Fourth of July Weekend Will Test Airlines Struggling to Bounce Back

After shedding staff in the pandemic, airlines are scrambling to respond to increased demand.

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Bidding War for Spirit Could Undercut Power of Four Big Airlines

The rival bids for Spirit from Frontier and JetBlue could create an airline that presents a more formidable challenge to American, Delta, Southwest and United.

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Spirit Airlines will weigh JetBlue’s takeover offer against its planned merger with Frontier.

Spirit made the announcement two days after JetBlue made an unsolicited bid to take over the company.

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Frontier and Spirit Airlines to Merge

The budget carriers said they would save $1 billion a year while adding jobs.

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Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human’

For cabin crews, the peak travel season has turned into a chronic battle involving frequent delays, overwork and unruly passengers that leaves them feeling battered by the public and the airlines.

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What Can We Learn From a Cat Charging Into a Baseball Game?

A demonstration of grace even in the most baffling of circumstances.

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Passenger Arrives Taped to His Seat After Assault of 3 Flight Attendants

Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.

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Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

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