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  • Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines quietly introduced new checked bag fees for some first class passengers, a first for any U.S. airline.

  • Power-Hungry Fliers Plead: Socket to Us Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 12:37 PM ET
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    Airports and some airlines understand the needs of digital travelers and are making more electrical outlets available.

  • Airlines Weighing Fee for Oversize Carry-Ons Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 10:28 AM ET
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    More airlines are hoping to discourage passengers from bringing oversize carry-on bags to the gate by adding fees. Is your favorite airline next?

  • Airlines Taking Flight? Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 5:34 PM ET

    JPMorgan suggests getting on board with the airlines, pronto. They say the group is about to take-off! But before you hop on, the Fast traders have a word of warning.

  • Alaska Air Debuts 'Do It Yourself' Bag Tagging Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 12:03 PM ET
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    Alaska Airlines debuted a DIY checked-bagging system at its largest hub on Tuesday. Travelers flying out of Seattle-Tacoma can apply bag tags themselves during the check-in process. Alaska will introduce the feature at more U.S. airports this summer.

  • Bullish on Spirit Airlines: Analysts Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
    Bullish on Spirit Airlines: Analysts

    Could higher carry-on fees make travelers less likely to fly with Spirit Airlines? Ray Neidl, Maxim Group senior analyst and Hunter Keay, Wolfe Trahan senior analyst, share their perspectives.

  • businessman_airplane_laptop_200.jpg

    More airlines are installing equipment that will allow passengers to use Wi-Fi-enabled devices during flights for internet connectivity and new entertainment options, according to a new market research report.

  • Unclaimed baggage

    With the busy summer travel season just months away, there’s good news and bad news on the baggage front. Mishandled bag rates are down, but airline cabins are more crowded with passengers bringing bags onboard.

  • Airport Security Gets Easier for Select Frequent Flyers Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
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    Some travelers can leave their shoes on and laptops in their bags when clearing airport security with the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. The list of airports and airlines participating is growing.

  • Frustrated With Slow Travel Sites on Your Smartphone? Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
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    More travelers are depending on their mobile phones to book and track their travel, and a slow mobile site with glitches could quickly turn them off.

  • A Tale of Two Retail ETFs: XRT or RTH? Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    Trader Patty Edwards explains the difference between the XRT and the RTH – and why she’d rather play the space with the RTH right now. Plus other viewer questions.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • 4 Airline Stocks Positioned to Take-Off Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:03 PM ET

    Triple-A projects an almost 2% increase in air travel over the Thanksgiving period compared to last year. But not airline stocks are created equal.

  • The Only Airline Stock Worth Owning in 2011 Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
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    So far this year, Alaska Air Group is the only major airline to show a share price gain for the full year. Through Wednesday's close, Alaska shares were up 13 percent year-to-date.

  • Summer Travel Sizzler Stocks Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
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    The summer season is almost here and the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), estimates that an average 2.4 million people will fly every day this summer. Could investors benefit from an increase in travel demand?

  • Earnings Roundup: April 21 Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 5:14 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 21.

  • Buy & Sell These Airlines Amid Rising Oil: Analyst Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    The supply-demand is in favor of the airlines right now, said Jim Corridore, analyst at Standard & Poor’s.

  • Airlines & Fuel Hedging Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
    Airlines & Fuel Hedging

    Alaska Air has taken the crown of king of fuel hedging, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly, and it's helped the company to save about $400 million over the life of its program.

  • Airline CFO: Hedging Saved Us $400 Million Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
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    Airlines fight a constant battle with fuel price volatility. Since the industry spends about a third of its operating costs on fuel alone, airlines employ an arsenal of financial instruments like derivatives, options, and caps, to hedge against wild swings in the energy market.