Since bad times for the airlines have gone hand-in-hand with bad times for their customers, it's tempting to suggest that fliers can expect an improved travel experience when the airlines' fortunes more»

If the current trend continues, low-cost carrier programs could develop as a force to be reckoned with, spurring the stodgier major airlines toward more innovation and generosity to maintain their competitive edge. And that can only be good for travel more»

Many U.S. airlines are offering low-fare guarantees, assuring travel consumers that the ticket prices quoted on the airlines' own websites are the cheapest available. But do such "guarantees" really guarantee anything? more»