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Leaving on time takes on fresh urgency for airlines

Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe – As passengers flip through magazines at the airport gate while waiting to board, a tightly orchestrated sequence of events is underway behind the scenes to prepare newly arrived planes for takeoff. Within a minute of landing, Alaska Airlines cabin doors are opening. JetBlue Airways executives are donning plastic gloves to help flight crews pick up trash, and American Airlines baggage handlers are tracking luggage using handheld devices.
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Storm lashes Northeast with wind, rain; thousands of flights disrupted

NBC News USNBC News- Holiday travelers across the country were feeling the effects of the first big storm of the season, with hundreds of flights canceled and thousands delayed Friday — many disrupted by the ripple effects of stormy conditions in the Northeast and Midwest.
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Six tips for storm-tossed fliers

USA TodayUSA Today- If the doomsayers are right and the world ends tomorrow, I won’t be spending it with my sister.
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Best companies for business travel named

CNN TravelCNN Travel – Business Traveler magazine announces the world’s best airlines, hotels and other travel services that excelled in 2012
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Best on the air, but best in the air?

The EconomistThe Economist- SINCE decreasing service levels and airline fees give so many travellers cause to grumble, it should come as no surprise that just 30% of them are loyal, apparently, to a particular travel company. Such fickleness helps explain why marketing remains a cost-effective way to get people to switch airline.
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