement for a change, but transportation officials have been criticized by government and consumer watchdogs for inadequately investigating consumer complaints about airline service. Jul 10, 2007
AirTran Airways yesterday increased its Milwaukee-Las Vegas frequency to daily. Jul 11, 2007
American Airlines continues to make travel as convenient as possible with a new, extended window for customers wanting to use the airline's Confirmed Flight Change feature. Customers can request a confirmed seat on an earlier or later flight on the day they're scheduled to travel -- now within 12 hours of scheduled departure time of the alternate flight. Jul 12, 2007
American Airlines, Maxjet, Eos
With Eos and Maxjet both established with business class services from Stansted to JFK New York, American Airlines, part of oneworld, is to introduce its own parallel operation at the start of the winter season 2007. The American Airlines service however will be a two-class flight featuring a Boeing 767 offering 191 seats in economy and 30 in business class. Jul 9, 2007
Midwest Airlines will introduce twice-daily roundtrip flights between Charlotte and Milwaukee on Sept. 16. Jul 12, 2007
After a week in which it canceled nearly 1,000 flights, Northwest Airlines said it would reduce its domestic schedule for the rest of the summer by about three percent, The New York Times reports Jul 9, 2007
US Airways Group said passenger RASM "has gotten progressively better during the second quarter" and June figures were "up slightly" over the year-ago month. "We see an encouraging revenue environment moving into the third quarter due, in part, to stronger year-over-year bookings and improving yield trends," President Scott Kirby said. Jul 11, 2007
US Airways, Usablenet
US Airways said it has partnered with Usablenet mobile to provide increased content and functionality, including ticket purchasing, from the carrier's website to customers using PDAs or Web-equipped mobile phones. Jul 12, 2007
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