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Air travel demand growth robust in June: IATA

ZURICH (Reuters) - International air passenger demand grew 5.9 percent in June compared to a year earlier and was 1 percent up from May, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday. "June was a positive month for passenger markets. The stability in the Eurozone, albeit tenta Full story

House rejects $250 cap on rural air subsidies

The House has rejected an attempt to cut off subsidized air travel to rural towns and cities where taxpayer costs exceed $250 per ticket. Full story

It’s not too late! 5 deals for summer travel

   Jeanenne Tornatore from Orbitz shows off a handful of travel deals you can snatch up for a late summer travel trip to such destinations as as Park City, Utah; St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dublin.

Is the US economy done growing?

   New York Magazine's Benjamin Wallace-Wells joins Morning Joe to discuss his latest New York Magazine piece on economist Robert Gordon, who argues that the U.S. economy in the future will grow slower than it did in the past.

A few ex-AirTran cities underperform for Southwest

When Southwest Airlines Co. paid $1.4 billion for AirTran Airways back in 2011, the company took on some markets where its name wasn't as familiar to travelers. Full story

Cheaper fuel helps 2Q results at Delta, US Airways

Airline passengers are finding less room to stretch out on packed planes, but while their knees are aching at least they're not paying much more for the ride. Full story

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  Travel trivia: What airport has the worst delays?

Which airport are you likeliest to get stuck at? Which airline did Leonardo Di Caprio’s character fly in “Catch Me If You Can”? Jeanenne Tornatore from Orbitz  joins TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Carson Daly to quiz Fourth Hour fans a quiz about air travel.

  ‘Air travel is the safest mode of transportation’

NBC’s Tom Costello spoke with FAA Human Factors Specialist Cynthia Corbett about advances in aircraft passenger safety, and why it’s important to listen closely during flight attendant safety briefings.

  Airplane leg room shrinking, crowded flights growing

Aviation consultant Mark Gerchick joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss the current state of air travel and his new book, “Full Upright and Lock Position: Not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today.” 

  Best travel awards: Top cities, hotels, spas, more

Nilou Motamed of Travel + Leisure shares some of the winners of the magazine’s 18th annual best travel awards, from cities and hotels to airlines, spas, and more.

  OTG Gives Airport Terminals a Tech Makeover

Rick Blatstein, OTG founder & CEO, explains how a breakthrough technology is allowing air travelers to browse the web and order food as they wait for their flights.

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