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Mar 19, 2007

On-time performance disclosure may be in passenger-rights bill While chronically delayed flights represent a small fraction of the millions of airline flights each year, from less than 1% to 3% according to federal measures, passenger-rights legislation may require airlines to provide on-time flight performance information on their Web sites. Not all carriers currently disclose this information on their Web sites. Mar 15, 2007

Travel groups laud Senate bill welcoming foreign visitor Two major travel-industry groups say they will be helping leaders in the House and Senate to make sure the final security bill retains measures that "improve America's image around the world." The measures, which were based on Discover America Partnership proposals, target port procedures and the U.S. visa policy. Mar 15, 2007

Passengers' rights bill could create more inconvenience Columnists Shaunti Feldhahn and Diane Glass debate the merits of an airline passengers' bill of rights in their Woman-to-Woman column. Feldhahn says well-intentioned legislation could create more problems than it would solve. Glass says leaving travelers in a full plane for hours creates risks. An Air Transport Association spokesman says legislative reforms now being proposed "could create inflexible standards and inconvenient travel for everyone. Mar 14, 2007

Lawmakers will consider opposition to proposed Philadelphia flight paths A House aviation panel took statements Monday from opponents to the FAA's plan to change flight paths over Pennsylvania's Delaware County and southern New Jersey. Local leaders oppose the change and note that planes now fly over the Delaware River, which reduces noise heard on the ground. The FAA has said the new flight paths will reduce delays. Mar 13, 2007

Air Canada

Air Canada offers pass for U.S.-Canada travel Air Canada now offers subscription-based flight passes for unlimited travel between Canada and the U.S. Travelers can book the pass in one transaction. The airline draws money in fixed monthly payments that include the cost of the air fares, fees, charges and taxes. Mar 14, 2007

Air Transat

Transat Posts Lower Profit Transat AT, parent of airline Air Transat, reported a lower first-quarter profit on Wednesday hurt by new accounting procedures and the impact of foreign exchange on debt. Mar 14, 2007

Continental Airlines

Domestic fares come under pressure, Continental says Continental Airlines said Tuesday domestic fares are coming under pressure despite strong demand. The airline said its first-quarter domestic yields will fall slightly from year-ago levels. Mar 14, 2007

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Reinstates San Diego-Maui Nonstop Effective March 16, Hawaiian Airlines is reinstating its daily nonstop service between San Diego and Kahului, Maui. Mar 15, 2007

Republic Airlines

Two more airlines apply for New Mexico liquor license Republic Airlines and Shuttle America have applied for New Mexico liquor licenses. The carriers are not named in the state's cease-and-desist order issued to three other carriers. However, state officials say they are pleased the carriers are complying. Mar 12, 2007

United Airlines, United Express

United Airlines and United Express will start service from Denver to Dayton (daily from April 24 aboard GoJet Airlines CRJ700s), Raleigh/Durham (from April 24) and Kalispell, Mont. (twice-daily from June 7) aboard SkyWest Airlines 50-seat CRJs. Mar 14, 2007

US Airways, Delta Air Lines

US Airways will continue taking risks to get great returns, CEO says US Airways will continue to seek out business opportunities that promise great returns, CEO Doug Parker said Wednesday during the airline's media day. The company earlier this year withdrew its bid to merge with Delta Air Lines. "If you're not trying stuff like that, you're not trying hard enough," Parker said of the offer to buy Delta. "We're going to keep taking chances like that. It invigorates us and makes us want to go out and find other things to do." Parker also promised to fix operational problems at the airline's Philadelphia hub. Mar 14, 2007

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