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  • Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop

    Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop
    Three commercial flights were diverted in the span of nine days recently because of passenger squabbles over reclining seats, prompting the question: Has shrinking legroom pushed fliers to their breaking point? But if more passengers are having...
  • Lufthansa pilots to strike in Frankfurt on Tuesday

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa pilots will hold an eight-hour strike on Tuesday, wiping out long-haul flights from its Frankfurt hub, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Monday, announcing the fourth strike by the pilots to hit the German airline within...
  • Airline spending on food continues to drop

    United Airlines and Virgin America recently announced the addition of new menu items, including turkey and Swiss cheese on a cranberry baguette, chicken and mozzarella on tomato focaccia and a soy-and-ginger-marinated salmon salad. But the nation’...
  • Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

    Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use
    When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers. But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • Southwest Airlines to launch flights to Costa Rica

    Southwest Airlines plans to launch its first flights to Central America. The Dallas-based carrier said Friday it has applied for permission to fly to San Jose, Costa Rica, from Baltimore. The flights would begin March 7. Southwest launched its first...
  • A plan to bring a Marine home from Mexico by wreaking havoc at border

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, if Stasyi Barth of Lake Elsinore has her way, border traffic from the Pacific Ocean to Brownsville, Texas, will grind to a halt, blockaded by Americans using their vehicles as barricades. Barth is rallying folks who are mad as...
  • Brazil presidential election much stranger than fiction

    If one were to write a fictional novel about how a frail environmental activist became a leading candidate to win Brazil´s presidential election in October, editors would refuse to publish it. They would consider it far-fetched, too far removed from...
  • Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time

    Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time
    Airlines in the U.S. were more on time in July, but some of the largest carriers in the Chicago region fared poorly in punctuality, as did Chicago Midway airport. The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 75.6 percent in...
  • Overcoming disabilities, pilot impresses his peers

    WICHITA, Kan. The first time Randy Green interviewed about becoming the company's pilot, it was over the phone. He knew he had to tell his prospective boss that he was born without hands or feet. He didn't want to waste the man's time. "How do you fly?"...
  • Hobby drones, like the one at Lolla, are soaring in popularity--and causing a stir

    Hobby drones, like the one at Lolla, are soaring in popularity--and causing a stir
    Hobby drones, like the tiny one that sailed over the crowds at Lollapalooza last month and caused something of a stir, are soaring in popularity. But folks like suburbanite Fabio Brancati, 34, of Aurora, say the Federal Aviation Administration is...