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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...
  • Major aviation conference said to benefit Chicago

    Major aviation conference said to benefit Chicago
    Many of the world's top airline and airport officials will descend on Chicago this weekend for a global conference that city officials say will be among the largest economic development events of the year for the city and the region. Chicago officials...
  • 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...
  • Jim Talent and Ed Rendell: Americans demand a modern transportation network

    Jim Talent and Ed Rendell: Americans demand a modern transportation network
    The summer air travel season has hit record numbers this year, and while we still have some time left for travel and fun before summer is over, travelers have continued to express frustration with air travel hassles. Most of that frustration is...
  • Board the plane faster

    This program allows participating flyers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by leaving on their shoes, light jackets and belts and leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags. In addition to Richmond, over 117 airports...
  • LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal

    LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal
    The modernization of outdated terminals at Los Angeles International Airport forged ahead Tuesday as work began on a $508-million renovation of one of the busiest passenger facilities. City leaders and airport officials broke ground at Terminal 1,...
  • Revive customer service to revive friendly skies: Editorial

    Remember when air travel was actually fun and exciting? When you couldn't wait to get on the plane? Ah, the good old days. Today, reclining seats have become a battleground in the sky. If only reclining seats were the only problem with air travel....