November 22, 2007 Construction on the nation's first new major airport in years is scheduled to begin next month in the Florida panhandle. Located in an ecologically sensitive area, the project has divided environmental groups. It's a case study of why it's so hard to build a new airport.
November 21, 2007 During one of the busiest weeks of the year at one of the nation's busiest airports — Chicago's O'Hare International — NPR goes to an operations center to see how American Airlines workers manage the logistics of getting planes to gates, people to planes, and luggage to planes and people.
November 21, 2007 Average gas prices are 86 cents higher this Thanksgiving, but that isn't keeping more than 31 million Americans from piling into their cars and heading to holiday celebrations.
November 20, 2007 The thousands of replacement air-traffic controllers hired in the early 1980s are now eligible to retire,and they're leaving a lot faster than expected. The government says safety has not suffered, but some worry the friendly skies are simply lucky.
November 19, 2007 Air travel has gotten more expensive as the price of fuel has increased. That has many families reconsidering whether to buy plane tickets for holiday trips. Some say it's time to wake up to the new commercial aviation reality: Fares are up, service is down.
November 19, 2007 The Internet and other technologies are helping airline passengers fight back against delayed flights and shoddy service. They're posting video of "airline nightmares" on YouTube, running hot lines and lobbying Congress. So far, though, there's little to show for their efforts.