US Air, American drawing up proposed settlement
US Airways and American Airlines are willing to give up takeoff and landing slots at Reagan National as part of an attempt to get the Justice Department to allow the merger.
In a complaint filed in August aimed at stopping the proposed transaction, the Justice Department focused on Reagan National. The two carriers control a combined 69 percent of takeoff and landing slots at the airport, which is used by many members of Congress to travel to and from their home districts.
How to talk your way into a first-class seat
If you are traveling in coach and you’re dreaming of getting a first class seat, take these tips from Delta Airlines program manager Rebecca Simon.
Use common sense to take the temperature of the situation, and think about whether there’s any real chance of an upgrade.
If you’re flying between major business hubs (say, an early morning flight between two capital cities) it’s unlikely there’s going to be any room left in business class, so don’t waste your breath.
Book Christmas travel immediately, says Travelocity
Plan on traveling this Christmas season? You’d better book now.
According to booking data from Travelocity, Christmastime travelers get the best deals when they book by Nov. 12.
Granted it’s Travelocity’s job to get you to buy tickets, but if you’re looking to snag a good deal, it’s smart to look at its data to get an idea of how much you’ll be paying and how much when you purchase the ticket will affect the final price.