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The 2008 J.D. Power and Associates Airline Satisfaction Study is out, and the results may surprise you. Scores hit a three-year low, but not because of high fares and new fees....read more»

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It's not earth-shattering news on the level of United or US Airways' baggage fees, but Spirit will be raising its own checked-bag fee by $5....read more»

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The big guys aren't the only ones struggling this week. Start-up low-cost carrier Virgin America announced new fuel surcharges of up to $25 on all fares....read more»

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Continental unveiled details of its route cuts and staffing reductions Friday. "Highlights" include major drawdowns at the airline's hubs and roughly 3,000 eliminated jobs....read more»

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As expected, US Airways has added a $15 fee for first checked bags, becoming the third carrier to do so. It will also begin charging for soft drinks onboard. But that's only the beginning....read more»

Man getting poked in the eye by paper plane.

Two of the country's six legacy lines now charge for a first checked bag, and US Airways is reportedly considering the idea. Will the rest of the industry fall in line?...read more»

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Not again! American, United, and Continental are taking another stab at a fare hike, after failed attempts earlier this week. If you're sensing desperation, you're not alone....read more»

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Orbitz claims it will refund the difference if fares drop after you book....read more»

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It's not time to hop on the treadmill yet, thankfully. But if the airline industry has taught us anything, it's that nothing is beyond reason....read more»

Photo: Southwest Airlines

Southwest keeps chugging along while the rest of the industry is in chaos. What is this (not so) little airline's secret?...read more»

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