Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY

Ben Mutzabaugh

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Recent articles by Ben:

Kayak adds tool to help fliers compare economy, 'Basic Economy' fares

It’s become harder for casual travelers to keep up with exactly what’s included in their tickets. → Read More

Frontier Airlines adds Puerto Rico to its route map

Service will give Frontier 25 non-stop routes from Orlando and 18 from Philadelphia. → Read More

Leggings, spandex, yoga pants: You can wear what you want on a flight, but beware ‘buddy pass’ rules

United Airlines found itself in the middle of a public relations kerfuffle this weekend after it did not allow two young girls to board a flight because they were wearing leggings. → Read More

Leggings, spandex, yoga pants: You can wear what you want on a flight, but beware ‘buddy pass’ rules

United Airlines found itself in the middle of a public relations kerfuffle this weekend after it did not allow two young girls to board a flight because they were wearing leggings. → Read More

Leggings, spandex, yoga pants: You can wear what you want on a flight, but beware ‘buddy pass’ fine print

United Airlines found itself in the middle of a public relations kerfuffle this weekend after it did not allow two young girls to board a flight because they were wearing leggings. → Read More

WOW Air, known for $99 Europe fares, adds first city in Midwest

Chicago O'Hare becomes WOW's eighth U.S. destination and 10th in North America. → Read More

March route roundup: Where airlines are adding service

Airlines add routes and ax underperforming ones. → Read More

March route roundup: Where airlines are adding service

Airlines add routes and ax underperforming ones. → Read More

Level officially launched last week, its $149 one-way fares from California to Barcelona

A new European budget airline made waves last week when it began selling bargain-basement fares between the USA and Europe. But this new discounter isn't some fly-by-night upstart. Instead, it's the work of British Airways' parent company International Airlines Group (IAG). → Read More

$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline

Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.). → Read More

$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline

Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.). → Read More

$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline

Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.). → Read More

$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline

Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.). → Read More

Name that airport ...

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo. → Read More

Some airlines are trolling the ban on carry-on electronics

Airlines affected by carry-on electronics ban have faced choices on how to publicly react. → Read More

Q&A: CEO dishes on new European discount airline Level

BA's parent company has directly joined competition in trans-Atlantic no-frills budget market. → Read More

Delta plans New York JFK-Rio de Janeiro non-stops

Delta Air Lines will add service to Brazil from its hub at New York JFK. → Read More

$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline

Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.). → Read More

$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline

Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.). → Read More

By the numbers: Level, the new European budget carrier

Level will become the fifth airline brand for the International Airlines Group (IAG). → Read More