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Virgin America received final Department of Transportation approval, and is gearing up for a mid-summer launch. It's about time....read more»

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After nearly two years, Northwest is slated to exit bankruptcy protection on May 31. The streamlined airline managed to cut costs and reduce debt, and emerges as a sleeker, more profitable carrier....read more»

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Weather plays a vital role when you travel, especially on those days when you're caught in an unexpected downpour without an umbrella. Now the Weather Channel's new interactive travel tool can help you expect the unexpected....read more»

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With major U.S. airlines floating in and out of bankruptcy for years, travelers have had to downgrade their expectations accordingly. Now the airlines are back in the black, but the "friendly skies" are still nowhere in sight....read more»

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Orbitz' Insider Index has the scoop on this summer's most popular cities. You can use the list to get in on the action or avoid the crowds....read more»

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Ah, spring! The time of year when the days grow longer, the flowers bloom, and travel consolidators publish lists of the cheapest and/or most popular destinations for summer. First up: CheapTicket.com's Cheapometer....read more»

This is the second time in a month the airlines have failed to push through a fare increase. As fuel prices continue to climb, however, expect them to try again....read more»

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Fandango has summer-movie-inspired road trip ideas from all over the world, including action movie Morocco, Ocean's Vegas, animated Paris, and many, many Springfields....read more»

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Farecast, the Web's first airfare prediction site, emerges from beta status today. For now, Farecast appears to be the only site that can accurately predict (most of the time) when you should book a fare for domestic travel, and new features debuting today could make booking specific travel plans even easier....read more»

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Southwest's new Bay Area service begins on August 24. It will serve Chicago, Las Vegas, and San Diego nonstop, with direct or connecting flights to 46 other cities. One-way introductory fares start at $39....read more»

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