Computer outage briefly grounds flights on several airlines

DALLAS - Airlines are dealing with another computer outage that is disrupting flight schedules heading into the weekend. Read more

Alaska, Hawaiian Airlines most likely to be on time, gov't says

DALLAS - The government says more flights are arriving on time, airlines are canceling fewer flights, but passengers' complaints are still rising. Read more

Saudi oil minister: Market should handle prices

HOUSTON - Saudi Arabia's oil minister said Tuesday that production cuts to boost oil prices won't work, and that instead the market should be allowed to work even if that forces some operators out of business. Read more

Exxon's 4Q, annual profit plunge

DALLAS - The big plunge in crude prices is taking a toll on Big Oil. Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit fell 58 percent to $2.78 billion. It was the oil giant's smallest profit since the third quarter of 2002. Read more

Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Read more

Cheap oil buoys consumers, hammers its producers

DALLAS - Oil prices have been lower for longer than expected. Now, with OPEC's decision to keep pumping at current levels, analysts expect oil to remain relatively cheap well into 2016 and maybe longer. Read more

No easy formula for best time to book airline tickets

Travelers dream of the perfect trick to find the cheapest airfare every time, every trip. There are theories, some of them backed up by real number-crunching - shop on a Tuesday, 57 days before your flight. Read more

Airlines try to save time with speedier boarding process

DALLAS - Airlines are trying to save time by speeding up a part of flying that creates delays even before the plane leaves the gate: the boarding process. Read more

Airlines soar to record profits

DALLAS - For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel. Like motorists, airlines have been saving money at the pump since oil prices began plunging last summer. Read more

Airlines' on-time rating drops again

Summer travelers should pack plenty of patience: More flights are running late this year than in 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation says that only 79.4 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in May, down from 83. Read more

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