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Let’s unmerge a few airlines

The Justice Department's settlement agreement with American Airlines and US Airways, which will finally allow the carriers to merge, is taking the airline industry in the wrong direction, say many travelers.

What is an airline credit really worth?

It happened to Louise Andrew twice last month. She made reservations on the United Airlines Web site, tried to cancel them within 24 hours for a full refund, and was told that the airline would be happy to issue a ticket credit instead.

What to do when your lie-flat seat doesn’t lie flat

OK, I'll admit that I poke fun at the "entitleds" behind the curtain as much as the next guy wedged into one of those sardine-class airline seats.

There’s no such thing as “free” when you travel

Chase lied. United Airlines lied.

Kicked off the plane for having a few pre-flight G&Ts

While Mike Murray waited with his two nephews and cousin in the first-class lounge to board his United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Washington, he consumed three gin and tonics in two hours.

Is outsourcing good for travelers?

If you think the outsourcing and off-shoring of American jobs has gone too far, you might think twice before flying on United Airlines.

Should I help passengers with their United Airlines “zero” fares?

At 2:47 p.m. today, I received the first email from reader Nancy O'Neill. She wanted to know if a "zero" fare she'd just found on the United Airlines website would be honored. I'm sure it won't be the last one.