Rick Newman


April 2008


5 Myths About Airline Turbulence

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Memo to air travelers: Chill out.

Yeah, there's been some unsettling news lately. American, Southwest, Delta, and United have canceled thousands of flights over the past few weeks to conduct emergency inspections, following a Federal Aviation Administration crackdown on safety procedures. Four small ...

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airlines

How to Navigate Shaky Airlines

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If you've got plans to fly anytime soon, pack extra cash, bring a long book, and wear elbow pads.

Just about every air-travel trend is getting worse, driven largely by soaring jet-fuel prices. To save money, strapped carriers are adding every surcharge they can get away with, raising fares,

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airlines

11 New Words for a Reeling Economy

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When I was getting divorced a few years back, my former wife and I spent most of our time arguing over—what else—the past. The only practical benefit? We became better arguers.

As a nation, we now seem to be having an economic argument about the past. Did a recession begin late last year? Or early ...

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economy
recession

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