Northwest will begin charging for a second checked bag in early May. It joins a larger trend set to make traveling light the only economical choice....read more»

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The open-skies countdown ended yesterday when the new agreement took effect. Now we wait and see how it will impact airfare routes and prices....read more»

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"Unfair competition" has driven Aloha out of business. Monday, March 31, will be the last day for passenger operations, including the airline's inter-island and transpacific routes....read more»

U.S. passport (Photo: Index Open)

Homeland Security has postponed the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative to June 1, 2009, at which point all American citizens will be required to present a passport at the Canadian and Mexican borders....read more»

Taj Mahal, Agra, India (Photo: Ingo Jezierski)

New service from San Francisco to Mumbai via Shanghai will start on May 5. Jet Airways' route map continues the trend of more flights connecting the U.S. and India....read more»

Delta has joined American in canceling hundreds of flights this week. The inspections are part of an FAA investigation into all U.S. carriers' maintenance records....read more»

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Delta has joined the airlines charging for second checked bags. But what happens if that second bag gets lost? Do you get a refund? Plus, the buzz on Delta's new safety video....read more»

American Airlines planes wait at their gates (Photo: Index Open)

The AP reports American Airlines has canceled approximately 200 flights out of Dallas-Ft. Worth and Chicago O'Hare for inspection of "wire bundles" on its MD-80 airplanes....read more»

View from the top of the Victoria Tower, the lesser known of the two towers of the Houses of Parliament, towards Big Ben, the River Thames and the London Eye  (Photo: britainonview/McCormick-McAdam)

If you're planning a European vacation in the near future, you'll now be spoiled for choice: The open-skies agreement between the U.S. and Europe is set to take effect on March 30....read more»

Passengers waiting to board a plane (Photo: Index Open)

New York's Passenger Bill of Rights law, requiring airlines to provide food, water, clean toilets, and fresh air to passengers held on delayed planes, is now moot....read more»

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