FAA official resigns following string of incidents involving sleeping air-traffic controllers. Passenger rights group praises decision to add second overnight controller at 27 airports.
Continental Airlines and UAL shareholders approved the deal, which will create the world's biggest airline
Buffalo crash, other incidents prompt aviation agency to expedite rule changes.
As of July 20, it will ask some travel agents to pay with cash, not credit. The move could make it harder for passengers to get back money for canceled flights, critics say.
Passenger traffic at the largest carriers is well below last year's level. Big fare reductions aren't bringing in enough travelers.
There's been a pattern of irregularities linked to the tail fin, but Airbus says it's too soon to know.
With air travel down in 2008, fewer planes were late and fewer bags were lost in airlines' best performance since 2004.
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.
The airlines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Bush administration are taking steps for smoother traveling.