December 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding. Global distribution systems that supply flight and fare data to travel agents and online ticketing services like Orbitz and Expedia, accounting for half of all U.S. airline tickets, complain that airlines won't provide fee information in a way that lets them make it handy for consumers trying to find the best deal.
January 11, 2001 |
South Jersey Transportation Authority officials said yesterday that they had reached a deal with Continental Airlines that would bring three round-trip flights daily between Atlantic City International Airport and the carrier's Cleveland hub beginning June 14. Currently, the only carriers besides charter services serving Atlantic City are Spirit Airlines - a budget service with limited runs, mostly to Florida - and US Airways Express, which provides...
November 23, 2010 |
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Atlantic City International Airport is buckling up this week for the start of the busy holiday travel season, but the facility already has hosted a record number of passengers this year. Despite a sputtering economy and Atlantic City casino revenues that continue to plummet, the number of passengers on commercial flights was up 36 percent in the first 10 months of 2010 compared to the same period last year, according to Sharon Gordon, a spokeswoman for the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which operates the airport.
February 10, 2012 |
Airfares to Boston are going up - way up - after Saturday, which is the last day Southwest Airlines flies there from Philadelphia. Ticket prices already are higher on US Airways Group Inc. flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and three other cities where, on Jan. 8, Southwest eliminated nonstop service. The reason: a monopoly. US Airways is now the only airline that flies nonstop from Philadelphia to Boston; Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Manchester, N.H.; and Jacksonville, Fla. Last month, Southwest stopped flying from here to those cities because it could not make money.
April 14, 1994 |
Move over USAir. Step aside ValuJet. America West Airlines is entering the Philadelphia market Monday, and its president says it'll give the competition a run for its money. "What we offer is full service with low fares," A. Maurice Myers, president and chief operating officer, said yesterday. He was in town to discuss the service with Mayor Rendell and other city officials. America West, a Phoenix-based carrier that expects to emerge from federal bankruptcy protection this fall, will offer three flights to Columbus, Ohio, and a flight to Las Vegas daily from Philadelphia International Airport, Myers said.
March 20, 2011 |
A few weeks ago, Bob Johnson got an e-mail from a US Airways employee that began, "They're at it again. " What was US Airways up to? At the beginning of the month, the carrier quietly added a new fee: Passengers who book a ticket through a travel agent but call the airline directly to make a change to their itinerary will now have to pay $25 to speak with an agent on the phone. Before, they were exempt from the fee. And here's where Johnson comes in. Calling him a loyal US Airways customer would be an understatement.
June 1, 2013 |
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to leverage its expertise from running five New York City-area airports to attract more flights and travelers to Atlantic City International Airport. Under a 15-year agreement, the South Jersey Transportation Authority will pay the Port Authority $500,000 a year to assume control of airport operations, air-service development, and marketing effective July 1. The Port Authority operates New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., and Newark Liberty and Teterboro airports in New Jersey.
August 10, 2012 |
American Airlines' pilots overwhelmingly rejected a tentative agreement with the bankrupt airline Wednesday, putting their fate before a federal bankruptcy judge and potentially delaying US Airways' quest to merge and create the world's biggest airline. The Allied Pilots Association, representing 8,000 pilots, voted 4,600 against and 2,935 in favor of the tentative contract. An approval would have sped American's plan to restructure and emerge from Chapter 11 reorganization as a stand-alone company, or part of a merger, one airline analyst said.
May 8, 1996 |
In the not-so-old days, Atlantic City International Airport had a certain rugged charm. Florida-bound travelers in tropical wear could count on a sprint across a bitter-cold tarmac to get from the terminal to the staircase leading up to the airplane. "I always felt like I was in a 1950s movie," Atlantic City Mayor James Whelan recalled yesterday. But those days are history, much to the relief of long-embarrassed boosters of the region. Yesterday, Whelan, Gov. Whitman and other dignitaries unveiled a $9.3 million expansion of the terminal - including enclosed boarding bridges - that they hope will lead to the revitalization of the sleepy airfield 10 miles from Atlantic City.
May 6, 1998 |
Scheduled service that was inaugurated yesterday on US Airways Express to an additional East Coast hub could give a big boost to the fledgling Atlantic City Airport. Officials applauded as a half-dozen people boarded the 19-passenger turbo-prop Beech 1900 for the airline's first run to Baltimore/Washington International Airport, calling the service the "start of a new era. " The five daily 28-minute flights will, beginning June 1, link up with the airline's new no-frills service called MetroJet.