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JetBlue Even More Space Reviewed: The Premium Economy Challenge, Round 2

Posted March 29, 2012 by Edward Russell

JetBlue’s “Even More” offers space and speed to passengers who are willing to spend a little more. Is the convenience and leg room worth it?

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Columnists

United’s Sky Interior Surprise

Posted March 9, 2012 by Edward Russell

United’s new 737s are fitted with the beautiful Boeing Sky Interior, but are missing a key feature of their older planes: personal TVs. Here’s why.

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LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Dilemma

Posted February 8, 2012 by Edward Russell

A new effort is in motion to replace LaGuardia’s long-outdated Central Terminal. But how long will it take? And can a new building improve the widely-hated airport’s reputation?

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The Real Red Flag: Up Close at the Air Force’s Largest Combat Exercise

Posted February 6, 2012 by Edward Russell

Up close and personal with military aircraft from around the world at the Air Force’s largest and most important combat training exercise.

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Hey Spirit: Stop Whining

Posted January 30, 2012 by Edward Russell

Most US airlines oppose the DOT’s new fare advertising rules, but Spirit’s public campaign against airfare transparency insults the intelligence of consumers.

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Delta’s Hub-Busting LaGuardia Hub

Posted December 23, 2011 by Edward Russell

The reality of the slot swap, and US airline consolidation in general, is that major airline services are becoming more homogenous from the largest markets.

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American’s Bankruptcy Miracle

Posted November 30, 2011 by Edward Russell

It has long been obvious that, short of a miraculous reduction in its labor and debt costs and an increase in revenue, American Airlines needed to restructure its costs in Chapter 11 like every other US legacy carrier had before them.

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JetBlue and WestJet Reported Winners of LaGuardia and Reagan National Flight Slot Auctions

Posted November 23, 2011 by Edward Russell

Though unofficial until December 1st, JetBlue and WestJet appear to be the winners of an auction giving them rights to add flights at LaGuardia and Reagan National Airports. Edward Russell reports.

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The Premium Economy Question: Is it Worth It?

Posted November 22, 2011 by Edward Russell

Several US airlines now offer customers a Premium Economy option with more legroom and amenities. Do passengers think it’s a good value? And is it effective for the airlines’ bottom line? Columnist Edward Russell investigates.

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How US Airways Gave Up on LaGuardia

Posted October 14, 2011 by Edward Russell

The US Airways terminal at LaGuardia can be eerily quiet these days. Once home to the largest airline operation at the airport, the once bustling corridors are now dominated by US Airways Express flights to regional destinations operated, but those corridors won’t be quiet for long.

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