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  • U.S. airlines ramp up competition, capacity in Dallas Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    May 20- The shares of U.S. airlines plunged on Wednesday on concerns that several big carriers are gearing up for a fare war, with Dallas as ground zero. Southwest said the acquisition of two airport gates at its Dallas Love Field hub will contribute to the increase. American Airlines Group Inc President Scott Kirby said during a transportation conference on...

  • *Minutes in line with interest rate expectations. May 20- U.S. stocks ended marginally lower on Wednesday after Wall Street saw little in the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting to alter expectations of when the central bank will raise interest rates. "They didn't give much tangible evidence that they were going to do anything different than what...

  • Airline stocks tumbling for second straight day Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET

    Doug Parker, the CEO of American Airlines Group Inc., told CNBC that some airlines were growing too fast, expanding their passenger-carrying capacity by 8 percent or more. Some airlines including Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit have been growing rapidly. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $3.72, or 9.1 percent, to $37.19; while Delta Air Lines Inc. lost $2.59, or 5.6...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks tread water as Fed minutes loom Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 1:07 PM ET

    *Fed minutes expected at 2:00 p.m. ET. *Southwest Airlines leads fall in airline stocks. *Yahoo bounces back from sharp selloff on Tuesday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St muted before Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    *Fed minutes expected at 2:00 p.m. ET. *Southwest Airlines leads fall in airline stocks. *Yahoo bounces back from sharp selloff on Tuesday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower at open; Fed minutes awaited Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    *Fed minutes expected at 2:00 p.m. ET. *Southwest Airlines leads fall in airline stocks. *Yahoo bounces back from sharp selloff on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK— Southwest Airlines Co. is speeding up its planned growth, which worries analysts, and American Airlines says profit margins will probably fall next year. Cowen and Co. analyst Helane Becker said there is "growing concern" about the effect that Southwest's growth will have on the rest of the industry— analysts worry that more flights will lead to lower...

  • MILWAUKEE— A Wisconsin woman says a Southwest Airlines flight attendant barred her from calling her husband after he sent her a suicidal text, and she's wondering if more could have been done to save his life. "I started shaking the minute I got the text and I was panicked, I didn't know what to do," she told WTMJ-TV for a story this week. "I go to sleep at night thinking what...

  • How to avoid annoying airline fees Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Airline passenger eating meal

    Two-thirds of travelers pay for at least one a la carte airline fee when they fly, a new survey found.

  • Yes! Airlines freeing up more frequent flier seats Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    A new survey of the world's largest airlines finds carriers have increased the percentage of flights with seats available for reward travel.

  • Frontier Airlines CEO steps down citing personal reasons Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    DALLAS— The CEO of Frontier Airlines resigned and was replaced by the carrier's chairman and president, who vowed to improve a record of frequent flight delays and customer complaints. Frontier, based in Denver, said that Chairman Bill Franke will manage strategy and finances and President Barry Biffle will handle daily operations. After Republic Airways...

  • May 13- Southwest Airlines Co's board of directors on Wednesday raised the company's quarterly dividend and authorized a new $1.5 billion share buyback program, according to a news release. Southwest estimated the new dividend payments will amount to $200 million annually, based on shares outstanding on May 11. Southwest returned almost $1.1 billion to...

  • Southwest to buy more shares; details new Houston flights Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:41 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Southwest Airlines Co. is raising its dividend, buying back more of its own stock, and announcing new international flights from Houston. At its annual meeting Wednesday, Southwest announced a new $1.5 billion share-buyback program and an increase in the quarterly dividend to 7.5 cents per share from 6 cents per share. Later Wednesday, Southwest...

  • Lightning Round: Great staple that keeps doing well Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:49 PM ET
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    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • May 12- The pilots union at Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday announced staffing and funding for a committee to prepare pilots and the flying public for a walkout, in case it cannot reach a contract deal with management in coming months. The new strike preparedness committee will work with outside consultants and others in the union, the Southwest Airlines...

  • 10 companies killing it this earnings season Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
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    These S&P 500 companies doubled their adjusted profit from a year ago. They also beat profit expectations. USA Today reports.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that it received more complaints from consumers in March than it did in either the previous month or March of 2014.. Passengers on Frontier Airlines were 34 times more likely to complain than passengers on Southwest Airlines, which has the lowest complaint rate. Spirit Airlines had the second-worst rate.

  • 1. Hawaiian Airlines, 87.3 percent. 2. Alaska Airlines, 85.6 percent. 10. American Airlines, 75.4 percent.

  • Nuisance or nefarious? Airline fees push the limits Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Passenger planes operated by Iberia airlines in Madrid.

    The new strain of surcharges, quietly imposed on airline passengers, are often hard to explain and even harder to justify. USA Today reports.

  • May 5- Southwest Airlines Co said Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Transport Workers Union 550, the union that represents its 250 dispatchers who help oversee flight operations. The tentative deal provides "adjusted wage-scale increases" and would extend the dispatchers' contract for four years, the company said in a statement.