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Recent articles by Ben:

Airport rankings: Sacramento, Orlando, Orange County top J.D. Power list

Despite increasingly packed terminals, travelers are the happiest they've been in years when flying through U.S. airports, according to J.D. Power. → Read More

Delta Air Lines will pull out of Guam, ending flights by Jan. 8

Delta will end service to Guam, a move that will leave United as the sole U.S. carrier flying to the American territory in the western Pacific. → Read More

Key West flights to resume Wednesday after 12-day shutdown

A “limited schedule” was set to resume at the Key West Airport starting Wednesday. → Read More

Key West flights to resume Wednesday after 12-day shutdown

A “limited schedule” was set to resume at the Key West Airport starting Wednesday. → Read More

United's farewell flight for the Boeing 747 sells out in less than 2 hours

How beloved is Boeing’s iconic 747 jumbo jet? Seats on United's just-announced farewell flight sold out quickly, disappearing in less than two hours. → Read More

United's farewell flight for the Boeing 747 sells out in less than 2 hours

How beloved is Boeing’s iconic 747 jumbo jet? Seats on United's just-announced farewell flight sold out quickly, disappearing in less than two hours. → Read More

United: Final Boeing 747 flight will be to Hawaii on Nov. 7

The carrier has added a special “farewell” flight from San Francisco to Honolulu that will serve as its final passenger operation on the beloved jetliner. → Read More

Name that airport ...

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

Irma: Florida flights aren't 100% back to normal, but they're getting there

Flight schedules aren’t yet back to normal in Florida following Hurricane Irma, but they’re trending in the right direction. → Read More

Icelandair adds Dallas/Fort Worth, taking on Icelandic rival WOW

Two weeks ago, no airlines offered non-stop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Iceland. Now, there are two. → Read More

Icelandair adds Dallas/Fort Worth, taking on Icelandic rival WOW

Two weeks ago, no airlines offered non-stop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Iceland. Now, there are two. → Read More

Hurricane Irma: 1,000 more Florida flights canceled through Saturday

Still, in Florida, there were hopeful signs for fliers. → Read More

Hurricane Irma: 1,000 more Florida flights canceled through Saturday

Overall, at least 17,000 flights have been canceled in the U.S. and the Caribbean since Hurricane Irma first began affecting flights. → Read More

Alaska Airlines is going to roll out a San Francisco Giants Airbus A321

Move underscores Alaska Airlines’ attempt to win over the San Francisco market following its acquisition of hometown carrier Virgin America last year. → Read More

Hurricane Irma: Florida flight cancellations persist, will drag into weekend

Flights have resumed at most Florida airports, but the prospect of disruptions remained for air travelers Wednesday as airlines rebooted their schedules. → Read More

United Airlines: Iceland, Portugal included among four new Europe routes

The new routes – two from United’s hub in Newark and one each from its hubs in Washington and San Francisco – continue a recent international growth spurt. → Read More

Hurricane Irma: Flights resuming in Florida; cancellations now at 16,700

Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa were among the major Florida airports expected to see at least some airline flights resume Tuesday. → Read More

Irma's next air travel target: The world's busiest airport

Nearly 900 flights Atlanta had been canceled Monday as airlines braced for poor weather from Irma, which spawned the first-ever tropical storm warning there. → Read More

Irma snarling flights at five major airline hubs all at once

Hurricane Irma’s effect on air travel in the U.S.has been severe. On Monday, the storm disrupted flights at five major connecting hubs all at the same time. → Read More

Irma's next air travel target: The world's busiest airport

Nearly 900 flights Atlanta had been canceled Monday as airlines braced for poor weather from Irma, which spawned the first-ever tropical storm warning there. → Read More