United Airlines grounds economy travelers with MileagePlus changes

United Airlines is changing its MileagePlus loyalty program next year in a move to reward its big-spending frequent business travelers. But is it a risky move for an airline that ranks second to last in customer satisfaction?

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Spirit Airlines lifts off on high margins and future growth plans

Spirit Airlines, ranked America’s least-favorite airline by Consumer Reports in 2013, draws in customers with its low fares and then charges them extra for carry-on bags or a bottle of water. But Wall Street and investors love the company for its growth strategy and fat profit margins.

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Book review: $20 Per Gallon, How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better

We love to hop on planes, trick out our SUVs and build McMansions in the suburbs. At $20 per gallon, these cheap oil luxuries will be gone along with today’s “bigger is better” American dream.

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