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  • Privacy woes at top of list of unmanned aerial vehicle concerns

    PITTSBURGH Amazon wants to use them to deliver orders. One hovered over a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game last summer. And earlier this year, one crashed onto the White House lawn. Drones are not everywhere yet, but once the Federal Aviation...
  • Expert: Tale of worker asleep in cargo hold is a warning

    The misadventure of a baggage handler who fell asleep in the cargo hold of a jetliner should be a warning for airlines to improve security procedures, safety experts said Tuesday. The worker banged on the plane for help shortly after takeoff on Monday...
  • Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked

    The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, a government watchdog warned Tuesday. The finding by the Government Accountability Office presents chilling new scenarios for...
  • O'Hare group says 2 public meetings on new runways not enough

    O'Hare group says 2 public meetings on new runways not enough
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that two workshop-style meetings will be held this summer to allow the public to talk to officials about the expected noise and air pollution from a new runway set to open in October at O'Hare International...
  • Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold

    Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold
    An airport worker who fell asleep and found himself trapped in a plane's cargo hold forced a Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight to return to Seattle on Monday afternoon. Flight 448 had just taken off when the pilot and some first-class...
  • Government questions safety of shrinking airlines

    Government questions safety of shrinking airlines
    The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before. Fliers are older and heavier. Flight attendants warn about an increase...
  • Frustrated U.S. fliers willing to pay to improve service, survey says

    Frustrated U.S. fliers willing to pay to improve service, survey says
    You're still frustrated with air travel, but you're willing to pay up to $4 per ticket to improve efficiency and have more airlines to choose from. That's the word from a survey in mid-March by the U.S. Travel Assn. It found that 6 in 10 airline...
  • Airfare: $740 round trip from LAX to Tokyo through year's end

    Airfare: $740 round trip from LAX to Tokyo through year's end
    If you’re planning to travel to Tokyo and to depart by Dec. 31, here’s a fare for you: Singapore Airlines is offering a round trip from LAX for $740, including all taxes and fees. The fare is subject to availability, and you may not stay...
  • Why use Uber to LAX when you can take a bus?

    To the editor: In response to technology industry consultant Neal Ungerleider's call to allow ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, people sometimes forget that simply taking the bus to and...
  • Hawaii's inter-island airline is offering $30 standby fares

    Hawaii's inter-island airline is offering $30 standby fares
    Flexible fliers can save big bucks this month on inter-island standby flights in Hawaii. Mokulele Airlines is offering $30 standby fares through the end of April. Only certain flights are included, and would-be passengers need to check the airline's...
  • Airline passengers have more to complain about, report finds

    Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact. More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines, government data shows....