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AirTran has given up its hostile takeover bid for Midwest Airlines. Instead, private equity firm TPG will buy Midwest for $400 million in cash....read more»

When the airline that dragged the terms "low-cost" and "cattle car" into the popular vocabulary starts talking about seat assignments, you can bet it piques interest around here. Here are the trial boarding process details....read more»

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The government announced Thursday that a new version of the Secure Flight program, which could be implemented within six months, will help prevent cases of mistaken identity....read more»

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Expedia's newest Travel Trendwatch report delivers the right information to help you plan travel and avoid pitfalls. Read up on the best on-time airports, flight times to avoid, which destinations are cheaper this year, and more....read more»

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Low-cost carrier Virgin America found out yesterday what happens when two of the most delay-prone airports in the country (San Francisco and New York's JFK) are your hubs....read more»

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After years spent proving its independence from British-based, Branson-controlled Virgin Atlantic, new low-cost domestic carrier Virgin America launches service from San Francisco to Los Angeles and New York....read more»

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Southwest is planning to test out new models, including assigned seating, with the goal of raising revenue by $1 billion over the next several years....read more»

Twenty Manning Restaurant in Philadelphia (Photo: Photo by K. Ciappa for Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Restaurant weeks are a true boon for budget gourmets. Fixed-price, multi-course menus at participating upscale restaurants are a perfect way to eat well without breaking the bank....read more»

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The TSA has scaled back some of its stricter policies this summer, but because this rule is new and there are already enough people unfamiliar with the current requirements, slower lines may be the result....read more»

Wine Skin (Photo: Christine Sarkis)

A handy padded and sealed package for wine means you won't get home to find your dry-clean-only suits and dresses awash in the peppery aromas and black currant undertones of the wine you'd planned on enjoying at home....read more»

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