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American Airlines unveils a new company logo and exterior paint scheme on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on January 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Employment Up Slightly At U.S. Airlines

The U.S. airline industry is slowly adding jobs. Passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 383,610 full-time workers in March, an increase of nearly 1 percent from last year.

05/23/2014

A Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Parts Didn’t Breach Failed Spirit Airline Engine’s Casing

The outer casing of an engine that failed aboard a Spirit Airlines plane earlier this week wasn’t breached by parts from inside the engine, contrary to initial reports provided to the NTSB, the board said Thursday.

10/17/2013

Spirit Airlines emergency landing flight

Passengers Try To Contact Loved Ones During Emergency Landing

With his plane shaking violently and smoke filling the cabin, passenger Cliff McKenzie dialed his wife 26 times before connecting to her voicemail. Listening to it Wednesday, he remembered the moment aboard Spirit flight 165 clearly.

CBS 11–10/16/2013

A Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Frightened Passengers Recall Emergency Landing Terror

When a Spirit Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday, Casey Rogers of Krum experienced the terror firsthand.

10/16/2013

Spirit Airlines Inc. planes sit on the tarmac of an airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Official: Engine Failure Forced Spirit Plane Emergency Landing At DFW

An engine on an Spirit Airlines jet where passengers said they heard an explosion and saw flames sustained an especially serious type of failure, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Wednesday.

CBS 11–10/16/2013

Spirit Airlines Inc. planes sit on the tarmac of an airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Smoke In Cabin Forces Spirit Plane To Return To DFW

CBS 11 News has learned about what passengers call an “emergency situation” on a Spirit Airlines flight initially headed from North Texas to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.

CBSDFW.COM–10/15/2013

Millions Of Americans Travel Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

Airlines Collected Record Baggage Fees In 2012

U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago.

05/14/2013

Spirit Airlines Inc. planes sit on the tarmac of an airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Spirit Airlines Bag Fees Max Out At $100

Beginning Nov. 6, customers flying with Spirit Airlines can expect to pay as much as $100 for carry-on bags paid for at the boarding gate.

11/06/2012

Spirit Airlines Inc. planes sit on the tarmac of an airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Spirit Airlines Opening DFW Airport Crew Base

Spirit Airlines Inc. on Dec. 1 will open a flight attendant and pilot crew base at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as it expands operations in Texas.

10/10/2012

Spirit Airlines Inc. planes sit on the tarmac of an airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Airline Kicks Off Service With $30 Fares To Houston

How does a $30 airline ticket to Houston sound? That’s exactly the fare available from Spirit Airlines as the company kicks off its new service from DFW Airport to Houston Intercontinental.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2012

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Cheapest Airfare May Be On Airline Websites

Some airlines are making travelers work a little bit harder to find a good deal. Carriers are offering more deals to passengers who book flights directly on their websites.

09/12/2012

Spirit Airlines Inc. planes sit on the tarmac of an airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Spirit Continues Expansion At DFW Airport

Spirit Airlines, which combines cheap fares with more fees than competitors charge, plans to expand again at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport — the hometown airport of American Airlines.

07/03/2012

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