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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker said Monday he would expect bullish sentiment after recent events including Southwest scaling back its plan to increase passenger-carrying capacity. In late trading, shares of American Airlines Group Inc. were up $1.41, or 3.4 percent, to $42.97; United Continental Holdings Inc. was up $1.59, or 3 percent, to $54.84; Delta Air...

  • 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...

  • And FareCompare.com said Friday that JetBlue and others had raised prices by $1 to $4 each way on a smattering of routes. They could be rolled back if discount airlines like Southwest decline to go along with the increases. Last week, Southwest took part in a fare hike of $5 each way on many tickets.

  • 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.

  • Early movers: RAD, LUV, CL, FIT, H, JBL & more Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Global airline group backtracks on bag size guidelines Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    June 17- A global airline trade group on Wednesday halted plans to set size guidelines for carry-on luggage following a backlash from consumers and even some carriers in North America. Last week, the International Air Transport Association said it was trying to ease anxiety that travelers feel when they cannot find overhead bin space by recommending an...

  • June 10- JetBlue Airways Corp said on Wednesday it expects passenger unit revenue to rise in the second quarter, in contrast to its peers that expect a drop. JetBlue reported greater growth for the month of April, when passenger unit revenue grew about 4 percent, thanks to demand during an elongated school holiday. JetBlue's shares fell almost a percent in...

  • A fifth of big stocks are in a bear market Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 9:08 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some S&P 500 companies are already seeing the end of the bull market with their stock prices down 20 percent, USA Today reports.