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U.S. budget deal will mean higher airline prices

The US budget deal reached this week ends billions of dollars in crippling automatic spending cuts, but paying for that would trigger something Americans love to hate: higher air travel fees. House Republican Paul Ryan and Senate Democrat Patty Murray announced their two-year budget compromise late Tuesday, and already the…

Air travel safer than ever: industry report

PARIS — Air travel has never been safer despite the steadily rising number of passengers worldwide, with one lethal accident per some 1.5 million flights in 2011, a new report released Tuesday revealed. More than 2.8 billion people took to the skies last year in some 38 million flights, according…