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  • WASHINGTON— As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean.

  • WASHINGTON— As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean.

  • DALLAS— Southwest Airlines says it has a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its flight attendants. The union said the deal would keep Southwest's flight attendants the highest-paid in the industry. Dallas- based Southwest Airlines Co. had 11,850 flight attendants as of last Dec. 31, according to a regulatory filing.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. Shares of United Continental, JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, Spirit Airlines all fell against the backdrop of a broader market that was up nearly a half...

  • The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats. Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce confirmed that the department is looking into potential "unlawful coordination" among some airlines.

  • Online travel industry is booming: Report Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
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    A report by ComScore finds that the online travel industry performance in the first quarter of 2015 is bright.

  • Asian stocks gain as US data eclipses Greek risk Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Hopes that a deal could be reached between Greece and its creditors pushed stocks higher on Wednesday. Greece failed to repay a loan to the International Monetary Fund that was due on Tuesday after talks between the nations and its creditors broke down late last week. "The developments in Greece... seem to be driving sentiment more than anything," said Phil...

  • NEW YORK— The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. JetBlue Airways had announced the change in November but didn't detail how it would be implemented until Tuesday.

  • June 30- JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday began charging its lowest-fare customers for checked bags, an anticipated move that leaves Southwest Airlines Co as the only U.S. carrier to let all travelers check a bag for free. JetBlue announced in November that it would roll out bag fees by this summer, estimating it would earn some $65 million in 2015 and more than $200...

  • 5 ways airlines are actually making flying better Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    The $25 fee to check bags is a fact of life on most airlines. But until recently, only Alaska Airlines thought the extra money should guarantee passengers something in return. If not, passengers get a $25 voucher for a future flight or 2,500 bonus frequent flier miles.

  • Delta will stay at Dallas airport until court hears case Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines will stay at Dallas Love Field— for now— while the airline and rival Southwest argue in court about space at the crowded airport. United subleased the gate and one other to Southwest Airlines, and Southwest went to federal court to remove Delta. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Wednesday that his airline agreed to temporarily extend...

  • June 24- Southwest Airlines Co has agreed to make room temporarily for rival Delta Air Lines Inc in its gates at Dallas Love Field Airport, while the carriers await a long-term resolution of their dispute in court, a Delta spokeswoman said Wednesday. Southwest will allow Delta to continue operating five daily flights between Love Field and Atlanta, according to...

  • Air travelers must commonly navigate a range of fees Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    Most airlines now charge $25 each way for a checked suitcase. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways do not, although JetBlue is about to start charging for some types of tickets. Typically, passengers pay $25 to $50 more.

  • June 24- Southwest Airlines Co has agreed to make room temporarily for rival Delta Air Lines Inc in its gates at Dallas Love Field Airport, while the carriers await a long-term resolution of their dispute in court, a Delta spokeswoman said Wednesday. The agreement averts potential havoc for customers, with a gate-sharing arrangement between the carriers...

  • NEW YORK— On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another. Often, the only way to ensure that the family sits together is to book well in advance, or pay $25 or more, per seat, each way. Last July, U.S. airlines sold a record 87.8 percent of seats on domestic flights, according to the Bureau of...

  • Early movers: CI, WMB, PFE, ALL, AAPL & more Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • June 19- Delta Air Lines Inc and Southwest Airlines Co have scheduled overlapping flights from identical gates at Love Field in Dallas, creating potential havoc for customers as a gate-sharing agreement between the carriers is set to expire and a court battle looms over slots at the airport. Dallas had responded Wednesday by suing the federal agency for...

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher with the Nasdaq topping its intraday high from March 2000 as investors cheered the Fed's dovish statement.

  • Traders highlight transports in trades to go Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their top trades.

  • Futures hold gains amid CPI; Greece eyed Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock futures indicated a higher open on Thursday, with the focus on Greece and economic data.