Passengers wait at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a computer systems failure on Monday caused Delta to delay or cancel hundreds of flights. Branden Camp/AP hide caption

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Why The Airline Industry Could Keep Suffering System Failures Like Delta's

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Passengers walk across the tarmac at Jose Marti International Airport after arriving on a charter plane operated by American Airlines January 19, 2015, in Havana, Cuba. The Department of Transportation has approved scheduled flights from the U.S. to Cuba, including some operated by American — though no flights to Havana have yet been authorized. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Khairuldeen Makhzoomi (left) came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee and says he was recently unfairly removed from a flight. Haven Daley/AP hide caption

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'Flying While Muslim': Profiling Fears After Arabic Speaker Removed From Plane

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E-cigarette vaporizers are displayed at Digital Ciggz in San Rafael, Calif. The Department of Transportation says you definitely can't use this or anything else to vape on a plane. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani police stand guard as a Pakistan International Airline plane taxis on a runway in Islamabad on Feb. 8. The national carrier has struggled in recent years with a $3 billion debt. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive

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Passengers walk through the terminal as they head to their flights at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., on Dec. 23, 2015. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Oil Plummets, Cheap Jet Fuel Means Better Travel Deals

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Tourists wait to visit the Louvre as it reopens in Paris on Monday. As the city tries to recover from Friday's attacks, people who planned to travel there seem to be conflicted about whether to go. Xy Jinquan/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Paris Attacks Create A Dilemma For Travelers

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United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, grounded by a computer glitch. Some 3,500 United passengers around the world were delayed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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United Airlines Faces Steep Ascent In Not-So-Friendly Skies

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Report: Mergers Have Cut Airline Competition At Many Airports, Raising Fares

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A plane takes off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 25. Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements. Trevor Collens/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Qatar Airways plane loads cargo on Feb. 3, 2013, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The big three U.S. airlines — Delta, United and American — say Persian Gulf carriers like Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad are "dumping" seats in the U.S. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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When it comes to an employee's mental health status, what does an employer need to know, or have a right to know? iStockphoto hide caption

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Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

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A Southwest Airlines pilot and co-pilot preparing for a flight from Dallas last year. In the wake of the Germanwings crash this week, many European airlines are rushing to adopt a two-person cockpit rule similar to the one already in place in the U.S. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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The price of jet fuel has dropped, but airlines are still adding fuel surcharges to the price of many tickets. Many other industries that use large amounts of fuel, like shipping and delivery services, have also maintained extra fuel fees. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

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Fuel prices have plummeted this year, but airfares have remained high. The International Air Transport Association estimates that the world's airlines will rake in nearly $20 billion in profits this year. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

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Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of Korean Air's chairman and CEO, has apologized and resigned from a position at the airline after a backlash over her kicking a steward off a recent flight. Cho was angered by the presentation of macadamia nuts. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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A plane takes off over a departure board at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta last November. Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel this year. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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