The administration's decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is pure politics, say some. The White House says it's trying to offset a drop in Libyan light sweet crude – needed for gasoline – at the height of the summer driving season.
US airline earnings are down as they cope with rising fuel costs and a drop in the number of passengers traveling to Japan
With airlines charging for checked baggage, the scramble for overhead bin space can get heated – as was apparently the case Monday, when one tussle led a JetBlue attendant to start hurling profanities at a passenger.
Airline fees are not part of the ticket price, meaning they can easily go unseen until it's too late for the consumer to shop around.
The Continental merger with United will get tough antitrust scrutiny, which has the potential to result in fewer flights, less competition, and higher airfares.
The FAA is working on new rules regarding fatigue and other aspects of pilot conduct in the cockpit.
Airplanes themselves are safe, experts say, but flights to Mexico have been cut. Drug cartel violence is an issue too.
The economic picture is grim. But some may turn a small profit.
Their cost-cutting in recent years could pay off. But longtime problems remain.
As the economy drags, cities launch campaigns to woo residents to local attractions.