American Airlines said Wednesday it will cut domestic flight capacity by up to 12 percent and start charging $15 for the first checked bag to deal with economic conditions. Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines told its pilots not to expect a "solid raise" in the face of rising fuel costs. The pilots set up an informational picket line Tuesday in Seattle.
The government has entered closed-door discussions aimed at helping cellphone customers avoid expensive termination fees, which often are $175 or more for bowing out of a service contract early. Under a proposal before the Federal Communications Commission, such fees would be capped and penalties lifted within a specified time frame.
If the state's legislature approves, operation of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for the next 75 years will be turned over to a group led by Citigroup and Spanish toll-road operator Abertis Infraestructuras, which submitted the winning $12.8 billion bid earlier this week.