Low cost airlines

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, a plane flies past the American flag in Washington. JetBlue plans to join bigger rivals in offering flights between the US and Europe, starting with London in 2021. The move has been rumored for a long time, but the CEO says JetBlue has had to wait for a new Airbus plane that he says will make the flights economical. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:50 pm
After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston in 2021. Hayes said customers want the service, and it will strengthen JetBlue in key...
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April 01, 2019 - 11:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Discount airline easyJet warned Monday that the U.K.'s pending withdrawal from the European Union is causing travelers to hold back on booking tickets amid doubts over what Britain's future relations with the bloc will be. EasyJet said that as a result, its earnings would be weaker in...
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FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The CEO of Southwest Airlines Gary Kelly said Tuesday, March 5, that a spike in planes ruled out of service for mechanical items is costing the carrier millions each week because of delayed and canceled flights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Southwest Airlines says that a spike in planes grounded by mechanics' concerns is costing the carrier millions each week by causing more delayed and canceled flights. Gary Kelly didn't give a precise figure Tuesday, but said the financial damage prompted the airline's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1998, file photo, Southwest Airlines President and CEO Herb Kelleher speaks at a news conference at MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y. Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. Southwest confirmed Kelleher died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. He was 87. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
January 03, 2019 - 8:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel...
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File-This May 24, 2018, file photo shows a Spirit Airlines passenger jet plane, an Airbus 319 model, approaching Logan Airport in Boston. Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a stunning turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago. The Transportation Department said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that 89 percent of Spirit's flights in October arrived on time, putting Spirit just ahead of frequent winner Hawaiian Airlines and Delta. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 14, 2018 - 5:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a big turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago. Spirit also has the second-lowest rate of canceled flights in the latest government report. It still has a...
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December 05, 2018 - 4:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's airline regulator is seeking to force Ryanair to pay compensation for flights that were cancelled or delayed by a series of worker strikes after Europe's biggest discount carrier said it wasn't required to pay thousands of claims under European Union rules. The Civil...
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September 28, 2018 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is following the lead of larger rivals by offering a stripped-down ticket with fewer options than regular economy fares. The airline says customers who take the cheapest fare might have to accept limits on when they board, their seat, and whether they can change or cancel a...
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