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Airline Introduces Radical New Policy — Charging Passengers By Weight

With only two planes to its name, you may think Samoa Air is a fly-by-night operation, but it’s proving to be a fly-by-weight one.

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FDA Finds Mice, Roaches and Gnats in Your Airline Food

You might want to stick with the sealed bag of peanuts, after an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration recently discovered the presence of mice, ants and roaches in airline food.

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There Is Still Time to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Airfare, but Not Much — Dollars and Sense

There is still time to find a few holiday travel deals before Thanksgiving weekend. However, with last-minute flights costing as much as $200 more than those booked in advance, it's hard to say just how good those deals will be.

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Chinese Airline Demands Odor Free Pilots, Sniffs Armpits at Job Interviews

A pilot should have good vision and fast reflexes, that much is a given. But Hainan Airlines has an additional requirement for its pilots, which is a bit harder to explain...

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Now It’s a Trend: A Third Airline Slaps Passengers With Carry-On-Bag Fee

On flights, it used to be that carry-on luggage was as free as a complimentary bag of peanuts, but that's all starting to change. In fact, a third small airline just added a fee for passengers who wish to bring a carry-on bag.

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JetBlue to Make Flying Better By Offering Free Wi-Fi — Dollars and Sense

Frequent flyers who are sick to death of having to pay additional fees just so they can use the Internet might want to consider booking flights aboard JetBlue Airways next year.

That’s because starting in 2013, the budget-friendly airline plans to provide free in-flight Wi-Fi for its passengers.

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Can Airlines Refuse to Let You Onboard Because of How You Dress? [POLL]

Even though a busy airport is likely one of the most popular places to see a lot of interesting people dressed to their full potential in self-expression, some airlines are now calling in the fashion police and refusing to let people board their planes because of how they are dressed.

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Air France Asks Passengers if They Could, Like, Borrow Some Money for Gas

Seriously, if we were on a road trip with Air France, we’d be pretty miffed — these pretzels are dry, and you said you’d cover the gas!

Recently, passengers found themselves being asked by the airline if they had any money to spare, because they were looking a little cash poor and needed fuel to get out of Syria, where there is currently a civil war, and into Beirut, where they were supposed to land in the first place.

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