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Not Again! Airlines Raise Fares for the Third Time This Year — Dollars and Sense

If booking an airline flight seems to cost more than it did just a few months ago, it’s not your imagination — many airlines have already raised prices three times this year.

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Southwest Passengers Freak Out After Mistaking ‘Mom’ for ‘Bomb’

Important travel tip: when you’re piloting a plane, it’s essential to enunciate well so that passengers can tell the difference between “bomb” and “mom.” That’s a lesson a Southwest Airlines pilot learned the hard way.

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When Is The Cheapest Time to Book a Flight? — Dollars and Sense

If you’re starting to plan your summer vacation, you may think buying your plane tickets months ahead of time is a cost-saving move. But according to a new study, that may not necessarily be true.

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Airlines Don’t Want You to Know How Much Flights Will Really Cost — Dollars and Sense

If you’ve ever bought a plane ticket and wound up paying far more than the touted fare, the Department of Transportation is here to help.

Starting January 24, airlines will be required to include all government taxes and fees in their advertised prices.

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Crying Children Forced Into ‘Baby Ghettos’ on Airplanes

In an attempt to appease adult travelers who would rather avoid screaming kids in a tight, confined space, airlines are increasingly segregating families with children to the back of the plane.

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American Eagle Airlines Fined a Whopping $900,000 for Keeping Passengers Stuck on Tarmac

A Department of Transportation rule implemented in April 2010 prohibits airlines from keeping passengers sitting on a tarmac for more than three hours — a rule it says an American Airlines affiliate has since violated so frequently that it’s now been slapped with a $900,000 fine, the first such fine handed down since the edict took effect.

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Will American Airlines’ New Boarding Method Save Time or Create Chaos?

For about a decade, airlines and academics have tried to figure out the fastest way to load passengers onto a plane. The less time spent on boarding, the more revenue-generating flights airlines can squeeze into a day. In fact, according to a 2008 study in the Journal of Transport Management, every minute cut on boarding can save $30 per flight.

Now American Airlines is trying out a new boarding method, and reaction is mixed.

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