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The Brooklyn Bridge and New York City skyline. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fee Frustration

By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In case you haven’t noticed, hotels and restaurants have been taking a page out of the airlines’ playbook and are tacking on fees for what used to be free […]

09/11/2014

File photo of United Airlines plane (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cops Called After Passengers Fight Over Seat Recline On New Jersey Flight

The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger’s tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.

08/26/2014

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3 On Your Side: Same Airline Flight But Different Prices

Together they’ve merged to become the largest airline in the world, but as American Airlines and U.S. Airways slowly combine forces, passengers could be paying more than they have to!

07/02/2014

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Phoenix-to-Philly Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due To Engine Vibrations

Authorities say a US Airways flight to Philadelphia had to return to Phoenix’s airport and make an emergency landing because of an engine vibration issue.

01/16/2014

(Jet Blue says it will be using Embraer 190 regional jets between Boston and Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Smoke Odor Diverts JetBlue Flight To Philadelphia

A smoke odor in the cabin of the plane diverted a JetBlue flight to Philadelphia.

08/18/2013

Blog: Airlines Lose Less Bags, 82% Arrive On-Time

By Jim Donovan: I’ve got some good news for air travelers. Airlines are getting better at making sure that your baggage arrives at your destination at the same time that you do! According to the […]

02/13/2013

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BLOG: Direct Air, No Gas = No Go

By Jim Donovan: Some turbulence was reported for discount charter airline Direct Air and its passengers this week. The airline pulled a bit of a stunner by announcing that it was suspending operations until mid-May. […]

03/16/2012

CEO of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson

Virgin America To Offer Flights To And From Philadelphia

Virgin America says it will start flying to and from Philadelphia in April.

01/17/2012

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BLOG: Delta Air Lines To Refund Ticket Taxes

By Jim Donovan: Finally some good news for air travelers! Delta Air Lines today said that it will refund the ticket taxes charged for travel during the Federal Aviation Administration shutdown. The refunds will apply […]

08/01/2011

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3 On Your Side: Cost Of Overweight Luggage

Maybe it’s the long lines or the extra fees, but it seems a lot of travelers think those airport luggage scales are incorrect. There’s reason to be skeptical.

05/16/2011

BLOG: Airline Fuel Surcharges Return

By Jim Donovan: Get ready to shell out some more cash when buying a plane ticket. It looks like the old airline “fuel surcharge” is making a comeback. American Airlines has added fuel surcharges of […]

02/02/2011

Digital Journalist Nicole Brewer

BLOG: ‘Tag Your Own Bag’

By Nicole Brewer: Air travelers prefer self-service options to traditional tasks handled by agents, according to an industry survey. But, would you be willing to check your own bag?

CBS 3–11/04/2010

BLOG: Airline Do-It-Yourself Bag Tagging

By Jim Donovan: You may want to get ready to add another responsibility to your “to-do” list when flying. In addition to checking yourself in and getting your seat assignment at an airport kiosk, the […]

11/03/2010

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