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5 Airlines probed for price-gouging

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. The Transportation Department ...

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FCC chairman: Calls on planes up to each airline

WASHINGTON — As one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently considering its own prohibition. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler told members of Congress that while his ...

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Airlines collected record baggage fees in 2012

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago. Passengers shouldn’t expect a break anytime soon. Those ...

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Airlines try to hike fares: Will they stick?

NEW YORK — Holiday travelers may want to lock in airfares while they still can. At least two U.S. airlines are raising prices for the first time since late summer and others may follow. Rick Seaney of Farecompare.com says Delta Air Lines Inc. raised one-way fares by $4 to $10 ...

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Feds fine online airline ticketing services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal regulators are going after online ticketing services that fail to tell customers booking a flight on a major airline that a leg of their trip will be operated by a separate regional carrier. The Department of Transportation said Friday ...

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Airfares are going up, and not just because of oil

Airlines have used surging oil prices to justify fare increases of up to $60 per ticket since the start of the year. But the rising cost of fuel isn't the only reason it's getting more difficult to find cheap fares.

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Airlines raise fares on many US routes

DALLAS — Passengers whose travel plans were wrecked this week when thousands of flights were canceled might not want to hear it, but airfares are going up again.

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Flights slowly resume in NYC area

NEW YORK CITY — Two magic words, "on time," are appearing on some airport departure boards in New York City. But it's still unclear how many passengers will actually make it out on Tuesday.

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Terror plot thwarted as US-bound explosives seized

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.

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Officials examine suspicious packages in US, UK

PHILADELPHIA — A suspicious package containing a toner cartridge with wires and powder was found during routine screening of cargo in the United Kingdom, prompting authorities to scour three planes and a truck in the United States on Friday. Searches were conducted in Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York City.

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